Prada first-half sales tumble 15%

Luxury goods group hit by declining Hong Kong sales

Kimberly-Clark tackles incontinence taboo

Condition is big business due to ageing populations and obesity

Designer Sonia Rykiel dies aged 86

Elysée Palace salutes a knitwear pioneer who invented ‘an attitude, a way of life and of being’

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MPs call for microbeads ban in toiletries

Plastic particles pollute oceans and are ingested by marine life

Weak pound boosts Swiss watches in the UK

Tourists take advantage of currency slide after Brexit vote

Sponsors dump US swimmer Ryan Lochte

Speedo and Ralph Lauren cut ties following Rio ‘robbery’ debacle

Strong yen weighs on Japan’s retailers

Tourists arriving in record numbers but yen surge deters spending

Estée Lauder profit forecast has no gloss

Groups’s earnings lowered on strong dollar and political upheaval

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VTech and LeapFrog merger faces UK probe

Proposed tie-up could lead to ‘lessening of competition’

Target tumbles as sales miss their mark

Retailer cuts earnings guidance ahead of crucial trading period

How did humble slipper become so cool?

Mahabis spends millions to convince hipsters to wear its shoes

Shiseido: putting a brave face on

An uneven rivalry in Asian cosmetics

Shiseido falls as strong yen hits profits

Stocks slide 7% after Japanese cosmetics group lowers guidance

Pandora misses expectations

Danish jeweller says it is on track to meet full-year guidance

Sotheby’s gains despite weak art market

Shares jump as pre-tax profits rise in second quarter

Nike: can’t stand the heat

Nike and Adidas wisely abandon golf clubs

Next shares rise as sales edge up

Clothing retailer warns that trading remains volatile as it braces for a difficult third quarter

P&G chief says calls for split have eased

Sales at consumer goods giant lag behind broader market

Meet Chris Puckett — video gaming host

Commentator performs at live gaming events all over the world

Gatemore urges French Connection changes

Activist investor calls retailer’s performance ‘disappointing’

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