In couture, cut is vital, but Marie Dupuis has found it can also apply to price. Thanks to a little bargaining, a Jean-Paul Gaultier dress she had her eye on for New Year's eve was hers at a 40 percent discount.
Target Corp is launching a new fashion program aimed at collaborating with established designers, and the discount retailer will kick off the initiative in March with an apparel line by Alexander McQueen.
French retail and luxury group PPR confirmed its full-year outlook as it posted a first-half current operating profit slightly above forecasts, helped by the sparkling performance of its luxury arm Gucci.
French retailer PPR posted better-than-expected second-quarter revenues, helped by sparkling sales at its luxury arm Gucci, but some of its retail units were, as forecast, hurt by sluggish consumer spending.
Italian designer Roberto Cavalli offered men's tops and trousers decorated with prints of pictures he had taken of an African sunset and overlapping palm leaves at his spring/summer 2009 show on Sunday.