The Daily Digest

  1. Penske Media Buying WWD and Fairchild from Condé Nast

    “Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is buying the U.S.-based business publishing assets of …More

  2. Supermodels, Back In Vogue: How Social Networks Made Miranda, Kate And Karlie Household Names

    “The world is experiencing a resurgence of the supermodel — not since the 1980s (think Kate Moss, Naomi …More

  3. Killing the Skinny Jean

    “Three years ago, clothing merchants tried to snuff out the trend with an innovation called flares. Women …More

  4. Sending the Right Message in China

    “Jiang Qiong Er is chief executive and artistic director of Shang Xia, a Chinese luxury brand backed by the …More

  5. Teen Apparel Retailer Aeropostale Reappoints Julian Geiger as CEO

    “Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc said it had reappointed Julian Geiger as chief executive with …More

Cult Menswear Brand John Elliott + Co Grows on Its Own Terms

Snap Overshirt, Hooded Villain, and Escobar Sweatpants | Source: John Elliott + Co

John Elliot and Aaron Lavee have managed to grow an initial investment of $30,000 into a fledgling business that’s set to generate revenues in the “seven-figure-range,” propelled by its standout basics and healthy online fanbase.

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Gritty Paris Slows Flow of Chinese Tourists

Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Elysees, Paris | Source: Shutterstock

First-time visitors from China arrive in Paris expecting to see a quaint, affluent and friendly European city with smartly dressed men and women smelling of Chanel No. 5. Instead, they discover the French capital’s grittier side.

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Op-Ed | Alibaba’s Catch-22

A Gucci wallet of unverified origin listed on Taobao | Source: Taobao

Stuck in a ‘catch-22’ in its relationship with luxury brands, Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba should take a page from Google, maximising revenue in the short term, while buying critical time to build enduring relationships with Western brands, argue Brian Buchwald and Joshua Neckes.

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