The Global Business of Secondhand Clothes Thrives in Kenya

Gikomba market in Nairobi | Source: Reuters

Shaded by ragged squares of canvas, amid choking dust and the noise of hawkers, shoppers in Nairobi’s Gikomba market can turn up Tommy Hilfiger jeans or a Burberry jacket for a fraction of the price in London’s Regent Street or New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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LVMH Revenue Growth Matches Estimates as Europe Offsets Asia

Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Élysées, Paris | Source: Shutterstock

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury-goods maker, reported third-quarter revenue that met analysts’ estimates as improved growth in Europe and the U.S. compensated for slowdown in Asia.

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Role Call | Olivia Kim, Director of Creative Projects

Olivia Kim, director of creative projects at Nordstrom | Source: Courtesy

Olivia Kim, Nordstrom’s director of creative projects, says the Internet has made the world more accessible than ever, but you’ve got to “get out there.” Discovering something online isn’t the same as touching fabric or seeing a collection hanging on a rail.

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Burberry First-Half Sales Rise Amid Digital Growth

'My Burberry' campaign starring Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss | Source: Burberry

Burberry Group Plc, the U.K. maker of $995 trench coats, reported first-half sales sales that met analysts’ estimates as online marketing initiatives helped cushion slowing Chinese and Russian demand.

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The Secret Journey of a Fashion Piece — Part 3: Logistics and Supply Chain

Inside the Quiet Logistics fulfilment centre in Devens, Massachusetts | Source: Quiet Logistics

Getting the right fashion products to the right sales channels can be a highly complex process. In the final instalment of a three-part series supported by Lectra, The Business of Fashion traces the path of a product from factory to store, uncovering how technology and data are playing an increasingly important role in helping companies synchronise their supply chains.

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