How the pandemic is changing high fashion

May 27, 2020
Gucci's the latest designer to announce it's changing the way the industry does business.
Gucci's Spring/Summer 2020 runway show in Milan in 2019. The brand announced it is officially abandoning the traditional fashion seasons.
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Rihanna and LVMH announce new luxury fashion house

May 10, 2019
The 31-year-old star has made history (again).
Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna anniversary event on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
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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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Mid-luxury brands say no to discounted goods

Jul 31, 2018
Ralph Lauren posts earnings bump by leaning in to full priced products
People walk by Ralph Lauren's Fifth Avenue Polo store on April 4, 2017 in New York City.
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Inside the mind of Manolo Blahnik, the king of shoes

Sep 14, 2017
The life of the designer and the creation of his eponymous luxury shoe brand is the subject of a new documentary, "Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards."
“The only time I ever really see Manolo truly, truly happy and contented is when he's in the factory sculpting the last of a new shoe or playing with the shape of a new heel,” says Michael Roberts. Above, a picture of Manolo Blahnik.
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High-end bag maker Coach splurges and buys rival Kate Spade

May 8, 2017
Luxury goods maker Coach announced today it’s splurging. It has agreed to buy rival company Kate Spade for $2.4 billion. Coach has already acquired high-end shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, and with the Kate Spade purchase, it seems it’s on a…

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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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Luxury parka-maker Canada Goose gambles on going public

Mar 16, 2017
High-end Toronto retailer Canada Goose is looking to raise at least $230 million with its IPO launch. Its product line is tiny, and the coyote fur-lined winter coat price tags are big, with some parkas going as high as $1,300.…

Weak euro undermines Chanel's China strategy

Mar 18, 2015
Luxury brands want to expand in China, not sell to Chinese tourists in Paris