laria Venturini Fendi in Kenya beading with Maasai women.


Simone Cipriani Pairs Designers and Impoverished Artisans

Simone Cipriani, head and founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, links top fashion talents to more than 7,000 marginalized artisans in East and West Africa, Haiti and the West Bank.

– May 20, 2015


Prada Lands in Johannesburg

Earlier this week, Prada opened its first sub-Saharan African store in the massive Sandton City mall dedicated to luxury, called the Diamond Walk.

– May 14, 2015


Carolina Herrera Launching Herrera Confidential Fragrance Collection in Dubai

Carolina Herrera and her daughter, Carolina Herrera Baez will be in Dubai on Mothers Day to launch their new high-end fragrance collection, Herrera Confidential.

– May 8, 2015


Aimee Soft Joins O Alliance Network

Israeli firm helps match shoppers’ buying histories to brand offerings.

– May 5, 2015

Alessandra Lanvin


Instagram and Shoes — A Perfect Fit

Stores and designers turn to Instagram to showcase shoes.

– May 1, 2015


Emaar Malls Q1 Profits Rise 32%

Sales from its mall and retail assets gained 21 percent in the period.

– April 29, 2015


Retail Apparel, Luxury Segments See M&A Activity Decline

While mergers and acquisitions activity in the global consumer sector is on fire, retail apparel cools.

– April 23, 2015

The Markets

Study Shows Industry Interest In East African Sourcing Rising

Africa’s potential as fertile ground for apparel manufacturing is starting to take seed.

– April 23, 2015


Puma Appoints General Manager for EMEA

Martyn Bowen is to oversee the management of the sales teams in the region.

– April 22, 2015

Rupert Sanderson


Rupert Sanderson Opening Footwear Pop-up in Dubai

An exclusive collection of 24-karat gold-leafed shoes are on the menu for clients in Dubai during a two-week pop-up shop for footwear designer Rupert Sanderson.

– April 21, 2015