Op-Ed | Having a Mission is Good for the World and Good for Business

A child wearing glasses donated by Warby Parker | Source: Warby Parker

Today, as Warby Parker announces a new milestone — distributing one million pairs of glasses to people in need — co-founder Neil Blumenthal argues that having a social mission is not only good for the world, but critical to attracting the top talent required to build a successful business.

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Stores Still Critical to Wooing Men, But Leaders Re-Wiring for Digital Age

Gucci Brera boutique in Milan | Source: Gucci

In the age of e-commerce, physical flagships are still critical to engaging male luxury consumers, though market leaders are integrating their online and offline presence to create new digitally enhanced stores.

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L’Eclaireur’s Patrick Aramburu on the Parisian Retailer’s ‘Difficult’ Approach

Patrick Aramburu, chief buyer of L'Eclaireur | Source: Courtesy

L’Eclaireur was one of the first stores to bring directional fashion to Paris. Chief buyer Patrick Aramburu sat down with BoF to discuss how the store’s uniquely ‘difficult’ approach invites customers to interact, not just transact.

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Op-Ed | Photoshopped Fashion Ads Should Be Labelled

(L) An outtake from the Lady Gaga photoshoot for Versace S/S 2014, leaked on fansite GagaDaily, and (R) the final campaign | Source: GagaDaily, Versace

The Photoshopped images that appear in fashion and beauty advertising cause emotional and physical health issues in young women. It’s time these images are accompanied by clear disclosures, argue Camilla Olson and Samantha Jensen.

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Ferragamo CEO Sees Improved Growth Outlook, Upbeat On China

Shopping at Salvatore Ferragamo | Source: Reuters

MILAN, Italy — Italian luxury leather goods maker Salvatore Ferragamo expects group results to improve in the second half of 2014 from the first six months on the back of strong demand in China and in global travel retail, its chief executive said on Sunday.

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Fendi Touts Dolce Vita as Owner LVMH Relies on Brand for Growth

Fur room in Fendi boutique, London | Source: Courtesy

PARIS, France — Think of Rome and you might picture the birthplace of western civilization, the Vatican or Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Luxury-goods maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA wants you to dream of Fendi.

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American Apparel Finds CEO Misused Funds; Helped Discredit Employee

Ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney | Source: Reuters

NEW YORK, United States — An internal investigation at American Apparel Inc has found that its CEO Dov Charney violated company policies, ranging from misusing company funds to failing to stop the discrediting of at least one former employee who had accused him of sexual harassment, a person close to the matter said.

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