Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:01pm
Demand for unique statement pieces is high, and designers responded by revamping the traditional moto-jacket-and-skinny-jeans biker look for fall. Leather jackets got youthful updates with fur accents, hardware elements and oversize cuts. No-fuss dressing couldn’t be easier for... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:01pm
PARIS — Persistence pays off in fashion, as the outcome of the second annual LVMH Prize attests. Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, the Portuguese duo behind the London-based Marques’ Almeida label, scooped up the main prize, which comes with 300,000 euros, or $331,000 at current... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 5:11pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will slash import tariffs on consumer goods including skincare products, Western-style clothes and diapers from June, potentially giving a fillip to global brands and bolstering domestic consumption amid faltering economic growth. The Ministry of... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 4:49pm
LONDON –  Johann Rupert remains an Internet skeptic. The chairman of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA may be about to complete a merger of his Net-a-Porter Group with Yoox Group to create a fashion e-commerce behemoth with revenues of 1.3 billion euros, or $1.45 billion, a... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:34pm
MILAN — The day Permira offered to buy the Valentino brand, Matteo Marzotto was busy negotiating the exit of Valentino Garavani from the company he founded and mapping out the couturier’s 45th anniversary celebrations. The deal with the private equity fund was sealed the... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:01pm
Sephora’s texture-specific hair-care offering has done so well with its customers that this month, the retailer is adding two styling sprays from Briogeo to round out the offer. The first is Rosarco Milk Restorative Leave-In Conditioning Spray formulated with radish seed... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:08pm
LAS VEGAS — The shopping center industry partied like it was 1999 at ReCon 2015. But unlike the post-Reagan era boom, the current upturn — if there really is one, and it holds — is tempered by analytics, past experience and a new group of retail entrepreneurs that views growth... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:01pm
When it comes to how and where consumer dollars are spent, not all income levels are created equal. According to an analysis of expenditures in three income tiers, the average annual spending on key categories such as food, housing, transportation, cell service, health care and... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm
Venezuelan producer and DJ Arca (who soundtracked the Hood by Air FW15 runway show earlier this year) is back with his latest solo track “Washed Clean.” Overall an atmospheric, smooth and moody number, the song also includes a handful of classic Arca sounds including police... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00am
Following the unveiling of Rihanna’s photo campaign and one-minute short film for Dior, we can now share the full-length, extended cut of the “Secret Garden IV” campaign video. The four minute Steven Klein-directed short shows RiRi exploring Versailles in France to the sounds... read more