Global Investing

Facial, massage, dating… In search of recession-proof industries

February 8, 2012

Facial, massage and dating… what do they have in common?

These are the industries which seem to be recession-proof and saw improved sales and revenues in recent months.

Correlations between downturn and long salon queues

December 1, 2011

Who said cosmetics are recession-proof and would be the last to be hit in the economic downturn? (I, at least, thought so.)

Germany’s answer to Armani and Versace bids farewell

August 12, 2009

When I walked into the dome of Berlin’s Bode Museum in July for Escada’s Pink Party at the Berlin fashion week, it seemed no one was quite sure whether we were celebrating the resurrection of Escada or whether this was a bombastic way of saying good-bye.