Shoe and bag maker Tod's will update on the key Christmas period this week, and like other Italian fashion companies is likely to show that sales went better than expected but maybe at the cost of margins.
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica SpA has won the licence to design and distribute Tory Burch and TT brand glasses, it said on Wednesday, in a deal a company source said should bring revenue of $30 million a year.
As the male fashion spotlight readies to shift from Milan to Paris this week, the question on all lips is whether the world's economic doldrums will dampen the usual exuberance of the twice-yearly men's shows.
Milan's designers showed next winter will mainly be grey and slimmed down for men, with sober creations that seemed to look for comfort in a chilly economic climate but a spat between two top names heated up the week.
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF.N) has kept its cool in a recession, selling its pricey clothing at a premium. But a steady sales decline is making investors argue the brand must be practical -- and start to discount.