Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:48am
LONDON — Burberry Group’s shares were up 6 percent today after reports from Betaville, a financial blog, claimed that Coach is possibly merging with the British company. According to the site, Coach is “working with corporate financiers on a potential combination with Burberry... read more
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:00am
In theory, we all know that long-term customers are far more valuable than leads or even freshly minted activations. Yet when the rubber meets the road, marketers time and time again focus on short-term acquisition and conversion gains over long-term growth. As a result,... read more
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 4:04am
LONDON — European stock markets gained modest ground in morning trading on Friday, with the exception of the CAC 40 in Paris, which fell 0.07 percent to 4,536.73. The FTSE 100 in London was up 0.2 percent to 7,041.14, while the DAX in Frankfurt advanced 0.1 percent to 10,714.58... read more
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 3:32am
PARIS — André Saraiva has always had a thing about walls. He spent much of his youth in the Eighties daubing them with his trademark bendy, top-hatted-and-winking stick figure, “Mr. A.” But for his latest adventure, the night-life entrepreneur and artist is turning from the... read more
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1:37am
MILAN — Consuelo Castiglioni has decided to leave Marni, the company she founded with her husband Gianni. Francesco Risso will succeed Castiglioni as creative director of the label. “These were hectic and exciting years, which absorbed all of my energies to create a project I... read more
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1:25am
SYDNEY — The Australian fashion industry was reeling in shock Friday at news of the sudden death of designer Richard Nicoll, who was 38. Reportedly, Nicoll was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent’s Hospital from his Kings Cross, Sydney, apartment in the early hours of Friday... read more
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00am
SHANGHAI — As China’s apparel industry continues to transition, apparel trade fair CHIC Shanghai is also evolving to fit a “new normal” for the industry. Though China’s economic growth has slowed in recent years, increases in apparel consumption have been steady. Data from... read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9:01pm
MILAN — Describing an art exhibition is not an easy task, and even more so in the case of Antonio Marras’ first solo show at Milan’s Triennale Museum. Walking the length of the space, which covers 12,960 square feet in a room that has an expansive curved wall, is like taking a... read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9:01pm
Beleaguered American Apparel LLC is getting a lot of attention from prospective buyers — and there could be more asset sales on the way. There has been talk recently that brand management firms such as Authentic Brands Group and Iconix Brand Group have been circling American... read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9:01pm
Designers might be dancing at the edges of instant fashion by sending some looks straight down their runways to their stores, but even that has them just starting to catch up to consumers. Experts say shoppers are already working with a buy-now mind-set and are being trained to... read more