By  on January 18, 2018

LONDON — Burberry had a lot to say Wednesday about pre-Christmas trading, its plans to go big on handbags and its new strategy of selling top-to-toe looks, but there was one particular question that was burning on the lips of financial analysts, a question that Burberry couldn’t answer: Who will replace Christopher Bailey?

Burberry’s chief creative officer and erstwhile chief executive officer, Bailey will show his final collection in February during London Fashion Week and step down from the board in March, although he plans to work with the brand until the end of the year. The new ceo, Marco Gobbetti, has already begun looking for Bailey’s successor, although that could take a while and he’s not planning to comment on speculation in the meantime.

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