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Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
Product is king in the Made in Italy scenario. Before the explosion of homegrown fashion labels in the Eighties, Italy was already filled with small to midsize companies making high-quality clothes and accessories. Later, as European luxury brands began to dominate the market,... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
NEWS AND NUMBERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY Last year, the Florence’s Baptistry of Piazza San Giovanni was “Puccified” as part of the events orchestrated by Pitti Immagine to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Florentine center for Italian fashion. Pucci covered the building... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
An elderly nun in “The Great Beauty,” Paolo Sorrentino’s controversial 2013 film, declares that she only eats roots, “because roots are important.” The line resonates in Italy, where the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum sit alongside modern-day Naples. According to the United... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
Terry J. Lundgren, chairman and chief executive officer, Macy’s Inc.: “I was 29 years old, on my second day on the job as store manager of Bullock’s South Coast Plaza, and in walks this tall, Swedish gentleman. He introduces himself and pronounces my name in Swedish. I said I... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
Late 1800s • Charles John and Bertha Segerstrom (grandparents of Henry Segerstrom) emigrate to the U.S. from Sweden, first settling in St. Paul. They soon move to Santa Ana, Calif., and have a total of 11 children. 1898 • C.J. Segerstrom begins amassing land in Orange County,... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
Executives from Net-a-porter, Spring and custom 3-D-printed headphone company Normal gathered Wednesday to discuss personalization online, customer acquisition, mobile shopping and the omnichannel experience. “We don’t have control over the whole shopping experience,” said... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
Gas prices and unemployment are down and the stock market is up — but retailers just aren’t feeling they’ll see much of a lift in business this year despite the positive indicators. That became apparent among midtier fashion-focused retailers reporting results Thursday,... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
MAVI AMPLIFIES RANGE: Mavi is getting comfortable. The denim brand, which was founded in Turkey, in the fall will launch Popstar, an addition to the Mavi Gold collection made from a stretch fabric with memory. Mavi teamed up with Turkish denim fabric producer Isko to create... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
TEAMING UP: Phoebe Dahl’s Made in L.A. clothing line Faircloth & Supply will launch its first collaboration with Urban Outfitters on Sunday.  The capsule collection is made up of six organic linen and dead-stock cotton silhouettes from the brand’s debut season in new... read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:01pm
CALVIN KLEIN DRESS HEIST: Calvin Klein officials had no comment Thursday about Lupita Nyong’o’s pearl-embellished Calvin Klein gown that was stolen out of her room in the London Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., Tuesday. The actress wore the dress to the Academy Awards on Sunday... read more

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