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Burton Partner Stores in DC Metro Area and Northern New Jersey
- Published 10/15/2013
Just in time for winter, Burton Snowboards is pleased to officially announce the opening of two new East Coast partner stores: the first is in the DC metro area and the second is a pop-up Burton partner store in northern New Jersey. Both new stores were opened in partnership with local retailers and will service the broad snowboard and winter lifestyle communities in each region.
First up is the new Burton DC partner store. Located at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, Burton DC opened its doors earlier this fall thanks to a partnership with long-time Burton retailer Shenk & Tittle. The new Burton DC Store pays homage to Vermont's roots with many handcrafted New England design details, including shelves, tables and fixtures that were custom-made in Vermont. Burton's long heritage in snowboarding is prevalent throughout the store, especially on the 'history wall' where archival snowboards and photographs are on display.
As far as products go, the 2,800-square-foot Burton DC store features an extensive line-up of Burton's best-in-class outerwear, bags and accessories, as well as a great range of apparel including hoodies, denim, flannels, t-shirts and more. Inside the store, customers can also check out a wide selection of the newest 2014 Burton snowboards, as well as dedicated sections for boots, bindings and everything else you need to gear up to go to the mountains.
In addition to the new store in DC, Burton also opened a pop-up shop in northern New Jersey in partnership with local retailer Mount Everest, a proud supporter of local snow culture. With easy access to the Garden State Parkway all season long, the Burton Menlo Park Mall store is located at 55 Parsonage Road in Edison, New Jersey and will be open through April of 2014. Featuring a footprint of just over 3,000 square feet, the store offers a cozy Vermont feel with a large selection of Burton's industry-leading, year-round product collections for men, women and youth.
Both stores are open now and can be reached at the following numbers:
Burton DC partner store: (240) 483-0671
Burton New Jersey partner store: (732) 788-6580
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating ground-breaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton's headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, California, Canada and China. For more information on Burton, head to www.burton.com and follow our line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards and twitter.com/burtonsnowboard.
About Shenk & Tittle
Shenk & Tittle is a unique specialty retailer. Their merchandise mix is targeted toward limited distribution active lifestyle brands and categories. Quality coupled with authenticity continues to be the cornerstone of our offerings and the value driven philosophy that governs their strategy. Founded in 1922, in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, Shenk & Tittle has served generations of families. Slow, steady expansion has seen this regional retailer grow to twelve stores throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
About Mount Everest
Mount Everest has been located in Westwood, NJ, since 1973. They service all levels of customers from youth to adults, and specialize in providing technical ski and snowboard gear, winter outerwear and apparel as well as essential tuning services and rentals for all ages. Staffed by experienced and dedicated skiers and snowboarders, they promote a high level of confidence to every athlete, from beginners to experts. Mount Everest is a proud supporter of local snow culture; hosting on-snow events, contests, video premieres, product demos, bus trips and more.
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Paul Frank Rockin' PF with Teen Star Bella Thorne
- Published 10/14/2013
Paul Frank today announced that Bella Thorne will be featured in the brand's "Rockin' Paul Frank" campaign for the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 season. Launching this month, the collaboration with Bella is supported by a comprehensive campaign for the fashion and lifestyle brand.
"Bella is bright and cheerful, very creative and hugely talented. She truly embodies the positivity and fun of the Paul Frank brand," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "Rockin' PF with Bella Thorne is just one of the many ways we are bringing Paul Frank to our 'forever young' fans."
"I'm so happy to be working with Paul Frank," said Bella Thorne. "I've always loved Julius and Paul Frank's fun colors and funky styles, so it's been lots of fun to be a part of this collaboration!"
Based on bright, joyful colors and creative design, the Paul Frank brand and its famous Julius the monkey character have grown from rather humble beginnings in a California garage into a lifestyle brand that is beloved and recognized throughout the world.
For more information on Paul Frank, please visit www.paulfrank.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Be sure to also visit the all-new Bloggin' with Paul Frank Tumblr page.
About Paul Frank
Paul Frank is a globally recognized, iconic fashion and lifestyle brand, which features artistic and entertaining designs for the young and young at heart. Acquired in 2010 by Saban Brands, Paul Frank began as an independent accessories company in a Southern California beach town in 1997. By creating relationships through exciting collaborations and strategic licensing partnerships, Paul Frank merchandise includes apparel and accessories for all ages, books, stationery, eyewear, home decor, bicycles and more. To see what's new at Paul Frank, visit www.paulfrank.com.
About Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne, star of the hit Disney Channel original series Shake It Up!, has skyrocketed to fame with her tween/teen fans playing aspiring dancer Cece Jones. Shake It Up! originally premiered with 6.2 million viewers. Bella recently returned from South Africa where she was filming the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore comedy The Familymoon in which Bella stars as Sandler's daughter and is currently filming Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. In addition she is set to go into production for Silver Pictures' Home Invasion. Bella has signed a deal with Hollywood Records and has a three-book deal with Random House titled Autumn Falls. The first book is scheduled to be released in summer 2014.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing, digital and finance. SB's portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Digimon Fusion, Julius Jr., Popples, Vortexx, Zui.com and The Playforge. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.
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Made by Maasai Mamas in Kenya, Enabling Women to Support Their Families
- Published 10/9/2013
Nordstrom and Me to We, an organization that provides socially responsible products, today announced that Nordstrom will be the first U.S. retailer to offer the Me to We Artisans collection of original jewelry hand-crafted by Maasai Mamas living in Kenya. Select styles will be available in 10 Nordstrom stores and at Nordstrom.com. Me to We empowers the women who create the sustainably-produced, locally-sourced accessories by paying a fair wage that allows them greater opportunities to support their families and communities. The items also support Free The Children, Me to We's charity partner, that works locally to educate, engage and empower youth to make a difference in their own communities and internationally to remove the barriers to education and end the cycle of poverty.
"We currently employ more than 600 Artisan Mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya," says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We Artisans. "Together, we leverage the artistic ingenuity of their traditional Maasai beadwork and style pieces into collections that are on-trend with the current and evolving fashion markets. We are grateful to be partnering with Nordstrom, working together to provide young customers with purchasing options that truly make a difference."
Prices range from $5 to $100 and items include necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings. Me to We Style organic cotton t-shirts, will also be available online at Nordstrom.com.
One of the most popular items in the line is the $10 Rafiki Friend Chain, which comes in five vibrant colorways, each representing a different cause (water, health, education, food security and alternative income). With every Rafiki (Swahili for 'friend') sold, a gift such as clean water, school supplies, wholesome meals, healthcare and sustainable financial tools is given to children and families in Free The Children communities overseas. This modern take on friendship bracelets is part of Me to We's Track Your Impact initiative, and by using a special code on the back of the Rafiki's packaging, customers can visit a website to learn about the community they supported through their purchase.
"We love the idea of offering our customers on-trend merchandise that also provides them with the opportunity to celebrate friendship through giving back and making a difference," said Jennifer Jackson, corporate merchandise manager for BP./Kids at Nordstrom. "We hope that this Me to We Artisans collection will inspire and empower our customers to look for more ways to make a positive impact in their communities and our world."
The Me to We merchandise is online at Nordstrom.com and will also be available in the BP. department of 10 Nordstrom stores:
Downtown Seattle (Seattle)
San Francisco Centre (San Francisco)
Downtown Portland (Portland, Ore.)
Westfarms Mall (Farmington, Conn.)
Mall of America (Bloomington, Minn.)
The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.)
Santa Monica Place (Santa Monica, Calif.)
King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia, Pa.)
Irvine Spectrum Center (Irvine, Calif.)
Galleria Dallas (Dallas)
To kick off the partnership, Nordstrom Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., will host a live performance from the Kenyan Boys Choir and a book reading by Robin Wisztowaty, author of "My Maasai Life," on Saturday, October 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Sports Apparel Retailer Based in Indiana with New Online Store
- Published 10/7/2013
Indiana-based retailer of sports apparel, Covert Enterprises LLC, today announced its new online store, just in time for the holiday shopping season: www.Team2Players.com.
"We know how passionate sports fans can be," says founder and owner of Covert Enterprises LLC, Linda Covert. "We're excited to provide fans everywhere with affordable top quality products that help them show off their team spirit in the upcoming sports seasons. With the holidays quickly approaching, many of these items make the perfect gifts too!"
The new online store at Team2Players.com offers a variety of sports apparel within the following categories: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, Soccer, NASCAR and MMA. The Company plans to expand its inventory as it grows and will also be adding to its blog in the upcoming weeks to provide visitors with gift giving tips and product reviews alongside general sports talk.
Team2Players.com accepts all major credit cards including PayPal accounts and items purchased can be shipped anywhere within the United States. Customers are reminded to allocate extra time for order processing and shipping immediately surrounding the holidays, as business tends to be busier than usual.
For more information on Covert Enterprises LLC and its new online store, visit www.Team2Players.com.
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Lee National Denim Day Calling All To Go Casual
- Published 10/4/2013
Lee National Denim Day celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with one important goal – raising critical funds for American Cancer Society®'s breast cancer research and support programs. In the United States, 234,580 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and today thousands of people nationwide will celebrate Denim Day® by wearing their jeans and donating $5 to this cause. Since its inception in 1996, Denim Day has raised more than $89 million to fight breast cancer, and today we hope to add millions to that total. With the American Cancer Society as Denim Day's beneficiary, funds raised will support life-saving screenings in communities nationwide; provide a free place to stay for those traveling away from home for cancer treatment; and invest in groundbreaking cancer research.
Leading the effort is Lee National Denim Day's 2013 survivor ambassador Amy Slater. As an avid runner and triathlete, Slater was stunned when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at the age of 40. Beginning chemotherapy in February of 2013, she continues to fight valiantly with the daily encouragement of her friends. Every day, the American Cancer Society provides information, day-to-day help and emotional support for cancer patients like Amy.
"By joining together on Lee National Denim Day, we can all be a part of a nationwide support team to ensure no woman fights this disease alone," says Slater. "When I first found out I had breast cancer, the first thing I did was turn to my friends and family for support. It's the little things they do, like helping me run errands, that keep me going."
Fifty percent of net proceeds raised through Lee National Denim Day will benefit community-based programs, including breast cancer screenings and the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® initiative, which provides cancer patients and their families a free place to stay when they have to travel away from home for treatment. In 2012, Hope Lodge facilities across the country provided approximately 50,000 nights of free lodging to nearly 41,000 patients and caregivers – saving them nearly $26 million in lodging expenses.
The remaining proceeds of Lee National Denim Day will help fund American Cancer Society's national research grants to find cures for breast cancer. As the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research, the Society has contributed to nearly every cancer breakthrough in recent history. Their funded researchers have helped develop the drugs to treat advanced breast cancer and have shown that mammograms are the most effective form of detection. One in every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer reaches out to the American Cancer Society for help and support.
"The fighting spirits found in Amy and survivors throughout the country are an inspiration to all who are touched by breast cancer," said Liz Cahill, vice president of marketing at Lee. "We are thrilled to partner with the American Cancer Society for a second year and stimulate millions into action to help forward our shared goal to help aid and empower those affected by the disease."
Lee National Denim Day is committed to improving the everyday lives of those with breast cancer – past, present and future. Since its inception in 1996, the program has raised more than $89 million in this effort.
It's not too late to hold your own Denim Day – we're celebrating all month long! Register your team at www.DenimDay.com. Donations will be accepted through December 31, 2013.
About Lee Jeans
Lee® Jeans is a division of VF Corporation. (NYSE: VFC). Headquartered in Merriam, Kan., Lee manufactures and markets brand denim, casual pants, shirts, fleece and knit apparel. A brand committed to the community, Lee Jeans founded Lee National Denim Day®, one of the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer. For more information about Lee, visit www.lee.com.
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DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Two New Stores
- Published 09/26/2013
DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Baltimore, MD on October 3rd.
The address of the new store is:
3501 Boston Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Announces New Store In Lafayette, LA
DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Lafayette, LA on October 3rd.
The address of the new store is:
609 Settlers Trace Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
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2013 Brand Affinity Index Research Findings
- Published 09/25/2013
In order to understand which brands are making the biggest impact with millennials today, Teen Vogue—the leading monitor of millennial fashion and beauty enthusiasts in America—has partnered with Goldman Sachs' Apparel and Accessories Global Investment Research Group to create the 2013 Teen Vogue/Goldman Sachs Brand Affinity Index.
Nicknamed the "Love List," this landmark piece of research ranks 363 millennial fashion, retail, and beauty brands from a three-pronged perspective, incorporating teens' awareness of the brand, favorability for the brand, and word-of-mouth around the brand.
The Composite Index Score is comprised of equally weighted percentages across three questions fielded to the respondent base:
· Awareness: "Are you familiar with this brand?"
· Favorability: "Do you/would you feel great wearing this brand?"
· Word of mouth: "Is this a brand you like to talk about with others (either in person, by phone, or through social media?)"
THE TOP 20 BRANDS
In an effort to differentiate between millennial brands currently embraced by the establishment and rising brands considered by influential teens, the survey was conducted among two distinct samples: A national sample of 1,914 females 13-29 reflects preferences among "mass" millennials; a Teen Vogue It girl reader panel sample of 1,234 respondents reveals the brands that have been adopted by fashion-savvy influentials.
The Top 20 "Love List" brands ranked by It Girls Composite Scores are:
1. Forever 21
2. Victoria's Secret
3. Victoria's Secret Pink
15. Louis Vuitton
8. Urban Outfitters
10. Bath & Body Works
20. Marc Jacobs
BRANDS TO WATCH
Influential millennials are bellwether consumers—they are first-to-market, first-to-adopt, and first-to-share. Their behaviors build momentum for brands to reach the next strata of shoppers. To identify "Brands Rising"—those that have breakthrough potential with secondary adopters and ultimately a mass audience—a sample was configured based on the following criteria:
Highest differential in awareness between Teen Vogue It girls and National Sample
High Teen Vogue It girl favorability (+1 standard deviation above the mean)
High Teen Vogue It girl word of mouth (=1 standard deviation above the mean)
BRANDS RISING: THE TOP 20
11. Steve Madden
2. Free People
3. Nasty Gal
13. Urban Decay
7. Kate Spade
8. Marc Jacobs
19. Vera Wang
10. Michael Kors
Bolded brands do not appear in the Top 50 Composite Score Index and merit special attention as up-and-coming brands among millennials.
About Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue—a Condé Nast publication, a division of Advance Publications, which operates in 25 countries—is the number one source of fashion and beauty news for style-conscious teens and 20-somethings everywhere. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, two trade publications, and 27 websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement. The Teen Vogue brand brings the sophistication and authority of Vogue to a new generation of savvy young women who desire to be on the cutting edge of fashion, beauty, and culture. Launched in February 2003, Teen Vogue publishes ten issues a year and has a circulation of more than 1 million readers.
About The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
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Men's Wearhouse Extension Of David's Bridal Agreement
- Published 09/24/2013
The Men's Wearhouse today announced it has extended its exclusive relationship with David's Bridal, the nation's largest bridal retailer. The amendment to the current contract extends the partnership by five years with the option to extend for an additional five years.
Doug Ewert, Men's Wearhouse president and chief executive officer, stated, "Our relationship with David's Bridal has been an important part of our tuxedo marketing plan since 2007. We are excited to extend this valuable partnership and enhance our co-marketing programs to continue providing superior wedding services."
Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel with 1,137 stores. The Men's Wearhouse, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories in exclusive and non-exclusive merchandise brands and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Most K&G stores carry a full selection of women's apparel. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men's Wearhouse, Moores and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores. Additionally, Men's Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Twin Hill in the United States and Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the United Kingdom.
For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit the Company's websites at www.menswearhouse.com, www.mooresclothing.com, www.kgstores.com, www.twinhill.com, www.dimensions.co.uk and www.alexandra.co.uk.
Foxcroft Collection Celebrating 25 Years of Effortless Style
- Published 09/18/2013
New York City's public school teachers are transformed into Foxcroft Style Stars!
Foxcroft™, the leader in non-iron shirts and classic lifestyle apparel for women, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the launch of its Style Stars creative campaign with New York's P.S. 159 public school in Queens. 1st and 2nd grade teachers from the school were changed into Style Stars by receiving head to toe makeovers and new Foxcroft wardrobes. The teachers arrived in need of some fashion TLC, and left with a gold star in glam! Watch their transformation at www.foxcroftcollection.com/foxcroft25.html.
This Fall, Foxcroft officially embarks on 25 years in the women's apparel industry. Since its inception, the brand has called Manhattan's Garment District home and drawn creative inspiration from the energy and excitement of the city. Partnering with P.S. 159 is the brand's way of thanking the New York community for its long-standing success. The school has also enjoyed consistent achievements, including a National Blue Ribbon designation awarded to only 300 schools across the U.S. in 2011.
"We are thrilled to have the women of P.S 159 join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary," says Tom Dietrich, President of The Apparel Group, the parent company of Foxcroft. "Our brand's signature non-iron and wrinkle-free blouses clearly speak to the busy, on-the-go woman so wardrobing these teachers was the perfect fit for us."
Alison Gary of blog WardrobeOxygen.com and Sally McGraw of AlreadyPretty.com styled the women with Foxcroft's Silver Anniversary Collection. Available in store and online in September, the special anniversary fashion assortment features Foxcroft's signature floral and animal prints in silver tones.
"I love Foxcroft shirts because they are truly Non-Iron. I can run around with my daughter and still look crisp in the evening. I also love that Foxcroft white shirts are opaque, which offers full coverage which is very important to my readers," says Gary of WardrobeOxygen.com
First grade teacher Tanya Diminic says, "I learned a lot about my personal style today including incorporating more prints and colors in my wardrobe! We are all riding high from the makeover and it was an amazing bonding experience for us."
The Style Stars will be the center of Foxcroft's 25th Anniversary digital campaign. Outtakes from the photoshoot will be highlighted on the homepage of www.FoxcroftCollection.com when the collection is launched. Additional photos and videos will be showcased on the brand's Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages as well as Foxcroft's Off The Cuff blog.
Lastly, to celebrate the industry milestone, Foxcroft hosted a private event at its showroom in Manhattan where industry notables and fashion bloggers sipped on cocktails and noshed on hors d'oeuvres.
About Foxcroft™ and The Apparel Group Ltd.
Foxcroft, owned by The Apparel Group Ltd., is a better-priced women's apparel collection that is distributed to more than 1,200 retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's Von Maur, and Amazon.com. Inspired by signature patterns, vibrant colors and feminine shapes, Foxcroft™ is designed for the confident woman who enjoys a casual but polished look.
The Apparel Group Ltd. (TAG) designs branded and private label collections for some of the largest apparel companies in the country and is responsible for over $1.1 billion in annual retail sales. TAG's brand portfolio for women features Foxcroft™, an updated classics collection, and Paperwhite™, a bridge designer sportswear line. Its menswear brands include Maker & Co™, Damon™, dress shirts and the venerable Enro Shirt Company™, who has supplied customers with 100% cotton non-iron dress shirts for more than 90 years.
Emmy Awards 2013 Jewelry Trend Predictions
- Published 09/16/2013
This week Michael O'Connor, celebrity stylist and television personality, will host StyleLab's styling event for Emmy Award nominees, presenters and stylists at a private venue in Los Angeles. Every season O'Connor curates a selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from world-renowned designers for celebrities to borrow for the red carpet. From colored gemstone earrings to exotic cuffs, O'Connor will accessorize Hollywood's leading stars with the most exquisite, highest quality jewelry.
This season O'Connor sees an overall fascination with more embellished styles featuring colored diamonds and precious gemstones – both modern and vintage designs. As the biggest television award show of the season quickly approaches, O'Connor offers the following trend predictions:
We're seeing a variety of exotic gemstone colors and rare material mixes to create statement pieces. Jewelry designer Abellan New York is showcasing a ring with rubellite, turquoise, blue sapphires, pearls and diamonds. Designer Joan Park is featuring earrings with aquamarine, and green and pink tourmaline, priced at $3,000. This piece is part of The Diamonds With A Story™ Collection, which includes a grouping of designers who have expressed their design stories working with the variety of beautiful and natural shades from the Argyle diamond mine in Australia. The Collections are based across four viewpoints shared by consumers on what they want most in diamond jewelry; origin, sustainability, color and lifestyle. Another piece in The Diamonds With A Story™ Collection is from Kara Ross. She mixes parts of broken sidewalk concrete with diamonds to create a statement ring, priced at $2,130. The fashionable Heidi Klum would be a perfect fit for this ring!
Taking the concept of exotic palettes a step further, you will notice jewelry that is reminiscent of ancient times and far away lands. A necklace from Gems by Gerald featuring Karla B. Proud for the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is comprised of a 12-carat bi-color Oregon Sunstone and an imperial jasper cabochon, on a multi-strand chain, priced at $7,500.
Designers are also creating luxurious pieces with a sleek modern twist. The 114.94 carat white topaz cuff from Bellarri, priced at $21,780, takes the classic line-bracelet style to a whole new level. Canadian designer Mark Lash is showcasing drop earrings, priced at $5,580, that focus your attention on the lustrous 82.61 carats of sapphires and diamonds. The "Magnolia Flower" 10-carat diamond necklace from A. Jaffe, priced at $108,018, weaves floral design in a totally fresh way. Kerry Washington would turn heads in this necklace.
Hollywood Glamour will always remain a staple on the red carpet. Stackable cuffs with diamonds by Gabriel & Co., priced from $875, are ideal for celebrities who want to look polished without feeling "overdone". Celebrities are also obsessing over vintage pieces, including hair combs/pins once owned by Marilyn Monroe that are now part of the Jewelry By Gail collection, priced at $48,000. And, designer Takat is re-inventing the meaning of Hollywood glamour with an 108-carat emerald cut Columbian emerald necklace, featuring 72-carats of diamonds, priced at $3 million. The statuesque Sofia Vergara was born to wear these vintage types of designs.
"The Jazz Age" is swinging again! Designers are creating pieces that bring us back to the 1920's. Mastoloni introduced a signature black and white "Ice" necklace with cultured pearls and 30-carats of black and white diamonds, featuring a tassel of cultured pearls and white diamonds, priced at $10,500. AGTA designer Baggins shows a cocktail ring with natural color Akoya cultured pearls and diamonds, priced at $30,000. Michelle Dockery would evoke modern Gatsby glamour wearing these pearls.
The "Mad Men" Appeal
Don't forget about men on the red carpet, as they're quickly realizing that watches and jewelry make an important statement. Seah Watches and Jewelry launched "The Astronomer" timepiece, the only watch in the world that comes with the Greek Zodiac signs replacing the hours. It's priced at $600. The Perrelet "Double Peripheral Rotor" watch features a black dial and luminous hour-markers, on a black alligator strap with white stitching, priced at $8,550. We can already envision Jon Hamm and Aaron Paul wearing these styles.
Lot78 Distribution with Bloomingdale's US
- Published 09/5/2013
"We are extremely excited to be launching our Fall/Winter '13 collection with Bloomingdale's this month which will help us expand our reach in the US and other territories where Bloomingdale's operate," says Ollie Amhurst, CEO of Lot78, Inc.
Bloomingdale's is an upscale American department store owned by Macy's, Inc. (formerly Federated Department Stores). The Bloomingdale's brand includes 36 stores, bloomingdales.com and 13 Bloomingdale's Outlet locations. It also operates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under a license agreement with Al Tayer Insignia, a company of Al Tayer Group LLC. In the fashion circle it is widely known as "Like no other store in the world". Bloomingdale's shoppers have come to expect and savor variety – the newest looks from established brands, as well as unique products from rising young designers.
About Lot78, Inc.Lot78, Inc. is a trend-setting leader in the design, marketing, distribution and sale of urban apparel – retailing under the brand name "Lot78" in three continents, including: North America, Europe and Asia, Lot78 has been featured in US Weekly, Elle Magazine, Financial Times, Harrods Magazine, The London Evening Standard, and Grazia Magazine as an emerging global brand.
New York Fashion Week September 2013
- Published 09/5/2013
Just incase you were sleeping. Please be aware that New York Fashion Week is this week.
Spring Collection from Sherri Hill Hitting the Runway
- Published 09/4/2013
Eveningwear designer Sherri Hill will debut her Spring 2014 Collection during New York Fashion week at 7 p.m. on September 9 at the Trump Tower.
Hill is known for her girly party dresses as well as couture gowns and the show will be offering a look at both. The collection will be a mix of lace, sheer layers and as always, plenty of sparkle.
Sadie Robertson from the A&E show Duck Dynasty will be making her debut on the runway in support of her retro-inspired "Sadie Robertson Live Original" collection by Sherri Hill alongside Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and Miss USA Erin Brady.
Connor Cruise will be DJ'ing. Chi will be taking care of hair and Rebecca Lo will do styling.
The Latest Marketing Event from Dinobulk
- Published 09/4/2013
This Fall DinoBulk is holding its latest marketing event. It is applicable to men's and women's clothing, accessories, shoes, jackets, bags and everything else that you can think of. This kind of scheme is available on their whole range of products. The 2013 autumn-and-winter collection focuses on blue and not black. So you can pick up a single product in classic blue this year from their complete range at an attractive price. This is not all. DBK is also offering useful tips. You can make use of these in order to look more attractive.
As far as the women's section is concerned, there are more than 10 categories. There are more than a thousand products here. These include dresses, shoes, high heeled sandals, bags and so on. Thus you would be able to find exactly what you are looking for out here. So you can buy a formal skirt, team it up with a jacket and pair these with high heeled boots so that you are ready for your office.
This is not all. You would be able to find the latest patterns and designs here. You can team up your dress with a sweater and be prepared to attend a picnic. Or you can add a trendy bag and be ready for a party. If you wish to show off your slender legs, then the latest mini dresses from DBK will suit you. You get these in the latest styles so that you would always look fashionable.
As far as men's section is concerned, you would find thousands of products in nearly 10 categories. In case you are looking for a formal pin striped shirt along with pleated trousers, these are available here. You can add on a jacket and wear formal leather shoes with this. Now you are all prepared to attend that important meeting with your client.
The t-shirts at DBK have always been highly popular. These are teamed up with a pair of jeans to give you that casual look. You can wear such outfits and prepare yourself to go to a party or an outing. The kinds of clothes available at DBK prepare you to face the world at home or even abroad. There are coats, sweaters, belts, apparel and much more here. What this means is that you would be able to find exactly what you want out here.
Express Participation In Goldman Sachs 20th Annual Global Retailing Conference
- Published 09/3/2013
Express, Inc., a specialty retail apparel chain, today announced that on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, the Company will present at the Goldman Sachs 20th Annual Global Retailing Conference, which is being held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The presentation will begin at 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time, and will be hosted by Michael Weiss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Paul Dascoli, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. It will also be webcast live and available for replay for 30 days at www.express.com/investor.
About Express, Inc.:
Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women's and men's merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer. The Company has over 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The Company currently operates approximately 620 retail stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, in Canada, and in Puerto Rico. Express merchandise is also available at franchise stores in the Middle East and Latin America. The Company also markets and sells its products through the Company's e-commerce website, www.express.com.
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Sole Society Appoints Andrea Wasserman As CEO
- Published 08/28/2013
Sole Society, a leading e-commerce site providing high-quality, on-trend shoes, handbags and accessories at affordable prices, announced today that it has named Andrea Wasserman as Chief Executive Officer and a member of their Board of Directors. Wasserman, a 13-year retail veteran, has a proven track record as an exceptional operator, innovator and leader. Most recently, Wasserman served as National Bridal Director of Nordstrom, where she spearheaded the re-positioning of Nordstrom's multichannel bridal brand.
At Nordstrom, Wasserman introduced approximately two dozen new vendors - including Vera Wang and Bliss by Monique Lhuillier - and a made-to-order business model as well as establishing strategic business development partnerships, including Nordstrom Weddings x Etsy Weddings. Additionally, Wasserman created and spearheaded the digital strategy for NordstromWeddings.com and the Nordstrom Wedding Suite Blog. In her role, Wasserman led a cross-functional team of approximately 150 employees and enlarged the Nordstrom footprint from 18 doors to 46 doors.
Prior to her role at Nordstrom, Ms. Wasserman worked in retail finance and consulting for companies including Merrill Lynch and Telsey Advisory Group.
"We are extremely pleased to announce that Andrea Wasserman, an accomplished retail leader, will be joining Sole Society as CEO and Board Member," stated Brett Markinson, Sole Society Founder and active Chairman. "Andrea is a dedicated and accomplished professional who possesses strong leadership skills and tactical retail expertise that will be a huge asset in growing the Sole Society brand."
Wasserman steps into the role previously occupied by Brett Markinson who served as CEO for the past year and a half overseeing Sole Society's formative development stage. As a serial entrepreneur, Markinson specializes in early brand development and looks forward to welcoming Wasserman into the CEO position. Markinson will remain the company's chairman and Wasserman will join the board of directors, which also includes representatives from Insight Ventures and Nordstrom.
"I admire the Sole Society brand and look forward to working with this world-class team to build on the strong foundation that already exists," said Andrea Wasserman. "Together, we'll focus on bringing chic affordability to customers through marketing, distribution and coveted product."
Wasserman, a New York native, received her MBA from Columbia Business School at Columbia University and her BS in Policy Analysis & Management at Cornell University. She enjoys volunteering for various women's and retail mentoring programs at her alma maters, as well as traveling to- and shopping in- cities worldwide. Wasserman looks forward to relocating to Los Angeles from Seattle to begin her new role as CEO for Sole Society.
Visit www.solesociety.com for additional information.
About Sole Society
Launched in March 2011, Sole Society is a chic brand of exclusive, high-quality, on-trend shoes, handbags and accessories at surprisingly affordable prices. The Sole Society website offers new shoe styles released weekly, exclusive fashion and style content, tips and trends, celebrity collections and special promotions. Sole Society was created by leading flash sale site HauteLook and became an independent entity in December 2011, with funding from a number of investors including leading retailer Nordstrom, Inc., Insight Venture Partners and Lagovent Ventures. Select Sole Society styles are also available at www.nordstrom.com as well as select Nordstrom stores nationwide. Visit www.solesociety.com to learn more or follow @SoleSociety on Twitter.
DSW Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
- Published 08/27/2013
· Second quarter Reported sales increase 9.7% to $562 million; comparable sales increase 4.4%
· First six months Reported sales increase 8.7% to $1.16 billion; comparable sales increase 0.8%
· Including a net loss of $0.03 per share from our luxury test and $0.20 per share charge from the termination of RVI's pension plan, Reported EPS totals $0.73
· Second quarter Adjusted EPS rises to $0.97 per share, an increase of 47% over last year
· As previously announced, full year Adjusted EPS guidance of $3.60 to $3.80 per share on low single digit comparable sales growth
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