Op-Ed | The End of the $1 Billion Fashion Brand

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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.

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The Business of Blogging | Ari Seth Cohen, Advanced Style

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On the eve of his documentary film debut, Ari Seth Cohen speaks with BoF on how he has parlayed a personal interest in stylish older women into a profitable business and a platform for challenging perceptions of aging.

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How Aldo Bensadoun Became a Billionaire

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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.

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Abercrombie Hires Kohl’s Crevoiserat as CFO Amid Investor Fight

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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.

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