Vietnam led a chorus of calls on the European Union on Monday not to extend anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Vietnamese shoes, saying the measures were protectionist and had already cost tens of thousands of jobs.
Italian fashion brand Romeo Gigli has not decided on a successor to Gentucca Bini, who quit as designer on Wednesday little more than a week before womenswear shows, Chief Executive Pierluigi Mancinelli told Reuters.
Swatch Group would consider buying a well managed retailer in Europe, the Chairman of the world's largest watchmaker was quoted as saying on Thursday, but he ruled out a takeover of Junghans or investing in Peace Mark.
Luxury goods group Richemont said it was well positioned to cope with the economic downturn as the rich still spent lavishly, but a softening in the United States weighed on its stock. By 0826 GMT (9:26 a.m.