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West Coast Favorite Jenni Kayne Opens First Store in New York

11/03/2017

The expansion coincides with the launch of home goods this autumn, as well as an overall business shift towards direct-to-consumer sales.

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Top 10 Campaigns of the Season

11/03/2017

From Alberta Ferretti’s Tim Walker-lensed campaign to Miu Miu’s homage to jazz-culture, BoF rounds up the best ads of the Autumn/Winter 2017 season.

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H&M’s Answer to Streetwear Gathers Pace

11/03/2017

With Weekday, the Swedish fast-fashion group has successfully packaged the politically attuned, streetwear-loving aesthetic of Generation Z.

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A Five-Point Plan for Burberry

11/03/2017

Burberry chief executive Marco Gobbetti is expected to address the company’s strategic direction at interim results on November 9. In a memo from BoF, we outline what we think he should do.

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Supermarket Chain Kroger Launches Fashion Line

11/03/2017

In a bid to compete with Amazon and Wal-Mart, the largest US supermarket chain is launching an apparel line.

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Unpaid Turkish Garment Workers Tag Zara Items to Seek Help

11/03/2017

The tag calls on the shopper to pressure Zara into paying garment workers and support their campaign.

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The Art of Renaming a Business

11/02/2017

Corporate name changes are not uncommon and can signal a new era for a company, but what’s the recipe for success?

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From Gucci to Calvin Klein, Where Top Fashion Brands Recruit

11/02/2017

Feeder programmes at key schools may be the secret to landing an entry-level position at a top fashion house.

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The BoF Podcast Episode 8: How to Reach the Elusive Chinese Millennial?

11/02/2017

Vogue China's editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung discusses how to resonate with Chinese Millennials, a generation not easily influenced by "preaching."

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The Trouble With Under Armour

11/02/2017

Amid declining sales and structural changes, the sportswear company continues to face desirability issues and increasing competition.

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Luxury Cosmetics and Chinese Demand Drive Sales Bounce at L'Oréal

11/02/2017

The cosmetics giant, which has been under scrutiny over its ownership structure after the death of Liliane Bettencourt, posted better-than-expected third-quarter sales.

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Dolce & Gabbana Are Now in the Pasta Business

11/02/2017

The duo have partnered with Italian pasta maker Pastificio di Martino to produce a limited edition tin of pastas along with a D&G-designed apron.

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Power Moves | Dazed Media’s New Editorial Director, TCS Names President

11/02/2017

This week, Dazed Media names Bunny Kinney its new editorial director, while The Communications Store has appointed Emma Paton president of its US office.

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Condé Nast to Fold Teen Vogue Print Amid Restructuring

11/02/2017

Other titles, including GQ, W and Glamour, will reduce frequency as the stalwart publisher works to reimagine itself as a leading digital player.

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Ralph Lauren's Retreat From Discounting Helps Bolster Profit

11/02/2017

The brand's pursuit of higher-quality sales channels and fewer discounts helped second-quarter revenue reach $1.66 billion, just above the $1.64 billion predicted by analysts.

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Alibaba Raises Forecast After Quarterly Results Top Estimates

11/02/2017

China’s biggest e-commerce company, whose sales were up 61 percent last quarter, is now predicting a 49 to 53 percent rise in revenue in the current fiscal year.

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Hugo Boss Raises Forecast After Solid Third Quarter

11/01/2017

The company now expects its 2017 group sales to grow by a low single-digit percentage rate on a currency-adjusted basis, having previously guided for flat sales.

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BoF Announces McKinsey & Company as Exclusive Knowledge Partner for VOICES

11/01/2017

Following last year's successful collaboration, The Business of Fashion is delighted to announce that McKinsey & Company will be the Exclusive Knowledge Partner for this year’s VOICES gathering.

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Launchmetrics Acquires Style Coalition

11/01/2017

The acquisition is part of a strategy for Launchmetrics to become a one-stop shop for brands and influencers to track the digital reach of campaigns.

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René Caovilla Wants to Be the Moncler of Luxury Footwear

11/01/2017

The nearly 100-year-old maker of some of the most expensive shoes in the world has grown exponentially in the past decade. Can the family-run business become a global brand?

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World's Top Beauty Stock Looks to Tap China’s $4.3 Billion Beauty Market

11/01/2017

The shares of Beauty Community are the top-performers globally among cosmetics providers, surging 1,100 percent in the last five years — now the company looks to China for further growth.

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Hudson's Bay Gets 'Unsolicited' Offer for Galeria Kaufhof

11/01/2017

HBC reported Karstadt owner Signa has put in an "an incomplete, non-binding and unsolicited offer" to buy its main European asset, German department-store chain Galeria Kaufhof.

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Michael Kors Hopes to Win Customers with Experiences

11/01/2017

Michael Kors’ turnaround plan hinges on making its customers feel like they’re being personally dressed by its namesake designer — even if they aren’t.

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Social Goods | Agency Denies Model Died From Overworking, Why Aren't There More Black Designers?

11/01/2017

This week, a Chinese modelling agency denies Vlada Dzyuba died from exhaustion after Shanghai Fashion Week, and why the fashion industry needs to address diversity beyond the runway.

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Estée Lauder Gains After Chinese Expansion Helps Lift Forecast

11/01/2017

The cosmetics giant boosted forecasts for the year following better-than-expected growth in the first quarter thanks to rapid expansion in China and the acquisition of millennial-friendly brands.

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