East of Eden: How Russia’s Isolationism is Impacting Fashion, Part Two — Retail

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At the beginning of the year, Russia was one of the world’s most promising fashion markets. But in the last ten months, isolationist policies combined with a fragile financial climate have seen the country’s economy plummet. In the second instalment of a two-part series, BoF explores the consequences for fashion retail in Russia.

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East of Eden: How Russia’s Isolationism is Impacting Fashion, Part One — Media

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As Vladimir Putin’s policies push Russia further away from the global community, new laws limiting foreign ownership of Russian media will force publications in the country to restructure. Should the fashion press be worried? In the first of a two-part series, BoF examines the country’s changing fashion media landscape.

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Indian Retailers Hobble Online as E-Commerce Firms Race Ahead

Snapdeal's fulfilment centre in Mumbai | Source: Reuters

The head of Future Group, one of India’s largest and most established retailers, admits he can’t keep up with web sites like Snapdeal and Flipkart when it comes to spending money to entice shoppers to buy online.

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Can Post-Crisis Dubai Become the World’s Largest Consumer Fashion Hub?

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After London, Dubai is the second most popular place in the world to shop for fashion and luxury goods. Can it become number one? Six years after the devastation of a global recession that saw billions wiped off the value of local real estate, BoF sits down with Mohamed Alabbar, architect of the emirate’s retailing success, to understand his vision for the future.

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