Belle Buys Stake in Baroque Japan, Aims to Create Fashion Empire Across Asia

An advertising image for Moussy, one of Baroque Japan's many womenswear brands | Source: Baroque Japan

Baroque Japan — owner of womenswear brands including Moussy, Sly, Rodeo Crowns, Shelter, Black and Rienda — has a new Chinese majority shareholder, which already owns some 25 percent of the Chinese footwear market and aims to create one of the biggest fashion retailers in Asia. JapanConsuming reports.

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Outdoor Clothing Makers Seek Growth as Europe Stagnates

Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival | Source: Arc’teryx

FRANKFURT, Germany — Makers of outdoor goods from ski jackets to tents and walking trousers are using international expansion, fashionable new products and the financial clout and expertise of big investors as they battle a slowdown in Europe.

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