Republic deal, Zegna at 100, Superdry outlet in-house, Harrods degree, D&G mens serious business

Diesel Be Stupid S/S 2010 | Source: The Inspiration Room

Diesel Be Stupid S/S 2010 | Source: The Inspiration Room

TPG agrees 300 mln stg Republic fashion deal (Reuters)
“U.S. buyout firm TPG [TPG.UL] is to buy British fashion retailer Republic in a deal worth about 300 million pounds ($445 million) from rival private equity house Change Capital Partners.”

Zegna at 100: From the Alps to the World (IHT)
Ermenegildo Zegna — the company that celebrated its centennial Monday during Milan’s menswear week…is the incarnation of the Italian dream. It is a family company, now embracing its fifth generation, with a global reach, but its heart beats in a paternalistic home in northern Italy.”

Superdry brings online outlet in-house (Retail Week)
“SuperGroup, the young fashion business which owns brands Superdry and chain Cult, has brought its online outlet for Superdry in-house as it looks to boost its online sales.”

Get a degree in sales from Harrods (Guardian)
Harrods is known for purveying some unusual items in its vast gilt halls… Now it has entered a new market – one not usually associated with extravagance – education. From this summer, Harrods will be Britain’s first retailer to offer an honours degree in sales.”

Dressing Men: A Delicate Balance (WSJ)
“Dolce and Gabbana build one of the biggest and most successful men’s businesses. Half of the company’s €1.2 billion ($1.48 billion) in 2008 sales was generated by its men’s collection, a balance few other major fashion houses have achieved.”