A billiard table, several giant chandeliers, and even pots and pans; items from Yves Saint Laurent's private country hideaway went on show ahead of the second installment of this year's record-smashing YSL-Pierre Berge "sale of the century".
Rihanna joined U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, British fashion designer Stella McCartney and nine others on Monday to be honored as "Women of the Year" after the R&B singer took a public stand on domestic violence.
Watchmaker Fossil Inc reported a third-quarter profit that outpaced market expectations and its own forecast, buoyed by stronger sales at company-owned stores and at its domestic wholesale watch business, and raised it fourth-quarter outlook.
Fragrance maker Inter Parfums Inc posted a better-than-expected third-quarter profit, helped by strong sales of the Burberry brand and foreign exchange hedging activities, and raised its full-year 2009 forecast.
Shares in Escada rise more than 158 percent, making the shares the top gainer in the German stock universe as traders pointed to continued interest in the stock after the daughter in law of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal said she was buying the insolvent company's assets.
With cheap labour, investment incentives and unrestricted exports, one Chinese textile group has turned to Egypt as an ideal location to produce its ready-made garments, beating stiff competition at home.