Inditex First-Half Profit Beats Estimates as Sales Increase

Zara Autumn/Winter 2013/4 | Source: Zara

MADRID, Spain — Inditex SA, the Spanish owner of the Zara and Massimo Dutti chains, reported a 0.7 percent increase in first-half profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the retailer expanded by opening 95 stores in 40 markets.

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H&M First-Quarter Profit Falls More Than Analysts Anticipated

Beyonce for H&M | Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Hennes & Mauritz AB, Europe’s second-largest clothing retailer, reported first-quarter profit that fell more than analysts anticipated as the company invested in expansion and sales fell short of its expectations.

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Couture’s fine line, Made in USA, H&M Q4 profit falls, Permanent markdown, E-tail in 2012

Givenchy Couture Spring 2012 | Source: Style Heroine

The Fine Line (NY Times) “Nowadays, almost no one talks about its demise. Quite the opposite. Not only have revenues reportedly risen, thanks to big spenders in countries like China and Brazil, but there are also more new names on the calendar, like Giambattista Valli and Bouchra Jarrar, who makes ready-to-wear but because of her small quantities and fine sense of craft, shrewdly decided to show during couture. This

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