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DKNY: LVMH throws in towel, G-III picks it up

So LVMH is selling DKNY to G-III Apparel with G-III’s CEO calling DKNY “iconic” and LVMH’s MD saying the “time was right”. Apart from that opening sentence probably containing more initial letters than any I’ve written in my entire life, there’s no actual surprise there. The fact is that the US-based Donna Karan business never…

Tod’s: Facing up to luxury armageddon

Luxury fashion company Tod’s is currently trying to reinvent itself, adjusting its product and moving from a two-seasons-a-year model to a new-season-each-month one. And it seems that the plan couldn’t come soon enough because tough conditions mean the luxury sector is currently in need of a change. The company has just reported its first half…

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Brexit: Chaos theory and the story so far

So here we are, a few days after the most momentous vote in modern UK history with lots of people saying “let’s see how it plays out”. How has it played out so far? Chaos. The UK was the world’s fifth largest economy last Wednesday. Today it’s the sixth largest. That’s how much he pound’s…

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Brexit: The point of no return

Yesterday was a pretty crappy day for me on a number of fronts but while we all hope to wake up to a new, sunnier day, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. And it hasn’t happened today. I’ve woken up in a country where slightly more people voted for xenophobia and a cloud-cuckoo-land version of Britain…