McQueen’s royal challenge, Telling and selling, Barneys’ online expansion, Luxottica’s bright spot, Nicola Bulgari talks

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The Business Impact of the Royal Wedding (WWD) “Dressing Catherine Middleton for the royal wedding has catapulted the house of Alexander McQueen from niche designer business into household name, giving management the delicate task of balancing its exclusive reputation with the wider commercial potential now within its grasp.” Websites blur line between telling and selling (FT) “A new wave of US e-commerce

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Waiting for the dress, I.T.’s Asian dominance, Chinese luxury heights, Puma raises target, Social opportunities

Waiting for the Dress (NY Times) “Many believe that Ms. Middleton’s dress, like the bouffant gown Princess Diana wore in 1981, will be a game changer, inspiring replicas or adaptations at every level of the marketplace, some within weeks or even days of its debut.” I.T Is About Brand Management (WSJ) “Sham Kar Wai started selling clothes in 1988 because he couldn’t find the British punk fashion that he liked

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