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The BoF Podcast: Inside the Future of the Red Carpet

07/20/2018

This week on Inside Fashion, Elizabeth Saltzman, Karla Welch and Jason Bolden discuss the future of the red carpet in a post-#MeToo era with The Hollywood Reporter’s Carol McColgin and media consultant Janice Min.

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Billion-Dollar Beauty Brands Face Exit Conundrum

07/20/2018

A new breed of buzzy beauty brands are using social media to drive rapid growth. But can they credibly command technology-style valuations?

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In the Age of Trump, Ignore Women’s Magazines at Your Peril

07/20/2018

It’s not just Teen Vogue. Readers are flocking to the websites of Glamour and Cosmo, and they’re responding with aggressive political reporting.

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Nike's Football Bet Is Paying off

07/20/2018

The sportswear giant's sponsorship of the World Cup teams and athletes is giving the company a tailwind in its race to catch up with Adidas in football.

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VF Corporation's Quarterly Results Top Estimates

07/20/2018

Revenue from the company's Vans shoe segment rose 35 percent in the quarter, helping drive the strong results.

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Hermès Operating Profits Remain Near Record Levels

07/20/2018

The leather goods maker posted solid second quarter sales that augured well for the rest of the luxury sector.

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Allbirds to Launch in the UK

07/19/2018

Under the sneaker startup's new international president Erick Haskell, Allbirds is eyeing international development, starting with the UK and then beyond.

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The Paradox That Makes Chanel a Powerhouse

07/19/2018

Chanel is simultaneously among the most exclusive and most accessible luxury fashion labels of all, a strategy that has made it by far the world’s largest luxury megabrand in retail equivalent terms.

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Farfetch Acquires Chinese Digital Marketing Agency

07/19/2018

The fashion e-commerce platform has acquired CuriosityChina in a bid to boost its presence in the world's second-largest luxury market.

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Remembering Set ‘Magician’ Michael Howells

07/19/2018

The production designer created otherworldly sets for the likes of John Galliano’s Dior, but his fantasies were earthed by the humility of the man himself, writes Tim Blanks.

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Power Moves | Robin Derrick Exits Spring Studios, Richemont Adds to Board of Directors

07/19/2018

This week, Robin Derrick departs Spring Studios after 7 years, while Richemont nominates a new executive director.

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Swiss Watch Exports Have Biggest Half-Yearly Gain Since 2012

07/19/2018

Swiss watch exports had their strongest first half in six years, as demand for high-end timepieces rose in Asia and the US.

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Inside the Fashion Nova Hype Machine

07/18/2018

Fashion Nova is defying a slump in fast-fashion by releasing hundreds of new looks every week and harnessing an army of Instagram influencers. BoF goes inside the #NovaBabe machine.

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EBay Rattles Investors Already Spooked by Threat of Amazon

07/18/2018

The online marketplace missed on sales and trimmed its 2018 revenue outlook.

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Social Goods | The Dark Side of Chinese Internet Fame, Tariffs to Affect Ivanka Trump's Brand

07/18/2018

This week, body-positive messaging does not resonate in Chinese influencer circles, while Ivanka Trump's handbags will likely be hit by the new tariffs on China.

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Tiffany & Co. Has Built a Secret Lab of Shiny Dreams

07/18/2018

The renowned jewellery brand is using a 21st century workshop to speed its rebound from oblivion.

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Swatch Reports Highest Profit in Three Years Amid Watch Rebound

07/17/2018

Operating income rose 70 percent in the first half to 629 million francs ($628 million).

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Vashi Wants to Redefine the Fine Jewellery Model With Custom Diamonds and Corona Beer

07/17/2018

The online jeweller is dispensing with display cases and security guards as it expands into brick-and-mortar shops, betting a more-relaxed experience will draw millennial customers.

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GQ Middle East Launches With Youngest Editor

07/17/2018

New editor-in-chief Adam Baidawi discusses his appointment with BoF and his plans for the new men's fashion title that will bow in September.

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Amazon's Prime Day Evolves From Rummage Sale to Must-Shop Event

07/17/2018

As the online retailer expands its depth of discounts to prominent brands, shoppers are expected to drop $3.4 billion in 36 hours.

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Why Thom Browne Teamed With FC Barcelona

07/17/2018

The New York-based brand is betting on an assist from the sporting world to help fuel growth.

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Macy's and Kohl's Debt Strengthened on Prime Day

07/17/2018

The stores offered their own sales to compete with Amazon's discounting frenzy, but the online giant's server glitches may have also provided a boost.  

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Bits & Bytes | Target's Secret App, Louis Vuitton Expands E-Commerce in China

07/17/2018

This week, Target has an invite-only app that lets members collaborate with the company's designers, while in mainland China customers gain access to Louis Vuitton's delivery service.

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Consumers Say Makeup Bought on Wish App Caused Ailments

07/17/2018

The e-commerce app traffics in low-cost goods, but some shoppers got more than they anticipated.

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How Philipp Plein Made Bad Taste Big Business

07/16/2018

The German designer’s over-the-top aesthetic has passionate devotees, but some are starting to say it’s too much.

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