German luxury fashion designer Jil Sander is teaming up with Japan's no-frills clothing retailer Uniqlo. Sander -- best known for her minimalist creations for executive women -- said she will now oversee men's and women's apparel at Uniqlo.
Rising unemployment and tight credit are taking a mounting toll on U.S. companies catering to consumers, with more than 300 such companies now under credit stress, Standard & Poor's said on Monday March 16.
Here is a list of the world's 20 richest people, their wealth, businesses or interests, and countries, according to Forbes magazine's 2009 list:1. Bill Gates, 40 billion dollars. Microsoft, United States.2.
Art dealers and the very rich snapped up 100 million euros in Art Deco treasures, paintings and antiques from Yves Saint Laurent's stunning collection Tuesday, defying the credit crunch to smash art world records for a second day running.
When Ferdinand Claus and Georges Schweder opened a soap factory in Portugal in 1887, they couldn't have dreamed their products would today be used by stars like Oprah Winfrey, Nicolas Cage and Kate Moss.
Ireland's Waterford Wedgwood, whose luxury tableware was once a mainstay of wedding gift lists worldwide, has called in receivers and placed two of Britain's most venerable china makers into administration.
On a recent evening at Mumbai's luxury Taj Mahal Hotel, shoppers tried on sequined sandals and handmade moccasins at Joy Shoes, an Indian family business that has sold out of its only shop for nearly 70 years.