The Spotlight | Joe Richards

Joe Richards Autumn/Winter 2013 | Source: Joe Richards

This month, the BoF Spotlight shines on Joe Richards, a young London-based designer who, after working for the likes of Céline and Dior, has debuted a women’s collection under his own name, combining simplicity and sophistication for a modern, masculine effect.

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Will a Wave of Megastores Turn Bond Street into the World’s Premier Luxury Showcase?

Bond Street's Coming Luxury Megastores | Source: BoF

Following the arrival of Louis Vuitton’s super-sized “Maison” on London’s Bond Street in 2010, the thoroughfare will soon be home to a slew of high fashion megastores, transforming the once-quaint street into a larger-than-life global luxury showcase.

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Led by China, New Markets to Continue to Drive Luxury Growth, Says Report

Prada Store in Chengdu, China | Source: Prada

The European luxury goods sector will continue to expand over the next five years at 6-7 percent, with the majority of growth driven by consumers from new markets, revealing just how dependent the sector has become on emerging economies.

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Inditex E-Commerce Sales Soar

Zara store | Source: Courtesy

LONDON, United Kingdom — According to an estimate released this week by Credit Suisse, Inditex, the Spanish company that owns ‘fast fashion’ giant Zara, will achieve online sales of over 600 million euros in 2013, almost double that of 2012, the results of which will be announced next week.

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Nike Commits $50 Million to Make Kids Active

Michelle Obama and Mark Parker announcing their commitment to bring physical activity to schools | Source: Nike

CHICAGO, United States – Yesterday, US First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the 3-year anniversary of ‘Let’s Move,’ her campaign to fight childhood obesity. She was joined by Mark Parker, president and CEO of Nike, who announced that the sportswear giant was committing $50 million to Mrs. Obama’s cause, to be spent on a multi-pronged effort to bring physical activity back to American schools over the next five years.

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Power Moves | In a Flurry of Tweets, Umit Benan Leaves Trussardi

Umit Benan | Source: Courtesy Photo

MILAN, Italy — Yesterday, designer Umit Benan turned to Twitter announcing, ahead of his employer, his departure from Trussardi, the family-owned Italian luxury house he had worked for as creative director since 2011. “I have just completed my internship at Trussardi,” tweeted Benan. “Remember the finale song at Trussardi women’s show :) ‘Road to Nowhere.’ No wonder why I love Talking Heads so much.” The news was not

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