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    1. December 12, 2014

      Join the glitterati: the best sparkly party accessories

      As Christmas approaches you may be impervious to the saccharine schmaltz of department store ads or the urge to impersonate...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Unfreezing Ukraine and the Bosnian endgame: The idea that Donetsk, the centre of...

    1. October 16, 2014

      Singapore wealth fund GIC snaps up 4.6% of Jimmy Choo

      Singapore’s $100bn sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought a 4.6 per cent stake in luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo, which listed on...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Jimmy Choo narrows IPO price range downwards

      Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has narrowed downwards the price range for its initial public offering after the poor...

    3. October 13, 2014

      FSB’s buzz cut for repo borrowers helps banks feel a little less bald

      Shadow banking has image problems. The Stygian name is a downer, for a start. Moreover, unconventional lending could spawn...

    4. September 23, 2014

      Shoemaker Jimmy Choo confirms plans for London IPO

      Luxury shoe designer Jimmy Choo has confirmed plans to float in London as the City’s IPO market reopens after the summer...

    5. Material World

      May 29, 2014

      The battle for cyber real estate hots up in the luxury world

      In a world where online control of both brand name and territory is considered increasingly essential, it is of little...

    6. Material World

      May 11, 2014

      Part lll: Sub-Saharan Africa

      Dismissed for decades by the industry, it has only been in the past 18 months that sub-Saharan Africa has really started...

    7. Material World

      April 22, 2014

      There’s a new player in the private equity/fashion world and they are spending

        Getty Images The on-again/off-again love affair between private equity and fashion seems to be heating up again, what with...

    8. Material World

      April 14, 2014

      Assessing the Alexander Wang/H&M collaboration

        Getty Images So Alexander Wang, left, is the latest runway designer to team up with H&M in their high/low limited-edition...

    9. March 16, 2014

      Jimmy Choo owner eyes London listing

      The owner of Jimmy Choo is considering a float of the luxury shoe business, helping spur a wave of European and US initial...

    10. December 30, 2013

      Raised to start a business

      Jack Barber was born into a family of food entrepreneurs. Barber Foods, a frozen-poultry company, was started by his...

    11. November 13, 2013

      Mellon memoir sticks the Jimmy Choo boot in

      Tamara Mellon’s life combines the hallmarks of Greek tragedy, Dynasty-style soap opera and the modern fairy tale of a career...

    12. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2013

      Genesis Luxury: local partner for high-end fashion in India

      How do international brands such as Jimmy Choo and Burberry work in India? What makes Bottega Veneta and Canali sell in a...

    13. September 30, 2013

      Nature-inspired accessories at Milan Fashion Week

      The newest muse for accessory designers in Milan was neither a film star nor a rock star but someone altogether more ...

    14. September 27, 2013

      Italian lessons

      Bare essentials Blame it on Michelle Obama’s elegant arms and the related tricep/bicep workout craze, but women want to show...

    15. Material World

      August 30, 2013

      Annie Leibovitz and M&S: money well spent or the emperor's new clothes?

      Much hoo-ha this week about Marks & Spencer’s announcement they hired photographer Annie Leibovitz for their autumn/winter...

    16. August 23, 2013

      Fashion’s autumn ad campaigns

      It’s August, and this being fashion, that means September – September issues, that is, all hitting the coffee table with a...

    17. August 16, 2013

      Step out in Mediterranean sandals

      From catwalks to urban sidewalks, the Mediterranean sandal, with its artisanal feel, vegetable tanned leather and stitched...

    18. Material World

      July 29, 2013

      What Tamara Mellon did next: disrupt fashion

      Today, downtown at the Pace Gallery in New York, Tamara Mellon finally unveiled her new brand – not mention plans for the...

    19. June 18, 2013

      London menswear show: runway report 2

      If anyone is still sceptical about the need for a third menswear city, aka the year-old London men’s shows, I have two words...

    20. June 14, 2013

      London calling

      The new men’s catwalk season begins in London this weekend under the banner London Collections: Men (“LC:M”). It kicks off...

    21. June 2, 2013

      Top luxury executives play game of musical chairs

      The stagnating eurozone, a global tourism slowdown plus a crackdown in China on ostentatious gift-giving have all taken...

    22. May 10, 2013

      Does art really sell product?

      It’s Frieze weekend in New York, which means that for the past two weeks the art-fashion love-in has been in full swing....

    23. Material World

      May 2, 2013

      Jimmy Choo starts writing its post-Tamara story

      I had a very illuminating chat yesterday with Jimmy Choo chief executive Pierre Denis. He’s been in the job not quite a year...

    24. Material World

      April 4, 2013

      Tamara Mellon’s Act II: a book, a brand, a...biopic?

      What do you do when you are stuck in a non-compete for a year? Write a memoir, which is in part a tell-all about your former...

    25. March 28, 2013

      Germans show appetite for coffee brands

      Joh A Benckiser’s hunger for consumer brands just keeps growing. Run by former Reckitt Benckiser chief executive Bart Becht,...

    26. March 1, 2013

      Milan Fashion Week 2013: spikes and seams

      It was probably only a matter of time. Once the Metropolitan Museum announced that the subject for the Costume Institute’s...

    27. February 10, 2013

      Lion Capital acquires GHD

      A British-based hair-straightening brand represented by pop star Katy Perry has been bought by Lion Capital, the private...

    28. February 8, 2013

      Black-tie thinking

      At Sunday night’s Bafta film awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars, it’s not just actresses who will be in the fashion...

    29. February 7, 2013

      TowerBrook raises $3.5bn fund

      Defying a depressed fundraising market, TowerBrook, the British-American private equity firm that used to own shoe designer...

    30. Material World

      December 6, 2012

      Labelux and Mulberry race for leathergoods crown

      Two interesting announcements this morning. First, Labelux announces that instead of embracing (and chasing) hard luxury, it...

    31. September 28, 2012

      Footloose and fantasy

      For all the talk doing the rounds this week about the importance of Made in Italy and the creativity that can only happen...

    32. September 7, 2012

      Crazy feet

      The only shoe dilemma faced by many men used to be deciding between black or brown but now, eye-catching footwear is opening...

    33. September 3, 2012

      You can take the cult out of culture

      Among many proposals about how to restore a positive corporate culture at companies that have lost their way, no one has yet...

    34. August 31, 2012

      Mature markets

      If you thought that 40 was the new 30, think again. Rolling out in cinemas comes Cannes film festival Palme d’Or winner...

    35. Material World

      August 2, 2012

      More private equity action in fashion

      Hey! That rhymes. It could almost be a rap. Or a jingle: action/fashion…action/fashion. Getty Images Onwards. It’s also...

    36. July 23, 2012

      Peet’s Coffee in near-$1bn buyout by Benckiser

      Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a US chain that claims a devoted following of “Peetniks”, is to be acquired for nearly $1bn by Joh A...

    37. July 17, 2012

      Burberry may quit Interparfums agreement

      Burberry is preparing to pay €180m in cash to extricate itself from a licensing agreement with the French company that...

    38. July 8, 2012

      Qatari royal family in talks for Valentino brand

      The Qatari royal family is in advanced talks with private equity firm Permira over the sale of Valentino, the Italian luxury...

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