Month: January

Michael Bastian and Bluestar Alliance announce joint venture partnership

Michael Bastian and Bluestar Alliance announce joint venture partnership Michael Bastian and Bluestar Alliance LLC announced Thursday a new joint venture, MB Brand Holdings LLC, which will expand the footprint of the Michael Bastian brand. The new joint venture is made possible by an agreement between the two parties that has been signed whereby Bluestar

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Moncler expands its children’s line

Moncler expands its children’s line Known for its down jackets, the Italian high-end winter clothing specialist is expanding its children’s line with an infant carrier pack designed for trekking, created with Italian children’s products’ specialist, Chicco.

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Marco De Vincenzo: “Creativity is what must be defended above all”

Marco De Vincenzo: “Creativity is what must be defended above all” With a conceptual style that is both highly personal and innovative, Marco De Vincenzo, 37, has more than ever established himself as one of today’s most interesting designers. De Vincenzo hails from the Italian region of Sicily, and has been working for more than

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France’s Louis Vuitton sues counterfeit online sellers in China

France’s Louis Vuitton sues counterfeit online sellers in China French luxury goods firm Louis Vuitton is seeking damages from three people convicted of offering counterfeit versions of its clothing, shoes and handbags on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s popular Taobao shopping website, a Beijing court said. A district court in Beijing accepted the lawsuit filed by

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Seconds out, and legs out, as London Fashion Week enters the ring

Seconds out, and legs out, as London Fashion Week enters the ring Proving that manliness can come wrapped in a skirt, design duo Sibling on Saturday stamped their style on London Fashion Week with a bold collection inspired by boxing and 1980s pop culture. Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” opened the show, held in

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LVMH and Unicef to help children in need

LVMH and Unicef to help children in need Louis Vuitton has pooled together with Unicef to support children with urgent needs. The major French luxury brand, belonging to the LVMH group, and the humanitarian association have underwritten a global partnership aimed at raising funds in favour of children hit hard by conflict, disease and natural catastrophes.

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Hugo Boss ends partnership with BinHendi

Hugo Boss ends partnership with BinHendi Hugo Boss has ended a 29-year-long partnership for the Indian market with Dubai-based firm BinHendi after it considered the distribution company would not be able to keep pace with the fashion labels’ growth rate. 

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Brunello Cucinelli ends 2015 with double-digit growth

Brunello Cucinelli ends 2015 with double-digit growth The gods are smiling on Brunello Cucinelli: the brand ended 2015 even better than 2014, and is betting that 2016 will be ‘highly positive, with double-digit growth.’ The Italian luxury label, specialised in cashmere and listed on the Stock Exchange since 2012, published its preliminary results and stated that

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Tictail opens first-ever permanent retail location in New York City

Tictail opens first-ever permanent retail location in New York City Global online community of independent brands, Tictail opened the doors to its first-ever permanent storefront at 90 Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Tictail Market New York is the first permanent store to open from the company – Tictail Tictail Market New York will

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Barneys to return to its Chelsea location in February

Barneys to return to its Chelsea location in February Barneys New York announced in December 2013 that it will be returning to its historic downtown Manhattan location in Chelsea in 2017, but the American media is reporting that the luxury retailer is planning to open its downtown store as early as mid-February 2016.

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Juicy Couture co-founders to feature in sitcom about their fashion empire

Juicy Couture co-founders to feature in sitcom about their fashion empire Juicy Couture became a coveted brand synonymous with 2000s celebrity life.  Founded in 1997, when friends Skaist-Levy and Nash-Taylor joined forces and created the iconic fitted velour tracksuits, they sold it to Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc. (formerly known as Liz Claiborne Inc.) for

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Burberry sees rise in third-quarter sales

Burberry sees rise in third-quarter sales LONDON British fashion brand Burberry (BRBY.L) posted a 1 percent rise in third-quarter sales on Thursday buoyed by growth in China but said the outlook for the luxury sector remained uncertain. The 160-year-old company famous for its trenchcoats and cashmere scarves said the mainland China market had returned to

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Richemont sees tough trading after quarterly sales dip

Richemont sees tough trading after quarterly sales dip Cartier owner Richemont said business was likely to remain challenging after sales fell 4 percent in the final three months of 2015 as the Hong Kong market remains very weak and Islamist attacks hit tourist spending in Europe.

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Worth its weight in Hermes?

Worth its weight in Hermes? In a research study published by Baghunter.com comparing the iconic Hermes’ Birkin Bags to the S&P 500 and to the value of gold, the bags have outperformed the other two traditional investment vehicles.  Their value has withstood hard economic times and continues to come out ahead. In fact, according to the

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