Hugo Boss Quarterly Earnings Miss Forecasts on Drop at Wholesale

Joan Smalls and Anja Rubik for Hugo Boss Autumn/Winter 2013/4 | Source: Hugo Boss

FRANKFURT, Germany — Hugo Boss AG, the German luxury clothing-maker, reported earnings that missed analysts estimates as a difficult market environment in China and a weakening wholesale business offset higher retail sales.

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Op-Ed | Preventing Another Rana Plaza

Rana Plaza collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh | Source: Flickr

In the wake of Rana Plaza, it’s clear that voluntary self-inspection of garment factories by brands and retailers is not enough to avoid terrible human tragedy. Workplace health and safety standards must be set and enforced by the workers themselves, argues Tansy E Hoskins.

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Hugo Boss Benefits from U.S. Demand and Tight Stock Management

Hugo Boss Spring Summer 2013 Campaign | source: Hugo Boss

FRANKFURT, Germany — German fashion house Hugo Boss said tight stock management and fewer discounts drove up profits and that shoppers in the United States helped offset a still-challenging market in mainland China.

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Hugo Boss Woos Wu to New Position of Boss Womenswear Artistic Director

Jason Wu | Source: Courtesy photo

NEW YORK, United States — Jason Wu is set to take up the newly created position of Artistic Director for Hugo Boss' BOSS womenswear line, effective June 15, the company said in a statement. The 30-year-old, Taiwan-born designer, who founded his eponymous, New York-based label in 2007, will assume responsibility for all product and image-related components of Hugo Boss’ primary women's ready-to-wear and accessory lines.

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