PPR Results Beat Expectations (WSJ)
"French luxury-to-retail company PPR SA said first-half net profit fell 76% from a year earlier, when a gain from an asset sale boosted results, but revenue declined less than expected."
Giving the Auf to Fashion Copyright (Public Knowledge)
"Fashion is a business in which copying plays a major role in driving new styles and trends. Marc Jacobs putting his own twist on a classic Chanel design; fashion on the streets inspiring fashion on the runway; low-end retailers democratizing high-end trends by selling more cheaply made versions of designer apparel-these are all integral parts of the fashion ecology. It is thanks to copying that trends have such a frantic life cycle."
Vacant shop numbers soar (Drapers)
"The number of vacant shops on the high street has more than doubled over the past year according to a report by The Local Data Company."
Coco Before Chanel: 'She was claiming freedom through her designs' (Guardian)
"Catherine Leterrier designed the costumes for Coco Before Chanel. She tells Rachel Dixon how she brought a fashion legend back to life."