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Versatility and longevity of leather expressed at New York congress

A number of descriptive words relating to leather were repeatedly used during the 4th World Leather Congress (WLC) in New York on July 16. They aimed at showing the various qualities of the material in front of stylists, designers, students and buyers attending the one-day event. The WLC took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.


Jimmy Choo, Bally and Belstaff up for sale

Private investment company JAB Holdings, majority shareholder of the Jimmy Choo, Bally and Belstaff brands, is to sell its investments in fashion to focus on the luxury food and dining segments, particularly coffee. 


If you want to make money – open a coffee shop

In pretty much every city in Europe and China that I have been recently, the retail traffic appeared significantly down compared with a year ago. Part of this is the big shift to online purchasing as more and more consumers find smartphones and tablets a very convenient way to buy.