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    Top 10 Risks for the Luxury Industry

    businessoffashion.com 09 Feb '15, 3pm

    LONDON, United Kingdom — An atmosphere of economic and geopolitical uncertainty combined with currency fluctuations, pockets of social strife and a slowing China present a serious mix of challenges for luxury companies. Here are the top 10 risks facing the luxury industry today. 1. A ...

  • Op-Ed | Bitcoin is Good Money

    Op-Ed | Bitcoin is Good Money

    businessoffashion.com 10 Feb '15, 8am

    SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Money is generally misunderstood, which contributes to the confusion about bitcoin as a digital currency. If you acknowledge that money is simply a language to communicate value and you evaluate bitcoin objectively on the six important characteristics of...

  • This is scandalous and TERRIBLE for #GUCCI : #luxury #designteams

    Frida Giannini and Patrizio di Marco to Exit Gucci

    businessoffashion.com 12 Dec '14, 8am

    PARIS, France — Kering SA said Gucci Chief Executive Officer Patrizio di Marco and Creative Director Frida Giannini plan to leave the fashion maker’s biggest luxury brand. Marco Bizzarri , head of the parent company’s luxury-couture and leather goods division, will take over running G...

  • Pop Quiz | Louis Vuitton realized a $3.5 billion gain this week. What did it sell?

    Pop Quiz | Comme des Garçons, Puma, Christie’s International - The

    businessoffashion.com 19 Dec '14, 3pm

    Choice (d) is correct. “When we did a second line for Comme des Garçons we deliberately made the title longer — Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons — because it wasn’t a diffusion line, it was an extension: the thing that comes off the real thing, so you keep the spirit. The concept b...

  • Fondation Louis Vuitton Takes Flight cc @FondationLV

    Fondation Louis Vuitton Takes Flight

    businessoffashion.com 20 Oct '14, 12pm

    LVMH, however, is keen to maintain a clear distinction between the aims of the Foundation and the business concerns of its largest brand, saying the centre bears the Louis Vuitton name purely because it is the most “emblematic” of all the brands in the LVMH stable. “Vuitton is a very ...

  • Daily Digest | Unboxing Magic: Designer Handbag Purchases Transformed into Performance Art via @WashingtonP…

    Unboxing Magic: Designer Handbag Purchases Transformed into Performance Art

    businessoffashion.com 28 Nov '14, 6pm

    Unboxing Magic: Designer Handbag Purchases Transformed into Performance Art Shopper carrying bags | Source: Reuters “The genre is ‘a monster,’ says Dave Rosner, senior vice-president of marketing of ZEFR, a technology firm that analyzes YouTube content. This year, 316,000 unboxing vid...

  • Power Moves | Marco Zanini Leaves Schiaparelli, Herink to Louis Vuitton, Rapp Exits Gap

    businessoffashion.com 07 Nov '14, 4pm

    LONDON, United Kingdom – BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week. Marco Zanini Leaves Schiaparelli Creative director Marco Zanini is leaving his role at couture house Schiaparelli, with immediate effect. Earlier in the week it was reported that the Italian desig...

  • Former Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle Has Died at 66

    Former Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle Has Died at 66

    businessoffashion.com 01 Sep '14, 9am

    PARIS, France — Longtime LVMH executive and former Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle passed away on Sunday in Paris at the age of 66 after a battle cancer. Carcelle was widely admired within the luxury goods industry for the energy and passion with which he approached his metier . In hi...

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