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Robert Graham is very pleased to announce that it has signed a
new lease agreement to open a branded retail store featuring the full Robert
Graham collection in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. The store will carry the
complete range of Robert Graham, including men's sportswear, premium denim,
footwear, furnishings, accessories, outerwear, and women's sportswear.
Chic-Finder (www.chic-finder.com), an online fashion
social search engine, has launched its similar named mobile application
targeted towards fashion-conscious iOS users.
Wang Gang, founder of Chic-Finder, created the
fashion start-up to accommodate women around the globe with the ease of finding
visually similar clothing, shoes and bags that they desire according to their
"We want to bring the experience closer to the user. Using
the app, users can now snap a picture of that stylish stranger, the celebrity
in the magazine, expensive fashion products they see in the shopping malls or
even the dress worn by a character in TV.
"They just need to upload to get instant results. From
there, they can explore through the selection and find an alternative to
purchase on the spot," said Wang Gang.
"It's fast and efficient as it saves the user time and
frustration from having to browse the Internet for hours to find a similar
"Furthermore, we are affiliated with around 300 global
ecommerce stores and with over a million products in our catalogue, there is
bound to be something for everyone. This is also definitely faster than getting
a personal stylist who will only find similar items limited to their
store," he further explains.
Hoping to create a bustling and dynamic fashion community, users
can choose to search, discover and create collections, shop or head on to the
trending section to know more about what the majority of users are buying. With
a high-tech team that's consistently improving the brain behind the technology,
the algorithm is often reworked to ensure best results are delivered.
However, with chaotic backgrounds and clutter in the picture,
will it still be able to generate results that are visually similar?
"Definitely," said Gang.
"We understand the importance of having a seamless search
process for the user. We have spent close to a year in perfecting a technology
that delivers impressive visual results even with bad conditions such as bad
lighting or a messy background. The science behind the search is perceptive
enough to differentiate what should be searchable," he further added.
Free to download, Chic-Finder is available at the App Store from
2ndJanuary 2014 onwards.
About the Team
Led by Wang Gang who has over 8
years of experience in computer vision, the Chic-Finder team has a combined
experience of 25 years in computer vision, software engineering, mobile
development and fashion industry. Passionate about creating visual
solutions that is beneficial to digital businesses, the team is constantly
innovating new solutions that could help create more engagement and interaction
between users and the
Learn more about this fashion app at http://www.chic-finder.com/app/
Teen YouTube Sensation Partners with Retailer to Design First-Ever Fashion Line
Aeropostale, Inc., a specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, recently announced its partnership with social media starlet Bethany Mota to launch The Bethany Mota Collection, available in stores this holiday season.
Men's Wearhouse's Proposal Provides Jos. A. Bank's Shareholders with Substantial Premium and Immediate Liquidity
Combination Would Create the Premier Men's Apparel Retailer with Enhanced Scale and a Broadened Customer Reach
The Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced that it has proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (Nasdaq: JOSB) common stock for $55.00 per share in cash, representing an implied enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion.
The Men's Wearhouse proposal represents a 45% premium over Jos. A. Bank's unaffected enterprise value and a 32% premium over Jos. A. Bank's closing share price on October 8, 2013, the day prior to the public announcement of Jos. A. Bank's proposal to acquire Men's Wearhouse. The transaction represents a 9.1x enterprise value to last twelve months ("LTM") Adjusted EBITDA multiple (assuming $133 million of LTM Adjusted EBITDA as of August 3, 2013), a significant premium to Jos. A. Bank's proposal to acquire Men's Wearhouse. Men's Wearhouse intends to finance the transaction with a combination of balance sheet cash and debt financing.
Stylinity Sets the Stage for Fashion Social Media Sharing
Stylinity, a new fashion tech startup merging social media, e-commerce and the in-store experience, announced today that it will debut its Style Stage at The Limited. The unveiling of the Style Stage, an internet-ready selfie studio, will take place at The Limited's flagship store at the Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Collaboration Represents the Program's Third Installment
Heineken®, the world's most international brewer, today debuted their exclusive denim collaboration with Japanese brand NEIGHBORHOOD for the #Heineken100 program, an exclusive seeding program that celebrates Heineken's "Man of the World."
Every Pair of Shoes are Custom-made by Local Artisans in Peru from Authentic South American Textiles
Inkkas, a custom-made brand of shoes handcrafted at a family-owned workshop in Lima, Peru, today announced a Kickstarter campaign that will help raise funds to bring the company's fall line to the international market. Inkkas shoes are made using only high-quality authentic South American textiles (called "mantas") sourced directly from local artisans in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Those that pledge to the Kickstarter campaign will receive discounts of up to 25% off the current price of the shoes and will receive their orders before the new line is available is the general public.
The Brand Employs a Social Merchandising Business Model to Reach New Fans & Inspire Designs
In only its second year of development, online specialty retailer, Tribut Apparel, has taken the reigns in establishing a revolutionary lifestyle merchandising concept where social media meets music, fashion and art to create a collection of apparel and accessories made by the virtual hands of its most loyal consumers. The company is co-founded by Blues Rock titan Joe Bonamassa, known as this generations most note-worthy solo guitarist, and through targeted social media campaigns and design contests, has struck the right cord with old and new fans.
Los Angeles premium denim brand Citizens of Humanity will launch e-commerce in both the United States and Japan, shipping respectively. The website will include the women's and men's Holiday 2013 collections complimented by a selection of exclusive products such as limited edition merchandise from the brand's "Just Like You" philanthropic film collaborations.
Kate Hudson and Ann Taylor toast to a wild, whirlwind holiday season. The brand’s campaign was shot while Hudson was filming the movie “Good People” and touring Europe with fiancé Matt Bellamy, his band Muse, and her two sons.
Retailer To Open First of Three Canadian Locations at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Chico's FAS, Inc. announces the company's international expansion with White House Black Market's (WH|BM) first Canadian boutique opening at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto on October 24th. The women's retailer will open its second international location at Square One, Mississauga on October 29th, followed by Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket on November 12th. Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Square One are owned by Oxford Properties Group and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo).Upper Canada Mall is owned by Oxford Properties Group and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
Nine West, a division of The Jones Group (NYSE: JNY) ("Jones"), looked no further than Decades store founder and vintage connoisseur, Cameron Silver and Nine West's Contributing Style Director and former Shopbop Fashion Director Kate Ciepluch, to create their latest Shoelaboration™ inspired by 80's punk. Shoelaborations™ is a collaborative platform celebrating fashion, design, music and pop culture through creative partnerships with unique artistic talents.
Chad Murawczyk, Founder and CEO of MiN New York, is largely known for his expertly curated fragrant offerings, but few are aware of his photography skills and Cuban heritage. Photography and perfume may seem like an odd pairing, but to Murawczyk, the two go hand in hand.
Kate Hudson, Kay Krill, ANN INC.‘s President and CEO, and Monica Mishra, one of the 2012 ANNpower Fellows and 2013 Project Grant Winner were in New York City to speak at the Clinton Global initiative 2013 Annual Meeting. They spoke at one of the commitment sessions called LESSONS FROM THE FRONT LINES OF WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP specifically on: "ANNpower: The Next Generation of Women Leaders."