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Global Fashion Group Shares Fall After Stock Market Debut

07/02/2019

Investor demand fell short of the e-commerce group's expectations, with share sales only raising half of the target amount.

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Shoe Retailer Office in Debt Restructuring Talks

07/02/2019

The struggling British shoe store, which was acquired by South African retailer Truworths in 2015, aims to settle a significant portion of its £45 million debt.

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L'Oreal in Talks to Buy Mugler, Azzaro Brands From Clarins

07/02/2019

The French cosmetic company is rolling out acquisition plans to expand its perfume offering.

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Gucci's Next Target: Place Vendôme

07/01/2019

Major fashion brands see growing opportunity in the high-stakes business of haute joaillerie.

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Looking for a Fashion Mentor? Here's Where to Begin

07/01/2019

Today’s fashion aspirants must create a lasting career trajectory amid a rapidly changing industry landscape. Finding a mentor early can help.

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Tod’s Factory Strategy: Is It Working?

07/01/2019

After missing the sneaker boom, the Italian maker of luxury comfort shoes is aiming to reverse falling sales and re-energise its brand. The company’s new drops-driven model will be put to the test this month with the launch of a collaboration with star designer Alber Elbaz.

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None of Your Business with Erdem Moralioglu

07/01/2019

In the fifth episode of the series, we test the business savvy of designer Erdem Moralioglu.

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A Symphony of Sculpted Shadows at Dior

07/01/2019

It’s become clear that Dior has been Maria Grazia Chiuri's path to personal enlightenment. And it seems like the more personal she makes it, the more it plays in the outside world.

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Kim Kardashian Will Rename Kimono Shapewear Brand

07/01/2019

The reality TV star and businesswomen announced plans to change her shapewear brand name after people in Japan said her use of the term to brand undergarments was disrespectful.

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Giambattista Valli: A Man of Extremes

07/01/2019

Opting for an exhibition format in lieu of a traditional show, the designer reaffirmed the unique DNA of his maison: a constant face-off between the unremitting precision of pure lines and the frivolity of flowery frills.

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Sonia Rykiel Bidders Revealed

07/01/2019

The three bidders are former Balmain Chief Executive Emmanuel Diemoz; a Paris-based family operating in the real estate and medical sectors; and a Chinese investor.

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Walmart to Invest $1.2B in China to Upgrade Logistics

07/01/2019

The American retail giant has been pushing to integrate its network in China with the country's burgeoning 'smart retail' movement, as the likes of Alibaba and Tencent cut deals to combine online and high-street shopping.

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Before Losing Dior, Safilo Eyes New Brand Partners

07/01/2019

Dior, which accounted for 13 percent of Safilo revenues in 2018, has decided not to renew its licence with the Italian eyewear group.

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Coty to Take $3 Billion Writedown as It Plots Turnaround Plan

07/01/2019

The cosmetics company hopes to revive margins and better keep up with its rivals by streamlining management and trimming down product lines.

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The Best Jobs on BoF Careers

07/01/2019

BoF compiles the most exciting opportunities available on BoF Careers, from the CMO of Mansur Gavriel to a buying role at Saint Laurent and head designer at Wales Bonner.

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Careers Counsel | A Guide to Salary Negotiation

07/01/2019

Careers Counsel is a weekly roundup of the most helpful and inspiring advice for boosting your career.

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Shiseido Debuts Beauty Subscription Plan

07/01/2019

For $92 a month, the Japanese cosmetics company will offer customised skincare service by way of a smartphone app that analyses customers' complexions.

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Announcing Alex Mill and Heidi Klein

07/01/2019

Check out this week’s new partners and openings on BoF Careers, the global marketplace for fashion talent.

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Global Fashion Group IPO Mostly Backed by Existing Shareholders

07/01/2019

Facing low investor demand, the e-commerce fashion group cut its initial share price from up to €8 to €4.50.

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Inside H&M’s $4 Billion Inventory Challenge

06/30/2019

After years of sluggish growth and shrinking profits, the fast-fashion giant's stock levels have ballooned into a $4 billion problem — a powerful reflection of the challenges facing the company, and the fashion sector at large.

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Despite W’s Woes, There’s Still Space for Good Magazines

06/30/2019

Giant audience numbers won’t save American magazines from obsolescence, but being excellent just might give a few choice titles a chance at long-term survival.

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BoF China Expands Focus on The World's Largest Luxury Market

06/30/2019

BoF is embarking on an exciting new chapter for our Chinese-speaking community, redoubling our efforts in the Chinese market, sharpening our focus and recruiting a new leadership team which includes the return of Queennie Yang as BoF China Editorial Director.

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Kenzo Taps Felipe Oliveira Baptista

06/30/2019

The former Lacoste creative director will succeed design duo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, who are officially parting ways with the LVMH-owned house on July 1.

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Philippine Retail Billionaire Plans Move From Fashion to Pets

06/30/2019

The retail company will expand its offering to pet, health and beauty products.

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Rainbows Aren't Enough: Taking Stock of Fashion's Approach to Pride

06/30/2019

This week everyone will be talking about Paris Couture Week, the fate of Forever 21 and Sonia Rykiel, and the end of Pride Month. Read our BoF Professional Cheat Sheet.

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