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a.k.a Brands slashes IPO size ahead of New York float

Direct-to-consumer fashion platform a.k.a Brands has slashed the size of its upcoming IPO. The youth-focused company, which last month revealed plans to float on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ‘AKA’, said Tuesday it plans to raise around 110 million dollars by selling 10 million shares of its common stock at a price of 11 dollars...


Vestiaire Collective valued at 1.7 billion dollars as it secures fresh funding

Second-hand fashion platform Vestiaire Collective has secured 210 million dollars in fresh fundraising as it continues to establish itself as one of the major players in the red-hot resale market. The latest funding - which included participation from two new investors, SoftBank Group Corp and Generation Investment Management - raises the...


Matchesfashion taps Paolo de Cesare as new CEO

London-based fashion retailer Matchesfashion has announced the appointment of Paolo de Cesare as its new CEO. A luxury and retail veteran, de Cesare spent 12 years as president and CEO of fashion and beauty specialist Printemps Group, during which time he spearheaded a major transformation, upgrading the group’s stores and customer proposition...


Kenzo names Sylvain Blanc as new CEO

Change is afoot at Kenzo. In the same week the French luxury label announced Japanese fashion designer Nigo as its new artistic director, it has also appointed Sylvain Blanc as its new CEO. Blanc joins the fashion house from underwear label Undiz, where he’s been chief executive since 2018. Earlier in his career, he was vice president, Europe,...

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