Charles Tyrwhitt’s New CEO Looks to Replicate U.S. Success Globally

Charles Tyrwhitt was founded in the U.K. in 1986, but the U.S. is actually the brand’s largest market. So it makes sense that the executive who had been overseeing the American market would be charged with running the entire company as it works to expand its reach globally.
Luke Kingsnorth, who had served as president of North America, has been overseeing the division during a run of double-digit growth and the addition of eight retail stores. He was named to the top post in April after Michael Stanier resigned.
In July, Kingsnorth will move back across the pond, taking the success he achieved here and applying it to the corporation as a whole.
He will lean on his omnichannel expertise to expand the company’s e-commerce reach while continuing to exploit casualwear, add made-to-measure suits, offer a revamped trouser assortment with a new, more-modern fit, and develop a range of casual shirts with shorter tails so they can be worn untucked.
Additionally, Kingsnorth said the business is “exploring wholesaling in some core territories.”
Kingsnorth has been with Charles Tyrwhitt since 2010 when he left John Lewis Direct to join the company as e-commerce director. Two years later, he added marketing duties to his role before moving

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Stone Island Continues to Grow Globally

MILAN — Stone Island’s golden moment is not expected to end anytime soon.
In 2018, the company, which registered a 30 percent gain in revenues to 192 million euros compared with the previous year, has also seen its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rise 51 percent to 57 million euros.
The brand’s online business also grew 35 percent with Germany, the United States and Canada, accounting for the lion’s share of the brand’s e-commerce sales.
“I think the factors determining our growth are many,” said Stone Island president Carlo Rivetti, during an interview at the brand’s new Milanese flagship. “What I can say is that we didn’t do anything special, the market actually came toward us. Probably, we have products which are considered in line with the times and the requests of the market.”
Perhaps so, but even if Stone Island might have taken advantage of a market trend, the company is actually making important investments to support its constant growth. In particular, Rivetti said the company acquired 75 percent of its knitwear manufacturer Officina della Maglia. This strategic move will enable the brand to boost its knitwear segment, which already accounts for 15 percent of the company’s total business.
At the same

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EU legal advice: France can’t censor Google globally

France should not able to use EU laws to force Google to delete search results outside of the EU’s jurisdiction, according to one of the bloc’s most senior legal advisers.
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Swimwear Brand Réard to Be Reintroduced Globally This Spring

Swimwear and resort brand Réard is being reintroduced to the global markets in the spring.
Richard Emanuel, the brand’s chairman and serial entrepreneur best known for his investments in telecom, acquired the intellectual property assets of the brand a few years ago. He said the plan is to do the relaunch this spring via a dedicated e-commerce platform, and then throughout the balance of the year and part of 2018 to introduce the brand to key department store doors. According to Emanuel, the company would then test pop-up locations next year at select resorts, with an eye toward building out company-branded retail sites, possibly in 2019.
The brand is targeting the luxury space, where swimwear’s starting price point is $ 200, but can go as high as $ 650. According to data provided by Emanuel, the global swimwear market could reach $ 28.3 billion by 2020, while the U.S. market could reach $ 4.5 billion in 2018.
Louis Réard, a French automobile engineer who became a fashion designer, founded the Réard brand. It was Réard who, in 1946, created the first two-piece swimsuit that dared to expose the wearer’s navel, which he named the bikini. He and his wife moved to Lausanne, Switzerland in 1980. Without any children

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Book, “The Handmade Marketplace, 2nd Edition: How Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, Online” Kari Chapin. Sold Individually

Book, “The Handmade Marketplace, 2nd Edition: How Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, Online” Kari Chapin. Sold Individually


Since its original publication in 2010, Kari Chapin’s The Handmade Marketplace has inspired thousands of crafters around the world to find the courage and know-how they need to make moneyand even to make a full-time livingfrom doing what they love best. Now, this best-selling guide has been completely revised and updated to include solid information on the latest online and social media opportunities for sales and marketing, as well as fresh advice and invaluable tips from successful crafters and artists. With Kari Chapin at your side, you can live a more creative life and enjoy a lucrative career at the same time. Softcover, partial color, 247 pages Book size: 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches Level: All skill levels Books are shrink-wrapped and are returnable if unopened.
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