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
The alligator skin business has soured as of late. Last year Louisiana farmers, who produce most of the world’s alligator skins, collected over 500,000 eggs from the wild. This year, for the first time, most farmers did not pick up any. The New York Times reports.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show attracts a big TV audience every year as millions tune in to gawk at leggy models strutting down the runway in lingerie.
For many women, a $1,000 dress is something they admire in the pages of a magazine. But a nascent Web site called Rent the Runway is hoping to make high-end fashions much more accessible and almost as easy as renting a movie from Netflix, says the New York Times.
The Versace fashion house on Wednesday announced it will cut 350 jobs worldwide as part of a reorganization aimed at returning the group to profitability in 2011.
Norma Kamali didn't exactly see the recession coming. She just happened to be positioned perfectly when it hit.
Last week we made quite a splash writing about Winkers Jeans, the jeans that "wink" at you if you are walking behind someone's...behind...who is wearing them. The YouTube video demonstrating how the jeans "work" is now closing in on 650,000 hits.
As another new fashion season debuts, against the chilliest retail climate in years, many believe this is not merely a difficult moment for high-end retail but a defining one as well.
If an iPhone app is good or crazy, it’s going to get a lot of attention and certainly draw some downloads. While it’s probably not cool to have the medicinal marijuana locator app on your iPhone, the new iPhone app from Puma has all the ingredients of scoring plenty of viral buzz.
I've found it. An American-made product which can defeat terrorism without firing a shot- Winkers jeans. The jeans, created by retired Seattle designer William Jones, "wink" at you if you're walking behind someone wearing them.
The growing demand for vintage apparel has produced a surge of collectors on the prowl for pieces that reflect the craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind flair of a bygone era— not to mention the potential for investment returns.
I give up. Just when I think I've seen it all...suddenly, there's Handerpants. "Underwear for your hands!" proclaims the marketers of the fingerless gloves designed to look like men's briefs.
Friday I got to dress up my basset hound, Homer, in a new, as-yet-to-be-released, beach knapsack made especially for dogs by Body Glove.....Pet products and services are a $40 billion business in the U.S. which may be recession-proof, so everybody would like to dive in.
In Hollywood, hard times are summoning a distinctly local response: maintaining a fabulous facade on the cheap while paring expenses behind the scenes. The New York Times reports.
Apparently there are so many fans wanting to buy the same hat Aretha Franklin wore to President Obama's inauguration that the Queen of Soul wants a cut of sales.
As the global economic slowdown digs its heels in and consumers tighten their belts and fret about jobs, the Alternative Arts organization hosted its annual Alternative Fashion Week in Spitalfields market, London, a platform for young, new designers.
The current global slowdown is hitting those in every economic category, as even the very wealthy rein in spending.
Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks. Check out the photos!
The world's No. 1 men's tennis player, Rafael Nadal showed up at the Australian Open wearing shorts that are showing his full knee and his top and a regular polo with sleeves - And it is being called, by some, the most controversial clothing change in all of sports.
Every year, friends of mine head up to Hong Kong to go shopping. Not at the swanky boutiques in Central or the funky shops in Causeway Bay. Nope, they go to the warehouse outlets on the other side of Hong Kong Island. Why?
The billion dollar business that is Fashion Week kicks off with its presentation of Spring 2009 lines. Check out the highlights!