Coach profits soar, Puma slows, Issey Miyake’s design award, Savile Row defenses, SEH Kelly

Coach Poppy Campaign | Source: Art8Amby

Why Coach Continues to Bag Soaring Profits (Forbes)
“The wins just keep on coming for Coach. The New York-based leather goods and accessories brand just reported a 21 percent bump in profits as sales for its fiscal third quarter rose 16.6 percent to $1.11 billion.”

Puma says hit by slowdown in Europe in Q1 (Reuters)
“German sporting goods company Puma said wariness among European consumers hurt its first quarter earnings, with net profit falling 5 percent and results missing forecasts.”

Issey Miyake Takes the Prize (IHT)
“Issey Miyake and Reality Lab, the Japanese designer’s research and development team, have won a coveted ‘Oscar’ from the Design Museum of London.”

Sorry chaps, Abercrombie & Fitch simply doesn’t fit Savile Row (Guardian)
“A modest band of immaculately dressed chaps and chapettes descended upon Savile Row to protest against the opening of a children’s store by Abercrombie & Fitch… Savile Row has maintained its excellent reputation for over two centuries, surviving hard times and boom times and even occasionally moving with the times.”

The must-know menswear label: SEH Kelly (Telegraph)
“Allow me to introduce the groovy menswear designer Sara Kelly and her boyfriend Paul Vincent… the pair of them design exquisite, hand-finished men’s clothes in the quietly luxurious Margaret Howell mould, all of them made in Britain.”