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  1. Material World

    April 16, 2014

    What's behind the Oscar de la Renta search rumours

      Getty Images And this is how a fashion rumour gets started. A few days ago Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip column,...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Burberry rises on Chinese sales

    Burberry’s strategy in China has paid off and helped sales at the British luxury goods group rise by almost a fifth in the...

Special Reports

  1. Business of Luxury 2012

    Tourist buyers: the Chinese pay less when they are away from home. This may lead Europ...
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  1. February 10, 2014

    ‘Diversity deficit’ threatens FTSE 100 companies’ competitiveness

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies still have an all-white executive leadership, according to research which warns that a...

  2. Material World

    January 30, 2014

    The most creative business people in fashion: guess who!

    Getty Images Oh, yay! Another list! The Fast Company 1000 is out, a list of the 1,000 “most creative people in business”,...

  3. January 17, 2014

    Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20%

    The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has topped 20 per cent for the first time, raising hopes that the UK government’s...

  4. Material World

    January 8, 2014

    Stacey Cartwright to Harvey Nichols: two industry trends at one blow

    Getty Images So the rumours were true, and Stacey Cartwright, the ex-Burberry CFO who left that brand last February, has...

  5. January 5, 2014

    Gongs for guff that reach new levels of flannel

    Each January for the past eight years I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or...

  6. December 27, 2013

    Openings for women in the boardroom

    What do Glencore Xstrata, the London Stock Exchange and Antofagasta have in common? They are the three FTSE 100 companies...

  7. December 15, 2013

    Time lost to blow-dries makes hair a feminist issue

    Last week I discovered that I am a feminist, after all. Until then I had thought that women who did professional jobs were a...

  8. December 13, 2013

    What fashion adds to the tech world

    Pity the poor fashion editor. Life is so confusing these days. Half the time I am wading through Christmas presents and...

  9. December 12, 2013

    Angela Ahrendts

    In hindsight, it’s amazing that no one saw it coming. After all, Angela Ahrendts, the soon-to-be-former chief executive of...

  10. December 10, 2013

    Women stuck in corporate slow lane as men dominate race to top

    A man who starts his career with a FTSE 100 company is four and a half times more likely to reach the executive committee...

  11. November 22, 2013

    Why women prefer fixed-price cars

    Angela Ahrendts is about to leave Burberry; Liv Garfield is soon to run Severn Trent; the privatised Royal Mail may soon...

  12. November 18, 2013

    Severn Trent poaches BT executive for CEO

    Severn Trent is to become one of only three FTSE 100 companies with a female boss after announcing that Liv Garfield would...

  13. November 17, 2013

    MBA gender gap: tackling the imbalance

    Business schools worldwide are increasing their efforts to attract women to their management education programmes in...

  14. November 14, 2013

    Burberry first-half revenues pass £1bn for first time

    Burberry sought to ease fears over whether Christopher Bailey can successfully hold the roles of both chief creative officer...

  15. October 18, 2013

    Burberry says new chief Bailey will be ‘unconventional’

    Christopher Bailey will be an “unconventional” chief executive of Burberry, the luxury goods group has told investors, as it...

  16. October 16, 2013

    The control freak formula at Apple and Burberry

    To tour the Burberry flagship store on London’s Regent Street – with its beautifully stacked clothes, its “magic mirrors”...

  17. FT Alphaville

    October 15, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Scott Skyrm on technical default, Treasurys, and repo. - Jamie Dimon and “people who matter”. -...

  18. beyondbrics

    October 15, 2013

    Ahrendts switch: Burberry's emerging markets pedigree is what Apple is missing

    A Burberry mask, but not an iPhone As Angela Ahrendts “transitions” from Burberry to Apple, giving shares in the fashion...

  19. Material World

    October 15, 2013

    Burberry shake-up will change fashion industry

    Getty Images Told you I would come out of sabbatical for industry-shaking news. Well, Tuesday’s announcement that Burberry...

  20. Business Blog

    October 15, 2013

    I fear for Angela Ahrendts at Apple

    Two years ago, I awarded Angela Ahrendts a prize. The chief executive of Burberry, I thought, should be honoured for her...

  21. Business Blog

    October 15, 2013

    Angela Ahrendts achieves triple-A status at Apple

    The appointment of Angela Ahrendts, chief executive of Burberry, to manage Apple’s retail operations is intriguing in many...

  22. October 15, 2013

    Rio Tinto helps lift FTSE 100 miners

    Burberry shares fell sharply on Tuesday after the company announced the departure of chief executive Angela Ahrendts. Ms...

  23. October 15, 2013

    British wunderkind takes helm at Burberry

    Even by the fashion’s industry’s standards, Christopher Bailey has seen a startlingly rapid rise to the top at a young age....

  24. October 15, 2013

    Christopher Bailey to head Burberry as Angela Ahrendts joins Apple

    Apple has turned to Angela Ahrendts, the chief executive of Burberry and one of the most powerful women in fashion, to fill...

  25. July 12, 2013

    British beauty means business

    For an industry that is based on building confidence, the British beauty business has always suffered from low self-esteem....

  26. July 10, 2013

    Burberry posts strong sales growth

    Burberry showed it was back on trend with better-than-expected trading over the past three months, following problems last...

  27. Material World

    July 3, 2013

    Women on top: Lanvin and YSL get female CEOs

    Finally, some female executives at fashion brands. On Tuesday Kering named Francesca Bellettini CEO of Yves Saint Laurent,...

  28. Material World

    June 26, 2013

    Who determines “cool” in fashion?

    Getty Images BusinessInsider.com thinks they know! Yes, the web site (which I generally highly recommend for anyone who...

  29. June 13, 2013

    Burberry chief takes home £6.8m after cashing in fewer shares

    Angela Ahrendts, chief executive of Burberry, took home £6.8m in the year to March, less than half the amount she received...

  30. June 10, 2013

    Burberry chief keeps gripes over pay at bay

    Burberry products cost a premium – and its chief executive is paid one too. Angela Ahrendts, the American chief executive of...

  31. May 21, 2013

    Strong demand in China helps boost Burberry sales to £2bn

    Rising sales in China helped annual revenues at Burberry hit £2bn for the first time, as the British luxury goods group...

  32. April 17, 2013

    Burberry taps China to beat luxury fears

    Burberry allayed concerns about a global slowdown in sales of luxury goods as its second-half revenues beat analyst...

  33. April 10, 2013

    Cable warns of women director ‘quotas’

    The business secretary has warned that companies face the “real possibility” of quotas after data confirmed that a drive to...

  34. March 15, 2013

    From copper mines to handbags

    Digitisation and change go hand-in-hand. Take mining. Traditionally characterized by physical labour, it is now an industry...

  35. February 7, 2013

    Burberry’s board changes beg more finesse

    The moves could be as well co-ordinated as a stylish coat and handbag. Stacey Cartwright is standing down as Burberry’s...

  36. February 7, 2013

    Cartwright out in Burberry board shake-up

    Stacey Cartwright, finance director of Burberry, is quitting the group in a boardroom shake-up that triggered a sharp fall...

  37. January 6, 2013

    The first word in mangled meanings

    The bullshit market knows only one phase: the bull phase. So it is no surprise that 2012 turned out to be yet another bumper...

  38. November 7, 2012

    Burberry profit cut by move into perfumes

    A move to start making its own perfumes and cosmetics has fuelled a 29 per cent decline in first-half pre-tax profit at...

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