MEET THE NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION AT PLAZA ESPAÑA

MEET THE NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION AT PLAZA ESPAÑA »

16 May, 2022
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Since opening last 8 April, the Zara megastore at Plaza España has been converted, perhaps inadvertently – or is it? – into a tourist attraction! This Zara, and its sister-store Stradivarius on the west wing of Edificio España, were the first Inditex stores to be opened immediately after heiress Marta Ortega assumed her post as Chairperson of Inditex, the world's largest apparel retailer. The inauguration of this Zara marks Marta Ortega’s debut in the stratosphere of Inditex’s hierarchy.

The Royal Theatre in Madrid Says Nyet! to The Bolshoi Ballet

The Royal Theatre in Madrid Says Nyet! to The Bolshoi Ballet »

16 Mar, 2022
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The Royal Theatre in Madrid has Nyeted the Bolshoi Ballet, which was scheduled to perform in May, "in view of the armed conflict that Russia has unleashed in Ukraine that is causing a serious global crisis and a painful humanitarian emergency." Earlier, the Royal Theater showed its  "profound respect and solitary" with the Ukrainians when in the last performance of the sublime Wagner opera, "Twilight of the Gods," the corpse of Siegfried was wrapped in the flag of Ukraine.

DAVID’S ONLINE RESCUE OF THE GOLIATH OF FASHION!

DAVID’S ONLINE RESCUE OF THE GOLIATH OF FASHION! »

4 Nov, 2020
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Inditex SA, the world’s largest clothing retailer, and Zara’s parent company, has been hit hard by the pandemic, with a sales decline of 44% to €3.3bn/$3.8bn during the first quarter of its financial year. Considering the sharp downturn in sales, one will understandably wonder about Inditex’s relatively small loss. Here is why: online sales rose significantly during the worst period of the pandemic. Today, the giant Spanish retailer looks forward to the challenges of the post-COVID19’s new reality with self-assurance and an unmatched in-store and online retailing savvy.

MADRID FASHION CATWALKS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

MADRID FASHION CATWALKS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION »

17 Feb, 2020
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Madrid’s Sustainable Fashion Week reflected a growing awareness that fashion needs to be more sustainable. Actually, “circular economy is bubbling everywhere, in every sector, in everything we do here in Spain,” Patricia Astrain, founder of Recircular, observes. “It’s a great moment for us to move forward and push for it.”

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: YOU CAN’T HEAT UP THE PLANET  AND STILL BE THE WORLD’S TOP CEO

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: YOU CAN’T HEAT UP THE PLANET AND STILL BE THE WORLD’S TOP CEO »

8 Nov, 2018
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Would Pablo Isla of the global fashion giant Inditex be Best Performing CEO in the world if his company weren’t eco-friendly? Surely not! Performance on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues makes up 20% of a CEO's overall score per Harvard Business Review. It's about "CEO activism", crucial in Isla's achievement of the title of the world's Best CEO in 2017 and 2018

MARTA ORTEGA: WHO IS SHE & WHY SHOULD HER NAME RING A BELL?

MARTA ORTEGA: WHO IS SHE & WHY SHOULD HER NAME RING A BELL? »

3 Jul, 2018
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Zara on Oxford Street, London: the heir presumptive worked here!

 

By Natalie McNeal Photos: Natalie McNeal, etc.

MADRID STREET FASHION:  A Snap Mini-Survey & Some Bloggers’ Sumptuous Suggestions for Summer

MADRID STREET FASHION: A Snap Mini-Survey & Some Bloggers’ Sumptuous Suggestions for Summer »

6 Aug, 2017
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One of the main things I have noticed since working in Madrid is how well presented everyone seems to dress, whether they are going to work or not. A lot of what Madrileños wear could be described as chic bohemian. Our mini-survey tells a similar story in different words

GRAN VIA BACK TO BACK I »

6 Oct, 2013
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“GRAN VIA BACK TO BACK I” is a riveting panoramic view of this Madrileño street that’s too busy shopping, eating, drinking and making merry to sleep.