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    Lyst aims to shake up online fashion shopping

    Five years ago Chris Morton was a young venture capitalist sharing a London flat with two twenty-something female...

  2. August 29, 2014

    Horst P Horst retrospective at the V&A Museum

    Of all the 20th century’s fashion photographers, Horst P Horst remains the most enigmatic. Such obscurity is fitting for...

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  1. August 29, 2014

    Why fashion matters – no matter who you are

    Why do I put what I put on my body? It was in search of an answer to this very question that spurred Sheila Heti to visit...

  2. August 29, 2014

    Discounters open fashion front in supermarket war

    When Dave Lewis hurries into the chief executive’s chair at Tesco on Monday – a month earlier than planned – the former...

  3. August 27, 2014

    Tiffany: stay classy

    Tiffany just keeps on shining. Net earnings jumped 16 per cent to $124m in the second quarter on the back of a 7 per cent...

  4. August 27, 2014

    Tiffany lifts guidance as sales sparkle

    Tiffany & Co has raised its profit forecast for the second time in less than six months, after sparkling second-quarter...

  5. Material World

    August 27, 2014

    Will LVMH buy a stake in Proenza Schouler? Three key takeaways

    The luxury M&A rumour mill has gone into overdrive yet again amid reports that LVMH is looking to acquire a minority stake...

  6. August 22, 2014

    The rise and rise of Indian fashion

    Is the fashion world waking up to Indian design? This year Indian designers have steadily been gaining international...

  7. August 22, 2014

    Ross Stores’ strong earnings helps lift US retail sector

    Retailers finished the week on a high note after a flurry of earnings reports. Discount retailer Ross Stores led the S&P...

  8. Material World

    August 22, 2014

    The ice bucket cometh - but so does the backlash

    The ice bucket cometh. Months after the #nomakeupselfie campaign first went viral in the name of beating cancer, and the...

  9. August 21, 2014

    Gap to open 40 stores in India

    Gap is moving in to India’s fast growing market for Western-style apparel with plans to open 40 stores from 2015 – in the...

  10. FT Tech Hub

    August 21, 2014

    Meet the Smelfie: Sony's bid to win in the selfie wars

    By Jonathan Soble and Lindsay Whipp OK, so you know selfies are a thing – who doesn’t? But what about encasing that...

  11. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2014

    UK entrepreneurs to export Indian tonic - to India

    It sounds like a case of selling coals to Newcastle, but UK drink mixer company Fever-Tree plans to start exporting its...

  12. August 15, 2014

    Summer hair styles: the long and short of it

    How to describe the season’s most striking haircut? Combine Julie Christie’s tousled blowout in the film Shampoo (1975) with...

  13. August 15, 2014

    Week in Review, August 15

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Investors pile into cybersecurity start-ups Venture...

  14. Material World

    August 15, 2014

    Louis Vuitton temporary store at Dover Street Market

    Luxe leathers, tribal printed t-dresses meet corrugated, wooden changing cubicles and Japanese minimalism at the brand new...

  15. August 15, 2014

    Rare Ferrari fetches record $38m at auction

    The late Hollywood star Steve McQueen may have never owned a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta but it is safe to say the...

  16. August 15, 2014

    Diamond auction to spotlight sparkling Asian demand

    An unusually flawless pink diamond headlining Sotheby’s autumn sales in Hong Kong will become one of the most valuable gems...

  17. August 13, 2014

    Department stores slip on Macy’s warning

    Shares in US department store operators slipped after one of the country’s largest chains warned an improving second half...

  18. August 13, 2014

    Review: Defying the Odds – The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs

    Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs By Devesh Kapur, D Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad Random House India,...

  19. August 13, 2014

    Business jet sales take off again in better climate

    When the chief executives of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors flew to Washington, cap in hand, during the 2008 financial...

  20. August 12, 2014

    Pandora: charmed

    When Zeus commanded the creation of the first woman, the gods produced the all-gifted Pandora. She mistakenly loosed a host...

  21. August 12, 2014

    ‘Return to rationality’ signals big shift in China’s housing market

    As China’s real estate slump began to hit sales at the Champs Elysées development in the picturesque lakeside city of...

  22. August 10, 2014

    Tos Chirathivat, Central Group: a balancing act in Bangkok

    Four years ago, Tos Chirathivat was seeking to rebuild his company’s flagship CentralWorld Bangkok mall after it was torched...

  23. August 8, 2014

    UK business concern grows over damaging trade war with Russia

    High Street retailers are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of a damaging trade war between Britain and...

  24. August 8, 2014

    Week in review, August 9

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Banks ‘treated like criminals’, says StanChart executive...

  25. August 8, 2014

    Fashion’s autumn/winter 2014 ad campaigns

    Hemlines may once have been a cute way of monitoring the state of the economy – rather aptly, they are all over the place...

  26. August 8, 2014

    Fashion start-ups bring style to Silicon Roundabout

    Shoreditch’s mixture of computer programmers and stylish youngsters is helping to create a new breed of business. A group of...

  27. Material World

    August 7, 2014

    Leonard Lauder's $1.1bn donation to the arts - and luxury's other big givers

    In October The Met will open its doors in New York on a showstopping new exhibition of works which, when given to the...

  28. August 5, 2014

    Coach woes go on despite turnround effort

    Sliding sales and a sharp drop in profits in the fourth quarter capped a tough year for Coach. The latest results beat Wall...

  29. August 4, 2014

    Michael Kors outclasses rivals on sales

    Revenue and profits surged at Michael Kors in the first quarter, fuelled by higher sales in every region and consolidating...

  30. August 1, 2014

    Berths boom as super-rich rekindle love affair with high-sea luxury

    The world’s super-rich are returning to the high seas, with the number of luxury yacht sales hitting their highest level...

  31. July 31, 2014

    Diageo profits hit after writedown in baijiu spirit business

    Diageo, the world’s biggest spirits group, reported an 11 per cent drop in full-year net profit as it bore the brunt of the...

  32. July 30, 2014

    Luxury group Kering beats forecasts

    Kering, the luxury and lifestyle group, reported better-than-expected sales during the second quarter as growth of its...

  33. Material World

    July 30, 2014

    Kering says Gucci will have a brighter second half

    Those ubiquitous double-G Gucci bags are not whirring retailers’ cash registers as they once used to. Sales at Gucci, the...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 30, 2014

    Indian ecommerce: who needs automation?

    It’s all kicking off in Indian ecommerce. Flipkart, an ecommerce website founded by two former Amazon employees, raised $1bn...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2014

    Guest post: China's anti-corruption strike has long-term investment implications

    By Jonathan Fenby of Trusted Sources Tuesday’s announcement that former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang is...

  36. July 29, 2014

    Next lifts retail sector with upbeat profit guidance

    Retail stocks made progress on Tuesday after upbeat numbers from fashion retailer Next lifted the sector, although one of...

  37. July 27, 2014

    A head for Ferragamo footwear

    Palazzo Spini Feroni, the 13th-century headquarters of the Salvatore Ferragamo shoe dynasty, is a showstopper. Rich...

  38. July 25, 2014

    Middle East visitors are UK’s top spending tourists

    Tourists from the Middle East are Britain’s most zealous international shoppers, says Visit Britain, the national tourism...

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