Ungaro’s fall, Mark Lee confirmed Barneys CEO, Social statements, Western fits for Levi’s China, Tansky’s legacy

Emanuel Ungaro fitting a model | Source: NY Times

The Fall of the House of Ungaro (NY Times) “Ungaro was losing roughly $15 million a year, and [the Ferragamos] signaled to their bankers to look for a buyer. Abdullah was the only serious buyer who turned up. That was in 2005, and as you probably guessed, he had no experience in fashion.” Barneys Appoints New CEO (Market Watch) “Barneys New York, the luxury retailer, with the support of its shareholder Istithmar

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Trainers the new denim, Tansky steps down, The ultimate sari, Tavi’s Google mishap, Why clothes matter

Lanvin Mens Trainers Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Nondivision

Luxury brands are looking to trainers for new business (Independent) “Designer denim used to be the go-to strategy of luxury labels to lure in new customers, but now it seems as if trainers are the new jeans.” Neiman Marcus CEO Tansky to Retire (WSJ) “Neiman Marcus Group Inc. said Chief Executive Burton Tansky will retire in October, stepping down just as the luxury-goods department-store chain begins to recover

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