Fendi wins damages, Saks lightens the mood, Ginza loses its lustre, LVMH and Parsons, Drape and shape

"Think About" Campaign | Source: Saks Facebook

Burlington Coat Factory Ordered To Pay Damages To Fendi (Business Insider) “Federal Judge Leonard Sand in New York ruled Monday that Burlington Coat Factory knowingly violated Italian fashion company Fendi’s trademarks, and awarded the luxury brand treble damages.” A Campaign to Leaven the Mood (NY Times) “The Saks campaign is indicative of a trend on Madison Avenue to evoke elements of the dire days of the

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Fendi’s future, Investors for Replay, Marzotto’s new venture, Jaeger’s expansion, Visionary Grace Coddington

The Future of Fendi: Hotels, Men’s line and F project (CPP-Luxury) “Michael Burke, CEO of FENDI confirmed in a recent interview the relaunch in 2010 of the men’s line which was stopped earlier this year,” as well as the extension of the F Factory and a new hotel concept. Replay majority stake bought by new investors (Drapers) “An acquisition vehicle has bought a majority 60% stake in Fashion Box SpA

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Copycat Culture | The Shape of Things

Chanel No. 5 | Source: Chanel

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Sometimes, a mere glimpse of a product’s silhouette is enough to tell which designer or fashion house created it: the Chanel No 5 perfume bottle, the toe of a Berluti shoe, the unique shape of the Fendi baguette. Today, there is renewed interest in these kinds of classic products as shape and design have made a return in making a product desirable, especially now when consumers don’t want their

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Michael Burke on Luxury, Menswear second lines, Clements Ribeiro returns, Protests threaten Bread & Butter

Craft Punk exhibit in Miami, courtesy of Fendi

Why Luxury needs a recession (Business 24-7) “Michael Burke, President and CEO of Italian fashion house Fendi, has always maintained that luxury should not be affordable. ‘It cannot be, it shouldn’t be for everybody,’ he insists. ‘The way the products are made, the quality and the works… luxury is not for instantaneous gratification. One should aspire for it.’” Distinctive Men’s

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Saks’ pricing, Runway change, Indian retail squeeze, Show must go on in New York

From left to right: Sean Connery in a Louis Vuitton ad; Hunter wellies; a model at Prada's recent menswear show; a Coach bag; a sketch from Rebecca Taylor's fall 2009 collection, Photo courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

Saks Upends Luxury Market With Strategy to Slash Prices (WSJ) Saks’ deep discounting before the holiday season will have a long-term effect on the consumer psychology. Fashion Walks a Fine Line (WSJ) During New York Fashion week, you’ll see dour and spunky on the runways, the magic blend that will court customers. Retailers feel credit squeeze in India (FT) “India’s biggest discount retailer said that

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