The Italian fashion house Fendi won a court victory when a Manhattan federal judge ordered Filene's Basement to stop selling handbags and other goods bearing the Fendi name or trademark without permission.
Can the Alexander McQueen label survive the death of its creator? Many fashion houses, notably Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, have been able to carry on without their founder, with varying degrees of success.
The Italian label Marni has continued its expansion with the opening of another American boutique. Following international openings in New York, Madrid and Barcelona it is now the turn of Las Vegas, with the brand opening a store in the celebrated Crystals shopping centre.
Fashion house Roberto Cavalli is looking to boost its accessories segment and expand in South America and Asia Pacific this year, its chief executive said, adding there were signs of improvement in the luxury market.