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Monday, July 13, 2009


what do jewelry makers tiffany's and accessories line lamberston truex have in common? well, think of the above title as having a musical accompaniment of <<DUN DUN DUUNNN!!>>, because you are in for a surprise. a closer look at some of your favorite brands may reveal some unexpected family ties or perhaps even a few black sheep:

puig fashion group: carolina herrera, nina ricci, among others

procter & gamble: covergirl, max factor (recently discontinued in the US), braun, olay, ddf skincare

lvmh: louis vuitton, loewe, celine, kenzo, givenchy, marc jacobs, fendi, donna karan, emilio pucci, thomas pink & the recently purchased eco-friendly line, edun (U2's bono is a co-founder)

aeffe usa: alberta ferreti, moschino (including cheap n chic line), jean paul gautier, narciso rodriguez

gap: gap, banana republic, old navy, piperlime

cynthia oconnor & co: botkier, foley & corrina, ted rossi among others...

primavista collections: la perla, resort life, daniela evatini jewelry among others...

www - tiffany's and co: tiffany's, lamberston truex

jones Apparel Group: anne klein, nine west, paul & joe, warren edwards, rachel roy

splendid: splendid tees, ella moss

as shocking as some of these may be, it simply goes to show that at its base fashion is essentially a business, with mergers and acquisitions forming a large, profit-enhancing bulk of it. but why the wide ranging aesthetic is some of these? perhaps they're just diversifying their portfolios. lottie ntim

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