Save the Date | Fashion Pioneers, Natalie Massenet, 22 July 2010, London

LONDON, United Kingdom — Mark your calendars. In her first live, in-depth interview after Swiss luxury goods group Richemont acquired the online fashion retailer she founded — valuing the business at a cool £350 million — The Business of Fashion is delighted to announce that Natalie Massenet, Founder and Executive Chairman of Net-a-Porter, will be our next Fashion Pioneer at a very special event on 22 July, 2010. In a rare,

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Trapani’s choices, Entrepreneuring women, Lilly Pulitzer’s true colours, UK Property tax hit, Toronto’s troubles

Francesco Trapani photographed by Ko Sasaki | Source: NY Times

Strategic changes at Bulgari – Francesco Trapani (Europa Star) “In a watchmaking landscape that is seeing a shuffling of cards (economic crisis, the announcement by Nicolas Hayek that the Swatch Group is stopping distribution of component parts), what is Bulgari’s strategy?” Two women, two businesses, one £450m British success story (Independent) “One began by selling a few posh frocks in cyberspace. The

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Breaking News | Richemont confirms acquisition of Net-a-Porter

Net-a-Porter screenshot | Source: Net-a-Porter

LONDON, United Kingdom — It’s official and finally confirmed. Net-a-Porter, the world’s pioneering and leading luxury ecommerce retailer has been acquired by Richemont, which was already the largest shareholder in Net-a-Porter prior to the announcement of the transaction this morning, valuing the business at a whopping £350m. Natalie Massenet, Net-a-Porter’s Founder and Executive Chairman has long been a friend

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CEO Talk | Natalie Massenet, Chairman and Founder of Net-a-Porter

Natalie Massenet

  LONDON, United Kingdom – When Natalie Massenet talks, people listen. It wasn’t always that way. When Massenet first proposed the idea of selling luxury products online in 1999, she faced more than a few doubters. Nobody doubts her now. Frequently described as one of the most influential women in the fashion business, as Chairman and Founder of NET-A-PORTER, Massenet has built the pre-eminent online luxury

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