Fashion Store – Mogo Theme http://mogotheme.com/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 20:45:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mogotheme.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png Fashion Store – Mogo Theme http://mogotheme.com/ 32 32 Kristen Stewart and Jennie at the Chanel Spring 2023 show https://mogotheme.com/kristen-stewart-and-jennie-at-the-chanel-spring-2023-show/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 19:45:04 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/kristen-stewart-and-jennie-at-the-chanel-spring-2023-show/ As POPSUGAR editors, we independently curate and write things we love and think you’ll love too. If you purchase a product that we have recommended, we may receive an affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work. Virginie Viard presented Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection at the Grand Palais Éphémère during Paris Fashion Week on October […]]]>

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Virginie Viard presented Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection at the Grand Palais Éphémère during Paris Fashion Week on October 4, inviting brand muses Kristen Stewart and Jennie of Blackpink to sit front row. It wasn’t a surprise to see Stewart in attendance — the 32-year-old “Spencer” actor is almost always there for seasonal debuts. She also stars in the French fashion house’s new black and white film by Ines & Vinoodhwhich focuses on revamping identity and embodies some of the dark cinematic vibes of Viard’s latest collection.

Fans of Stewart and Jennie, 26, were thrilled to see the duo reconnect ahead of the show in a video clip circulating on the Internet. Stylized by Tara Swennen, Stewart marked the moment in a striped Chanel logo sweater, tweed miniskirt, patent combat boots and chain-link jewelry, channeling her signature grunge glam aesthetic. Jennie, meanwhile, embraced bright, spring-like colors like lilac and robin-egg blue. The singer dressed head-to-toe in Chanel Resort 2023, including a one-shoulder terry dress, matching cardigan, black knee-high boots, a pearl-encrusted box clutch and a single earring. floral pearl ear. The finishing touch to her ensemble? A multicolored “CC” manicure. Other celebrity guests included Naomi Campbell, Camila Morrone and Charlotte Casiraghi. Featuring a mix of prints and textures – from gingham to the brand’s signature tweed – the collection offered several standout looks. Sequined briefs with hidden pockets and wispy pink feathers at the hem seemed like a contender for your next black tie event. In contrast, echoes of the dark-academia trend were prominent in the collection, thanks to Mary Janes attached to fishnet socks at varying heights. Other standout design details included miniature bows, jeweled drop earrings, and sheer elements.

On the footwear front, Viard sent models down the catwalk wearing the new crystallized crystal toe pumps that shimmered with every step, in addition to the aforementioned low-top pumps. Feather-embellished dresses, metallic fabric finishes and rhinestone jewelry complete the designer’s vision. Overall, the collection conveyed a playful elegance, inspiring a sense of romance and whimsy for the New Year.

Ahead, see arrivals to the show, including Stewart and Jennie, who shared a close-up of her statement accessory on instagram; watch the short film featuring Stewart; and browse the key looks from the Chanel Spring/Summer 2023 collection.

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Under a cloud of belt tightening, Paris Fashion Week struts around https://mogotheme.com/under-a-cloud-of-belt-tightening-paris-fashion-week-struts-around/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 07:16:00 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/under-a-cloud-of-belt-tightening-paris-fashion-week-struts-around/ PARIS, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Celebrities and international crowds have descended on the French capital, signaling a strong comeback for the fashion industry as it rides through a post-pandemic spending spree. The home stretch of Paris Fashion Week runs until October 4 and features big names such as Chanel, Dior, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Saint […]]]>

PARIS, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Celebrities and international crowds have descended on the French capital, signaling a strong comeback for the fashion industry as it rides through a post-pandemic spending spree.

The home stretch of Paris Fashion Week runs until October 4 and features big names such as Chanel, Dior, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent, completing a month of shows that also took place in New York, London and Milan.

As the City of Light fills with American and Asian designers and executives – with the exception of China – “the mood is very upbeat,” said Nathalie Lucas Verdier, purchasing director for womenswear at the French department store. Spring. “I have the impression that we don’t really feel the danger of inflation or recession yet, nor the geopolitical context.”

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The crowded fashion range has given a boost to local retail after an influx of tourists this summer who took advantage of the weak euro.

Glamorous fashion shows and splashy after-parties unfold against the backdrop of tight belts. Local authorities are preparing for energy saving measures. The government of French President Emmanuel Macron has called on companies to reduce their electricity consumption by 10%. The lights of the Eiffel Tower will be turned off one hour earlier than usual, while the boutiques belonging to LVMH brands (LVMH.PA) will turn off their lights three hours earlier.

LVMH on Thursday announced a bonus for 27,000 employees in France to help offset inflationary pressures on their budgets.

The fashion house’s affluent clientele has been largely insulated from the cost-of-living crisis. But Exane BNP Paribas analysts have added a recession scenario to their forecasts for the luxury industry from the fourth quarter, and for three quarters.

This puts fashion brands in an awkward position. They aim to generate buzz around their collections and recruit new consumers while preparing for a downturn – without sounding tone deaf or giving up the drama and glamor expected from such events.

“We live in very difficult times,” said Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri. The Dior show featured an imposing cave-like cardboard structure by artist Eva Jospin.

“Three years are really intense. … It’s impossible not to think that it hasn’t influenced my work,” said Chiuri, whose shows emphasize the skill and creativity used to transform ordinary and high-end materials in art.

Of the world’s major fashion capitals, Paris has emerged from the pandemic the strongest, brimming with new venues to serve the industry, as well as heavy investment in flagship stores and high-end hotels from luxury-based groups. here. Labels from other markets, including Victoria Beckham in the UK, have also flocked to the city to gain exposure and credibility in fashion.

American design duo Vaquera sent models down the catwalk to pulsating punk music in ripped jeans and faded American flags, evoking a sense of dread. “I guess it’s kind of global right now. It just seems like no one is really happy, people on both political sides are upset,” said Vaquera designer Bryn Taubensee, referring to tensions in the United States. United ahead of the midterm elections in November.

Some industry observers have noticed greater diversity in styles and what Verdier du Printemps described as “darker mixes”. Posh McKoy, stylist to TikTok star Jessica Wang, saw a mix of higher and simpler styles, as well as more vintage pieces.

“Now we want you to take the dress, but add your mother’s shoes, add your grandmother’s favorite diamond set, add these things to make it really look like yours,” he said. .

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In-store trip to Bali for 3 shoppers who splurged the most at Myntra’s Big Fashion Fest https://mogotheme.com/in-store-trip-to-bali-for-3-shoppers-who-splurged-the-most-at-myntras-big-fashion-fest/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 11:55:35 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/in-store-trip-to-bali-for-3-shoppers-who-splurged-the-most-at-myntras-big-fashion-fest/ On Thursday, leading online travel portal Cleartrip teamed up with Myntra to reward the top three spenders of the Big Fashion Festival (BFF), an all-expenses-paid vacation to the tropical island of Bali. The platform said it was part of Myntra’s BFF sale, which began on September 23 and served customers more than 1.5 million styles […]]]>

On Thursday, leading online travel portal Cleartrip teamed up with Myntra to reward the top three spenders of the Big Fashion Festival (BFF), an all-expenses-paid vacation to the tropical island of Bali.

The platform said it was part of Myntra’s BFF sale, which began on September 23 and served customers more than 1.5 million styles from more than 6,000 international and domestic brands in categories such as as fashion, lifestyle, home, beauty and personal care. “The reward trip to Bali will consist of four nights and five days of stay, allowing the three highest spenders of Myntra BFF to enjoy Bali’s scenic beaches, as well as its magical blend of culture, people, nature, activities , culinary delights and nightlife,” Cleartrip said in a statement.

On top of that, some of the BFF’s festive fashion frenzy shoppers will also receive guaranteed coupons from Cleartrip that offer them 12% off domestic flights and 20% off hotels. The festive event celebrated by Myntra across the country showcased a wide range of value offers and ingenious customer engagement proposals such as curtain raiser offers and offer of the hour.

Throughout BFF, Myntra has offered consumers unprecedented BFF rewards like coupons from Lakme Salon, Zoomcar, Zee 5, Domino’s, Baskin Robbins, Lenskart, Cleartrip, PVR and Discovery+, among others, making the experience joyful festive shopping experience.

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Reliance Retail launches fashion and lifestyle department store format Reliance Centro https://mogotheme.com/reliance-retail-launches-fashion-and-lifestyle-department-store-format-reliance-centro/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:50:15 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/reliance-retail-launches-fashion-and-lifestyle-department-store-format-reliance-centro/ New Delhi: Reliance Retail, India’s largest retailer, today announced the launch of its fashion and lifestyle department store format, Reliance Centro. The first Reliance Centro store was launched today in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Reliance Centro aims to democratize fashion in India, strengthening its reach and connection with Indian consumers – from categories such as apparel, […]]]>

New Delhi: Reliance Retail, India’s largest retailer, today announced the launch of its fashion and lifestyle department store format, Reliance Centro. The first Reliance Centro store was launched today in Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

Reliance Centro aims to democratize fashion in India, strengthening its reach and connection with Indian consumers – from categories such as apparel, footwear, cosmetics, lingerie, sportswear to luggage and accessories with more than 300 Indian and international brands!

Reliance Centro’s core offerings are curated to make it the one-stop fashion destination for all fashion-conscious mid-premium segment customers. For New Delhi’s fashionistas, Reliance Centro is sure to appeal to their ever-changing tastes and meet the need for high-definition fashion, across all seasons and for all ages.

Vasant Kunj’s Reliance Centro store embraces a modern look and feel with an exciting range of good quality and fashionable products that are relevant to today’s consumers. With a wide variety of brands and style options available across major lifestyle categories, the offering is designed to suit all occasions – from parties to festivals to weddings, making Reliance Centro the destination preferred mode for all needs.

Shoppers in Delhi can now look forward to a unique and exceptional fashionable fashion shopping experience with a wide range of products for women, men and children.

This 75,000 square foot store, the only one of its kind in this region, is a complete department store with a range of more than 300 brands and more than 20,000 style options for the whole family.

This new shopping destination offers a special inaugural offer for its customers, in addition to relevant fashion at incredible prices. The inaugural offer to get Rs 1500 on purchases worth Rs.3999 or get Rs.2000 on purchases worth Rs Rs.4999 and above.

Residents can head to the Reliance Centro store in Vasant Kunj for the joy of a great shopping experience!

About Reliance Retail Limited:

Reliance Retail Limited is a subsidiary of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd, the holding company for all retail companies in the RIL (Reliance Industries Limited) group. RRVL reported consolidated revenue of ₹199,704 crore ($26.3 billion) and net profit of ₹7,055 crore ($931 million) for the financial year ended March 31, 2022.

Reliance Retail is India’s largest and most profitable retailer with the widest reach. It was ranked among the world’s fastest growing retailers in Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2022 Index. It is ranked 56th in the list of top global retailers and is the only Indian retailer to feature in the Top 100.

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Could Telfar’s accessibility policy spell the end of its popular bags? | Fashion https://mogotheme.com/could-telfars-accessibility-policy-spell-the-end-of-its-popular-bags-fashion/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 09:01:00 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/could-telfars-accessibility-policy-spell-the-end-of-its-popular-bags-fashion/ It was a “beautiful mess” according to Vogue. Shoppers lined up for hours at the Rainbow fast fashion store on Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn to get their hands on a “Telfeezy” or Telfar shopping bag earlier this month. The scene with House of Telfar dancers vogue and do death drops broadcast on social media […]]]>

It was a “beautiful mess” according to Vogue. Shoppers lined up for hours at the Rainbow fast fashion store on Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn to get their hands on a “Telfeezy” or Telfar shopping bag earlier this month. The scene with House of Telfar dancers vogue and do death drops broadcast on social media platforms making Telfar a trending topic for days.

The collaboration with Rainbow, a clothing store located in predominantly black and brown neighborhoods, has drawn heavy criticism of the black-owned fashion business in some neighborhoods.

Twitter users called the bags cheap and scoffed at the idea of ​​attending an event at the low-end fashion store. “I wanted one of these when they were hard to get. The fact that they’re about to be rainbow really makes me look at them differently now,” one Twitter user wrote.

Under the trending topic “Ugly Telfar”, another posted “Unpopular opinion: Telfar bags are ugly and the material is not worth the price”. and another user wrote “idk telfar bags are ugly to me 😭 marc jacob bags are cuter.”

Not that Telfar seems to care. The successful pop-up again prompted a second Telfar x Rainbow bag drop last Friday.

Known for its collaborations with brands like Ugg, Easypak and Gap, Telfar is no stranger to left-leaning joint ventures. In a mind-blowing undertaking, they designed the uniforms of the White Castle burger chain. Telfar likes to do things differently. But some wonder if the Telfar shopping bag can remain as in-demand even if more people have access to the highly sought-after accessory?

The rainbow drop is classic Telfar. Founder Telfar Clemens and his business partner Babok Radboy launched Telfar in 2005 with inclusivity at the forefront of marketing strategy and the slogan: “It’s not for you, it’s for everyone”. Telfar has quickly disrupted the luxury fashion industry,” said Ashley Mason-Greene, Founder of Evergreene PR Firm.

The bag was quickly seen on the arms of stars and influencers around the world – dubbed the Bushwick Birkin after the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood and the famous – and sadly expensive – handbag from Hermès.

“When Beyonce was seen carrying a white Telfar bag, everyone knew the price was going up,” Mason-Greene says. But the price has remained the same, selling for between $150 and $257, or “what a DJ could do in one night,” Clemens told the Guardian in a 2020 interview. This is an approach reversed from the fashionomics used by brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel who use less expensive items to promote their high-end products.

“Here in DC, I was walking down the street wearing mine and people were yelling ‘Okay. I see you ‘Bushwick Birkin,'” Mason-Greene laughs. where you can have a desirable product that doesn’t cost thousands of dollars.”

Telfar is democratizing luxury fashion by making “genderless” bags accessible and Mason-Greene says the Rainbow collaboration “reinforces that”.

“Rainbow was fast fashion before online stores,” she says of the black community’s relationship with the clothing store. “It gave us a window into those other worlds that we maybe couldn’t afford, but allowed us to still look cool.”

Staying relevant is how the 100% vegan leather bag has become a coveted item among black college students, says Howard University senior Leah Dawson. As the creator of fitcamHU, a fashion-inspired TikTok account from Howard University, Dawson says Telfar “knows their demographics.” Instagram posts of dancers cruising down the subway carrying the latest bag are what she says fuel drop culture.

“Their social media branding has done a good job of reaching young people or college students, even if it’s just an influencer carrying the bag,” she says.

The brand has certainly hit the mark at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), or institutions of higher education built before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to serve black students. At Howard University, an HBCU in Washington DC, and Vice President Kamala Harris’ alma mater “Telfar Tuesday” is where you can find students like Dawson showing off their drip. The film major owns four Telfar bags and received a backpack from the company after a Weekly Event Tik Tok Post gone viral.

On The Yard at Howard University, it’s not hard to spot the “TC” logo embossed on brightly colored bags. Students like Asia Alexander, who owns 10 Telfar bags, say the pieces’ popularity at HBCUs is due, in part, to it being one of the few black-owned luxury brands.

“He never changed his prices. A lot of people can’t afford a Louis Vuitton or a YSL, but he kept his prices the same and that shows so much respect for black people,” Alexander says.

Natalie Betts, a health science student at Howard University, says Telfar collaborations show a commitment to inclusivity and she hopes to nab a cobalt blue bag in the second Telfar x Rainbow drop.

“You wouldn’t equate Rainbow or White Castle with a luxury bag,” says Betts. “He makes the bags accessible to black people in downtown communities. It’s not a question of exclusivity.

And in Atlanta, where Telfar bags are worn by both men and women, the message of inclusivity rings true in the LBGTQ+ community. Kri Peck, managing partner at highly regarded PR firm CR8 Agency, says that as a gay man, the classic bag design aligns with his aesthetic.

“It’s unisex and it’s easy to carry around and that’s what made me want to get one,” Peck says. “It makes people like me feel safe. Carrying a handbag is a little too feminine for me, but carrying a Telfar bag is the perfect balance.

Peck never carried a bag until he saw a Telfar on the streets of Atlanta, and now he owns four of them in different shapes and sizes. The message of inclusivity and accessibility is selling, and the high-profile declines are just the “icing on the cake,” Mason-Greene says of the innovative approach. She refers Telfar TV and Liberia’s Olympic uniform, a nod to Clemens’ parental legacy, designed by the company as an impressive marketing effort.

As Rainbow drops continue, critics may scoff but Telfar fans aren’t listening. Additionally, Mason-Greene says there are many other Telfar products that are still exclusive. The Rainbow Drop only offers the shopping bag in all sizes and colors, but no other items or bags will be available. The limited availability links the Telfar shopping bag to a unique experience that is more elusive than exclusive.

“I don’t think I’ve seen another fashion brand have so much fun with marketing,” Mason-Greene says. “This is an opportunity for other brands to pay attention.”

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What Nordstrom’s ‘Poison Pill’ Reveals About the State of America’s Department Stores https://mogotheme.com/what-nordstroms-poison-pill-reveals-about-the-state-of-americas-department-stores/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:49:40 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/what-nordstroms-poison-pill-reveals-about-the-state-of-americas-department-stores/ It’s the season for struggling US department stores. This week, Nordstrom adopted a “poison pill” measure, which allows the retailer to ward off the possibility of a hostile takeover – a common fear among struggling retailers, who become attractive targets for investors when the their share prices fall. The Seattle-based chain had reason to be […]]]>

It’s the season for struggling US department stores.

This week, Nordstrom adopted a “poison pill” measure, which allows the retailer to ward off the possibility of a hostile takeover – a common fear among struggling retailers, who become attractive targets for investors when the their share prices fall.

The Seattle-based chain had reason to be paranoid: the move came just days after Mexican department store chain Liverpool acquired a 9.9% stake – valued at around $294 million – in the retailer , becoming its second largest shareholder behind the Nordstrom family. .

Liverpool said the purchase was the result of additional cash and its desire to “diversify assets geographically”.

Yet such a large slice of the business warrants some level of management defense. The poison pill stock plan allows Nordstrom to issue new shares at a 50% discount to other significant shareholders should a third party acquire 10% or more of Nordstrom’s stock without board approval .

This makes it more difficult to initiate a takeover, because when other shareholders buy additional shares at a significant markdown, the pursuer’s stake would be diluted.

“At the end of the day, if a company puts in a poison pill, the headaches and expenses go up for a possible hostile takeover,” said Simeon Siegel, retail analyst at BMO Capital Markets.

Nordstrom said the plan, which expires next September, was not in response to “a specific takeover bid” or other proposed acquisitions. The measure is also not intended to deter offers that are fair and otherwise in the best interests of all Nordstrom shareholders, the company said in a press release.

A successful hostile takeover would be particularly painful for the Nordstrom family, which unsuccessfully tried to take the company private twice, in 2017 and 2018.

Nordstrom’s Cold War with Liverpool isn’t the only ongoing struggle for control of a major US department store chain.

On Thursday, investment firm Ancora Holdings sent a letter to Kohl’s board urging the company to replace chief executive Michelle Gass and chairman Peter Boneparth. Kohl’s, which faces fierce competition from Amazon and big box stores for the wallets of middle-class consumers, has received a lot of unwanted attention this year.

In February, Kohl’s adopted a poison pill plan to fend off activist investor Acacia Research Corp., an entity backed by hedge fund Starboard Value, which had offered to buy the department store the previous month. According to market reports, Kohl’s also received an offer from private equity firm Sycamore Partners. The department store said at the time, without naming specific suitors, that the offers on the table undervalued its business.

While the poison pills have calmed down acquisition talks at Nordstrom and Kohl’s, that won’t end speculation about either company’s future. Both will have to prove to the market that their turnaround plans can work; otherwise, shareholders may decide that going private, or even selling for parts, is the best option.

It’s not like these companies have fallen asleep at the wheel. Prior to Covid-19, Nordstrom introduced new store formats including Nordstrom Local, a fleet of smaller stores that do not sell any products but are for online pickup and other services. Kohl’s is trying to increase traffic by accepting Amazon returns and opening Sephora stores.

Further reshuffles may be needed, although whether Liverpool, Starboard or Ancora have better ideas is debatable.

Nordstrom has struggled to return sales to pre-pandemic levels. In 2021, its revenue totaled $14.4 billion, down from $15.1 billion in 2019. In its latest quarterly earnings report, Nordstrom cut its full-year 2022 guidance. , citing weakening customer demand and pressure on margins from excess inventory. Stocks are down about 20% this year, roughly matching the S&P 500 index.

Kohl’s also lowered its outlook for the rest of the year in its second-quarter earnings report, pointing to similar factors as Nordstrom. In the first half of 2022, Kohl’s revenue was lower than in 2021 and 2019. Last year, net sales were $18.5 billion, down from $18.9 billion in 2019. Its shares are down 45% in 2022.

Both companies would surely say they just need more time to show that their strategies are working. Recent events indicate that they may not have it.

NEWS IN BRIEF

FASHION, BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

Ralph Lauren sees faster growth on prices and new customers. The New York-based apparel company is targeting mid-to-high single-digit revenue growth in each of the next three fiscal years, including the current one, according to a statement released Monday ahead of an investor presentation.

Italy’s market watchdog approves Tod’s takeover bid. The Della Valle brothers said last month that their holding company would offer to buy Tod’s shares at €40 each, valuing the company at 1.32 billion euros ($1.3 billion).

Gap cuts 500 jobs in companies in times of crisis of profitability. The cut positions are primarily in Gap offices in San Francisco and New York, as well as in Asia, the company said Tuesday.

Hedge fund Ancora is calling for the ousting of Kohl’s CEO and chairman. Ancora Holdings is now pushing for the removal of the chief executive and chairman of the US retailer’s board, according to a letter sent to the company on Thursday. This decision marks the beginning of a new round of shareholder unrest for Kohl’s.

PVH joins $250 million fashion climate fund. The initiative was launched in June by the non-profit Apparel Impact Institute to fund, scale and de-risk promising solutions that could reduce the industry’s carbon emissions in years to come. .

JD Sports will pay the former CEO £5.5m after his exit. As part of the deal, former chief executive Peter Cowgill is barred from working or advising competitors at the British sports channel and he cannot solicit any of his employees, according to a statement released on Wednesday.

Aim to hire 100,000 holidaymakers and offer deals sooner. The big-box retailer hired 100,000 workers for last year’s holiday season, which was marked by a tight labor supply. It had hired about 130,000 seasonal workers in 2019 and 2020.

JD Sports is cautious about the outlook as cost pressures weigh. The company’s comments come amid soaring energy and other costs in Britain, with fashion retailers Primark and Asos warning of profits.

Target enlists Kika Vargas, Sergio Hudson and La Ligne for collaborations. The brands’ collections for the Minnesota-based mass retailer are set to launch Oct. 9, with more than 100 accessories and apparel priced between $8 and $70 all-in.

THE BEAUTY BUSINESS

L'Oréal has announced that it will acquire the American skincare start-up Skinbetter Science.

L’Oréal acquires Skinbetter Science. L’Oreal has announced it will acquire Skinbetter Science, a Phoenix, Arizona-based skincare startup that distributes its line through dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.

India’s Reliance Retail is in talks for the rights to beauty retailer Sephora. The operations of Sephora, owned by LVMH, will transfer from Arvind Fashions Ltd to Reliance Retail if an agreement is reached, according to the report.

PEOPLE

Harris Reed

Harris Reed named Nina Ricci creative director. Reed will join the company effective immediately. His first collection will be presented in Paris in early 2023. Edwin Bodson, until now global commercial director at JW Anderson, takes the reins of the company as general manager.

Burberry CFO, COO Julie Brown to leave next year. Brown will step down at the end of the financial year on April 1, 2023. Brown is leaving to pursue opportunities “outside the luxury industry,” Burberry said in a statement, adding that a search for his successor is In progress.

Mike Ashley will step down from the Frasers board next month. Ashley will be available on an advisory basis and will provide the company, which owns Sports Direct, with additional funding of £100 million ($114 million) on the same terms as its debt facilities.

Bryan Yambao named editor of Perfect. The blogger and influencer better known by his online moniker BryanBoy was previously the company’s international editorial director.

Media Director David Pemsel has named the new BFC President. The former CEO of Guardian Media Group and founder of the communications agency ScienceMagic.Inc will succeed Stephanie Phair as President of the British Fashion Council.

Compiled by Darcey Sergison.

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American fashion brands Forever 21 and American Eagle return to Japan https://mogotheme.com/american-fashion-brands-forever-21-and-american-eagle-return-to-japan/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:04:00 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/american-fashion-brands-forever-21-and-american-eagle-return-to-japan/ Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO.N) are set to return to Japan after the two U.S. fast-fashion brands exited the market in 2019, the company said on Wednesday. Forever 21 will begin e-commerce sales next February and open a […]]]>

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TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO.N) are set to return to Japan after the two U.S. fast-fashion brands exited the market in 2019, the company said on Wednesday.

Forever 21 will begin e-commerce sales next February and open a physical store in the spring, according to Japanese trading firm Itochu Corp (8001.T), which has acquired domestic sales and licensing rights for the brand.

Forever 21 was acquired in 2020 by New York-based Authentic Brands Group (ABG). Itochu said in August it was working with ABG to expand Eddie Bauer stores in Japan after that brand closed its last store in the country in December 2021. read more

American Eagle said separately that it is returning to Japan with two flagship stores in Tokyo’s Shibuya and Ikebukuro districts in October. The brand was only available online in Japan following the closure of its last physical stores in 2019.

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At the Black Rabbit Vintage clothing store, the past is always in style | Local company https://mogotheme.com/at-the-black-rabbit-vintage-clothing-store-the-past-is-always-in-style-local-company/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 15:45:00 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/at-the-black-rabbit-vintage-clothing-store-the-past-is-always-in-style-local-company/ ST. LOUIS — Madelyn Lumpe owns a vintage clothing store. She is 32 years old. Almost everything she sells is older than her. Black Rabbit Vintage, at 2800 McNair Avenue in Benton Park West, primarily sells clothing from the 1950s to the 1980s, although some items are older. The store’s inventory reflects the taste of […]]]>

ST. LOUIS — Madelyn Lumpe owns a vintage clothing store. She is 32 years old.

Almost everything she sells is older than her.

Black Rabbit Vintage, at 2800 McNair Avenue in Benton Park West, primarily sells clothing from the 1950s to the 1980s, although some items are older.

The store’s inventory reflects the taste of its owner and sole employee. Lumpe liked to play dress up as a girl (“My mom has a lot of really interesting pictures lying around,” she says), and when she was a teenager she often wore the clothes her own mother wore in high school in the 1970s.






Vintage hatboxes have a special appeal for Madelyn Lumpe, owner of Black Rabbit Vintage in Benton Park.


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She notes with some pride that her mother wore a Gunne Sax Renaissance dress to her prom and her father wore a powder blue polyester suit to his.

“I grew up romanticizing this period,” she said.

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Lumpe still wears vintage clothing almost exclusively today, and his hobby of collecting them eventually led to the opening of Black Rabbit Vintage. But first, there were more than the usual number of obstacles to overcome with the help of a dash or two of good fortune.

After college—she was an art student—Lumpe worked in what she now considers “desk work.” She also held a series of jobs in the service industry, while adding to her thriving assortment of vintage clothing.

About six years ago, she began selling some of her clothes at pop-up events and other temporary venues, while buying more. At the time, she viewed her interest as nothing more than a hobby.







Madelyn Lumpe of Black Rabbit Vintage

First customer Ethan Evans, of St. Louis, leaves after buying a tie he needed to attend a wedding, at Black Rabbit Vintage in Benton Park, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Madelyn Lumpe, left, owns the store.


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Then, in 2019, Adrianne (Ace) Mammet offered to sell him the entire inventory of her store, Ace of Hearts Vintage Clothing, which had been a mainstay on Cherokee Street since the 1980s when he called for the first time Ruth’s Basement.

“She (Mammet) cut me a lot and changed my life. I’m very grateful to her,” Lumpe said.

This is when Black Rabbit Vintage was born, at least officially. Lumpe found a suitable location and began working on the necessary permits.

Rezoning the building was a challenge that required three hearings in a courtroom. Although she considers her business a well-organized vintage clothing and jewelry store, the city considers it a thrift store, which means “you’re under the same code as a pawnshop,” a- she declared.

She also took the unusual step of financing the business without a single loan. The money and the original inventory belonged to him.







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Madelyn Lumpe owns Black Rabbit Vintage in Benton Park, seen Thursday September 15, 2022.


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Everything was in place and it was ready to open in April 2020. But the country entered a coronavirus-related lockdown the month before. The store could not open.

Lumpe continued to work at the Nippon Tei restaurant (her boyfriend, Reed Joern, is a sushi chef at its sister restaurant, Indo). During this time, her landlady kept the store space open and available to her.

The store finally opened its doors in October 2021; it celebrates its first birthday on October 7. Meanwhile, Lumpe continued to work at the restaurant, which hosted his hours, for the first nine months. The store is doing well enough now that she can do her only job.







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Madelyn Lumpe, owner of Black Rabbit Vintage in Benton Park, named the store after a black rabbit she had as a child, and now a figure of one sits outside the store, Thursday September 15 2022. Photo by Hillary Levin, hlevin@post-dispatch.com


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“I’ve wanted to own a vintage shop since high school, and here I am,” she said.

Sophia Scott recently bought sage-colored 1970s Farah pants there. It was her second time at the store.

“It has the most authentic vintage clothes from the 60s and 70s,” she said, adding that other vintage clothing stores in the area usually carry newer products.

“I really like the style. I like the idea that you can buy something that has its own story and then you can buy it and give it new life,” Scott said.







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Old frames are often accompanied by photos that were originally there, in Madelyn Lumpe’s shop, Black Rabbit Vintage, in Benton Park.


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Lumpe feels much the same. She sees the clothes of the past as having their own character and history. She feels a connection with them; she knows exactly when and where she acquired each piece.

At the store, she organizes the inventory according to her own logic.

The clothes, whether originally intended for men or women, are all hung on the same rack. Shirts are sold with shirts. The pants are sold with pants. They are not sorted by size but by style and color.

A Walt Disney Animation beige suede jacket from the 80s that has never been worn hangs next to a few brown leather jackets from the 70s. Yellow macrame ponchos hang together in the front of the coat rack.

The Organizing Policy is part of Lumpe’s commitment to inclusivity.







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Emma Fields of St. Louis browses the store, Black Rabbit Vintage, in Benton Park, Thursday, September 15, 2022. Photo by Hillary Levin, hlevin@post-dispatch.com


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“I don’t give any sex to my clothes. I want (the store) to be a very safe space for people of any gender, race, shape or size,” she said.

“If it fits you and you like it, wear it. It doesn’t matter if it was made for you or not,” she said.

The store doesn’t have enough room for all of its inventory, including the oldest item it has for sale, an 1860s riding jacket. Also out of sight is a collection of wedding dresses. dating from the 1920s, which she exhibits by appointment only.

When customers aren’t in the store, she can often be found at a sewing machine doing the minor alterations and repairs that are often needed on decades-old garments. She inherited her love of sewing from her mother and grandmother, she said.

Her sense of style, however, is her own. Some would say that in fashion, everything old becomes new again. But for Lumpe, the styles of the past still suit the present.

Or rather, they are almost always appropriate.

“Styles always come back, whether you like them or not. Low rise jeans keep threatening to come back,” she said.

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EGG, dubbed SA’s Selfridges, comes to JHB, with restaurant, bar, clothing and home sections https://mogotheme.com/egg-dubbed-sas-selfridges-comes-to-jhb-with-restaurant-bar-clothing-and-home-sections/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 06:50:42 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/egg-dubbed-sas-selfridges-comes-to-jhb-with-restaurant-bar-clothing-and-home-sections/ Artist’s impression of the EGG store front. (Provided) We Are EGG, founded by Paul Simon and Arie Fabiani, will open its second department store in Rosebank. The Rosebank store comes two years after introducing its first in 2020 in Cavendish Square, Cape Town. The store will include a restaurant, bar, and homeware sections, among others. […]]]>

Artist’s impression of the EGG store front. (Provided)

  • We Are EGG, founded by Paul Simon and Arie Fabiani, will open its second department store in Rosebank.
  • The Rosebank store comes two years after introducing its first in 2020 in Cavendish Square, Cape Town.
  • The store will include a restaurant, bar, and homeware sections, among others.
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concept store, We are EGGwhose model is based on British luxury retailer Selfridges, will open its second department store in the Zone at Rosebank at the end of September.

The retailer is the brainchild of Paul Simon, who founded YDE, owned by Truworths, and Arie Fabian of the Fabiani brand.

Their new store in Rosebank is the second of its networks and spans 3,000m2 of ground surface.

First launched in December 2020 in Cavendish Square in Cape Town as part of a partnership between its two founders and Old Mutual, EGG offers local and international fashion collections for men, women and children. It also houses beauty, homeware and jewelry departments and includes a restaurant and bar.

Brands on offer include Cape Island South Africa, Cultish, Rich Mnisi, Birkenstock, Happy Socks, Lelive and The North Face, among a plethora of others.

“The new Rosebank store has been specifically created with the Joburg customer in mind and has been built on a similar model to the iconic UK-based Selfridges concept,” the company said this week.

This is what the store will look like

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Artist’s impression of the EGG store front. (Provided)

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Artist impression jewelry department. (Provided)

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Artist’s impression of the household goods department. (Provided)

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The store will also feature a greenhouse section. (Provided)

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Rendering of the shoes section. (Provided)

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The center court. (Provided)

Selfridges was founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge whose philosophy was based on the theater of retail. Beyond selling products, his vision was to create a shopping experience with the promise to surprise and delight customers. The retailer is the only department store to have been named the world’s best department store four times.

In other places it had more innovative amenities such as car wash services, hotels, and in-store shows.

“Like Selfridges, We Are EGG Rosebank is a Mecca not only for fashion enthusiasts, but for anyone who enjoys high-end retail experiences that appeal to Joburg’s hyper-connected shopper,” he said. he declares.

Rosebank’s hip, urban and artsy pedestrian scene and surrounding critical residential nodes have made the location a prime location for the retailer.

“The [Rosebank] The neighborhood is winning the race for tenants against Sandton…Rosebank’s scale supports both corporate and residential buildings, making it a unique and rewarding lifestyle mix, he said .

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Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to start categorizing gunsmith sales https://mogotheme.com/visa-mastercard-amex-to-start-categorizing-gunsmith-sales/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 23:50:22 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/visa-mastercard-amex-to-start-categorizing-gunsmith-sales/ NEW YORK (AP) — Payments processor Visa Inc. said Saturday it plans to start categorizing sales at gun stores separately, a major victory for gun control advocates who say that will help better track suspicious increases in arms sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. But the move by Visa, the world’s […]]]>

NEW YORK (AP) — Payments processor Visa Inc. said Saturday it plans to start categorizing sales at gun stores separately, a major victory for gun control advocates who say that will help better track suspicious increases in arms sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting.

But the move by Visa, the world’s largest payment processor, will likely anger gun rights advocates and gun lobbyists, who have argued that categorizing gun sales would signal unfairly an industry when most sales don’t lead to mass shootings. It joins Mastercard and American Express, which also said they plan to move forward with categorizing gun store sales.

Visa said it would adopt the International Organization for Standardization’s new merchant code for firearms sales, which was announced on Friday. Until Friday, gun store sales were considered “general merchandise.”

“Following ISO’s decision to establish a new merchant category code, Visa will move forward with the next steps, while ensuring that all legal commerce on the Visa network is protected in accordance with our long-standing rules,” said the payment processor in a statement.

The adoption of Visa is significant as the largest payment network and, along with Mastercard and AmeEx, will likely put pressure on banks as card issuers to adopt the standard as well. Visa acts as an intermediary between merchants and banks, and it will be up to the banks to decide whether they will allow sales at gun stores on their issued cards.

Gun control advocates had won important victories on this front in recent weeks. New York City officials and pension funds had been lobbying ISO and banks to adopt the code.

Two of the nation’s largest public pension funds, in California and New York, have lobbied the nation’s largest credit card companies to establish sales codes specific to gun sales that could report suspicious purchases or more easily trace how weapons and ammunition are sold.

Merchant category codes now exist for almost all types of purchases, including those made at supermarkets, clothing stores, cafes and many other retailers.

“When you buy a plane ticket or pay for groceries, your credit card company has a special code for these retailers. It’s just common sense that we have the same policies in place for gun and ammunition stores,” said New York Mayor Eric Adams, a former police captain who blames gun proliferation. for the murderous violence of his city.

City Comptroller Brad Lander said it makes moral and financial sense as a tool to address gun violence.

“Unfortunately, credit card companies haven’t supported this simple, convenient, and potentially life-saving tool. Now is the time for them to do so,” Lander said recently, before Visa and others did. adopt this decision.

Lander is a director of the New York City Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Retirement System and the Board of Education Retirement System – which together own 667,200 shares of American Express valued at approximately 92.49 millions of dollars ; 1.1 million shares of MasterCard valued at approximately $347.59 million; and 1.85 million shares of Visa valued at approximately $363.86 million.

Pension funds and gun control advocates argue that creating a merchant category code for firearms and ammunition stores could help combat gun violence. A week before the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where 49 people died after a shooter opened fire in 2016, the attacker used credit cards to buy more than $26,000 worth of guns and ammunition, including including purchases from a stand-alone weapons retailer.

Gun rights advocates say tracking gun store sales would unfairly target legal gun purchases because merchant codes only track the type of merchant where the credit card or debit is used, not the actual items purchased. The sale of a gun safe, worth several thousand dollars and an item considered responsible gun ownership, could be considered a simple major purchase in an armory.

“The (industry’s) decision to create a gun-specific code is nothing more than a capitulation to politicians and anti-gun activists bent on eroding the rights of law-abiding Americans, a transaction both,” said Lars Dalseide, spokesman for the National Rifle Association.

Over the years, public pension funds have used their large investment portfolios to influence public policy and the market.

The California Teachers’ Fund, the second-largest pension fund in the nation, has long targeted the gun industry. He divested his holdings to gun manufacturers and sought to persuade certain retailers to sell guns.

Four years ago, the Teachers’ Fund made guns a key initiative. He called for background checks and called on retailers to “monitor irregularities at the point of sale, record all gun sales, regularly check gun inventory and proactively help the police”.

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Associated Press writer Bobby Calvan in New York contributed to this report.

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