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Finding a Better Way to Value Companies in the Digital World

In a digital world, it’s time to update industry classifications and accounting standards to properly value companies.

Wharton School

How luxury fashion brands are increasingly using Instagram to win over millennials

Luxury fashion brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton are using social media to appeal to millennial customers to great effect, …

Louis Vuitton

When Barbie Went to War with Bratz

How a legal battle over intellectual property exposed a cultural battle over sex, gender roles, and the workplace.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Bratz dolls have swollen heads, pouty lips, spindly limbs, and chunky-heeled shoes. …

Tarana Burke

Why the Fashion Industry Can’t Stop Making Offensive Mistakes

By now most of you have probably heard about H&M’s latest scandal. The fallout for H&M seems to have been quick and has resulted in the termination …

Racism

Feeding the fashionistas: Gucci turns to fine dining

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – It’s all a matter of taste.<p>Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they’re stretching from haute …

Restaurants

Fashion History Lesson: The Origins of Fast Fashion

From the 1800s to now: how your favorite impulse shopping destinations came to be.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>3492<p>From the 1800s to now: how …

Trends

Logo dispute: Puma files injunction against fashion designer Philipp Plein | DER Blog über Patente, Marken, Designs

Veröffentlicht am: 15. January, 2018<p>Controversy about jumping logo cats:: Star designer Philipp Plein wants to convince in his new sports collection …

Alexander Wang

If it’s a luxury, you can’t get it on Amazon | Scarpellini Naj-Oleari & Associati

Good news for luxury brands. The European Court of Justice has stated that suppliers of luxury goods can prohibit their authorised distributors from …

eCommerce

BREAKING NEWS - CJEU holds that preserving luxury image of products in selective distribution agreements is not contrary to competition law

<b>The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued its decision in the matter of Coty Germany v Parfümerie Akzente.</b> The Court has essentially …

Brands and ecommerce platforms: a tainted relationship?

What has happened to online ecommerce platforms? Over the past few months news reports have multiplied – or, perhaps, their underlying issues have …

Chinese Court ruled infringement of domestic shoemakers: “N” logo and footwear New Balance | DER Blog über Patente, Marken, Designs

Veröffentlicht am: 31. August, 2017<p>Unexpected judgement: a Chinese court has been ordered three domestic shoemakers to pay the American footwear …

The New Face of Luxury: Maintaining exclusivity in the world of social influence

For some time, the mass market appeal of social media seemed to be in contradiction to the privacy and exclusivity of the luxury industry, creating …

India’s luxury market driven by great Indian middle class, not the super-rich

<i>Decoding Luxe</i> is a new book by Mahul Brahma which challenges popular misconceptions and exposes certain unconventional and counter-intuitive …

40% of Burberry’s online sales now from mobile

Burberry [IRDX RBUR] this week said that mobile now made up 40% of its online sales.The update came as the upmarket fashion retailer, a Top350 …

Mobile

Chinese luxury goods prices start to close gap with Europe

The price premium of luxury goods in China over those in Europe has shrunk by a quarter in the past year — a trend that is driving up domestic luxury …

Economy

When Will the Yeezy Bubble Burst?

Sneaker trends today tend to be fleeting, with the window to make a significant cultural impact open for just a short period of time. But rap star …

Sneakers

SOAK textile coating changes colour to warn wearers of dehydration

Dutch researcher Paulien Routs has worked with conceptual design studio Droog to develop a spray for activewear that monitors wearers' hydration …

CEO Talk | Angela Ahrendts on Burberry's Connected Culture

In a BoF Exclusive, Imran Amed sits down with Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts to discuss the company's connected culture as the company …

Angela Ahrendts

Experts Predict: How Much Longer Will Sneakers Be Hot?

For the past five years, the athletic market has been turning out robust sales numbers for the footwear industry.<p>So at a panel discussion on Tuesday …

Sneakers

How to Manage Millennials: Tips From the CEOs of Adidas, Journeys & Other Footwear Firms

Every day Jim Estepa receives personal telephone calls from the Journeys store and district managers who want to talk about their days at one of the …

Andy Rubin

How the Unisex Fashion Revolution Will Change the Way We Shop

Size, price, fitting rooms and marketing are all poised for change.<p>Ungendered. Gender neutral. Genderless. Gender non-conformist.<p>“Those are …

Louis Vuitton

The Next Phase of Inclusive Fashion: Designing for the Disabled

It’s an understatement to say that those of us with free range of movement in our arms and legs don’t realize how easy it is to shop for clothes. We complain about being in-between sizes, feeling disappointed by our favorite designers, or getting overwhelmed by massive high-street chains—so many …

Fashion Journalism

Virgil Abloh’s 12th Off-White Store Is a Secret Gallery in New York

Soho is a hotbed for luxury retail, and smack dab in between Prada, Supreme, Nike, Céline, and Chanel is Virgil Abloh’s first Off-White store in the U.S. Just don’t call it a store. Like all of Abloh’s projects, this one has many facets. Instead of erecting a sign in front and declaring it …

Virgil Abloh

Ralph Lauren is trying a new escape tactic to survive the retail apocalypse — and it's dangerous for Macy's

Ralph Lauren is cutting ties with department stores to save itself.<p>During the company's most recent earnings call, on Tuesday, new CEO Patrice Louvet, announced that the brand would be scaling back on inventory stocked in underperforming department stores.<p>He claimed that by the end of next October, …

Trends

Dissecting the Jimmy Choo Michael Kors Deal

What does Michael Kors’ $1.2 billion acquisition of Jimmy Choo mean for the high-end shoemaker and the accessible luxury giant?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> …

Jimmy Choo

Forget $10,000 watches, there's money in $2,000 handbags

Shoppers are snapping up $2,000 Marcie handbags and ruffled blouses

Watches

Giorgio Armani rationalises brands as revenues fall

Italian luxury group Giorgio Armani announced plans to slash the number of brands it sells and restructure its store network as it reported group …

Luxury

Guess nel mirino dell’antitrust in Europa

7 Giugno 2017<p>La scure dell’antitrust Ue potrebbe abbattersi su Guess (nella foto un adv). L’Ue ha infatti deciso di avviare un’indagine approfondita …