NEW YORK, United States — Kate Spade wants to be Ralph Lauren. Looking to quadruple retail sales to $4 billion, the handbag maker is modeling itself on Lauren’s empire: a global lifestyle brand selling everything from apparel to home goods.
With more guts than experience, David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues left London to start a provocative men’s fashion magazine, Hercules. Eight years later, they prepare to launch Vamp, a new, subversive and sexy title for women.
In the iPhone Age, fashion week has become one glorified, ridiculous, narcissistic, nauseating selfie, argues Mark C. O’Flaherty.
PARIS, France — While Gucci and Louis Vuitton blame slumping sales on their upmarket drive they argue will help them regain some of their lost glory, there is growing evidence they are losing out to newer, more affordable luxury brands.
As the once humble sneaker continues its ascent from streetwear symbol to luxury icon, the BoF Spotlight shines on fast-rising, Los Angeles-based luxury sneaker and leather goods brand Buscemi.
The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) leapt by 6.7 percent this month, overperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by almost six percentage points, as luxury sector investors seem to have received the reassuring they needed from a number of positive signals, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.
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