Surprise digital boost, Tourist conundrum, Simon Spurr’s exit, Designer power, Amanda Brooks

Net-a-Porter screen shot | Source: Net-a-Porter

Internet channel: Digital use may have boosted sales by surprising amounts (FT) “The luxury goods industry has a reputation for being timid about using the internet. However, a seminal report…finds that widespread use of the internet by browsing consumers, for example for research and price comparison, means that about 15 per cent – or €25bn – of total sales in the luxury goods industry are “directly generated” by

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Inside Ferragamo, Spurr exits, H&M sales up, LVMH charms Fabindia, Waight-Keller on Paris

Massimiliano Giornetti | Source: Heart 2 Heart

Inside the mind of Salvatore Ferragamo’s new creative head (Independent) “Creating a global wardrobe is just the tip of the role Giornetti was handed two years ago. Having been a menswear designer for the brand for 10 years, working his way up to head the division, Giornetti took over the helm of womenswear too in July 2010 after a series of creative directors had failed to make a lasting impact with their

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The Moral of Dior, Russian market slows, Haute denim, ASVOFF winner, Getting to know Simon Spurr

Lady Dior Handbag Spring/Summer 2011 | Source: Art8amby

The moral of Dior’s numbers (FT) “The Christian Dior results are in and, contrary to what some people had predicted in March when John Galliano, Dior designer, was fired for saying bad stuff, they are good. In fact, they are very good.  Revenue for the first nine months is up 21 per cent (at constant exchange rates) to €705m against the same period in 2010 and retail revenue rose by 27 percent.” Weak economy reins in Russia’s

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