Fashion

Gucci's sales growth remains sluggish in first-quarter

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PARIS - Gucci's sales growth remained sluggish in the first three months of the year, hit in part by the brand's upmarket repositioning and the clean-up of its wholesale distribution network.

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Gucci's sales growth remains sluggish in first quarter 5:24pm BST

PARIS - Gucci's sales growth remained sluggish in the first three months of the year, hit in part by the brand's upmarket repositioning and the clean-up of its wholesale distribution network.

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Spooked by immigration, disgruntled voters turn to UKIP 4:00am BST

GRIMSBY, England - Like many in the once thriving fishing town of Grimsby, Dave thinks an influx of east European migrants has made it harder to find work and he plans to register his anxiety by voting in an election for the first time in 18 years.

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Cannes festival lineup mixes Hollywood star power, world cinema 18 Apr 2014

PARIS - Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. | Video

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Tribeca Festival films go behind the scenes in fashion, dance and theatre 17 Apr 2014

NEW YORK - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass.

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Exclusive: 'Leopard King' Cavalli nears 450 million euro sale to Permira - sources 17 Apr 2014

LONDON - Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to London-based buyout firm Permira in a sale worth about 450 million euros (369 million pounds), four sources close to the deal told Reuters.

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Mulberry sees rocky road ahead as it reverts to lower-priced handbags 17 Apr 2014

LONDON - Britain's Mulberry could take up to two years to return to profit growth after deciding to scrap an unpopular push into higher-priced handbags and return to more affordable luxury, its acting head said on Thursday.

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Mulberry reverts to lower prices after new profit warning 17 Apr 2014

LONDON - Mulberry is to cut prices to return to its more affordable luxury roots after the British brand warned underlying annual profit would be marginally below expectations, its fourth downgrade in two years.

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Burberry revenue jumps, sees profits hit by strong pound 16 Apr 2014

LONDON - British luxury goods group Burberry shrugged off industry jitters about slowing growth in China to post a 19 percent rise in second-half revenue, reiterating that the greatest risk to its profits was the strengthening pound.

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Lululemon's status as yogawear's top dog at risk 16 Apr 2014

NEW YORK - Still hurting from its see-through yoga pants debacle last year, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands.