Kipling Launches Holiday 2016 Collection

Kipling USA’s 2016 Holiday Collection reveals an ongoing evolution through refreshed aesthetic.

Kipling North America, a division of VF Sportswear, Inc., is excited to announce the launch of its Holiday Collection this October.

Kipling USA celebrates feminine festivity this holiday season, introducing a new approach to the creative direction and elevated designs. Armed with a 360° Holiday campaign and fashion influencer Olivia Culpo as the face of it, the brand dives into the refreshed vision of Nina Flood – newly named President of Kipling North America in June. In tandem with this new leadership, the 2016 Holiday collection will mark Christine Lee‘s second season with the brand as its Head Designer, North America. Lee brings with her years of experience and a pioneering vision for the brand’s aesthetic. Continuing to experiment with fabrics and treatments, Kipling’s 2016 Holiday Collection promises luxe textures, brilliant hues, and famed functionality.

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Kipling USA’s 2016 Holiday Collection reveals an ongoing evolution through refreshed aesthetic.

Founded in 1987 in Belgium, Kipling crafts lightweight handbags, luggage and accessories with a playful approach. Through innovative and contemporary designs, Kipling combines quality, function and style, creating the ideal accessory for an active lifestyle. Kipling established itself as a global brand by pioneering the use of its trademark crinkle nylon in expressive colors and patterns.

Inspired by the seasons festivity, the 2016 Holiday Collectioncelebrates femininity, adding luxe touches to everyday functional styles“, Lee, explains. At the forefront of the collection sits a plethora of styles in metallic treated nylon. Ranging in shades of champagne and platinum to rose gold, the metallic bags and accessories mimic the brand’s classic features in function, and exude holiday festivity. Complimentary to the metallic, the collection will debut two new styles, the Paola backpack and Frieda cropped-cross-body. Plush to the touch, velvet styles feature golden hardware and sateen straps, offered in midnight black, emerald green and dusty rose pink.

The campaign images feature Culpo Making Spirits Bright by attending festive parties, wrapping presents and interacting with the brand’s newest collection. Culpo will also be highlighted in the brand’s 360° campaign through filmed moments of her holiday season happenings as she shares festive outfit ideas and DIY tips.

Kipling set its sights on Olivia Culpo, the former Miss Universe, as the face of the brand this season, who with her infectious energy has made a name for herself in the world of fashion and entertainment. An up-and-coming fashion influencer in her own right, she has created a substantial platform in both the modeling and fashion/media industry. Guest-hosting for E! Entertainment and gracing the cover of fashion magazines are among her recent successes.

North America President, Nina Flood comments, “We are thrilled to welcome Olivia to the Kipling family. Her endearing, genuine personality is further complimented by a style that is both playful and sophisticated, aligning with the spirit of our brand.

The Kipling Holiday 2016 Collection will offer a complete range of styles available November 2nd on Kipling-USA.com, Kipling retail stores, and select department stores nationwide.

Kipling has headquarters in New York, N.Y. and Antwerp, Belgium, is distributed in more than 80 countries and is available in more than 5,000 stores globally. Kipling has 10 full-price retail locations in the US and is sold in Macy’s department stores and specialty stores nationwide. www.kipling-usa.com

The North Face Launches First-Ever Urban Exploration Concept Shop in the U.S.

1024px-the_north_face_logo-svgFifty years after its first store opening in the North Beach neighborhood, apparel, equipment and footwear leader The North Face has opened a concept shop in San Francisco aimed at the city explorer. The discreet storefront in the Jackson Square neighborhood is the first of its kind in the U.S., and will focus exclusively on the label’s premium streetwear range. A similar space will be featured within The North Face New York Flagship store opening on 5th Avenue later this month.

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The North Face Urban Exploration Concept Shop, 701 Sansome St. San Francisco, CA

The North Face (a division of VF Outdoor, Inc.) was founded in 1966 with the goal of preparing outdoor athletes for the rigors of their next adventure. Today it is the world’s leading outdoor brand, creating athlete-tested, expedition-proven products that help people explore and test the limits of human potential, even if they are no further inland than their favorite Starbucks downtown. The company, through its philanthropic arm, also protect our outdoor playgrounds and minimize their impact on the planet through programs that encourage sustainability.

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The North Face Urban Exploration Concept Shop | 701 Sansome St. San Francisco, CA (PRNewsFoto/The North Face)

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The North Face Urban Exploration Concept Shop | 701 Sansome St. San Francisco, CA (PRNewsFoto/The North Face)

The North Face 701 Sansome St San Francisco

The North Face Urban Exploration Concept Shop | 701 Sansome St. San Francisco (PRNewsFoto/The North Face)

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The North Face Urban Exploration Concept Shop, 701 Sansome St. San Francisco, CA

Open for a limited time only, The North Face Urban Exploration Concept Shop (Jackson Square, 701 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, 415-434-4196, www.thenorthface.com) will be devoted to protective gear suitable for the modern urbanite. New product will be regularly dropped in-store in the coming months, including collaborations, and curated pieces from the brand’s Japanese and Hong Kong collections.

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The North Face Urban Exploration Concept Shop will feature exclusive and limited edition product like the Original Daypacks and Soft Duffels reissue. ’68 Daypack ($225 USD)

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The North Face Urban Exploration Concept Shop will feature exclusive and limited edition product like the Original Daypacks and Soft Duffels reissue. ’78 Duffel – Large ($300), ’68 Daypack, ’78 Duffel – Small ($250)

The shop will feature exclusive and limited edition product like the Original Daypacks and Soft Duffels reissue. In honor of the company’s 50-year tradition of making handcrafted outdoor gear, The North Face revived some of the first-ever packs sewn and sold at the company’s original location. Continue reading

Avon Introduces “This Is Boss Life”

An Empowering New Advertising Campaign to Recruit Representatives and Ignite Brand Passion

New Avon LLC (“Avon”), the social selling company that has empowered women for over a century, announced the launch of a bold new advertising campaign – “This is Boss Life” – which celebrates the flexibility, freedom and financial opportunity of becoming an Avon Representative. Designed to drive Representative recruitment and ignite passion for the Avon brand, “This is Boss Life” will run on national broadcast, digital, print and radio media in the U.S. beginning in October.hero-null-hr

Avon’s new campaign debuted to thousands of Representatives across the U.S. in a Facebook event hosted by President, Social Selling for New Avon LLC, Betty Palm on October 6. The :60 second digital, and :30 broadcast and radio ads began airing on October 7, and print ads will be seen in November and December issues of women’s magazines. Avon’s social and digital channels will be extending the “This is Boss Life” campaign message with custom social media filters, YouTube videos and more.

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As an iconic American brand with a 130 year history of empowering women, we arguably have inspired more female entrepreneurs than any other company in history. Every Avon Representative has a unique story of how they are finding success as their own boss,” said Scott White, Chief Executive Officer, New Avon LLC. “We have the right tools and support to help them build a successful social selling beauty business. The ‘This is Boss Life’ campaign spotlights that there is nothing more beautiful than succeeding on your own terms.

The television campaign encourages audiences to take a step beyond their typical 9-to-5 work life and say hello to a new kind of life where they are the boss. The campaign heroine is a passionate woman, stuck in a passionless job – until she discovers a brand new life as an Avon Representative. The music video-style commercial is set to the energetic, well-known female anthem, “I Will Survive.” The re-imagined lyrics include such affirmative statements as “I should have done this years ago/I should have broken free/If I’d known for just one second I could be the boss of me” and “Oh as long as I’ve got Avon and the newest shade of gloss/I’ve got passion, can’t you see?/‘Cause my future’s up to me/Yeah, I’m a Boss.

In the print advertising, Avon Representatives are at the center of the campaign to inspire new recruits through their real-life stories of success. The ads feature:

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‘This is Boss Life’ print advertising featuring Avon Representative Georgiana

The Millennial: Georgiana joined Avon over ten years ago when she started college. Over the last decade, she has paid off her college loans with the help of earnings from her Avon business. In the ads, she says, “Now I’m a full-time architectural designer, part-time Beauty Boss.”

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‘This is Boss Life’ print advertising featuring Avon Representative Lydia

The Momtrepreneur: For Avon Representative Lydia, mother of two girls, every day can be take-your-daughters-to-work-day. Lydia says, “Now my girls say they want to be ‘ Boss’ when they grow up.” Lydia has found success without having to sacrifice time with family.

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‘This is Boss Life’ print advertising featuring Avon Representatives Milagros & Carlos

The Power Couple: Milagros and Carlos built a family business together, and say working together as Avon Representatives has made their business and marriage twice as strong. They say, “Avon introduced us to the best bosses we’ve ever had – ourselves.” Continue reading

Robb Report Unveils Annual Fashion Issue Amid Contemporary Aesthetic Refresh

September’s Edition Sees Introduction of Newly Created Editorial Sections and Expanded Range of Style Coverage

Robb Report, the leading voice in luxury, has unveiled its annual September Fashion Issue, now on newsstands. The Fashion Issue continues to be one of the brand’s most highly anticipated editions, and this year’s roster of fashion coverage encompasses the entire range of men’s attire, from tailored and bespoke formals to polished and elegant casualwear. The September issue also marks the introduction of a number of new monthly editorial sections, alongside an overall aesthetic refresh of the magazine, presenting Robb Report’s coveted content in a more dynamic, clear, and usable format.

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Robb Report Unveils Annual Fashion Issue (PRNewsFoto/Robb Report)

We’ve recognized that our readership is looking to us for style cues spanning the entire range of their wardrobe,” said editor in chief Brett Anderson. “This development has naturally influenced our fashion coverage—and readers will see greater weight given to the fashion category in our cover subjects and our feature content. Also, the subject matter of the September Fashion Issue presented an ideal opportunity to unveil a brand-new aesthetic refresh of our print product. Readers can expect a number of exciting changes within the issue, including cleaner, more spacious layouts, all of which work to enhance readability and present our sought-after content with a more contemporary edge.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in October 2016, Robb Report is the authoritative voice in the global luxury market. Widely regarded as the single most influential journal of living life to the fullest, the monthly magazine covers the newest in what matters most to its discerning and exceptionally affluent audience, including luxury automobiles, aircraft, fine dining, travel, timepieces and fine jewelry, style and design, arts and culture, spirits, and cigars.

In The Issue…

Robb Report shot September’s 12-page fashion feature, “Redefining Formal,” at the beautiful Rosewood London in Holborn. Photographed by acclaimed fashion photographer Adam Whitehead and enhanced by the styling of former British GQ senior fashion director David Lamb, the editorial offers a directional look at fall’s elegantly dressed-down ensembles. An incredibly sleek accessories story, “Dressed in Black,” and a look at the transformation of Savile Row tailors, “Street Smart,” follow suit.

Golf legend Tiger Woods chats exclusively with Robb Report in one of six newly introduced sections—Personal Best, which will provide monthly inspiring interviews with athletes, celebrities, and industry leaders touching on their passions and pursuits.

The other new editorial packages are:

  • The Robb Perfect 10: Robb Report’s editors rank their picks for the month’s most exciting items, places, developments, and events.
  • Passport: A globe-trotter’s guide to the world’s hottest destinations, newest hotels, and most exciting excursions.
  • Drive: Monthly test-drives of the latest luxury automobiles.
  • Portfolio: A compendium of compelling finds in the realms of art, auctions, and design.
  • Forward Buy: Each month, an expert weighs in on an item that has the potential to become the next great collectible. Categories include vintage and classic automobiles, jewelry, watches, wines, art, antiques, and collectibles.Robb Report Logo

Robb Report iPad and iPhone subscribers will enjoy a bonus digital feature with a look at five key pieces for fall, while online readers can celebrate the French automotive marque Bugatti with a look at Bugatti through the ages, and survey a list of five premium Dominican Republic cigars you should be smoking. Robb Report is available as a digital edition for the iPad and iPhone via the iTunes App Store and through Zinio.

Nordstrom’s Annual Anniversary Sale Is On #NSALE

Shop For Brand New Arrivals At Super-Sale Prices During Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on! This is the fashion specialty retailer’s biggest event of the year, featuring brand new arrivals at super-sale prices for a limited time – prices go back up on August 8.jessica-alba-anniversary-sale-picks-8-HR

Buy Now, Wear Now

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Anniversary Sale stocks more than fall essentials like coats and boots. You’ll also find summer and pre-fall styles perfect for buy now, wear now wardrobe updates, or transitional staples to wear into the next season.nordstrom-anniversary-sale-ootd-campaign-6-HR

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This year, Anniversary Sale debuts some new brands to the event, including Alexander Wang (clothing, accessories and shoes), Alex and Ani, Allsaints (handbags), rag & bone (handbags and accessories), Marc Jacobs (handbags), Current/Elliott, Madewell, Illesteva, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Alice + Olivia, Mara Hoffman, The Honest Company, Peek and Burberry (kids), among others.nordstrom-anniversary-sale-ootd-campaign-7-HR

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When it comes to beauty and fragrance at #NSALE, you’ll find limited-edition beauty items at incredible values available only during the sale. There are over 300 beauty and fragrance exclusives – brand favorites include: Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone, Kiehl’s Since 1851, MAC and more. And while you’re at it, Nordstrom offers samples of almost any beauty product in store, every day, not just during the sale. Just ask for a sample!

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David Bromstad “Make Happy” With Kipling As They Launches The David Bromstad x Kipling Collection

Kipling North America announced the launch of the David Bromstad x Kipling Collection. Known for his interior design work and national TV shows, David Bromstad collaborated with the international handbag, luggage and accessories brand on a fall 2015 capsule collection influenced by his admiration of vintage travel.

President of Kipling North America, Julie Dimperio, comments, “The David Bromstad x Kipling Collection is the perfect addition to our fall product offering. The pieces make you want to book a vacation and see the world! David’s artful design and his vibrant personality shine through his work.

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David Bromstad x Kipling Collection for fall 2015. (PRNewsFoto/Kipling North America)

The capsule collection encompasses 10 unique styles outfitted in one of three fanciful prints: Pack & Stack, Hello Adventure and A Bit Vintage. The interior designer created hand-drawn prints specifically for this line including designs inspired by stacked grand steamer trunks and destination travel stamps. The collection embodies the lightweight sensibility and functionality for which Kipling is known while showcasing Bromstad’s talent for bright, colorful and playful designs.KLP_DavidBromstad_091215-.A-Bit-Vintage-Print-STATIC

Inspired by the chic travel days and pieces of the early 20th century, the Collection is meant to double as both functional traveling items but also as unexpected home decor elements. The luggage models come in small, medium and large sizes with multiple compartments for wardrobe and personal belongings. A first for Kipling, known for its crinkle nylon products, is the hard exterior on two of the luggage pieces, which boast support and structure. Backpacks, handbags and waist bags compliment the luggage set for a well-rounded collection of go-to travel and everyday pieces. (You might want to hurry, as some of the pieces on the Kipling website are near sold out already while other are on their way to be sold out and being on back order.)KLP_DavidBromstad_091215-Hello-Adventure-Print-STATIC

Bromstad adds, “I’m an avid traveller and believe every category but travel has been tapped into when it comes to fun, personal style. Kipling is special here. You know it’s a Kipling bag as soon as you spot bright prints and a playful monkey keychain in a sea of dark, boring bags on a luggage cart. I knew Kipling would appreciate my design point-of-view and be a great partner. I think your travel accessories should be just as stylish and personal as your outfit choice and that the David Bromstad x Kipling Collection offers that.”KLP_DavidBromstad_091215-V2-packed-stacked-print

The David Bromstad x Kipling Collection launches today with an advertising campaign featuring Bromstad, a robust digital program and event activations in his hometown of Miami, Florida,. and is available in Kipling full-price retail stores, online at www.Kipling-USA.com, and select Macy’s department stores and specialty stores. Pieces range in price from $69 to $549.