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We Do Love to be Beside the Seaside, and Fashion is So Much Better For That

As well as health benefits — although not in the way the Victorians prescribed — Britain’s coast has provided sartorial and design inspiration through the ages. As an island nation, Britain has channelled the coastal couture vibe via brands such

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The Ugly History of the Beautiful Game

Football hooliganism, aka ‘the English Disease’, is endemic around the world. So, is a single country to blame? Tony Lennox grabs a pie in the stands… The small Warwickshire town of Atherstone, which sits on Watling Street, the old Roman

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How Bernard Arnault Turned One Franc Into a Dynasty

French billionaire Bernard Arnault’s off-beat approach to business would be hard to replicate By KITTY WENHAM It started with one franc, one small acquisition. In 1984, Bernard Arnault purchased an almost-bankrupt textile company by the name of Boussac for one

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Modest, Frugal, Retiring, and Famous for Being Anonymous: the Founder of Zara, Amancio Ortega

By TONY LENNOX When the famously private Spanish entrepreneur Amancio Ortega finally gave his consent to a biography, he had one simple request: “Don’t just put in the good parts.” Ortega, the 86-year-old founder of the Zara fashion brand and

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New York, New York Still has the ‘Welcome’ Mat Out, but it Helps if you’re Wealthy…

“If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere…” — but just what does it take to make it in the Big Apple? CFI.co trips through the realities of living in New York City with facts, figures — and

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Eccelsa Aviation: Preferred Access to Costa Smeralda – You are Entering a Genuine VIP Zone

Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, created in the 1960s, has become a Mediterranean destination known for well-appointed residences, luxury hotels, and exclusive yachts. Eccelsa Aviation, the private aviation handler at Olbia Airport, gives its all to ensure that the customer experience on

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Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Groupe ADP (Aéroports de Paris): ‘Keeping the World’s Gates Open’ — Airport Chief Shares Insights and Aims

Recent years have been difficult across countries and industries, but Groupe ADP leader Augustin de Romanet sees a bright future for his business. With nearly 80 years of experience, Groupe ADP is a worldwide leader in the airports industry. From

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Denise Coates Earns More Than Elon Musk, Would You Believe?

British business leader Denise Coates is the highest-earning woman in Britain — testament to the fact that the odds can sometimes be beaten. Easily able to pass unnoticed in public, Denise Coates’s net worth was recently estimated to be $5.3bn,

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All the World is But a Console, and Gaming Sector is Thriving

The at-home entertainment industry has thrived as enforced isolation and diminished human contact have drawn more people into gaming. Steam, the most popular online PC game store, has an unprecedented number of concurrent users — 20 million of them —

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La Maison Guerlain: Its Sweet History Sure Smells of Success

The House of Guerlain story begins in 1828, when Pierre-François Guerlain opens his first boutique on Rue de Rivoli, Paris, selling vinegar, scented soap… and cosmetic gorgeousness. Parisian high society loved the beautifully packaged products; 12 years later, Guerlain had

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