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Industry Highlights – Mulberry Loses Out To Prada, Sale of Stopshop Brands Complete, Dior Revolution, Zara’a Eco-Friendly Store, Balenciage Speculate Haute Couture

December 7, 2012


Mulberry loses out to Prada in luxury market “Profit and margins have been damaged by British handbag-maker Mulberry’s bid to go even more up-market. The leather goods brand reported a 36 per cent drop in half-year profit, in contrast to the Italian designer Prada’s forecast-beating 30 per cent profit jump for its third quarter.” (Independent) […]

Industry Highlights – 25% Topshop for Sale, Marion Cotillard for Dior, Hugo Boss’s “Drive” Mirrors F1’s Speed, Best of Nigeria at Selfridges, Chanel’s Scottish Spectacular

December 5, 2012


Philip Green to sell 25pc stake in Topshop “Sir Philip Green is close to selling a 25 per cent stake in Topshop and Topman to an American private equity firm in a move that will generate a multi-million pound windfall for the retail tycoon.” (Telegraph) Marion Cotillard Designs For Dior “Marion Cotillard is designing her […]

Industry Highlights – Jil Sanders’ Return; Backstory, Shoppers Ready for Cyber Monday, Designers as Commodities, Amazon’s Luxury Range, Yoko Ono for Menswear

December 3, 2012


The story behind Jil Sander’s return to her eponymous label “For the first time we have been given a little insight into the (rather complicated) goings-on that led to Jil Sander returning to the helm of her eponymous label after an eight-year hiatus, and the effect her reappointment had on her ousted predecessor, Raf Simons.” […]