During it continuous fight against the fake goods industry, where the Internet has become the main channel for trading counterfeit items, Italian luxury goods company Salvatore Ferragamo has managed to block 345 websites selling counterfeit goods and recover 91 domain names.   According to a recent study, funded by government body officials...

by Carolyne Zinko and Valerie Demicheva   Coming but not going: The Salvatore Ferragamo store, which opened with great fanfare at 233 Geary St. in September 2000 (nearly the entire Italian clan flew in, Union Square was tented, Tony Bennett sang a benefit concert), is moving to 236 Post St. and will open officially on Jan. 8.   To mar...

By Generoso d'Agnese e Angela Di Nardo When he died in 1960, everyone feared that his immense artistic and entrepreneurial patrimony would be dispersed among family disputes and economic claims. Instead, this did not happen.   The label founded by Salvatore Ferragamo survived by his ancestors and gained new energy from his wife Wanda and th...

It's a hop, skip and a jump from the Geary Street side of Union Square to 236 Post St., where the Salvatore Ferragamo store just reopened in larger, two-story digs.   A fixture in San Francisco since 2000, the purveyor of luxury Italian goods is now cheek-to-jowl with Burberry, Cartier, Graff and Giorgio Armani, a growing designer alley. &n...