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Old 13th October 2006, 11:04   #1
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Talking Briatore's Business

Lets face it.. we all like Flavio Briatore... for his flambouyance and his foot-in-mouth disease. Not to mention the fact that he dated Naomi Campbell, Adriana Volpe and Heidi Klum. So, I thought this should certainly make it to Team-BHP.

Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore came to Formula 1 having spent several years opening Benetton stores in the United States of America. In his time there Briatore opened something like 800 stores, which were all run by franchise-holders. This number reduced dramatically later, falling to around 200 as the demand for Benetton products stabilised. Despite this it was the franchise-holders who suffered rather than Benetton, which had its money up front.
Now Briatore is planning to return to his old trade, with plans to open 25 clothing stores around the world for his Billionaire fashion brand. The brand dates back to 1997 when Briatore opened a restaurant in Porto Cervo in Sardinia made famous by a menu so expensive that only people with no idea of the value of money could have dinner without being troubled by normal human beings. Briatore was, of course, not averse to collecting the money that these people were so keen to spend.
Extending the joke, Briatore last year decided to launch a clothing firm called Billionaire Couture, a fashion line with Angelo Galasso as the designer, with ostentation once again being the primary brand value. The first shop opened in London and has, apparently, been successful as Briatore has now opened a second in Tokyo and is planning to open further outlets in bastions of good taste such as Las Vegas and Moscow. These will feed the need for moderately rich people to appear to be very rich.
He plans to have 25 stores in three years.

Someone seems to have been thinking a lot about his pension fund

source: GrandPrix. I'm pretty sure they picked it up when he was talking to Italian channel Rai Uno at Suzuka.
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Old 13th October 2006, 11:39   #2
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have heard his Billionaire Couture brand has jeans with solid gold buttons. now who in the hell cant make expensive clothes, its just where to sell them at a premium & where to find such fools

check out http://www.flaviobriatore.it/ for more.

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have a look at 'Lion in the Sun'..
his villa in africa
the pics are up on his site
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He is Flav the Flambouyant isnt he?! Well he certainly seems to be cashing in on his Renault team success. But you have to hand it to a guy who runs a successful business empire, sports management company with top drivers like alonso, heads a top F1 team and dates the best women from the european party circuit!
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One of the best f1 team bosses of all time...with the best team today.its all his effort and determination tht has lead to a double world champion in the drivers and manufactures category....keep it up BOSS...go for a third one.
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Hey, This guy is 'been there done that' type. Just tell me where he keeps his safe keys!!!!!!!!!!!

Lucky Fonsi and Briatore is parting ways. Otherwise Fonsi would become a cloth seller soon.
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but i still believe that briatore will be handling alonso's career, wont he? so becoming a cloth seller for alonso will be the alternate carrer. given the reliability of McLarens he's gonna cry every now n then & will lock horns against ron, till one of them is gone
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just to wet the apetite..

'THE PASTRY ROOM'


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