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This week: Zalando, Prada and the ‘Windows 9’ operating system that never was

David Schneider, Robert Gentz and Rubin Ritter –  directors of Zalando, Europe’s biggest online fashion retailer

David Schneider, Robert Gentz and Rubin Ritter – directors of Zalando, Europe’s biggest online fashion retailer

 

Image of the week: Fashion bells The casually attired men in the picture – David Schneider, Robert Gentz and Rubin Ritter – are directors of Zalando, Europe’s biggest online fashion retailer. The company’s power base is Germany, where its IPO this week was one of the country’s biggest flotations in years. The Berlin-based company, backed by the Samwer brothers, started life six years ago by selling shoes and it now ships 1,500 brands to customers in 15 countries. The stock surged on its debut, before shedding most of its gains faster than an angora sweater sheds its wool. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

In numbers: Sex, drugs and economic data £6.62b

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£5.65bn 0.9% The lexicon: Windows 9 MicrosoftGetting to know: Miuccia Prada Patrizio Bertelli

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