Did Burberry Reject Coach’s Advances?

BURBERRY rejected the takeover advances of American company Coach, rebuffing “multiple approaches”, The Financial Times reports today. The accessories giant was rumoured to have its eye on the British label last month, but neither brand has commented on the stories. Getty This latest rumour, attributed to “people briefed on the matter”, asserts that there are no longer “any active talks” between the two companies, and that Burberry successfully “saw off the interest” from Coach – currently creatively helmed by a

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#SuzyNYFW: Coach 1941 – Prairie Grit

Over the last three years, designer Stuart Vevers has been creating a full-on fashion statement for the handbag brand, and his British eye on America’s Wild West is creating a convincing fashion universe. Indigital The boots were key in the Autumn/Winter 2017 show, because the whimsical patterns of cherries and flowers on hefty shapes were symbolic of the entire collection. Cherry picking of a pattern here, a tufted flower there, or even a bird sewn on pearls on a leather

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Coach Seals The Kate Spade Deal

COACH has sealed the deal with Kate Spade, buying its fellow American label for $2.4 billion, the house announced this afternoon. Dan Lecca “Kate Spade has a truly unique and differentiated brand positioning with a broad lifestyle assortment and strong awareness among consumers, especially millennials,” said Victor Luis, CEO of Coach, reports Businesswire. “Through this acquisition, we will create the first New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands, defined by authentic, distinctive products and fashion innovation.” Kate Spade Autumn/Winter

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BURBERRY rejected the takeover advances of American company Coach

The Financial Times reports today that BURBERRY rejected the takeover advances of American company Coach, rebuffing “multiple approaches” . The accessories giant was rumoured to have its eye on the British label last month, but neither brand has commented on the stories. This latest rumour, attributed to “people briefed on the matter”, asserts that there are no longer “any active talks” between the two companies, and that Burberry successfully “saw off the interest” from Coach – currently creatively helmed by

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Coach Relaunches As Lifestyle Brand

COACH is rebranding itself as a lifestyle brand, with a renewed focus on its women’s ready-to-wear line – which it plans to develop. The label has hired former Paul Smith creative design director Sandra Hill to head up the category. “She understands how to tell a story,” the brand’s president and executive creative director, Reed Krakoff said of Hill. “We’re creating a network of talent. As opposed to being an accessories brand, we’re much more inclined to see the brand

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Coach Hires New CEO

VICTOR LUIS has been appointed Coach’s new CEO, but will not start in his new role until January. He succeeds Lew Frankfort, who has held the position for 33 years. “This is an exciting day for Coach,” Frankfort told WWD. “It’s a result of a several-year succession process, which has led us to Victor Luis. I couldn’t be happier with the appointment. I’m looking forward to being tied at the hip with Victor during this transition process.” Currently president of

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Coach Co-Founder Lillian Cahn Dies

LILLIAN CAHN, co-founder of leather goods label Coach, has died aged 89. The businesswoman passed away on March 4 in Manhattan. Hungarian-born Cahn launched the Coach Leatherware Company with her husband Miles Cahn in 1941 – then just a small family-run workshop in New York, which specialised in men’s products. They branched out to begin selling women’s handbags in the Sixties, which was an instant success – thanks in large part to the appointment of sportswear designer Bonnie Cashin, who

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Stuart Vevers: The Man With The Magic Touch

GoRunway SINCE arriving at Coach in 2013 following his departure from Loewe, Stuart Vevers, the heritage label’s executive creative director, seems to have brought the magic touch. Coach Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear +47 +46 +45 +44 Coach Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear Spring/Summer 2016 “I really wanted to celebrate what was different and authentic about Coach. There’s something about using American style as a reference that felt like a truth,” he explained this weekend as Coach took over the roof terrace of Selfridges

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Coach Wins Landmark Counterfeit Case

COACH Inc. has been awarded an $8 million (£5.2 million), court payout, after winning a counterfeit trial against a customs brokerage firm. The case is believed to be the first of its kind against a customs broker – a company responsible for clearing goods for import or export through customs barriers. The leather goods label first filed the lawsuit after US Customs and Border Patrol seized a large shipment of fake Coach goods destined for a Los Angeles port, reports

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All Aboard Vevers’ New-Look Coach

STUART VEVERS will adopt a similar approach to Coach as he did while creative director at Loewe – fusing the label’s history with a contemporary aesthetic. The British designer was named the US brand’s new design helmer yesterday, replacing Reed Krakoff who announced his exit in April. “My passion is for brands with heritage. Throughout my career, every brand I’ve been drawn to has a strong heritage,” Vevers said. “I think Coach is that kind of brand. My style is

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