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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

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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

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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

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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.” […]