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A former vice president of product development at Tiffany & Co. was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing more than $2 million in jewelry from the New York-based retailer.
France’s highest court has upheld a ruling mandating that pieces created by full-time employees of jewelry firms belong to the firms themselves and are not the property of the individual designer, a ruling being called “very decisive” for French luxury goods companies.
It couldn’t have come at a worse time. Target Corp. confirmed Thursday that there was unauthorized access to the credit and debit card data of shoppers who made purchases in its U.S. stores over the past month.
Luxury retailer Barneys New York will open a store on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood three years from now, marking the company’s return to the neighborhood where it got its start.
More than 30 Macy’s stores in cities across the country will stay open 24 hours a day for four days in a row, beginning this Friday and continuing until Christmas Eve, the retailer announced Wednesday.
Google has released its Zeitgeist 2013 report on the top searches in the United States this year and Gucci leads the list of most-searched-for jewelry brands. 
For the third time, 91-year-old retail chain Loehmann’s has filed for bankruptcy and this time the chain plans to sell to a group of liquidators, court papers show.
Sales rose but profits fell for high-end retailer Neiman Marcus in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, with the costs involved in its acquisition pushing the company into the red.
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