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  • ZURICH, Jan 22- Swiss luxury group Richemont has bought the 40 percent of high-end watchmaker Roger Dubuis it did not already own, with analysts forecasting more small manufacturers will be snapped up by bigger rivals in an industry struggling with weaker demand. "We now own 100 percent of Roger Dubuis," Richemont spokeswoman Sophie Cagnard said on Friday,...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- Germans love the latest wave of touch-free car controls, which respond to the flick of a wrist or the swipe of a hand, as it means no messy fingerprints on their spotless dashboards. A simplistic stereotype, but it captures the split among the world's drivers over the newest in-car tech on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this...

  • Nike's a technology company: Cramer Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 9:01 AM ET
    Nike's a technology company: Cramer

    There isn't a single area of the world where Nike's not "blowing it away," says Cramer, discussing the company's quarterly results and conference call.

  • Adidas: It's OK to wear sportswear to a wedding here Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 9:29 PM ET

    In China's saturated sportswear industry, the key to winning, Adidas' Greater China boss says, is knowing what customers want.

  • COLUMN-Handbags at dusk: James Saft Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    Dec 10- What better way to celebrate the sun setting on the Federal Reserve's zero interest rate policy, that great inflater of asset prices, than with an auction of $100,000 used handbags? That's the plan over at Christie's, which is holding its inaugural live auction of Handbags& Accessories to be held Friday in New York. One bag is estimated to fetch $100,000 to...

  • PETA braves handbag-loving HK for Hermes protest Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    PETA campaigner outside Hong Kong's Hermes store

    Animal rights group PETA may've hit its hardest market: Hong Kong.

  • Why men won't wear Cartier watches Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 11:41 PM ET
    Cartier flagship store in Shanghai, China.

    The gold and diamonds of Cartier are so popular with women that the brand is finding it difficult to market watches to men.

  • Nicole Miller CEO: Boutique business is 'great' Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    Nicole Miller CEO:  Boutique business is 'great'

    Bud Konheim, Nicole Miller CEO, weighs in on the pulse of the retail sector and talks about the difference between those stores with "trade" and those with "traffic."

  • *Costs $1,500, includes incentive to buy mechanical watch. Co-developed with Google and Intel, the "Tag Heuer Connected" will cost $1,500. One thousand units are immediately available in 15 stores across the United States, with Britain, Germany, and Japan following in the coming days.

  • *2nd qtr sales $1.13 bln vs est. Earnings $1.01/ shr vs est. Nov 4- Handbag and accessories maker Michael Kors Holdings Ltd, one of hottest names in "affordable luxury," reported better-than-expected second-quarter sales and profit, helped by new offerings such as cross-body satchels and large wallets.

  • Nov 4- Handbag and accessories maker Michael Kors Holdings Ltd reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and profit, and raised its share buyback program. Net income attributable to the company fell to $193.1 million, from about $207 million a year earlier. Revenue rose 4.5 percent to $838.2 million in the Americas.

  • Tommy John's wedgie free guarantee: CEO Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 6:35 AM ET
    Tommy John's wedgie free guarantee: CEO

    We try to incorporate fit, fabric and function into the brand, says Tom Patterson, Tommy John founder and CEO, discussing how advance technology has allowed his company to produce lightweight, comfortable men's underwear .

  • Nov 3- Perfume maker Coty Inc is creating a new organizational structure and shifting its executive team to London, as part of its transformation into a global beauty products maker. Coty will divide its operations into three divisions- luxury, consumer beauty and professional beauty. Coty currently operates three divisions- fragrances, color cosmetics, and...

  • 'Smart watches still need something special' Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 10:52 PM ET
    'Smart watches still need something special'

    The future of watches could be smart technology within a classic design, says Jordy Cobelens, CEO of TW Steel, the Dutch watchmaker known for its oversized timepieces.

  • *Luxury stocks, miners rally despite weak China data. LONDON, Sept 14- European stocks rose on Monday, remaining within tight ranges after the previous session's fall, led by resilience in luxury stocks following weak China data published over the weekend. Swiss watchmaker Swatch rose 2.7 percent after Chief Executive Nick Hayek told a Sunday newspaper he was...

  • Franco Harris' socks don't stink. Seriously Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Baltimore Colts, in November 1983.

    NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris now runs an athletic apparel company called Silversport, which promises to keep socks, shirts and towels odor-free.

  • PARIS, Sept 1- LVMH has hired Ian Rogers, an Apple Inc iTunes senior director, to be its new head of digital, as part of the luxury group's drive to more fully embrace the Internet. It marks one of the most high profile hires from the digital industry as fashion, jewellery and cosmetics brands race to build up teams able to engage online customers. Previously, transfers...

  • Japan’s ‘Donki’ rides inbound tourism surge Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 10:00 PM ET
    A Don Quijote customer looks at goods at one of the discount chain's stores in Tokyo, Japan.

    The departure of maverick founder Takao Yasuda has unnerved investors in Japanese retailer Don Quijote, the Financial Times reports.

  • Computer-aided knitting Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Computer-aided knitting

    This small business uses the newest knitting tech to crank out its apparel.

  • Aug 17- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc forecast full-year earnings below estimates and reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by weak demand for Clinique and Estee Lauder skin care products. Shares of Estee Lauder fell as much as 5.3 percent. Part of the weakness comes from their inability to attract young women, Raymond James analyst...