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What Makes a Rolex so Expensive?

The 18-karat white-gold Rolex Cosmograph Daytona sells for $41,300 whereas the same model in stainless steel sells for $13,150. At t...

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Hermes at Risk?

The WSJ reports that Hermes generates 25% to 30% of total sales off of two, now iconic, handbags: the Birkin and Kelly. The challeng...

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The Business of Fashion - Imran Amed

Harvard grad and former Mckinsey consultant Imran Amed became one of the fashion industry's most knowledgeable experts with a fashio...

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Versace: A $2.1 BN Price Tag for $17.5 MN of Profits

An article in the WSJ highlighted several metrics and recent transactions suggesting the top is near:
"Then there’s Mic...

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Chanel reveals financial results for the first time in 108 years.

Chanel chose to reveal financial results for the first time in over a century to make the company's position in the fashion industry...

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Robots bring the cost of manufacturing a t-shirt down to 33 cents.

The cost of manufacturing is increasingly influenced by advances in automation. With this progress the cost of labor, and consequent...

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Record Sale: $300,168 (USD) for a Birkin Bag.

Christie's sold the most expensive handbag to date:
Fabled as the rarest handbag in the world, this Hermès Himalaya Bir...

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