Fashionistas who want the latest looks from New York’s Fashion Week no longer need an invite to the exclusive event. A group of tech savvy women are making designs from the catwalk instantly shoppable for deep-pocketed consumers thousands of miles away.
Rakuten Inc. agreed to buy U.S. rebates website Ebates Inc. in Japan’s largest e-commerce deal on record as the operator of the country’s biggest online mall seeks overseas growth through acquisitions.
Menswear plays a poor relation to women’s styles at New York Fashion Week, but it is enjoying faster-growing sales and consumer tastes that are becoming more daring, experts say.
For Twitter Inc., a tweet will soon be more than a form of communication or an ad — it will be an invitation to buy. The San Francisco-based microblogging company is testing a “buy” button so consumers can purchase directly from tweets posted on its service.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s largest e-commerce company, is emerging in Brazil as a challenger to entrenched foreign rivals EBay Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. as consumers seek cheap imports.
Apple Inc. hired renowned industrial designer Marc Newson to work on future products, adding a close friend and collaborator of the iPhone maker’s head of design, Jony Ive.
Associated British Foods Plc, the U.K. sugar and ingredient company, said sales and operating margin at its Primark budget fashion chain climbed, increasing the group’s full-year profits even as sugar sales slump.
Apple has invited fashion editors and bloggers to its annual launch event in unprecedented numbers, possibly indicating the iPhone maker’s plans to debut a smartwatch.
The upcoming Alibaba IPO is expected to raise north of $21 billion when it debuts on the New York Stock Exchange, but American retail investors show lacklustre enthusiasm.
Salvatore Ferragamo SpA Chairman Ferruccio Ferragamo ruled out selling a stake in the luxury shoemaker founded by his father amid speculation that the company could attract interest from LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA.
Asian names are well established on the fashion catwalks in America, and a new wave of Asian designers already accomplished at home hopes to follow suit at New York Fashion Week.
BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.