Lorenzo Bertelli, Chiara Ferragni and Alexander Arnault are among young people recently appointed to corporate boards.

Human Resources

Equal Measure: Corporate Directors Are Getting Younger, Slowly

Though the average age of board members at fashion and luxury companies hovers around 60, that’s slowly changing.

clock June 2, 2021Miles Socha

Birkenstock sandal

Fashion Scoops

Birkenstock Adds Alexandre Arnault to Board: Sources

The Frenchman is currently executive vice president, product and communications at Tiffany & Co.

clock April 30, 2021WWD Staff

Etro RTW Fal 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions

Etro Open to Partnerships, L Catterton Said to Be Eyeing Brand

While the Etro family has long denied interest in selling its namesake company, on Monday it said it was “evaluating possible partnerships,” as sources say it has tapped Rothschild as its adviser.

clock April 19, 2021Luisa Zargani

Birkenstock sandal

Mergers and Acquisitions

Birkenstock Deal Adds Heat to Comfy Shoe Sector

Private equity giant L Catterton and family holding Financière Agache took a majority stake in the 250-year-old German footwear maker.

clock March 1, 2021Miles Socha and Cathrin Schaer

A raffia-inspired style from the Il Pellicano capsule for the A style from the Il Pellicano capsule for the Birkenstock 1774 collection.


Birkenstock Sells Majority Stake to LVMH-Affiliated Investors

The iconic German footwear brand will fund further expansions, with support from L Catterton and Financière Agache.

clock February 26, 2021Cathrin Schaer

Rick Owens x Birkenstock Spring 2021

Fashion Scoops

Rick Owens Is Still Digging Comfy Sandals

While practically synonymous with monster boots, the designer has extended his collaboration with Birkenstock.

clock September 11, 2020Miles Socha

Birkenstock chief executive officer Oliver Reichert

Fashion Features

The World Is Flat: CSM Design Students Refashion Birkenstock Sandals

Designs by four Central Saint Martins MA student designs will be produced and sold by Birkenstock starting in February.

clock July 9, 2020Samantha Conti



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Sephora is acquiring Feelunique.


Sephora Acquiring Feelunique, the U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller

clock July 23, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

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