Archive for the ‘fashion’ Category

Putting Your Money Where Your Style Is

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 6, 2009

At a time when some of the fashion industry’s most beloved labels, from Christian Lacroix to Véronique Branquinho, are declaring bankruptcy, what would you pay to keep your favorite designer in business? (New York Times)

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Social Shopping Community Increases Conversions by 162% at Juicy Couture

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 5, 2009

Upmarket fashion brand Juicy Couture has seen substantial increases in page views, average time spent on the site and conversations since adding its Club Couture social shopping community to its site. (Internet Retailing)

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Leather, a Cat and a Big Party

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 4, 2009

A look at the Paris spring shows of Balenciaga, Azzaro, Christian Dior and Lanvin. (Wall Street Journal)

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Italy’s Fashion Houses See No Early Recovery From Sales Slump

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 3, 2009

Italy’s fashion industry will take years to recover after the biggest sales decline in at least two decades, according to the country’s designers, who criticized the government for not doing enough to assist them. (Bloomberg)

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From Models to Magazines, Cataloguing the Fashion Industry

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 3, 2009

Until recently, there have been few options for fashion obsessives to track down a memorable ad from seasons past. A new start-up, My Fashion Database, has stepped into the breach. (Wall Street Journal)

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High Drama, Frayed Tempers at Paris Fashion Week

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 3, 2009

Police sirens and screams set the tone for Dior’s film noir-inspired fashion show on Friday, with a collection of 1950s trench coats, lingerie dresses and tight metallic jeans that revealed a decidedly commercial slant. (Reuters)

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Luxury Brands Must Brush Up Service to Succeed

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 2, 2009

Creating a craving for that designer handbag or that trendy watch isn’t enough to get customers to whip out their credit cards, but treating them well certainly can, an expert on luxury brands says. (Fashion Mag)

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Valentino Owners Say Company Will Survive Recession

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 2, 2009

The finances of the Valentino fashion house will withstand the economic crisis, according to a partner in Permira, the private equity fund that owns the group. (New York Times)

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Will Hermès Acquire Asprey?

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 29, 2009

Change continues to brew at Hermès as the company capitalizes on its phenomenal performance during the current recession by continuing to develop an aggressive growth plan. (Fashion Week Daily)

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Designers Turn to the Practical

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 28, 2009

The world of high fashion is coming down to earth a bit. (Courier Post Online)

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