Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:52pm
The influence of “big data” and the shift toward the “Internet of Things” is redefining how companies, brands and consumers interact with one another. The retail experience is no longer a simple exchange of money for a product or service. Today, consumers embark on a “shopping... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:40pm
Varying slightly from our usual If You Liked entries, where we typically recommend movies to watch “if you liked” a particular new release, this week we decided to celebrate some of the most memorable neighbors in film – to honor Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron’s... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:27pm
CANNES, France — Elle Fanning didn’t make her prom last Friday because her new movie was premiering at the Cannes Film Festival — so she brought the prom to Cannes. On Sunday afternoon, sitting on an apartment terrace overlooking the French Riviera town, she recalled how she... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:47am
LOS ANGELES — It’s not right to shove Kit and Ace into the ath-leisure category. The company sells a smart cropped jacket promising no wrinkles and the ability to fend off moisture, stretch silk culottes and tops with tactical pocket detailing. It’s a far cry from yoga pants... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:20am
MILAN — Sustainability is galloping forward among Italian textile makers as business incentives follow in its wake, Italian fashion executives avowed at a conference organized by the technical trade association Associazione Nazionale Tecnici Professionisti Sistema Moda that was... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:34am
Naja wants to redefine nude. The intimate apparel brand, which was started in 2013, is introducing Nude for All, a collection of bras and underwear that come in seven shades of nude. “Nobody has ever done seven shades,” said Naja’s founder Catalina Girald, who added that unlike... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:33am
WASHINGTON — President Obama, on a historic visit to Vietnam, said Monday the two countries will work together to strengthen bilateral trade ties and investment and ratify the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, while his administration keeps up the pressure on the... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:31am
TORONTO — Canadian fashion retailer Aritzia is spinning its minimalist private label Babaton into freestanding stores this fall. The Vancouver-based company will launch its first Babaton location at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre later this year, bringing together the brand’s full... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:22am
NEW YORK — Monica Rich Kosann has designed one of Estée Lauder’s most ornate collections to date. The designer was selected to design Lauder’s upcoming holiday offering, Monica Rich Kosann for Estée Lauder, which she debuted here last week. In line with Kosann’s namesake fine... read more
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:14am
Vestiaire Collective’s strategy for the U.S. re-commerce market is simple: Let the competition duke it out amongst one another. The Paris-based company is focused on growing the U.S., where it currently has an office of about 10 in New York, selling European-sourced, pre-owned... read more