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L.L Bean Boots 2012

Guaranteed to Last: L.L.Bean's Century of Outfitting America takes a historical look at the iconic brand and its place in American culture

In honor of its 100th Anniversary, outdoor retailer L.L.Bean has opened its archives for the writing of a new book, Guaranteed to Last: L.L.Bean's Century of Outfitting America. The book offers the first comprehensive historical look at L.L.Bean, and explores the company's place in our culture and how it has helped America learn to love the outdoors.

Fashion industry leader and philanthropist Susan Sokol will receive The Spirit of Life® Award at City of Hope's Spring Luncheon on Monday, May 14, at The Plaza Hotel. City of Hope's East End Chapter/Jeanne Kaye League will present the fashion industry leader with its top philanthropic honor in recognition of her professional achievements, charitable contributions and personal commitment to the fight against women's cancers.

SinoCubate Adds New Retail-oriented Clients in China

SinoCubate, Inc., SBAT, today announced that the Company has been engaged by two new Chinese clients located in Beijing and Shanghai.

The Beijing client operates a 110-plus retail chain store selling women's underwear. The plan is to assist the company with investments and consultant services to establish a nationwide luxury brand in China. In addition to adding up to 200 more stores in the next two years, the client plans to establish a comprehensive online presence. The market is fragmented with no major brand dominating the market. As comparison, a major highly profitable brand does exist in the US, which has about 1,000 stores in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. In consideration for SinoCubate's services and investments which will be provided to the Beijing client, SinoCubate will own a major stake in that client.

The Shanghai client, a well-known restaurant-tea house company, operates close to 130 stores in Shanghai and Hunan province. The client plans to add 50 more stores per year during the next three years and to build a central kitchen serving 300 stores. In consideration for SinoCubate's services and investments which will be provided to the Shanghai client, SinoCubate will own a substantial stake in that client.

Says Tom Simeo, Chairman of SinoCubate, "According to the latest data from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, 'MOFCOM', the goal for the next five years is a 15% annual growth for retail sales of consumer goods to reach a total of 3.2 trillion yuan ($507 billion) by the end of 2015."

Mr. Simeo continued, "Taking into account that China is estimated to surpass Japan as the largest consumer of luxury goods this year, and China's growing middle class with increased disposable income, we will continue to focus on the consumer-related space. By some estimates, sales of global luxury brands in China have risen more than 30 percent over the past four years, and the consumption of luxury goods reached 100 billion yuan in 2011."

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The polls have closed and the finalists have been chosen! Adrianna Papell for E! Live from the Red Carpet are ready to reveal the five designers in the running for the grand prize.  Beginning in October, aspiring red carpet dress designers submitted their original ideas at E! Online.  Voting for the ultimate winner will commence on January 16th and culminate with the lucky dress designer receiving a $2,500 cash prize and a trip to Los Angeles to participate in a live reveal on E!'s "Countdown to the Red Carpet Academy Awards" special on February 26, 2012. The designer's creation will then be included in the Adrianna Papell for E! Live From the Red Carpet collection, available at Lord & Taylor in Spring 2012. 

ReportsnReports adds new research report 'Brazilian Industrial Protective Footwear Market' to its store. The market for industrial protective footwear in Brazil is estimated to be much bigger than official numbers show. Most market participants are focused on developing market with large end-user companies, and they do not cover the entire market, that has lots of small end-user companies. There is still a large untapped market and a greater chance for market development.

English Home, an elite supplier of upscale home furnishings, is delighted to announce its collaboration with fashion designer, Sue Wong™, on an exclusive collection of elegant and inspired bed quilts, cushion covers, curtain panels and fabrics for 2011.  

ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) President and CEO, Kay Krill, joined Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, to officially launch a four-year investment in young women's leadership, the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative.  ANN INC. has committed $1.3 million to this initiative, which will connect and inspire a strong network of high school junior and senior students across the United States.  Selected applicants will receive leadership training and grants to develop projects to advance women and girls in their communities and around the world.

Betsey Johnson had a warm welcoming to San Francisco on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon with an overwhelming crowd at her new boutique on 33 Grant Avenue.  Hundreds of people lined up early in front of her boutique to be a part of the history of her grand opening.

Vogue announces today a first-of-its-kind collaboration with online luxury retailer Moda Operandi that will offer Vogue.com readers exclusive access to designer collections for purchase after their runway shows.  Launching with New York's Spring/Summer 2012 shows, readers of Vogue.com's up-to-the-minute Fashion Week coverage will be able to click on individual looks to pre-order from Moda Operandi's trunk shows of designer collections.  Also offered in these trunk shows will be a selection of items that will be available for immediate delivery.  This collaboration will feature designers showing in New York, Paris, Milan, and London.

DailyCandy, a insider's, trend-setting email newsletter and popular website known to launch the newest and best designers, boutiques, restaurants, products, and personalities, announced today a roster of top industry experts who will mentor the winners of its second annual Start Small, Go Big contest. With only five days left to enter, burgeoning entrepreneurs need to race for the lifetime opportunity to win and meet with DailyCandy's favorite luminaries who started small and went big. Visit www.startsmallgobig.com by August 5 at 10 a.m. to enter.

O.co, also known as Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK), today announced that it won two 2011 American Business Awards in the following categories - Best Overall Company of the Year (Up to 2,500 Employees) and Executive of the Year (All Other Industries) for its CEO Dr. Patrick Byrne.

eZCom Software, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of multi-enterprise supply chain solutions, today announced that Little Mass, MOR Cosmetics and Season's Designs have migrated their EDI operations to eZCom Lingo™.  eZCom's hosted B2B application Lingo is helping these companies meet the EDI requirements of big chain and department stores while dramatically reducing the amount of time and money spent on order fulfillment by automating and streamlining the document management process.  

Inspired by its bold style and unexpected quality, Black Swan Wines is celebrating dare-to-be-unique fashion around the country by partnering with America's favorite swap hostesses, The Swapaholics of Swap.com, as they kick off a five-city clothing swap series.  The "Sip & Swap" series will bring pop-up swaps into major urban destinations – where creativity and culture abound – and enable anyone with a passion for fashion to swap gently loved clothes for stylish, new-to-them garments while enjoying each of the Black Swan wine varietals.

After a bleak, drab winter, the time has come to revamp wardrobes with fashion-forward pieces that lend to a joyful summer, and among the hottest on-trend styles for the upcoming season is the print. To give moms and their babies the chance to stay stylish, Pampers has unveiled their newest diaper line — Pampers Limited Edition Prints. These summer diaper offerings combine utility and aesthetics, so little ones can feel just as fashionable as they are comfortable in their biggest wardrobe staple, their diaper!

Remember when you all piled in mom's station wagon to take that family trip to the beach? You packed a cooler with popsicles, sandwiches, played paddle ball and built sandcastles until the sun went down.  Old Navy is now bringing back that summer nostalgia with their "Wish You Were Here" summer road trip.

Avon Voices

Make your voice count! Starting tomorrow, everyone around the world is invited to vote for their favorite Contenders in Avon Voices, Avon’s first-ever global singing talent search for women. Over 175 Contenders, from more than 50 countries - including Avon Representatives – have just completed professional recording sessions in Nashville, Paris, Hong Kong and Rio, and their performance videos will be available starting tomorrow for viewing and voting at AvonVoices.com. Ultimately, the public vote and the vote of the celebrity judging panel will determine two women – one an Avon Representative – who will receive an opportunity to record a professionally-produced album.

Suit Up to Win: Body, Mind & Soul

Six dynamic men will participate as panelists in the Suit Up to Win: Body, Mind & Soul workshop.  The "Rev Up Your Income" workshop is Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Reginald E. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture center, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore.  "Starting and managing a business, financial success, the importance of style and second careers will be discussed," said Lafayette Jones, president of SMSi-Urban Call Marketing.  Speakers include Montrell Brooks  a Rosedale, Md.  K&G Fashion Superstore store manager; the K&G corporate office, headquartered in Atlanta, is sponsoring the event.

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