Gucci Raid Part of Growing E.U. Antitrust Scrutiny of Fashion

Kering, Gucci’s parent company, said it was “cooperating” with European Union regulators, who searched the Italian offices of the fashion house this week.

Between staging glossy runway shows and dressing stars for the red carpet, Gucci is a company accustomed to the glare of the spotlight. This week, however, that attention might have felt less comfortable after its Italian offices were raided by European Union antitrust officials.

The unannounced inspection was the latest in a series of regulatory actions, as antitrust officials ratchet up scrutiny of the fashion industry over possible anticompetitive practices.

In March, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, carried out investigations into several beauty and fragrance companies linked

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