Fashion

Apple takes top gifting spot in China - report

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SHANGHAI - Apple Inc has taken the number one luxury gifting spot in China from designer goods maker Hermes International SCA, according to a Hurun luxury report on Thursday, reflecting the iPhone maker's recent hot streak in the country.

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Wedding bells and curlers at Gaultier for fashion week 28 Jan 2015

PARIS - Jean Paul Gaultier kicked off his haute couture show in Paris on Wednesday turning fashion on its head with a wedding gown - usually reserved as the final look - worn by a model with curlers in her hair.

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Lagerfeld's winter garden blooms for Chanel in Paris fashion week 27 Jan 2015

PARIS - Karl Lagerfeld's show for Chanel under the soaring glass canopy of the unheated Grand Palais on a chilly Tuesday in Paris majored on bare midriffs, a floral dreamscape and eye-popping shades of electric blue, tangerine and canary yellow.

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UK stars from Sting to Emma Thompson call on PM to help Syrian refugees 26 Jan 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A star-studded list of UK celebrities from Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, to musician Sting and designer Vivienne Westwood wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, criticising the government for not welcoming more Syrian refugees.

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Cartier to raise prices in euro zone after Swiss franc soars 20 Jan 2015

GENEVA - Richemont's flagship Cartier brand will increase prices for watches and jewellery by five percent in the euro zone to limit the damage to its margins following the surge in the Swiss franc.

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Year of the Goat - Luxury brands flock to China's jet-set spenders 20 Jan 2015

SHANGHAI - From Paris to New York, purveyors of luxury goods are teaching staff Mandarin, offering traditional New Year "hongbao" gifts and flocking to social media sites as well-heeled Chinese tourists pack their bags to ring in the Year of the Goat abroad.

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Burberry hit by falling sales in Hong Kong 14 Jan 2015

BERLIN - A fall in sales in Hong Kong in the final quarter of 2014 could hit Burberry's full-year profitability, the British luxury brand said on Wednesday, even as a relaunch of its trademark trench coat boosted demand elsewhere.

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Formerly 'banished' Galliano storms back with London show 12 Jan 2015

LONDON - Almost four years after being effectively banished from the Paris fashion scene, Dior's former star designer John Galliano made what some hailed as a triumphant return on Monday with a haute couture show in London. | Video

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The ultimate Golden Globes fashion accessory: Amal Clooney 12 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES - Amid a wave of nominees and stars wearing red and white, all eyes were on the new Mrs. George Clooney as she made her red carpet debut in a striking black Christian Dior gown at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. | Video

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Britain's fashion pack targets tech-savvy men to lift sales 09 Jan 2015

LONDON - Britain's leading fashion brands are hoping to give menswear sales a lift by targeting younger, digitally savvy male shoppers with live streaming and social media to promote the twice-yearly mens fashion week that began on Friday.

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