Fashion

Actress Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag

PARIS - Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling bags due to what she called "cruel" crocodile farming and slaughtering practices. | Video

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Model Cara Delevingne debuts first major role in 'Paper Towns' 22 Jul 2015

NEW YORK - British model Cara Delevingne takes up her first major movie role in "Paper Towns", stepping off the catwalk and onto the silver screen in the film adaptation of American author John Green's novel about young love and adventure. | Video

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Insight - Becht to lead Coty/P&G beauty merger despite industry doubts 16 Jul 2015

PARIS - Coty Inc's boss Bart Becht believes he is the right man to run what will become the world's biggest perfume maker, despite industry doubts over its planned mega-merger and faltering sales at the beauty products group.

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Burberry investors back boss's pay package 16 Jul 2015

LONDON - Investors in British luxury brand Burberry overwhelmingly backed boss Christopher Bailey's multi-million pound pay package on Thursday, a reversal from last year when they opposed his remuneration.

LVMH executive: Apple Watch rival to cost $1,526 - Handelsblatt 16 Jul 2015

FRANKFURT - French luxury goods maker LVMH will launch a rival product to Apple Inc's Apple Watch costing 1,400 euros ($1,526), Jean-Claude Biver President of the LVMH Watch Division told German daily Handelsblatt.

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FTSE ends flat, Burberry falls on slower sales growth 15 Jul 2015

LONDON - The FTSE 100 ended flat on Wednesday, with building supplies company Travis Perkins leading gainers after a broker upgrade, while luxury goods maker Burberry was among the biggest fallers after posting slower sales growth.

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Burberry committed to Hong Kong despite sales slowdown 15 Jul 2015

LONDON - Falling sales in Burberry's Hong Kong market will not deter the British luxury brand from its commitment to one of its most profitable regions, it said on Wednesday. | Video

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European luxury and auto shares in the crosshairs of China concerns 15 Jul 2015

LONDON - European auto and luxury goods shares face a bumpy ride due to their high exposure to China, where recent economic data has failed to dissipate investor concerns about growth and volatile stock markets.

Coty buying P&G beauty business for $12.5 billion 09 Jul 2015

- Coty Inc , the U.S. maker of Calvin Klein and Chloe perfume, will buy Procter & Gamble's perfume, hair care and make-up businesses for $12.5 billion (8 billion pounds) in the biggest cosmetics merger in recent history. | Video

British fashion retailer SuperGroup makes move into China 09 Jul 2015

LONDON - SuperGroup , the British company behind the Superdry fashion brand, has signed a joint venture deal to take its clothes into China, it said on Thursday, stepping up its push for a global presence.