The Daily Digest

  1. Rick Owens and the Dark Art of Creativity: “I Could Just Burn the Whole F*****g Place Down”

    “The American fashion designer is creating biblical epics on the grandest of scales and his business is …More

  2. You See Sneakers, These Guys See Hundreds Of Millions In Resale Profit

    “By inventing the concept of a limited sneaker, Nike helped spawn a secondary market that puts money in the …More

  3. The Plus-Size Bloggers Taking on the Fashion Industry

    “Meet the chic and style-savvy ‘fatshion’ bloggers who embrace their curvy figures, inspire other …More

  4. LVMH: It May be Time for a Smartwatch

    “LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Friday it is considering teaming with a technology company to …More

  5. Where Fashion Designers Find Inspiration

    “It’s one of fashion’s great mysteries. Where do designers find their inspiration, and why do they so often …More

Julie Wainwright of The RealReal on Why Experience Matters

Julie Wainwright | Source: Courtesy

In the latest instalment of Founder Stories, BoF talks to Internet veteran Julie Wainwright about what she learned from the ‘dotcom’ crash, launching a digital business in a tech culture that is ageist and sexist, and how she took luxury resale site The RealReal from zero to $100 million in revenue in just three years.

…Continue Reading

The Global Business of Secondhand Clothes Thrives in Kenya

Gikomba market in Nairobi | Source: Reuters

Shaded by ragged squares of canvas, amid choking dust and the noise of hawkers, shoppers in Nairobi’s Gikomba market can turn up Tommy Hilfiger jeans or a Burberry jacket for a fraction of the price in London’s Regent Street or New York’s Fifth Avenue.

…Continue Reading