Has Private Equity Learned Its Lesson on Fashion Investments?

Valentino spring/summer 2014 campaign | Source: Valentino

Current market reports indicate that private equity firm Permira Advisers is aiming to sell its majority stake in Hugo Boss and re-opening talks to invest in Roberto Cavalli. What lessons can private equity firms learn from the company’s last major fashion investment?

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L’Eclaireur’s Patrick Aramburu on the Parisian Retailer’s ‘Difficult’ Approach

Patrick Aramburu, chief buyer of L'Eclaireur | Source: Courtesy

L’Eclaireur was one of the first stores to bring directional fashion to Paris. Chief buyer Patrick Aramburu sat down with BoF to discuss how the store’s uniquely ‘difficult’ approach invites customers to interact, not just transact.

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Joshua Schulman on Bergdorf Goodman’s Menswear Business, Recast and Re-Energised

Joshua Schulman | Source: Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman’s dedicated men’s store has been remodeled and recast using a new sub-brand: Goodman’s. BoF sat down with Joshua Schulman, president of Bergdorf Goodman, to learn more about the New York department store’s menswear business and the recent changes.

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