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(Revised from original 2003 version)
In 2003, Rose Marie Bravo, Burberry's CEO, is debating how to maintain the currency and cachet of the brand across its broad customer base, while entering new product categories and expanding distribution. In the past five years, the brand has become one of the hottest luxury brands in the world. But Bravo now faces a number of key decisions, including (1) which new product categories to enter, (2) how to deal with the appropriation of the brand by nontarget customers, and (3) how prominent the company's famed "check" pattern should be in its advertising and clothing. Includes color exhibits.
Keywords: Brands and Branding;
Market Entry and Exit;
Apparel and Accessories Industry;
Moon, Youngme E., Erika Kussmann, Emma Penick, Susan Wojewoda, and Kerry Herman. "Burberry." Harvard Business School Case 504-048, January 2004. (Revised from original October 2003 version.)