Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

In Industry News, What's New by Accessories Staff

GucciWomenswear Fall Winter 2014 Milan Fashion Week February 2014

Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, one bebe DMM Jennifer Wesch says will be quite influential for accessories this fall

New York—A lot of “Big Picture thinking” this week…Glen Senk, former chief executive for Urban Outfitters and David Yurman, announced a partnership with Berkshire Partners including a $350 million war chest for investing in high-growth retail.

Another company investing in future potential: PVH which took a minority stake in Karl Lagerfeld including first dibs on Karl Lagerfeld licensed business in North America.

Future Focus

Each year, Interbrand analyzes the top 50 global brands, and while most of them are to be expected, the real movers up the chart turn out to be those brands that have heavily invested in their digital business.

Of course, there’s also a big picture overview of Spring/Summer 2015 accessories trends provided by Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting service. The latest report highlighting key trends next year is now available for purchase.

Other top online articles this week include:

Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting: Spring/Summer 2015 Report Available

Coldwater Creek Also Headed for Liquidation?

March Comps Softer Thanks to Easter Shift to April

10 Minutes With…Jennifer Wesch, DMM, Bebe

Best Global Brands 2014 Edition Is Here

Ex Urban Outfitters CEO, Berkshire Partner on $350 Million Retail Investment Deal

Fashion, Leathergoods Push LVMH into Stronger Q1 Sales

PVH Takes Minority Stake in Karl Lagerfeld

Easter to Shake Off Winter Blues at Retail?

Adam Levine Expands with Women’s Collection at Kmart