Making Sense of Burberry’s Big News

Imran Amed reflects on the surprise news that Angela Ahrendts is leaving her role as Burberry’s chief executive to take up the position of senior vice president of retail and online stores at Apple and will be replaced by Christopher Bailey, who is set to take on the dual title of chief creative and chief executive officer.

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Angela Ahrendts to Leave Burberry for Apple, Christopher Bailey to Be CEO

Angela Ahrendts | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

Angela Ahrendts is set to exit her role as the company’s chief executive in mid-2014 to join Apple. In an unusual move, Christopher Bailey will replace Ahrendts, taking on the dual title of chief creative and chief executive officer.

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Burberry CEO: China’s 2012 Luxury Slowdown May Not Be Temporary

Burberry Advertising Campaign | Source: Burberry

PARIS, France — China's slowdown last year was perhaps more than just a passing phase for the luxury goods sector, the head of British fashion house Burberry told French newspaper Les Echos in an interview published on Monday.

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Airport Retail Flying High

Dior concession at London Heathrow Airport | Source: Heathrow Airport

Once a profitable but rarely discussed sideline business, airside retail is now a highly lucrative, core component of a successful luxury strategy and airport operators are innovating to take sales even higher. BoF investigates.

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CEO Talk | Angela Ahrendts on Burberry’s Connected Culture

Angela Ahrendts | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

In a BoF Exclusive, Imran Amed sits down with Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts to discuss the company’s connected culture as the company launches its first fragrance since taking its beauty business in house earlier this year.

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Long Overlooked, the Flourishing Philippines

Jacket and tie in the Philippines' national colours | Source: Ayala Land, Inc.

The Philippines has long been overshadowed by its larger neighbours and underestimated by international fashion brands. Now the country is reporting faster economic growth than China. BoF reports.

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Burberry Reiterates Outlook as Quarterly Sales Exceed Estimates

Burberry Americas Headquarters | Source: Burberry

LONDON, United Kingdom — Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, reiterated its forecasts for the year after sales of its spring-summer collection lifted first- quarter retail revenue more than analysts estimated.

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