Luxury Brands Gain Momentum in China Despite the Slowdown (Seeking Alpha)
"Even as luxury goods consumption has fallen worldwide, China's appetite for high-end retail has shown a strong momentum."
Shoppers see a value in unique items, sometimes regardless of price (Canadian Press)
"The clone wars have ended: It is no longer cool to carry around the must-have handbag that all your friends have, too. Nor do you need to have matching designer outfits or easily identified mass-market kitsch."
Fashion Membership (Vogue)
"The British Fashion Council is the latest organisation to become a member of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT). The UKFT is a trade organisation which represents the fashion and textile sector - including some of the country's top brands - and the BFC will take up two seats on its board."
Relatives barred from using Gucci brand name in US (Reuters)
"A judge barred a Gucci heir's ex-wife and her daughter from using their names commercially in the United States without trademark approval on Wednesday, saying they could confuse consumers and damage the brand."