As much as brands talk about compliance and concern for workers’ rights and safety, the unfortunate reality is that price is still king, says Edward Hertzman.
Central Group, the Thai company that bought Italian department-store chain La Rinascente in 2011 and Denmark’s Illum last year, is seeking more deals in retail.
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From Australia’s wild west coast to the Canadian hinterland, new wealth from oil and gas is helping to turn remote cities into fashion-hungry hubs.
In less than four years, French luxury brand Chloé has quietly relaunched its second line and transformed its aesthetic, thanks to the company’s energetic new creative director and CEO. On the eve of the brand’s Paris runway show, BoF talks to Clare Waight-Keller and Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye about their partnership and joint aim to turn Chloé into a globally recognised powerhouse.