Burberry's chief designer Christopher Bailey to leave

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Luxury goods group Burberry said Christopher Bailey, the designer who turned the British company into a global fashion brand, will step down by March 2018.

Bailey joined Burberry in 2001, and became chief executive as well as chief creative offer in 2014. Marco Gobbetti took over as chief executive earlier this year, although Bailey retained creative control.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton)