With $20 Million of New Investment Led by Condé Nast, Farfetch Pursues Multi-Channel Vision

Piece D'Anarchive | Source: Farfetch.com

On the heels of a new $20 million round of funding led by publishing powerhouse Condé Nast, Farfetch founder José Neves talks to BoF about his multi-channel vision for the curated fashion marketplace.

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Coach shares slump, Couturier virtues, Tod’s in line, Freedom in Paris, Vogue tops ad pages

Valentino couture by Valerio Mezzanotti | Source: NY Times

Coach handbag sales take hit, stock slumps (Reuters) “Coach Inc on Wednesday reported weak holiday-quarter results and unveiled a new strategy for shoes and clothing, spooking investors with the notion that the days of strong demand for its premium leather handbags may be numbered.” And Precisely So (NY Times) “The designers are learning to use the extraordinary skills of a couture atelier to be more self-critical

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Modernism in Milan, China cracks down, Cucinelli’s positivity, French Vanity Fair, Queen of Punk

Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: Nowfashion

Minimalist Matters (IHT) “Jil Sander is the archetypal figure to have reinterpreted mid-century Modernism. Her fashion life has been dedicated to streamlining style and to recognizing the dynamic place of women in society. But where should the designer take that vision now that she has returned to her own label after eight years and a series of stop-go comebacks?” China’s corruption crackdown takes shine off

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Olympic ambassadors, Condé Nast in Flite, Urban Outfitters surprise, Dafiti investment, Jean Genies

Michael Phelps for Louis Vuitton | Source: Louis Vuitton

Olympians become the new fashion ambassadors (The Guardian) “Their Olympic glory may now be over, but the stars of London 2012 are enjoying a new spotlight – as fashion’s latest darlings… Fashion and sport alliances look likely to continue in this vein in the aftermath of London 2012.” Condé Nast Invests in Digital Advertising Company Flite (Media Decoder) “The company will go from being a client

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The Vogue Festival Draws A Crowd

Vogue 'Cover' Shots | Source: Susana Lau, Style Bubble

British Vogue editors, normally ensconced behind their desks at Vogue House or off on fashion shoots in far flung locales, were zipping around with clipboards, cue cards and headsets, each playing their part in the first ever Vogue Festival.

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The Bottom Line | Condé Nast 2.0

LONDON, United Kingdom – Moves this week from within Condé Nast International suggest that some of the media giant’s edgiest fashion publications – including French Vogue and Love magazine – are finally gearing up to seize the digital opportunity in a more meaningful way. Superstylist Katie Grand, the creative force behind Love magazine, took to her brand new Twitter account Monday to announce the appointment of Alexander Fury in

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Flocking to UK luxury bargains, China’s leg up, Blogging for bucks, InStyle retail, Perfect black

Gucci store Bicester Village | Source: Thread

Luxury shoppers travel to UK for bargains (FT) “The changing appetites of Asian shoppers have driven share prices of luxury groups up and down during the course of 2011… Angela Ahrendts, Burberry’s chief executive, has coined the term ‘Travelling Luxury Consumer’ or TLC to describe its key customer group, arguing this is a more powerful force than the Chinese market alone.” A leg up for Condé Nast

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Hong Kong value, Condé Nast TV, Amazon as magazine middle man, Surface technique, Bollywood style

Chanel on Canton Road | Source: Asian Central

Highest Quality, Lowest Prices in Hong Kong (Bloomberg) “Hong Kong retail sales, boosted by mainland Chinese tourists, surged 26 percent to HK$264 billion ($34 billion) in the eight months through August… Zhang Zuoru said it was worth waiting in line in the Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district of the former British colony. She bought a bag in the Chanel store on Canton Road for 33,000 yuan ($5,190), at least 20 percent less

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Yves Carcelle to exit Louis Vuitton, Split personality, Hermès shares suspended, Uniqlo global, Condé Nast college

Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2011 by Steven Meisel | Source: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton picks Constans as new chief (FT) “Yves Carcelle, chief executive of Louis Vuitton, will stand aside at the end of the next year to be replaced by Jordi Constans, a senior executive of Danone, the French yoghurt group. The move, announced by Louis Vuitton’s parent company LVMH on Wednesday, reflects a trend among luxury goods groups to hire senior executives from the consumer goods industry as their rapid

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The Trouble with iPad Magazines

Vanity Fair’s June 2011 iPad Issue | Source: Vanity Fair

NEW YORK, United States — The iPad is one of the fastest growing consumer electronics devices in history. According to figures released by Apple, the number of units shipped in the first three quarters since launch left the company’s highly successful sibling products, the iPod and iPhone, in the dust when compared to the three quarters following their respective launches. And although recently reported component shortages and

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LVMH scores stake in Hermès, Condé Nast Digital loses Style.com, Digital tools, Web traffic leaders, Obama effect

Hermès belt detail | Source: Hollyscoop

LVMH `Playing a Waiting Game’ for Hermès Takeover (Bloomberg) “[LVMH said] it doesn’t intend to launch a tender offer, take control or seek board representation at the maker of Birkin bags after announcing it owns 14.2 percent of Paris-based Hermès, with the option to increase the stake to 17.1 percent.” Conde Nast Digital Loses Style.com (WSJ) “Conde Nast executives say the move is a natural pairing of two

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Nordstrom innovates, Emerging fashion, American Apparel warned, Content is king, Condé Nast courts India

Laura Theiss Autumn/Winter 2010, at Début | Source: Début New York

Nordstrom Links Online Inventory to Real World (NY Times) “The company wove in individual stores’ inventory to the Web site, so that essentially all of the stores were also acting as warehouses for online. Results were immediate… It also means that inventory is moving faster, and often at higher prices.” The Demand for Emerging Fashion: Part I (Huffington Post) “[The first trend] noticed was brand exhaustion

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