Breakfast with the Boss: Week of June 10th, 2013

The Breakfast with the Boss summer event series kicked off last week on Tuesday, June 11th. Ten excited students had the opportunity to meet Kevin Burke, President and CEO of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) to learn more about the organization and Kevin’s experience in advocacy. The next day, ten more students eagerly … Continue reading

BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS: THE DONEGER GROUP

Abbey Doneger – President, The Doneger Group Thurs Aug 2, 2012 We are Pleased to share Key Messages and Notes from Our Breakfast with Abbey Doneger: • Sometimes you need discipline to continue doing something you think you don’t like doing. There will be times when it’s easier to bail, but you don’t want to … Continue reading

BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS: ROCAWEAR

Ronnie DeMichael – COO, Rocawear Tues July 24, 2012 Key Messages and Notes from Breakfast with Ronnie: • In its heyday, Rocawear led the urban culture movement and took business away from Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren. With Jay-Z behind the brand, the company made $6 million, then $60 million, then $120 million in its … Continue reading

BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS: LF USA

Ron Ventricelli – COO, LF USA Tues July 31, 2012 Key Messages and Notes from Our Breakfast with Ron Ventricelli: • LF USA is not a traditional wholesaler, with the strength of Li & Fung Ltd. – a company in 40 different countries – behind it. Its goal is to create a front-end business, with … Continue reading

BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS: POLO RALPH LAUREN CORP

Olin Lancaster – President, Polo Brands, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp Wed July 11, 2012 Key Messages: • Sometimes opportunity knocks when you least expect it. Olin got his first job in retail while Christmas shopping at the Georgetown Polo store. • A few years ago, 18 out of 20 Ralph Lauren stores were franchised – … Continue reading

BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS: THARANCO LIFESTYLES

Michael Setola – President and CEO, Tharanco Lifestyles Thurs July 26, 2012 Key Messages and Notes from Breakfast with Mike: • To be successful in business, any business, it’s important to learn to sell, and motivate people to do things the way you want. In every job you need to be able to sell, convince … Continue reading

BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS: American Apparel & Footwear Association

Kevin Burke – CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association Wed July 25, 2012 Key Messages and Notes from Breakfast with Kevin: • Next time you visit a department store, look at what items are featured in the center of the store. You’ll find that it’s the store’s private label, where they make the highest margins. … Continue reading

BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS: WARNACO *Key Messages*

Helen McCluskey – President and CEO, Warnaco Tues July 17, 2012 Key Messages and Notes from Breakfast with Helen McCluskey: • Get experience in the backend of retail. Don’t be too concerned with the glamor. Build valuable skills and they will take you far. • She “fell in love with manufacturing” and knew that she … Continue reading

FashionTribes.Com and Jason Wu Breakfast with the Boss

The FSF is excited to share coverage of Tuesday’s Breakfast with the Boss with Jason Wu on Fashiontribes.com. The story can be viewed online via this link: http://fashiontribes.typepad.com/fashion/2012/07/jason-wu-does-a-fashionably-good-turn.html

BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS – TOMMY HILFIGER LICENSE F&T APPAREL

Breakfast with the Boss Ken Moynihan, Director of Sales & Planning Tommy Hilfiger F&T Apparel. Thursday July 12 Ken Shares his Top Ten Success Tips with our 2012 Summer Interns: 1. “Your success comes from someone else’s expertise.” 2. “Don’t put yourself in a box.” 3. “Develop strategies to maximize profits.” 4. “A successful buyer … Continue reading

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