BY HELENA PIKE
Today’s consumers are demanding faster fulfilment — but next-day and same-day delivery costs companies dearly, and some workers are paying the price.
Tiffany has cut profit forecasts and share prices have fallen and annual sales have hovered at just over $4 billion since 2014.
Nike’s second-quarter results soothed concerns that the brand is losing ground to competitors such as Adidas and Under Armour.
The chain has struggled like other mall-based retailers as consumers shift spending to experience rather than clothing.
Heavily indebted retailers J. Crew Group Inc. and Claire’s Stores Inc. are delving into their loan agreements to find creative ways to raise or reconfigure their debt.
The UK will become the latest country to outlaw plastic microbeads used in face wash and toothpaste next year over concerns they harm marine life and enter the food chain.
This week, Instagram borrows from Pinterest with a ‘Save for Later’ button and Shiseido creates an internal venture capital organisation to develop innovative beauty products and services.
“In the hands of these recontextualisers, the logo, whether the stand-alone C or the full script rendering, is reborn as something of an ideological and aesthetic blank slate, an axis upon which to turn and a foundation for new ideas.” The New York Times
“Make-up artist Bobbi Brown will step down from her eponymous brand by the end of 2016, having founded it 25 years ago.” Vogue
“Makeup vaults are physically large with a price tag to match, and beauty fans can’t get enough of them.” Racked
“Back in the nineties the British fashion houses Burberry and Jaeger had both seen better days.” The Raconteur
“Perhaps inadvertently, Smalls has become something of a spokeswoman for diversity, with her fashion clout now giving her the power to take a stand.” The Telegraph
BY COLIN MCDOWELL
In the seventh instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, meet the late bloomer who invented the ‘New Look.’ It took Christian Dior four decades to put on a show but the gallerist turned designer won over Paris from the word go.
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