Julie Wainwright of The RealReal on Why Experience Matters

Julie Wainwright | Source: Courtesy

In the latest instalment of Founder Stories, BoF talks to Internet veteran Julie Wainwright about what she learned from the ‘dotcom’ crash, launching a digital business in a tech culture that is ageist and sexist, and how she took luxury resale site The RealReal from zero to $100 million in revenue in just three years.

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American Apparel Said to Pay Interest as CEO Crisis Eases

American Apparel store | Source: Reuters

American Apparel Inc., which was threatened with default after the ouster of Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney in June, plans to take another step toward stability today by paying interest on its bonds, according to people familiar with the situation.

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Stuart Weitzman, Master of Mid-Market Glamour

Stuart Weitzman | Source: Courtesy

With Stuart Weitzman on the auction block, the designer reveals how he built a footwear brand that generates $300 million in annual revenue with a blend of refined aesthetics, wearability, affordable pricing and vertically integrated manufacturing.

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Role Call | Olivia Kim, Director of Creative Projects

Olivia Kim, director of creative projects at Nordstrom | Source: Courtesy

Olivia Kim, Nordstrom’s director of creative projects, says the Internet has made the world more accessible than ever, but you’ve got to “get out there.” Discovering something online isn’t the same as touching fabric or seeing a collection hanging on a rail.

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The Secret Journey of a Fashion Piece — Part 3: Logistics and Supply Chain

Inside the Quiet Logistics fulfilment centre in Devens, Massachusetts | Source: Quiet Logistics

Getting the right fashion products to the right sales channels can be a highly complex process. In the final instalment of a three-part series supported by Lectra, The Business of Fashion traces the path of a product from factory to store, uncovering how technology and data are playing an increasingly important role in helping companies synchronise their supply chains.

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Gap Shares Tumble After CEO Murphy Announces Exit

Gap CEO Glenn Murphy steps down | Source: Courtesy

Gap Inc. fell the most in more than three years after saying it will replace Chief Executive Officer Glenn Murphy, who was credited with reviving the apparel maker during his seven-year tenure, and posting disappointing September sales.

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