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Inside Bloomingdale's Permanent Pop-Up

08/29/2018

Taking a cue from conceptual boutiques and indie brands, the Macy’s-owned chain is launching its ‘shop-in-shop’ concept, to be curated every two months based on a different theme.

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Net-a-Porter Stakes Its Claim to the Next Generation of Designers

08/29/2018

The e-tailer hopes its new seasonal accelerator programme will help to keep it ahead of the competition at a time when consumers are thirsty for newness.

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Hood by Air's Shayne Oliver Collaborates with Colmar

08/29/2018

With his brand still on hiatus, the designer has entered a three-season partnership with Colmar, launching on September 18.

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PVH Profit Up 38 Percent in Second Quarter

08/29/2018

Calvin Klein's sales rose 18 percent in the reported quarter, while Tommy Hilfiger reported sales growth of 15 percent.

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India's Paytm Mall Looks to Deepen Partnerships in Fight with Flipkart, Amazon

08/29/2018

The company already has a revenue sharing partnership with Future Retail, which owns hypermarket stores like Big Bazaar and fashion shops.

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Social Goods | China Adds to Luxury's Waste Issue, Streetwear's Sexism Problem

08/29/2018

This week, luxury brands destroy unsold goods due to a drop in Chinese demand, while streetwear remains to be a boy's club, especially for women of colour.

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Bluestar Challenges Authentic Brands Group for Brookstone

08/29/2018

Authentic Brands proposed to be the so-called stalking horse bidder for Brookstone with an offer of $35 million this week, after acquiring the Nine West shoe and accessories label in June.

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Aerie's Expansion to Hit American Eagle profit

08/29/2018

American Eagle Outfitters forecast third-quarter profit below expectations, as the retailer spends more on wages and advertising to support the expansion of its popular Aerie line of lingerie.

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Nina Ricci Names Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh as Creative Directors

08/29/2018

In a new chapter for the brand, the Dutch design duo will head up the luxury house’s women’s ready-to-wear line, debuting their first collection for Pre-Fall 2019.

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Inditex Tumbles as ‘Great’ Becomes ‘Good’ for Morgan Stanley

08/29/2018

The Zara owner fell the most in six months after Morgan Stanley analysts reduced their price target for the stock.

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Meghan Markle's Givenchy Wedding Dress to Go on Display

08/29/2018

The exhibition at Windsor begins on October 26 and runs until January.

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The Challenging, Emotional Remaking of J.Crew

08/28/2018

Over the past 15 months, chief executive Jim Brett has lowered prices, added labels, expanded sizes and tried to move beyond the polarising legacy of the brand’s recent past. Will his master plan work?

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An Antwerp Six Designer Re-Emerges in Tokyo

08/28/2018

Marina Yee, perhaps the most mysterious member of the famed collective, will host an exhibition at Laila Tokio in Japan.

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JD Turns to Google, Walmart to Build Global E-Commerce Empire

08/28/2018

Richard Liu has his eyes on the affluent consumers of Europe and the U.S. as he makes substantial investments in the infrastructure needed to supply millions of customers around the world.

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Brunello Cucinelli Sees More Double-Digit Growth in the Future

08/28/2018

Sales and core profit at the group, known globally for its plush cashmere designs, have consistently increased in the last six years.

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Bits & Bytes | Google's Retail Strategy, the Digital Future of Merchandising

08/28/2018

This week, Google is reported to soon be signing the lease on its first permanent store, while merchandising in retail continues to evolve with the integration of analytics and digital solutions.

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Why Zegna Bought Thom Browne

08/28/2018

The Italian company Ermenegildo Zegna Group has acquired 85 percent of the business at a $500 million valuation. Browne is the sole other shareholder.

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Tiffany & Co Tops Estimates for Profit and Revenue

08/28/2018

The jewellery retailer raised its full-year profit forecast as sales increase in China and the Americas.

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The Real World of Crazy Rich Asians

08/27/2018

The rare Hollywood film with a largely Asian cast signals a major step forward for representation, but does it tell us anything about Asia’s ultra luxury market? BoF investigates.

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Inside Lanvin’s Comeback Plans

08/27/2018

Newly appointed chief executive Jean-Philippe Hecquet has big ambitions for the ailing French luxury house, but success will hinge on installing the right designer.

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Op-Ed | What Do You Know, Retailers Are Figuring It Out

08/27/2018

This quarter showed that brick-and-mortar shopping can still be a vibrant business, and that old retail dogs can learn new tricks.

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Announcing Sarah Flint

08/26/2018

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

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Design Your Future at PVH

08/26/2018

The company behind Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger creates flexible, global career paths, enabling its associates to choose their route to personal growth and design their own development.

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Want a Job in Fashion Journalism?

08/26/2018

Traditional print publications may have suffered in recent years, but editorial opportunities prevail through digitally-savvy media companies and fashion brands.

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Miu Miu Is Prada’s Little Sister No More

08/26/2018

Miuccia Prada’s Katie Grand-designed alter ego is all grown up and ready to rumble.

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