Armed with huge sums of money invested at sky-high valuations, fashion start-ups are setting themselves up for failure. But with the right capital structure, any company that can build a brand that delights its customers can be an economic win for all involved, argues Lawrence Lenihan.
At a time when fashion companies are more focused on brand than ever before, private label manufacturers continue to flourish. BoF reports.
NEW YORK, United States — Gap Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to more than triple sales in China in three years as it seeks to grab a bigger piece of the overall $1.4 trillion global clothing market.
NEW YORK, United States — Still hurting from last year's see-through yoga pants debacle, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands.
SUNNYVALE, United States — Yahoo! Inc.’s Marissa Mayer can’t rely on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to bail her out much longer, putting the onus on her to accelerate a sales rebound that’s only getting started.
NEW YORK, United States — Aldo Bensadoun, who founded the Aldo Group in 1972 selling wooden clogs in Canada, is the sole owner of the Aldo Group’s two shareholding entities. The retailer now has a value of $1.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, making Aldo’s executive chairman, Bensadoun, a billionaire.
NEW YORK, United States — Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the teen retailer that’s been under pressure from activist investors to shake up management, hired Kohl’s Corp. executive Joanne C. Crevoiserat to be chief financial officer.
FORT MYERS, United States — Chico’s FAS Inc., the operator of more than 1,400 women’s clothing stores, rose the most in more than two years after Leonard Green & Partners LP disclosed a 1.3 percent stake in the retailer.