Ebay’s luxury foray, UK textile boost, Coach wins counterfeit case, Art of individuality, Fashion florist

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Ebay makes renewed foray into China (FT)
“Ebay is to make a renewed push into China via a partnership with xiu.com, a local online retailer of luxury goods. The US group plans to focus on importing high-end western goods at discount prices, taking advantage of a growing desire for such items in China, but without wading into the fierce competition of the domestic market.”

Cable backs plan to boost textile industry (FT)
“Vince Cable will on Friday throw his weight behind an industry-led scheme to resurrect the UK textile industry by creating up to 200,000 jobs in the next five years, in what could turn out to be a prime example of manufacturing ‘rescoring’.”

Coach awarded £160 million in internet counterfeiting case (Telegraph)
“US handbag brand Coach has been awarded $257 million (£160 million) in damages in the latest internet counterfeiting case. It is one of the largest sums of damages awarded to a fashion brand for internet counterfeiting, and tops the amounts won by Burberry and Hermès, who were each awarded $100 million (£63 million) in similar cases earlier this year.”

How fashionable shoppers are investing in individuality (Independent)
“Either way, customisation and bespoke services are on the increase among fashion houses this season, with two major launches for the pickiest aesthetes at ultra-luxury labels Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton.”

Q&A: Mark Colle – In Bloom (Dazed Digital)
Raf Simons hadn’t even shown a single silhouette at at the Dior haute couture show back in July and already people had formed an impression of what they were about to see as they entered Parisian hôtel particulier… Once again, Simons had called upon his friend florist Mark Colle, based in Antwerp to help him realise this memorable set for his debut at the house.”

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