The Bayswater and Alexa handbags maker generates over 60 percent of sales in the UK, and is now trying to increase its profile overseas, targeting affluent Asian shoppers in key tourist spots and hiking prices to take its brand more upmarket from a traditional position of "affordable luxury".» Read More
Not historically known for its cutting edge fashion, London is trying to muscle in on the Big 3 cities in the fashion world - Paris, Milan and New York - and bring more attention to its growing fashion week.
When it comes to visibility and influence, Goldman Sachs is as noticeable on Pennsylvania Avenue as it is on Wall Street. But that may be changing, as a result of the firm's recent legal and public relations problems.
More adults than ever before are planning to get dressed up this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. Click to see some of the trendiest costumes for 2010.
It's that time across the globe where all the fashionistas flock to see beautiful clothes modeled on even more beautiful girls.
Walk down Fleet Street any weekday and you could almost be in a scene from Mary Poppins, surrounded by sharply dressed bankers in their dark suits.
The latest garbage gauge is pointing to a slow but steady recovery that should see trash volumes turn positive this quarter or next for the first time since 2008. That should propel profits of trash haulers who’ve been able to maintain pricing power through the recession thanks to long-term, customer-specific contracts.
Americans spend about $11 billion dollars a year on bottled water. But after the water is gone, only a small percentage of these 51 billion empty bottles make their way to a new life. The rest end up in landfills, or worse.
Tough economic times not only hamper denim sales, the climate also hurts creativity.Fashion designers showing their Spring 2011 collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week clearly want to push consumers toward a wider pant leg and higher waistline, but shoppers may not be willing to part with the skinny jean, and the even tighter "jegging" just yet.
After a week of fashion shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there are few trends that stand out, among them: pale tones and sexy shoes.
The shoes are sexy, but the walking is treacherous. Both on and off the runway, shoes were turning heads — and possibly a few ankles — at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Spring 2011 shows.
Tight fashions for tight budgets? How about hemlines? Do Kim & Kourtney Kardashian know something more than what top strategists say about the markets?
Fashion designers draw their inspiration from many sources, so the fact that several young designers used the W hotels as their muse for their new collections may not be startling. But you may be surprised to learn that their collections were commissioned by W Hotels Worldwide, which decided to take its presence at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from the backstage to centerstage.
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said she expects the fashion industry "surfed the tsunami" and she's very optimistic for the future.
Here's a peek at some of the shows and events surrounding this season's week-long fashion extravaganza.
Fashion's Night Out began last year as the brainchid of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who felt that stores could coax recession-wary shoppers to spend if they created unique events and excitement. There will be no shortage of that. Retailers and designers are pulling out the stops to woo fashionistas to their events and build buzz around their brands. But will the strategy work?
Fashion is taking yet another trip back in time, beyond the "Mad Men" looks, to the 50s, says Roseanne Morrison, fashion director at the Donegar Group.
Victoria's Secret shut down one of its Manhattan stores after discovering bedbugs inside, making the lingerie and women's apparel retailer the latest merchant in New York City to have problems with the parasites
The trend of counterfeiting goes far beyond fake purses and watches and includes consumer products like baby formula and prescription medicine and industrial products like military components.
The notion that it is a victimless crime is patently false. Counterfeit products victimize almost everyone they encounter, from the assembly line to the cash register.
Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar business infiltrating the United States borders at an alarming rate. Watches, handbags, footwear and even medicines are among the top products making up more than $261 million worth of counterfeit products seized at US ports in 2009. And it's a growing problem.