Comme des Garçons has quietly grown a global multi-brand fashion business that now generates $220 million in revenue per year. BoF talks to Adrian Joffe — president of Comme des Garçons International, retail guru behind Dover Street Market and a member of the recently launched BoF 500 — about tending the precious root of creativity from which the company’s unconventional collections and business strategies both derive.
In a three-part report, BoF examines New York City’s ever-shifting retail landscape. Today, we look at Manhattan’s emerging luxury retail districts.
PPR Aims to Buy More Chinese Brands After Adding Qeelin (BusinessWeek) “PPR bought a majority stake in Chinese jeweler Qeelin for an undisclosed price and said it is looking to make more acquisitions in the Asian nation to bolster growth in its largest market for high-end goods.” Dover Street Market heads to New York (Telegraph) “The store, which was masterminded by Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo, opened
All change (FT) “While other shops gradually push the spring/summer sale stock into a corner as they introduce autumn/winter collections, every six months for the past seven years Dover Street has shut while new spaces are introduced, existing ones revamped or moved, and new ranges displayed…. What’s more important is creation and strength and newness.” Italian regulator examining Bulgari bid complaint (Reuters) “Italian