Industry Highlights – Is 3D Printing DIY Heaven?, Spotlight on Wool, Selfriges Breaks Sales Record, Mulberry Expensive for Investors, Goat Launches E-Commerce

Posted on October 29, 2012


3D Printing, Copyright Nightmare or DIY Heaven?

“Remember Maison Martin Margiela’s L’Incognito sunglasses from 2008? Of course you do. A futuristic strip of dark polycarbonate that wrapped around the wearer’s eyes like an identity-obscuring black bar, they were an instant sell-out and are now sought-after collectibles. I missed my chance to buy them and I’ve regretted it ever since.” (BoF)

Wool Gets a Chance at the Top

“When Chanel announced this month that it was taking over a cashmere mill in the Scottish border town of Hawick, it was more than a story of a luxury company riding in shining armor to the rescue.” (NYT)

Selfridges Breaks Sales Records

“Selfridges made £1 billion in sales for the first time ever last year. The famed department store is also expected to announce a profit boost of five per cent to £133 million this week.” (Vogue UK)

Mulberry expensive for investors as well

“Everyone knows you have to have money to burn to buy a racehorse, so what could be more luxurious than owning the greatest racehorse that ever lived? Answer: Owning shares in Mulberry, the Aim-quoted maker of $2,000 totes and designer saddlebags.” (FT)

Goat Outlines Expansion Plans

“British label Goat is set for expansion, which can only spell good things for its loyal client base which currently includes Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller and Kirsten Dunst.” (Vogue UK)

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