The Creative Class | Justin O’Shea, Buying Director

Justin O'Shea | Photo: Mario Villanueva

BoF sits down with Justin O’Shea, buying director of MyTheresa.com, to understand how his hands-on attitude helped to turn a Munich-based store into a successful global luxury retailer that generates $130 million in annual revenue. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail. 

…Continue Reading

Role Call | Francois Schweitzer, General Manager and Head of Business Development

Francois Schweitzer | Source: Chalhoub Group

Listen to the market, have a flexible approach and share ideas with vendors, colleagues and, even, competitors, advises Francois Schweitzer, general manager and head of business development in the retail division of the Chalhoub Group.

…Continue Reading

Nicholas Kirkwood Launches in Beijing in Next Step of Expansion Plan

Nicholas Kirkwood's store at Shin Kong Place | Source: Nicholas Kirkwood

Today, British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood opens its first own-brand presence in China, in partnership with Beijing department store Shin Kong Place. BoF sat down with the designer and CEO Christopher Suarez to find out how this new ‘jewel in the crown’ fits into a global retail strategy propelled by investment from LVMH.

…Continue Reading

How Kitsuné Cultivated a Loyal Fashion Fanbase Through Music

Masaya Kuroki and Gildas Loaëc of Kitsuné | Photo: Sara Nataf

Former Daft Punk manager Gildas Loaëc and architect Masaya Kuroki launched the Kitsuné label with a unique blend of music and fashion. Twelve years later, the business is set to generate $15.9 million in annual revenue.

…Continue Reading