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.
Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
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.
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.
Though tens of millions of dollars of investment has poured into the space, fashion recognition apps have yet to fulfill their original promise.
The Savigny Luxury Index turned around in mid October as confidence in the US economy returned and the US Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing.
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.
The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.
Très Bien’s blend of sneakers, streetwear and high fashion has given rise to a successful men’s e-commerce business and a portfolio of budding fashion brands, with combined revenues set to hit $5.6 million in 2014.
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