Remembering Karl Lagerfeld, a creative force in the business of fashion

Feb 19, 2019
The fashion house Chanel announced its creative director died today.
Karl Lagerfeld before the opening of his photo exhibition entitled 'Little Black Jacket' at the Grand Palais in Paris, France on November 8, 2012.
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How luxury consignment works at The RealReal

Oct 17, 2018
"People aren't going to stop buying Gucci, they're just not."
Julie Wainwright is CEO of luxury consignment company The RealReal.
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How luxury consignment works at The RealReal

Oct 17, 2018
"People aren't going to stop buying Gucci, they're just not," said Julie Wainwright, co-founder and CEO.
Julie Wainwright is CEO of luxury consignment company The RealReal.
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Chanel launches its first big fragrance in 15 years

Sep 22, 2017
The long gap is part of the perfume-making process. But it's also a business strategy.
A perfume flask of 'Chanel N°5', created in 1921, is displayed as part of the exhibition 'N°5 culture Chanel' referring to French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971) at the Palais de Tokyo art museum in Paris
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Why a former Chanel CEO purged her closet

Apr 17, 2017
Maureen Chiquet ran the French luxury retailer for nine years. Now she's waiting for inspiration to reinvent herself.
“The symbolism of actually going through and purging and cleaning my closet was really about reclaiming who I was originally,” said Maureen Chiquet, former Chanel CEO.
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Think of it as an exclusivity tax

Dec 5, 2014
For brands like Chanel, high prices are about more than adjusting for inflation.

Brad Pitt becomes first Chanel No. 5 spokesman

May 10, 2012
The Marketplace staff offer their takes on what his commercials will be like.

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