This case provides students with an opportunity to study the operations of a rapidly growing firm in the fashion segment of the global apparel industry. In order to finance its rapid growth, the company must explore a variety of financing options, one of which is the decision to take the firm "public." In addition to exploring the costs of different financing alternatives, the implications of moving from private to public ownership are examined and evaluated in the context of the financial markets of the mid-1990s.
Bonaparte, Lori; Cangemi, Robert R.; Lopez, Raymond H.; and Pierantoni, Clairemarie, "Donna Karran International 1996" (1999). Case Studies. Paper 2.