Scraped, torn, creased, frayed, stained, sprayed and mended : never will jeans, the 150-year apparel now the planet's most popular clothing, be as battered and bruised as the models due to hit stores in 2009.
New York authorities said Wednesday, December 5th, they had broken up a gang that smuggled dozens of containers of Chinese-made fake handbags and shoes into the United States disguised as shipments of noodles.
Isabella Blow, the idiosyncratic British fashion stylist known for her garish hats and red lipstick, killed herself by taking 20 times the fatal dose of weedkiller, a coroner's inquest heard Wednesday, December 5th.
MUMBAI (Reuters) -India's software and real estate sectors could suffer from a rising rupee and slowdown in the West, but rural growth and infrastructure investment will power economic expansion of 10 percent over the next three years, a top DSP Merrill Lynch executive said on Wednesday.
A cosmetics company is suing US actress Teri Hatcher for two million dollars, accusing her of breaking an advertising contract by promoting a rival brand's lip gloss, according to court documents released Tuesday, December 4th.
Lives are at risk because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is woefully behind in the latest scientific advances and is under funded, a panel of advisers to the agency said at a public meeting on Monday.
French high-end retail group Galeries Lafayette has signed a preliminary deal with a Hong Kong-based clothing group with a view to opening a department store in mainland China, the companies announced on Monday, December 3rd.
Fair-trade and green-friendly goods are becoming increasingly popular with lovers of luxury, with distinctive products as much as politics driving demand, according to French fashion and consumer experts.
France's prestigious luxury fashion house Emanuel Ungaro is bringing in a 23-year-old Colombian-born Briton who works in the US to freshen up its women's collections, the company's chief executive said Friday, November 30th.
Military-run Myanmar has wrapped up a gem auction, a major money-spinner for the junta, state media said Tuesday, november 27th despite sanctions and calls for a boycott following its deadly crackdown on protests.
The world's biggest diamond company De Beers said Thursday it was selling its historic Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, where the largest ever diamond was found. It said it was selling the mine for one billion rand (147 million US dollars, 99 million euros).