In a first for the brand, Michael Kors has announced its partnership with the 007 film franchise. To celebrate the release of the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, Michael Kors will be debuting a limited-edition capsule collection featuring the coveted Michael Kors Collection Bancroft satchel. The three-piece capsule will be available to shop in select Michael Kors stores around the world, on MichaelKors.com and on the franchise’s official online store, 007Store.com, starting late March.
Crafted in Italy and created exclusively for No Time To Die, the MKC x 007 Bond Bancroft satchel, Bond Carryall and Bond Duffel all channel the sophistication that is synonymous with the James Bond films. The Bond Bancroft satchel, crafted in luxe calf leather, exudes everyday elegance with its refined silhouette and roomy interior. A polished MKC x 007 plaque on the interior lining highlights the special collaboration. In the film, the satchel is seen on pivotal character Moneypenny, played by British actress Naomie Harris, a BAFTA and Academy Award nominee. Rounding out the capsule collection, the Bond Carryall, rendered in calf leather, and Bond Duffel, in luggage-hued cotton canvas, were designed for traveling in style, and feature an exclusive MKC x 007 leather luggage tag.
“Jet set glamour, sophistication, speed, energy—these are all words that come to mind when you think about the world of James Bond,” says designer Michael Kors. “They’re also at the core of our brand DNA. This collaboration was really the perfect union of fashion and film.”
To celebrate the launch of No Time To Die and the unveiling of the MKC x 007 Bond Capsule Collection, Michael Kors will host a star-studded VIP party at its new Milan showroom, followed by a private dinner, during Milan Fashion Week in February.
Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp., andCalvin Klein Fragrances, a division of Coty Inc., today revealed the new CK ONE underwear and jeans collection and CK EVERYONE, a clean fragrance, both inspired by the raw and rebel spirit of the original CK ONE. The collection and fragrance are unveiled in a global advertising campaign, proclaiming, “I am one, I am many. I love everyone of me.”
A tribute to individuality and the freedom of self-expression, the campaign shot by Glen Luchford stars a group of modern multi-hyphenates including musician and actor Eliot Sumner, skater and photographer Evan Mock, musician and makeup artist MLMA, rapper and dancer Priddy the Opp, and models Cara Taylor and Parker Van Noord. The energic, enigmatic visuals explore the many aspects of self, boldly embracing and proudly showcasing to the world a collective individuality and shattering of the status quo. It is a powerful celebration for those unconstrained by boundaries, gender norms and definitions. The advertising campaign will be featured globally and supported by digital, social, high impact outdoor locations, print and TV.
The new fashion collection and fragrance mark the next chapter of the iconic CK ONE story. Jeans and underwear include staple wardrobe pieces with genderless appeal. CK ONE underwear features graphic prints with bold all-over monogram logos, repeating roses and new colorwaves in key cotton and micro fiber styles. Camo prints, color-blocked styles with a ribbed, sock-inspired waistband and a Recycle capsule featuring underwear and t-shirts made from recycled plastic water bottles will also drop later this season. The CK ONE jeans collection includes logo tees, graphic hoodies and timeless denim silhouettes such as oversized trucker jackets, denim vests, and mom and dad jeans, as well as skirts and shorts with raw hem cuts.
Calvin Klein introduces its first clean, gender-free and environmentally conscious fragrance, CK EVERYONE. CK EVERYONE is formulated with naturally derived ingredients, naturally derived alcohol, is vegan, recyclable, and comes in a folding carton that contains 30% post-consumer recycled materials. CK EVERYONE is a bold new fragrance for every generation, inspired by the authentic and youthful-minded. Master perfumer and creator of the original CK ONE fragrance, Alberto Morillas crafted a clean and genderless fragrance exuding freshness using 79% of naturally derived ingredients and ignoring the traditional signifiers of gender, as reflected in the non-conformity of both the scent and campaign. A citrus fragrance that uplifts with zesty organic orange oil is paired with a blue tea accord and a vibrant cedarwood base creating the perfect combination of clean freshness, sweet sensuality and provocative edge. Combining two icons, CK EVERYONE pays homage to the iconic CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR waistband with a reusable signature elastic band on the bottle.
Coinciding with the launch in North America is the I LOVE EVERYONE OF ME POP-UP in New York City. Open to the public from Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15, visitors will be able to explore and shop the new CK EVERYONE fragrance and CK ONE underwear and jeans. A dedicated fragrance room will allow visitors to discover the different fragrance notes while immersive photo moments play with the concept of individuality referenced in the ad campaign. At the experience, visitors will also have the opportunity to have their image projected on the brand’s famed Houston Street billboard during the duration of the activation.
Lancôme and Photographers Duo Mert & Marcus Announce a Flaming Hot New Make-up Collection
Lancôme andMert & Marcus has unveiled a unique make-up capsule collection. The world’s leading luxury beauty brand and the photographers duo bring their expertise and creativity on beauty to new heights with a game changing electric colored collection.
Over the years Lancôme has formed a unique creative partnership with Mert & Marcus – the iconoclastic creative powerhouse behind images of the world’s most influential brands and celebrities. Together they have defined our perception of modern beauty. Today, their partnership raises the stakes on rebellion with an explosive, must-have collection for make-up lovers.
Audacious Mert & Marcus colors meet Lancôme’s characteristically addictive textures in next-generation formulas to blow your mind. Get ready to break all the rules, the Lancôme x Mert & Marcus After Dark Collection has arrived.
“Working with such talented and exceptional personalities like Mert & Marcus has been an exhilarating and passionate adventure. Mert & Marcus are not only brilliant artists and renowned photographers, but they are also incredible beauty experts. I am extremely proud of this collaboration, the visual universe they have created and the innovative textures.” states Françoise Lehmann, Lancôme Brand President
Mert and Marcus is the working name of two fashionphotographers (Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott) who work together on a collaborative basis.
Mert & Marcus adds “We were never really interested in beauty in its original form. Somehow, what excited us over the past 26 years, was transforming and creating characters with light, make-up and stories, and this is what we tried to achieve with this collection.”
By day, the Lancôme woman is sophisticated and elegant – the epitome of French allure; by night, she reveals her dark side. Radically glamorous, her cat-like eyes smolder as cold as ice, her flaming lips seduce – as hot as fire. The collection includes the following:
EYE LIKE ICE, SET LIPS AFLAME: Her partner by day; her partner in crime by night. Electrifying eyes and lips, the After Dark collection includes Lancôme’s first-ever make-up kits for the most dramatic looks. Expect only the unexpected. The collection features:
EYES COLD AS ICE KIT: Liquid shadow, a glittery topper, flared cat-eye lashes and Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara come together in Lancôme’s first make-up kit for eyes that command all the attention. Available in Green 01 and Blue 02.
Spring 2020 Global Advertising Campaign Starring New Face of Coach Jennifer Lopez and Global Face of Coach Mens Michael B. Jordan
Coach launches “Originals Go Their Own Way,” its campaign for Spring 2020. Starring award-winning actor, singer, producer and new face of Coach Jennifer Lopez in her first campaign for the house and global face of Coach menswear, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan, the campaign tells the story of authentic self-expression through the lens of its powerful cast.
“I have a unique history with Coach that dates back to ‘All I Have,'” said Lopez. “It is a brand that embodies the essence of being born and bred in New York and I, of course, deeply relate to that. In all it creates, Coach promotes individuality and optimism in its style as well as a sense of authenticity and inclusion. Like me, we’re both New York originals, who create a unique mix of high-fashion with street edge. With Stuart’s designs and Juergen’s photography, we captured special and unique visual moments for this campaign with the iconic New York City skyline as the perfectly tailored backdrop.”
Set in New York City, Coach’s home since 1941, “Originals Go Their Own Way” communicates Creative Director Stuart Vevers‘ evolved vision for the house. Spontaneous, real and playful to reflect the inclusive and optimistic spirit of the house and New York City, it celebrates authenticity, individuality and those who forge their own unique way in life. Emphasized by the inspiring stories of Lopez and Jordan, both known as courageously independent individuals who have paved new paths while staying true to themselves, the campaign advocates for doing things your own way and expressing yourself through purpose and style.
“I’m proud to be part of the new spring campaign,” said Jordan. “The story of what makes an original is very meaningful to me for many reasons, and it was a great experience working with Stuart and Juergen to tell that story in a way that feels fresh and powerful.”
To bring the campaign to life, Vevers worked with photographer Juergen Teller, whose partnership with Coach began in the fall of 2019 and has continued through its holiday and spring campaigns. Shot in iconic locations around the city, including the Edge at Hudson Yards and the High Line, where Coach held its show for the Spring collection, the images also feature the sculpture “Brick House” by the artist Simone Leigh. The public artwork, a 16-foot tall bronze bust of a Black woman which references numerous architectural styles, is a symbol of inclusion, optimism and strength that sits beneath the house’s headquarters, and was featured in its recent show.
“At the start of a new decade, I felt instinctively that it was right to celebrate the color, energy and optimism of New York, our hometown and inspiration as a house,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “I loved working with Juergen to bring my vision for Spring to life, and to tell the stories of Jennifer and Michael in a unique and authentic way.”
“Originals Go Their Own Way” spotlights the house’s new Spring bags, including the Hutton, the Rambler, and the men’s Pacer Backpack and Belt Bag—and a ready-to-wear collection featuring a bold new statement in leather, a reference to the house’s roots.
Coach is a Tapestry, Inc. brand. Tapestry is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker TPR.
Something For Everyone This Holiday Season and All with a Touch of Glamour
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Badgley Mischka, the iconic American design house that exemplifies timeless glamour, invites you to celebrate this holiday season with the legendary designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka‘s top picks for gift giving. You don’t have to be a famous fashion designer to exchange gifts like these two! Badgley Mischka 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is full of wonderful items and offers gifts for everyone on your list from under $50 to $595 MSRP. When ordering, use code HOLIDAY30 for a 30% off discount sitewide. (Some exclusions may apply. Offer only valid midnight PST Wednesday, Nov 27th until midnight PST Cyber Monday.)
Badgley Mischka’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has no-fail items that are guaranteed to put smiles on all your hard-to-buy-for friends and family’s faces. There are glamorous options for all, whether it’s beautiful women’s jeweled shoes, which dress up any holiday outfit, to newly launched men’s shoes and stylish sneakers, to girls shoes, perfect the little ones on your list. The stand out this year is the new fragrance, Forest Noir, in its gorgeous emerald green jeweled designed bottle. Both the Badgley Mischka Fragrance and Badgley Mischka Forest Noir have gift sets with body cream, and purse size sprays to complete the collection.
Men’s and women’s eyewear make a perfect stocking stuffer as well as Badgley Mischka’s latest colorful cashmere sweaters with beading and flower details to make any outfit; even your perfect pair of old jeans look dressed up. Choose to give your loved one the topper of a brightly colored winter coat, and she will thank you every time she heads out into the cold. And no need for extra tinsel when you give shimmering, festive Badgley Mischka jewelry to your favorite relative. For that extra special person on your list, surprise a loved one with a Badgley Mischka designed luggage collection and maybe pop in tickets to a favorite destination?
continues to celebrate its ongoing collaboration with Disney through
the unveiling of a new Disney Princess
Diamond Timepiece collection, available for purchase
exclusively at Zales.
delights its Disney timepieces with some of the most beloved Disney
princess characters including Ariel, Belle,
Cinderella and Snow White.
Each watch is adorned with treasured symbols from each princess that
true Disney fans will cherish.
collection commences with a limited-edition Snow White-inspired
timepiece showcased two-tone stainless steel and gold tone case and
bracelet. The dial is embellished with Snow White’s floral
wreath pattern etched onto elegant mother of pearl. Hidden
amongst the detailing is Snow White’s signature red apple placed
between the 3 and 4 o’clock markers. One diamond and one red
Swarovski Genuine Topaz dance freely among the unique outer ring
designs allowing them to interplay with light on the wrist. The
timepiece is complete with the iconic phrase “Fairest of them all”
noted on the case back.
the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, Citizen’s new
Belle inspired watch is showcased in rose gold-tone stainless
steel with a beautiful mother of pearl dial. A rose seen in a
bell jar is embellished in gold detailing paying homage to the
enchanted scene. A collection of diamonds is placed on the dial while
a single diamond and yellow Swarovski Genuine Topaz move freely along
the outer ring. Etched on the case back is a reminder to always “Find
the beauty inside.”
the Princess who never stopped dreaming, Cinderella is honored
in the collection with a stainless-steel timepiece that dazzles
with a blue gradient mother of pearl dial. The exquisite dial
features Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage etched in silver print.
Complete with Roman numeral indexes, whimsical hands, and a singular
diamond placed at the 12 o’clock position, the timepiece is
finished with “A dream is a wish your heart makes” on the case
rounds out the Disney Princess Diamond collection making a
splash with the princess of the sea, Ariel. The timepiece
inspired by the world’s most iconic mermaid is held in a
stainless-steel case and bracelet adorned with a teal gradient mother
of pearl dial. The dial showcases her majestic fin etched in a
shimmering print and a clam shell embellished with a diamond on the
12 o’clock marker. Freely floating on the outer ring is a diamond
and purple Swarovski Genuine Topaz. “Above the waves adventure
awaits” graces the case back of the timepiece.
Princess Diamond collection
is exclusively available for purchase in-store and online at Zales.
Later this year, two other Disney heroines will be honored through
additional celebratory timepieces by Citizen. To view the full
festive 2019 holiday campaign is out. To mark his first holiday
campaign for the fashion house, Burberry Chief Creative Officer,
Riccardo Tisci has assembled a cast of global talent to
celebrate the notion of togetherness, union, hope and love.
entire cast includes Alexis Chaparro, Arah Clarke, Ava Valentine,
Blanket, Bodhi Horton, Boychild, Carla Bruni, Casper Chatfield,
Cassius Varghese, Cecilia Chancellor, Christian Guzman, Dahely Nunez,
Daisy Middleton, Elis Moaven, Fran Summers, Hector Polio, Howard
Griffiths, Ikram Abdi Omar, Jacob Guerra, Jaeda Sherman, Jose Polio,
Keith Summers, Kristians Jakovlevs, Lea T, Leissy De La Cruz, Louis
Chatfield, Mahmood, Marina Morena, Noah Carlos, Noah Landes, Regina
Limon Vega, Reia Zhing Cheong, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Sasha Pivovarova,
Shay, Valentin Bedford, Wu Tsang, Yoo Ah-in, Zhou Dongyu
‘I am connected to the idea of unity, togetherness and challenging the perception of what love is today. This for me is the real spirit of the season. It’s one of my favorite times of the year – when I can stop, reflect and reconnect with those who make me feel happy and at home, no matter where I am in the world. I loved the idea of bringing together a group of people that have been so supportive of me since I joined Burberry to celebrate my first holiday campaign for the house,” states Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer.
campaign centres around a film of the cast dancing to the soundtrack
of ‘What Is Love?‘ by Deee-Lite and is shot by
renowned photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
was a real pleasure working on this project for Burberry. Working
with Riccardo is about connection, it’s about the back and forth of
discussing creative ideas and it’s this that makes our jobs even
more interesting and exciting. We have been friends for many years so
I guess we know each other’s sensibilities – there are always a
lot of laughs!” says Mert and Alas. “My favourite
Christmas memory is when we were preparing a Christmas dinner and the
oven literally blew up! I burnt my lashes and of course we had no
turkey. Disappointing, but it was a funny night!”
the cast itself seems to have had a fun and memorable time as well.
BRUNI: “I love the
concept of the campaign – this big group of different people coming
together. I had a fabulous time with Riccardo and was thrilled to
find myself behind the lens of Mert & Marcus again. On set,
Riccardo gave me this feeling of freedom and modernity – his talent
is beyond words. You can see that he has this profound and precious
knowledge of fashion, and has this simplistic way of using the past
to invent the future. My most precious festive memory is a Christmas
Eve in a castle completely buried in snow in Touraine.”
Skechers Premium Heritage Limited Edition Holiday Collection
is set to drop worldwide tomorrow, November 15. The five-pack
offering, designed with luxurious materials on the Company’s most
iconic outsoles, follows on the heels of the successful launch of the
Premium Heritage One collection.
a world with fast trends and social media creating demand for the
latest hot item, consumers want newness, freshness, and something
that stands out and is available for a limited time,” said
Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “That’s the
foundation of our Skechers Premium Heritage concept. These are
statement shoes with high-end materials and design details on
signature Skechers outsoles. It’s a capsule that creates buzz with
key opinion leaders.”
new range expands on the first wave of Premium Heritage styles
that launched in September. The Skechers Energy – Captains
View updates the original chunky sneaker with red leopard print,
tassels, blue overlays and an intricate rope collar. The Skechers
D’Lites – Golden Idea delivers a subtle luxe look with soft
black leather and gold chain detailing. And there are two looks on
the Skechers D’Lites 3.0 – the Cheetah Queen delivers
animal power with multi-colored cheetah print plus jeweled laces, and
the Flashy Stud (available in both white and black colorways)
runs with current logo trends with a massive rhinestone D’Lites
embellishment over snakeskin detailing.
Skechers pioneered the chunky sneaker two decades ago with the Skechers Energy, and the look soon gained popularity around the globe thanks to the help of stars like Britney Spears who appeared in the style. The style evolved with the introduction of Skechers D’Lites – a lighter version of its original style – in 2007. Ten years later, Skechers D’Lites reemerged in Asia on the retro chunky sneaker trend, sparking a global movement that included models walking runways in New York, London, Milan, Berlin and other cities. Always remaining fresh and relevant, the classic look was updated with the more modernized chunkier Skechers D’Lites 3.0 collection and featured in numerous celebrated collaborations. The styles have appeared on fashion editorial pages globally, and covered by taste-making sites like HypeBae, HypeBeast and High Snobiety.
new range of Skechers Premium Heritage Limited Edition styles
launch November 15 exclusively at
skechers.com and in select Skechers retail stores in the United
States and around the globe as well as in select specialty retailers
in international markets.
Featuring Yara Shahidi, Kate Moss, Megan Thee Stallion, Spike and Tonya Lee and more.
“Wonder For All,” its campaign for the 2019
holiday season. Starring a fun, diverse cast that includes actress
Yara Shahidi, model Kate Moss, rapper Megan Thee
Stallion in her first-ever fashion campaign, Spike and Tonya
Lee, and more friends of Coach, the campaign
follows the band of revelers as they gather at an impromptu party at
a New York brownstone. Capturing the magical mood of the season, it
champions the belief of coming together for the holidays and the
inclusive, authentic spirit of New York.
by Juergen Teller, who debuted his first campaign for Coach
this fall, the colorful, irreverent print campaign highlights the
individuality of the campaign’s cast members. Set on the Upper West
Side and featuring Shahidi, Moss, Megan Thee Stallion as well
as model Fernanda Ly, actor Miles Heizer and an
unexpected feathered friend, it sees the cast in joyful, unfiltered
scenes that highlight the house’s spirit of playfulness and the
authentic self-expression that defines New York City.
campaign also introduces the house’s new Horse and Carriage
collection. Seen on Kate Moss and a new version of the Kat
Saddle Bag, the collection reimagines Coach’s iconic Horse and
Carriage motif as a cool, colorful pattern on bags and
ready-to-wear. First introduced in the 1950s, the Horse and Carriage
is a symbol of Coach’s legacy of leathercraft and New York heritage,
and the house’s first-ever code.
For All” is also a series of short
films written and directed by Bunny Kinney. Featuring
Spike and Tonya Lee, actress Camila Morrone, winner of
Season 8 of Ru Paul’s Drag RaceBob the Drag Queen,
and writer, actor and producer Ben Sinclair, as well as
special appearances by the Shahidi family and the Newark
Boys Choir, the films celebrate the magic and spontaneous fun of
being together during the most festive time of year.
customers in Japan will be able to play a limited-edition Rexy
holiday video game where the house’s beloved mascot snowboards
through animated Coach worlds with the goal of reaching the holiday
Photo Credits: All Images photographed by Connie Zhou, Mo Daoud, and David Zheng (and provided by Nordstrom Inc. PR)
On October 24th, Nordstrom, Inc. opened the doors to its first-ever flagship store for women and children in New York City. Located at 225 West 57th Street, across from the Nordstrom Men’s Store which launched in April 2018, the new store occupies the base of Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. Customers can shop 320,000 square-feet of retail space across seven-levels in the heart of the city. Nordstrom NYC represents the biggest and best statement (as well as the biggest gamble) of what the brand has to offer.
diverse as New York City itself, merchandise includes a curated
offering across all categories. Customers can shop a comprehensive
selection of apparel brands across a broad range of accessible and
aspirational price points, including Dries Van Noten, Givenchy,
Saint Laurent, Vince, Ted Baker London, Madewell, Reformation and
Topshop, complemented by an extensive selection of accessory
brands like Longchamp, Chloe, Valentino, Fendi, Loewe, MCM, Coach
its heritage in shoes dating back to 1901, Nordstrom NYC offers
customers three shoe departments, including one entire
floor dedicated to women’s shoes. The vast shoe selection will
include Gucci, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Golden Goose, Tory
Burch, Birkenstock, UGG, Steve Madden, Nike and more.
testament to the ever-evolving nature of the New York City store, the
first level will be home to a rotating series of installations,
kicking off with a Christian Louboutin pop-up featuring an
exclusive 30-piece capsule of footwear, handbags and gift items
for men & women, inspired by the Palais de la Porte Dorée
Museum near Louboutin’s childhood home in Paris.
to its roots in shoes, Nordstrom is launching Perfect Pairs,
an exclusive collaboration with 14 customer favorite brands, and a
diverse group of NYC muses, bringing together the likes of Steve
Madden with model Winnie
Harlow; Cole Haan with
poet and activist Cleo Wade; Nike with
Tennis champion Maria Sharapova; Birkenstock
with celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar; UGG with costume
designer Patricia Field, and more.
Kim, Nordstrom Vice President of Creative Projects, also brings
the unique Nordstrom offering to life, curating concepts within the
flagship to create a sense of newness and discovery for customers.
Beginning with British fashion house Burberry, the exclusive Nordstrom concept shop will showcase products from the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, housed within a giant, immersive installation spanning five rooms, accented with wood paneled walls and raised theatre style seating, windows for visitors to illustrate or tag with graffiti, and a café featuring Nick Knight‘s Portrait of a Rose print throughout with a menu of British classics available to order.
off fall with Nordstrom x Nike (NxN), Nordstrom has developed
the ultimate women’s sneaker boutique with a distinctive view on
style and sport. NxN is the place to find coveted Nike product with a
curated selection of merchandise from the most compelling brands in
fashion. To celebrate the opening, the shop will exclusively launch a
Jordan Air Latitude 720 sneaker with Swarovski and the Nike by
Olivia Kim capsule collection of sneakers and apparel, inspired
by Kim’s NYC-experience during the 90s, launching in-store on October
opening of the New York City flagship brings the exciting in-store
curation of SPACE, a boutique featuring advanced and emerging
designer collections selected by Olivia Kim from brands such as
Cecille Bahnsen, Bode, Eckhaus Latta, Jacquemus, Martine Rose,
Molly Goddard, and Simone Rocha, as well as exclusives
from Tom Wood and Sandy Liang. Unique to the flagship,
SPACE includes the first branded in-store shop from Acne Studios,
and a one-of-a-kind Comme des Garçons shop designed with
artist and furniture designer Marc Hundley.
The Luxury Handbag Authority Launches A Revolutionary Tool Designed To Instantly Reveal Your Handbag’s Current Resale Value
the destination for buying and selling luxury handbags, has launched
a revolutionary tool that instantly reveals the resale value of any
bag that you’re eyeing, or already have in your closet: Clair by
Rebag, the Comprehensive Luxury Appraisal Index for Resale.
hard to imagine ever falling out of love, but the reality is, we’ve
all got unwanted baggage. Want to know the real value of your
handbag? Just ask Clair.
first of its kind, and five years in the making, Clair is a
powerful proprietary software which allows Rebag to generate a highly
accurate offer in an instant and empowers consumers to make the most
of every luxury handbag purchase. Clair determines the value of any
handbag across a list of more than 50 brands and 10,000 bags. It
offers consumers an exact and fully automated price that Rebag is
currently willing to pay to acquire that item.
more and more consumers contemplating the resale value of their
luxury purchases, we’ve created a taxonomy that provides a more
transparent way for consumers to shop more wisely,” says
Charles Gorra, Founder and CEO of Rebag. “We’ve spent years
gathering data and analyzing the luxury handbag market. Clair is our
way of sharing that knowledge with the world – and it’s only the
an industry where pricing is notoriously shrouded in mystery, Clair
is an easy-to-use appraisal index as well as universal codes and
condition grades to serve as a common pricing reference for resellers
worldwide. This industry-wide framework lifts the opaque curtain
currently on the handbag resale market, allowing consumers to make
smart decisions on their purchases, know the value of their purchase
upfront and view handbags as a new investment category. Clair was
created for everyone, not just those who shop and sell at Rebag. The
tool reduces the time it takes to normally receive a price quote,
eliminating the friction and hesitation consumers often feel when it
comes to resale.
by Rebag makes it possible to instantly check the value of luxury
handbags in three easy steps: through the Rebag website or app,
navigate to the Clair portal to select the handbag’s brand, model,
style, and size, then tell Clair a bit more about the color and
condition, and it will instantly generate your handbag’s resale
an appraisal from Clair doesn’t lock consumers in to buy or sell
through Rebag; in fact, it only opens more possibilities. Once
customers have seen the future of their handbag, they can decide to
hold onto the investment for posterity, consign it, sell/trade it in
through Rebag or even buy more of them – the options are endless.
by Rebag wilas officially unveiled on October 24th and is
accessible for all consumers via the mobile app or website.
For more information on Clair by Rebag visit www.rebag.com/clair.
From a limited-edition 007 Aston Martin to a Michelin-starred Taste of Italy, the 2019 Fantasy Gifts are revealed in a digital campaign brought to life by award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan, filmed in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards
Today, Neiman Marcusunveiled the 2019 Christmas Book, a curated selection of nearly 800 extraordinary holiday gifts for everyone on the customers’ wish lists. Included in the Christmas Book are the legendaryNeiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, which celebrate their 60th anniversary and were unveiled last night at an event in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards.
Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and our Fantasy Gifts are a tradition
that customers look forward to year-after-year,” said Lana
Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus.
“For the 60th anniversary of Fantasy Gifts, we’ve pulled out
all the stops – both with the gifts themselves and the way we’re
unveiling them to customers.“
The 2019 Fantasy Gifts will delight customers this holiday season through a series of videos starring award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “Rachel perfectly brings our Fantasy Gifts to life and truly reveals them in a magical way to our customers,” said Todorovich. The series, which will be promoted through Neiman Marcus’ social channels, introduces each gift in a whimsical way that evokes the feeling of holiday nostalgia. In addition, for everyFantasy Gift purchased with a Neiman Marcus credit card, purchasers will receive an InCircle membership to the President’s Circle; subject to credit approval.
year’s Christmas Book also presents an assortment of
extraordinary holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and
price points. A few notable and exclusive gifts include a Neiman
Marcus-edition Moët & Chandon Vending Machine
($35,000, page 29), a Versace Punching Bag
($1,550, page 184), a Bey Berk Cigar Humidor
($165, page 205), and a Funboy Holiday
Inflatable Snowmobile($99, page 227), to name a
First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Over the years, the book has evolved into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts while maintaining its personal and timeless touch.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK Neiman Marcus has a history of giving back and community outreach has always been an integral part of the company’s core values. In 2018, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.5 million children. As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences nationwide.
year, Neiman Marcus continues its three year partnership with the
& Girls Clubs of America, an
organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3
million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as
productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has
pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus
both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art
experiences to communities in need.
2019 Fantasy Gifts include:
ASTON MARTIN DESIGNED BY DANIEL CRAIG
your secret agent fantasies in an Aston
Martin DBS Superleggeradesigned by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Available in a
run of seven – naturally – each limited-edition car comes in a
beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12
engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear
performance. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive one of
only seven limited-edition, all-platinum Seamaster Diver 300M
OMEGA timepieces – each featuring a unique hand-engraved case
back – plus tickets to the world premiere of No Time to Die,
the 25th installment in the James Bond series.
the purchase of each 007 Fantasy Gift, 12 percent of the
Fantasy Gift purchase will be donated to The Opportunity Network,
with a guaranteed minimum donation of $330,000; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Limited production of seven packages
available. ($700,007; page 259-260)
VERY VIP TASTE OF ITALY
all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip
for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and
more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino
factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from
third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day
enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by
dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his
three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana.
Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving
exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s
the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and
Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to
Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food
waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Gift limited to one experience ($200,000; page 265-266)
FASHION WEEK LIKE AN INDUSTRY INSIDER
fashion fantasies will come to life as you and a plus-one jet to New
York City to join a Neiman Marcus insider at FASHION WEEK.
Sit front row at four of the week’s most coveted shows—you’ll get
to pick a look from each designer—hobnob with designers backstage,
and reminisce over the view from the front row with cocktails in hand
at Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. You’ll enjoy five-star
treatment from doorstep to red carpet, and you’ll look good while
doing it, thanks to hair, makeup, and styling courtesy of Neiman
the purchase of the Fashion Week experience, $12,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($250,000; page 273-274)
IT IN TOKYO WITH SNEAKER LEGEND, JEFF STAPLE
for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the
mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to
Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a
once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy
a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa,
and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located
near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then,
every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a
minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed
letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each
the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($110,000; page 267-268)
IN A MAKEUP BY MARIO INSTAGRAM VIDEO
every beauty junkie’s dream come true: an hour in the chair of
makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Travel to meet up with Mario
for a personalized makeup session, and see for yourself why
celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. He’ll do
your makeup using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus,
and you’ll be featured on his Instagram channel, where he’ll showcase
your ultimate beauty look. The fun doesn’t end there. You’ll receive
tickets to The Masterclass, Mario’s sought-after makeup master
class, including a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with
Mario. Finally, you’ll also receive a special package with some of
the products Mario used during your glam experience.
the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience,$15,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($400,000; page 271-272)
CUSTOM PET PARADISE BY ROCKSTAR PUPPY AND DENISE RICHARDS
your dog feel most at home in a Cape Cod beach cottage or a Brooklyn
brownstone? Maybe his style’s more midcentury modern with a
traditional twist. In any case, make your pampered pet feel right at
home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with
Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and
actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to
your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off limits. You’ll
share your vision with Jessica Clark, the creative mind behind
Rockstar Puppy, discuss the design with Denise via video chat, and
then Rockstar Puppy will work its magic, bringing your unique
creation to life.
the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift,$5,000 will be
donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise
Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American
Humane Society; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Limited to one gift. ($70,000; page 269-270)
BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE WITH BOUCHERON
treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of
Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire
Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and
design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that
goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive
Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal
a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with
luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26,
Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest
will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment,
which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic
building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.
the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($695,000 page 261-262)
A COUTURE PAIR OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS
jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin.
You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse
the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean
Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest
collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with
the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your
very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at
Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the
legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night
in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin
Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue
Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home,
your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design
from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.
the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($125,000; page 263-264)
AROUND THE WORLD
For the first time ever, Neiman Marcus presents an additional Fantasy Gift accessible exclusively to InCircle members. Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next Ice Hotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. For more information and to join InCircle, visit www.incircle.com. ($575,000)
Neiman Marcus!” said award winning actress Rachel Brosnahan.
“After 60 years you’ve simply outdone yourself. Nothing puts me
in the holiday spirit like these glamorous goodies… an 11-room
doggie mansion, a 10 out of 10 makeover by Mario, nine courses of the
Italian countryside, eight Jeff Staple collaborations, 007’s Aston
Martin, six pairs of Louboutins, five curated destinations, four
fashion week shows, three Boucheron baubles. This holiday season, the
gift of fantasy is two words and one of a kind… Neiman Marcus.”
Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based luxury retailer, providing luxury customers access to exclusive and emerging brands, anticipatory service, and unique experiences since 1907. Each day, Neiman Marcus digitally connects with customers around the world while delighting them with interesting, interactive, and immersive experiences across a physical 43-store presence in the U.S. From delectable dining and indulgent beauty services to bespoke experiences and exclusive products, there’s something for everyone. Neiman Marcus is part of the Neiman Marcus Group, which is comprised of a multi-branded, luxury shopping experience under the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodma, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow brand names. To keep up with the latest news and events happening at Neiman Marcus, visit www.neimanmarcus.com or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and WeChat.
This New Location Marks The Company’s Second Connecticut Store and The First Of Two East Coast Openings This Fall
past week, leading
fashion retailer Nordstrom,
the doors to Nordstrom
the SoNo Collection,
the company’s second full-line store in Connecticut. The three-level,
140,000 square-foot store features the latest store design, a
brand-new service concept, a new beauty and wellness experience, and
a comprehensive offering of clothing, shoes and accessories for the
entire family. The first Nordstrom store in Connecticut opened at
Farmington in 1997.
The SoNo Collection (100 N. Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854 +1-203-299-0701) is a new 83-store strong shopping, dining, art, and entertainment destination located near I-95 in South Norwalk, Connecticut , just one hour outside of New York City. The SoNo Collection has a lot to offer, including an expansive selection of your favorite fashion retailers and an abundance of one-of-a-kind art and entertainment experiences in Fairfield County.
newest store design concept includes lighter fixtures, more windows
and natural light that connect the shopping experience to the outside
world. The goal was to create spaces where customers want to spend
their leisure time, to encourage a sense of discovery for new brands
or styles they haven’t tried before.
apparel features fashion in a variety of price points including
of-the-moment brands like rag
& bone, Veronica Beard, FRAME,
designer brands including
Missoni, Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta;
and exclusive and limited distribution brands like Madewell,
and more than 35
Nordstrom Made labels.
In shoes, customers can find everything from Nike
Doc Martens to
including several Nordstrom Exclusive styles from Valentino,
Prada, Golden Goose
The store also has four specialty handbag boutiques including Chloe,
will also find the retailer’s latest beauty concept Nordstrom
which highlights wellness, haircare and beauty tools with top
trending brands and services to pamper customers from head-to-toe –
whether they have 30-minutes or three hours. Services include:
Beverly Hills Brow Suite:
A boutique brow experience with experts trained to reshape and
sculpt using the Anastasia method.
Coat Nail Salon:
Featuring manicures and pedicures using plant-based and mostly
This light bar service brings convenient and effective five to
sixty-minute treatments to customers using the latest LED
technology. The facial bar offers various treatments ranging from
spot treatments to peels.
beauty brands include dedicated boutiques by Chanel,
Atelier Cologne, Diptyque, Jo Malone,
as well as Charlotte
Tilbury, Sulwhasoo, Arcona, Herbivore, Kopari
Shoes and clothing include designer brands like
Ksubi, Norse Projects,
as well as Madewell
Men, Patagonia and
to name a few. The Kid’s Wear department features Tucker
+ Tate, Miles Baby
and the store also has an
At Home department,
a full-service bistro-style restaurant Bazille,
for artisan coffee and snacks.
eager to welcome customers to showcase our latest store design and
some of the company’s most exciting new beauty and service concepts,
in addition to great fashion at a breadth of price points,”
said Molly Carmody, Nordstrom the SoNo Collection store manager. “We
can’t wait for customers to experience the best of what we have to
offer and look forward to welcoming them right here in Norwalk.”
the retail landscape continues to evolve, Nordstrom is looking to
make shopping in-store and online a seamless experience that’s easy,
convenient and serves customers on their terms. The answer? A new
service concept called Express
launching at Nordstrom the SoNo Collection for the first time. This
new department features a dedicated 2,700 sq. ft. area where
customers can pick-up online orders, try them on, issue express
returns and access in-store alterations and tailoring services all in
one place. Additional services include Curbside
bra and prosthesis fitters,
Day kicked off at 8 a.m. with Beauty
a high energy beauty party – just outside the store’s SoNo
Collection mall entrance. Customers enjoyed a preview of the store’s
exciting cosmetics selection as well as one-on-one time with
Nordstrom beauty experts who provided inside scoop on fall beauty
trends. More than 320 employees welcomed customers when the doors
officially opened at 10 a.m.
night before opening, Nordstrom hosted Nordstrom
Night Out –
an opening party that raised more than $80,000 for Fairfield County’s
Foundation and Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
More than 1,000 guests were in attendance to experience an exclusive
preview of the new store while enjoying cocktails, gourmet delights
and desserts; entertainment from artists DJ
fall fashion presentations and an opportunity to shop the season’s
the end of the month, Nordstrom the SoNo Collection will be joined by
– the company’s first flagship store in New York City, opening
Men’s Store NYC
opened in April of 2018.
Ushers In Seasonal Marketing Campaign With A Fresh Cast Including
Musician H.E.R. And Entrepreneur Luka Sabbat
iconic lifestyle brand continues to celebrate its uniqueness and
elevated position by featuring personalities who highlight the
diversity and spirit of UGG®.
Global lifestyle brand UGG® unveiled their sixth UGG® Collective global campaign for Autumn/Winter 2019, featuring a cast of real Californians including GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Gabi Wilson of H.E.R., plus entrepreneur and style influencer Luka Sabbat.
majestic mountains and wild woodlands to buzzing cities and quiet
beach towns, California represents an eclectic paradise that brings
together people from all across the world. For the brand’s new
campaign, UGG® and the cast traveled across San Francisco finding
breathtaking locations in the Presidio and historic Battery
“The UGG Collective consists of Californian musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, photographers and professional athletes. Like UGG®, they are bold, provocative, free-spirited, optimistic and real,” said Andrea O’Donnell, President, Fashion & Lifestyle Brands. “Each season, we select new groups of unique individuals to represent the brand. In telling their stories, we tell ours.”
season the cast includes:
Gabi Wilson/H.E.R. dives into enigma to get listeners to focus on her sound rather than the person behind it. Writing and practicing music since the age of three, the California native’s soulful songs have garnered praise from the likes of Alicia Keys, Bryson Tiller, and Rihanna. Touted as one of R&B’s rising stars, she won her first GRAMMY Award in February 2019 and is part of a growing group of young creatives who are revising identity and art in the digital age.
Luka Sabbat does everything his own way. Growing up between New York and Paris with fashion-industry parents, he has an innate sense of style infused into everything he does—most notably, his self-made project “Hot Mess,” a collaborative collection of unapologetically raw photography, film, clothing, and furniture. Boldly unfiltered, he redefines what it means to be a young creative entrepreneur.
Crystal Moselle is intent on bringing more female perspectives to film, turning her lens on an all-girl cast in Skate Kitchen, which follows a group of unapologetically young, queer, and feminist skateboarders in NYC. Honest in her storytelling, Moselle’s tender curiosity allows her to create soft yet extraordinary moments on screen—uncovering beauty in pain, and truth in fiction.
Daniel Woods never cowers in the face of failure, embracing it as a ladder to greatness. Competitively climbing since age eight, he is currently at the top of his game, winning a gold medal at the IFSC World Cup in 2010 and dominating the American Boulder Series for the last decade. Passionate and daring, he pushes the limits of possibility on a daily basis.
Lola McDonnell is a free-spirited model whose wild heart and love for travel lead her to some of the world’s most beautiful places. Often accompanied by fiancé and fellow Collective member Zackery Michael, she leads an unconventional life of adventure.
Zackery Michael lives life on his own terms as a self-taught photographer who’s always on the road. From shooting fashion editorials in NYC and celebrities in L.A. to documenting the mountain tribes of Myanmar, his photography focuses on intimate shots of people and places, often featuring his girlfriend Lola McDonnell.
brand campaign was shot by photographer Frederic Auerbach and
produced by 3Star Productions. The cast was assembled by casting
director Shay Nielsen, and came to life with the help of wardrobe
stylist Kate Ruth, hair stylist Nikki Providence and makeup artist
Dana Delaney. The locations were given flair and detail with the
assistance of set designer Eli Metcalf.
First-ever Sunglasses and New Optical Styles to Debut for Fall 2018, Pay Homage to Durant’s Dynamic On-court Playing Style
Today, premium sports eyewear brand Nike Vision has teamed up again with two-time NBA Finals MVP and back-to-back World Champion Kevin Durant for his 2018 KD Eyewear Collection.
Nike Vision Partners With Kevin Durant For 2018 KD Eyewear Collection. First-Ever Sunglasses And New Optical Styles To Debut For Fall 2018, Pay Homage To Durant’s Dynamic On-Court Playing Style.
Paying homage to Durant’s professional accomplishments, the collection boasts sophisticated shapes and patterns inspired by his dynamic playing style, available in a variety of colors, providing athletes with on-trend frames to complement their off-court style. Based on the success of the collection’s previous releases, the new line is comprised of four new optical styles as well as the first-ever offering of KD Eyewear Collection sunglasses.
The new collection includes two signature sunglasses, the Nike KD Flicker and the Nike KD Trace. Nike Vision Partners With Kevin Durant For 2018 Kd Eyewear Collection. First-Ever Sunglasses And New Optical Styles To Debut For Fall 2018, Pay Homage To Durant’s Dynamic On-Court Playing Style.
The new collection includes two signature sunglasses, the Nike KD Flicker and the Nike KD Trace. Both of the new sun styles incorporate classic aesthetics and patterns directly derived from Durant’s intense on-court moves. The Nike KD Flicker features a unique design created from body-mapping Durant’s elusive on-court movement in a free-form, heat map pattern which is laser-etched onto the frame’s core wire. The Nike KD Trace is designed to embody Durant’s agility and always-ready mentality, combining fashion-forward sensibilities and comfort for all-day wear. Each of the new sunglasses also features KD’s signature laser-etched on the metal core wire, a “KD” logo plaque inside the right temple tip, and a Nike Swoosh logo on both temples. Lightweight and durable, each of the new KD Eyewear Collection sunglasses provides 100% UVA & UVB protection.
Nike Vision Partners With Kevin Durant For 2018 Kd Eyewear Collection. First-Ever Sunglasses And New Optical Styles To Debut For Fall 2018, Pay Homage To Durant’s Dynamic On-Court Playing Style.
The collection also introduces four new optical frames. The Nike KD 28 and Nike KD 74 pay homage to the age at which Durant won his first NBA Championship (28) and his expansive 7’4″ wingspan. Both acetate styles feature unique designs created from body-mapping Durant’s elusive on-court movement in a free-form, heat map pattern which is laser-etched onto the core wire of the temples.
Two new optical frames designed for Young Athletes round out the collection. The Nike KD 88 (dedicated to Durant’s birth year) and the Nike KD 929 (named for Durant’s birthday), are constructed with comfort and durability in mind, and each features a premium acetate design coupled with flexible spring hinges.
Nike‘s KD Eyewear Collection sunglasses are now available for purchase globally on Nike.com and at select retailers and the optical styles will be available globally at select optical retailers. Visit www.nikevision.com/locate-dealer/ to find a retailer.
Ralph Lauren, Brandon Maxwell, King Ranch, and Erin Wasson Help Mark the Brand’s 135th Year in Business
Lucchese Bootmaker, headquartered in El Paso Texas, is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year with a variety of partnerships and capsule collections. Known for making the finest cowboys boots on the planet, Lucchese has always balanced rugged, frontier traditions with an appeal to those focused on aesthetic.
Lucchese Fall News Press Release Image
Below are a few of the highlights of how Lucchese is marking its anniversary this year:
Erin Wasson in the Jacqueline Boot: Designed with Texas native Erin Wasson, the Jacqueline boot ($1,595 with free ground shipping) is a traditional western silhouette for the modern woman. The smooth black goat is accented by white stitch pull holes and piping. Single stitch welt construction. Leather sole. Handmade in Texas.
ERIN WASSON: Continuing their presence in the style arena, Lucchese just released a limited collection of fashion-focused boots with model/designer Erin Wasson. The brand has partnered with another iconic Texas brand — Neiman Marcus – to provide wider access to both traditional boots and fashion boots alike. This move signifies a shift in consumer demand, as exotic cowboy boots are now becoming a staple in consumer wardrobes, available at a wider range of retailers ranging from Western-focused to luxury fashion.
The King Ranch Barn Boot
KING RANCH: Lucchese has partnered with another legendary Texas brand, the King Ranch, to produce a limited edition collection of boots that are rugged enough for the harsh environment of South Texas. In addition to this partnership, Lucchese has released a well-reviewed technical product called the Barn Boot, its first foray into the “work boot” category. The mud and grime releasing outsole and cushioned insole was an immediate hit with both new and long-time Lucchese loyalists.
RALPH LAUREN: In addition to staying true to its roots with traditional products, Lucchese was in the spotlight during New York Fashion Week in September. Ralph Lauren, who has worn Lucchese boots for many years, selected them as his favorite bootmaker. Lucchese worked with Mr. Lauren to create co-branded boots which debuted in Central Park at the legendary designer’s 50th-anniversary collection show.
BRANDON MAXWELL: Fashion designer and fellow Texan Brandon Maxwell used custom boots as the invite for guests at his Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week show.”It was a dream to work with Lucchese on our invitations,” said Brandon. “Lucchese is a quintessential Texas brand so to share this bit of my home state with our guests immediately showcased hospitality. Seeing videos of friends and guests receive this big Texas dose of generosity made it all the more special.“
Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers, preeminent materials and a proprietary twisted cone last to construct boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style.
Unique gifts that are one-of-a-kind and indestructible, made from 100 percent recycled Brazilian canvas cargo tarps, and versatile to withstand every day adventures like a trip to the farmers market to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro.
Holiday shopping can be a stressful time as shoppers search to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. To help elevate holiday shopping stress, Real Deal Brazil, the company responsible for Woody Harrelson’s iconic hat in the Hollywood blockbuster hit “Zombieland,” today revealed its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Enthusiasts in your family and amongst your friends.
Perfect for those seeking new adventures, Real Deal Brazil offers a collection of unique one-of-a-kind indestructible hats, bags, and accessories made from 100 percent recycled canvas tarps from Brazil. After making cross-country trips and protecting cargo from the country’s rugged terrain and extreme weather, Brazilian trucking companies throw these canvas tarps away, which Real Deal Brazil then recycles to create a variety of durable and unique products. Real Deal Brazil products made from this recycled materials are distinctly different, carrying along the history and story of the canvas tarp’s former life. These products are not only environmentally friendly, but they also have the ultimate cool-factor unlike any other hat, bag or accessory available this holiday season.
Real Deal Brazil’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide features a selection of unique, indestructible hats, bags and accessories that are versatile to withstand every day adventures to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro, all under $100.
The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat features authentic salvaged truck tarp and reclaimed steel from truck tires, and can handle rough journeys through harsh elements and shifting climates.
The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99)
The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99): Clearly not an off-the-department-store-shelf hat, the style is part fedora with a touch of the Aussie Outback. The brim is made from a thin band of steel reclaimed from old truck tires, allowing wearers to customize its look.
Recife Duffle Bag ($99.99): Designed to withstand any adventure on an adventure-seekers’ to-do list, the Recife Duffle features side and front pockets and three overlapping front zippered flaps, offering plenty of space for journeys of any length of time.
Real Deal Brazil offers hat and bag combos, including the Olinda Tote & Floppy Travel Hat Combo, for a quick way to gear up from head to toe for your Real Deal Adventures.
Floppy Travel Hat ($39.99): Formerly known as The Pretty Ugly Hat, The Floppy is a compact, handcrafted hat that can go anywhere, made from upcycled truck tarps. It’s flexible, yet sturdy, and ready at all times to shade and protect from the sun.
Iguape Messenger Bag ($99.99): This weathered messenger style bag blends the efficiency and sleekness of the over-the-shoulder courier style with the rich ruggedness of the Real Deal Brazil brand. It’s a briefcase + backpack + recycled tarp = all-in-one!
Teresina Organizer ($39.99): The latest addition to the Real Deal Collection, this unique organizer is not only durable, but it also has a zip closure and features eight card slips, three interior sleeves, and an outside zipper pocket. Can also hold phone, keys, and a passport on the inside when traveling or for day-to-day activities.
Products featured in the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide are available to buy online at RealDealBrazil.com. Additionally, Real Deal Brazil is offering 15% OFF all orders (no minimum) plus free shipping with the coupon code SAVE15. The offer is valid through December 31, 2018.
Look to Lands’ End for a social, snuggable, shoppable and smart holiday season
There are gifts, and then there are gifts from Lands’ End.Each item is thoughtfully designed, meticulously crafted and made-to-order with ease so that the gift giver and recipient alike can experience the delight of quality, the heart of five-star customer service and the integrity of a company that cares. Lands’ End today unveils its 2018 Holiday and Christmas Collection filled with something special for everyone on the list. The complete collection can be found in the Holiday Shop at landsend.com.
With its new Scientific Warmth Ratings Guide Families on Outerwear Choices, Lands’ End Offers a Coat for Every Level of Warmth this holiday season
“There’s a quality at Lands’ End that permeates everything we do. From our designers to the pickers and packers in the warehouse, we carry with us the heart of first-rate customer service. We strive to make the holiday season easier for busy families with quality gifts that they’ll be proud to present,” said Gill Hong, EVP, chief merchant and head of international at Lands’ End.
“Lands’ End offers timeless, classic style and is a part of many family traditions with gifts such as fine cashmere sweatersand our handstitched, personalized Needlepoint Stockings. But we’re also modern, with gift ideas that are social media friendly, easy to shop and heartwarming during this busy season, making Lands’ End the smart stop for all our customers’ holiday shopping.”
Lands’ End Makes It an Easier and Merrier 2018 Holiday Season Filled with Great Gifts, Traditions, and Warmth
‘Tis the season for sharing memorable moments on social media.Soon, pages and profiles will be lit up with holiday scenes including favorite gift ideas. Lands’ End offers gifts ideas for social media mavens that will look great when scrolling on smartphones and tablets.
For a primo family photo “op,” family Christmas pajamasin the same Rich Red Multi Plaid will look fantastic for the Christmas day around-the-tree shots. Kids’ graphic tees in holiday themes including snowflakes, a Christmas tree and snow plows bring personality to holiday baking pics. For outdoor snow play shots, consider colorful down coats and jackets with faux fur trim around the hood along with vivid, cold-weather accessories including the Fair Isle Stripe Scarf, Beanie Hat and Convertible Mittens. Buffalo Check in red and navy can be seen throughout the Lands’ End gift collections in sweaters, wraps, slippers, accessories and more. This pattern stands out in just about any photo and brings the holiday spirit. Felt Animal Slippers for women with delightful creatures such as a sheep, polar bears, and even a cow will pop on the page when shown photographed alongside the Kids Critter Slipperswith a snowman, a penguin and more.
Even the family dog has a place at Lands’ End. Look for a complete collection of dog vests, dog beds, collars, leashes and even dog treats and a newPup Tentat Lands’ End. Since pets are special, plus make the most adorable photos, customers are encouraged to tag their dog sporting the latest looks from Lands’ End with #LandsEndPets.Continue reading →
Tommy Bahama andPendleton Woolen Mills have joined forces on a new collaboration that celebrates these two iconic lifestyle brands’ love of the great outdoors and commitment to quality and style. This comes to life in the Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collection of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and home products. Tommy Bahama, based in Seattle, WA, and Pendleton®, based in Portland, OR, share a Pacific Northwest sensibility and a unique appreciation of the outdoor lifestyle and love of the beach and the surf.
Tommy Bahama Logo
Combining their boundless dedication to open-air living, Tommy Bahama & Pendleton features the signature level of comfort, style, and quality that Tommy Bahama and Pendleton guests have come to expect. The brands’ shared sensibilities and authentic values are exemplified in two, new collaborative fabric patterns: the Aloha Harding Print unites Pendleton’s Harding design with overlaid tropical florals and the Island Serape Stripe features a tropical leaf pattern jacquard with Pendleton’s classic blanket stripe. These fabric patterns are used in a men’s vest, cardigan, camp shirt, and swim trunk and in a women’s serape poncho, dress, blouse, swim and activewear along with blankets, coffee mugs and more. Adding to the special nature of the Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collaboration, fabrics and blankets are made exclusively in Pendleton’s own Pacific Northwest mills for this collection.
Tommy Bahama and Pendelton
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of Tommy Bahama, the iconic island lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear, and a complete home furnishing collection. A successful retailer and pioneer in the concept of the combined restaurant and retail sites, Tommy Bahama locations allow guests to fully experience its hospitality and the brand anthem… Long Live the Island Life.
Tommy Bahama is part of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. With corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama owns and operates over 160 Tommy Bahama retail locations worldwide, 18 of which offer a Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar.
“For 25 years, Tommy Bahama’s mission has been to Live the Island Life,” said Bradley O’Brien, EVP of Product Design for Tommy Bahama. “To celebrate this milestone, we have partnered with Pendleton Woolen Mills on this unique collaboration. Warm, stylish, relaxed and approachable are the essential elements, which dovetail our two brands. It is a true celebration of the simple pleasures of living the good life on the beach, in the mountains or in your own backyard.”
Setting the standard for classic American style, Pendleton is a lifestyle brand recognized worldwide as a symbol of American heritage, authenticity, and craftsmanship. With six generations of family ownership, since 1863, the company celebrates 155 years of weaving fabric in the Pacific Northwest in 2018. Known for fabric innovation, Pendleton owns and operates two of American’s remaining woolen mills, constantly updating them with state-of-the-art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, accessories, home décor, and gifts. Pendleton is available through select retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Australia as well as Pendleton stores, company catalogs and direct-to-consumer channels including the Pendleton website, www.pendleton-usa.com.
Bob Christnacht, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Pendleton said, “Pendleton is pleased to partner with Tommy Bahama, bringing to our consumers a distinctively different look, with a completely compatible collision of tropical florals and western jacquard patterns. The result, dramatic and creative fashions that reflect our similar roots and commitment to quality.“
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the premier luxury vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around will partner with Christie’s to present a special one-off auction of rare collectible fashion items this autumn. Sneak preview exhibitions of this exciting curated sale, which features one of a kind items and coveted vintage pieces from a wide range of designers including Hermès and Chanel, will be open to the public in New York in September following an opening reception in Beverly Hills. The auction, comprised of classics, collection items & novelty luxury pieces sourced from around the world, will be timed to immediately follow the Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week on September 18.
CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALE
Matthew Rubinger, International Head, Christie’s Luxury Handbags and Accessories states, “We are so pleased to be partnering with the team at What Goes Around Comes Around and my friend Seth Weisser on their 25th anniversary. In our new market, this is a major achievement and will be celebrated throughout the year, culminating in a ground-breaking auction in September 2018 of important pieces from the firm’s history, and top collector pieces sourced from around the world.”
The sale includes some outstanding pieces, which are true symbols of their moment in fashion history and represent bold artistic expression from the most visionary designers of the modern era. Highlights include: Hermès Rouge Impérial Porosus Crocodile Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Philippe Barland x Chanel Limited Edition Blue Carbon Surfboard, Hermès Vert Celadon Alligator Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Hermès Yannick Manier 30’s Bag, MONSTER x Chanel Black Quilted Adjustable Headphones and a customized Rolling Stones Leather Jacket Hand-Painted by Charlotte Watts (Charlie Watts’s granddaughter) for the 2016 Rolling Stones Exhibitionism launch. It is one of two made and was owned by Tommy Hilfiger.
This landmark partnership, which will be on view during Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week, is sure to be a focal point for consumers with an appetite for luxury fashion, accessories, and collectibles. The live auction is expected to draw international participation from the highest echelons of fashion enthusiasts.Continue reading →
The Bata Shoe Museum, a North American cultural landmark with a strong international reputation, has announced the opening of the highly anticipated traveling exhibition MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES, a stunning, well-received retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures within the fashion industry. After being showcased internationally at venues in Milan, St. Petersburg, Prague and Madrid, between May 16, 2018, through January 6, 2019, Toronto is excited to host the final and only North American stop on this world-class tour.
Mr. Manolo Blahnik at the opening of “Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes” exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. (Photo Ryan Emberley) (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)
For over 45 years, Blahnik’s inventiveness and superb artisanship have crossed boundaries between fashion and art, inspiring elegance and perfection. The underlying theme of the exhibition – that shoes are art – aligns perfectly with Blahnik’s own approach to creating footwear. Using architectural and sculptural lines within his work, Blahnik exquisitely captures the imagination, transforming an everyday accessory into masterpieces of contemporary design.
Nordstrom, Inc. opened the doors Thursday, April 12, to its very first flagship, full-line New York City location and first ever stand-alone men’s store at 235 West 57th Street. The three-level 47,000 square foot store offers a differentiated merchandise assortment across all categories, including popular and designer brands, along with a range of convenient services to serve customers on their terms.
Nordstrom Incorporated logo. (PRNewsFoto)
The Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC features the company’s newest store design concepts, including an all-glass façade to bring in more natural light, unboxing the display windows, and connecting the shopping experience to the city. An open, flexible floor plan allows for an evolving curation of how products are displayed over time, depending on what New York customers respond to. The store environment will create a sense of discovery, allowing customers to navigate easily and find new brands they haven’t experienced before.
Calvin Klein Boutique at Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC
Nordstrom has been a longtime believer in investing in artwork for its stores. New Yorkers will experience an extensive collection, featuring 39 works by both international and American artists, with a quarter being local. Suspended in the center of a three-story staircase, a floating, diaphanous tree sculpture entitled “Arctic Tree” by the Seattle-based artist John Grade is a nod to the retailer’s Seattle roots.
EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE CONCEPTS Olivia Kim, Nordstrom vice president of creative projects has curated a special Comme des Garçons(CDG) shop that will feature one of the largest local selections of the fashion house’s coveted brands. Olivia commissioned artist Marc Hundley to design a space that invokes both the ethos of CDG and the streets of New York City. In a first for Nordstrom, the men’s flagship will also feature designer shops by Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, Valentino, and Dior. Each space is united by a chainmail motif, but are distinguished by personalized fixtures adhering to each brand. The shoe department houses a Christian Louboutin shop displaying a wide range of the shoemaker’s sporty and formal offerings. The Nike Men’s Project, a sportswear and shoe destination for style and fitness-obsessed customers, will offer the brand’s latest sneakers and apparel collections.
Comme des Garcons shop at Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC
The store also features an array of customization and personalization experiences, including the Levi’s Tailor Shop, where customers can shop Levi’s Authorized Vintage, one of the largest vintage denim collections in existence, and also design custom embroidery on any item, heat press a shirt or get an express hem while they wait; Shinolawill offer watch customization in addition to a selection of tech products; exclusive to the flagship, Samuelson Custom Suit Visualizer is an interactive digital made-to-measure suiting experience at an accessible price point; Eton Endless Aisleis a digital touchscreen offering an expanded assortment of dress shirts and ties; and cult-favorite Le Labowill create personalized fragrance labels in the grooming department.Continue reading →
Company was Founded by Henry Sands Brooks, Two Hundred Years Ago April 7, 1818
On April 7, 2018, Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer, reached its milestone 200-year anniversary. Since opening its doors on April 7, 1818, in New York City, Brooks Brothers has grown from a small family haberdasher to become a global brand that has shaped and defined American style through its product innovations.
Brooks Brothers logo
“Our anniversary today marks a significant and historic milestone not only for Brooks Brothers but also for the retail industry,” said Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman, and CEO of Brooks Brothers. “This is a moment to celebrate two hundred years steeped in both tradition and innovation.“
American fashion today is a result of years of groundbreaking innovations and revolutionary disruptions by Brooks Brothers. While perhaps best known today as a “classic” brand, it is important to note that the brand’s founder, Henry Sands Brooks (1772 – 1833), was no traditionalist at all. He was actually a dandy and an influencer among his peers, always on the lookout for the newest and most novel styles for his emporium in lower Manhattan selling “every new style of cloth, of the finest quality, made to order in the best and most fashionable mode.”
Brooks Brothers 346 Madison Avenue Flagship Store NYC Entrance
It is therefore ironic that some of Brooks Brothers’ most classic items today were the result of either invention and innovation — many radical for their time. In fact, Brooks Brothers is notably responsible for the introduction and popularization of some of fashion’s most iconic and enduring items, including the navy blazer, the reverse striped rep tie, the polo coat and the Number One Sack Suit. Even today’s athleisure trend has its origins in Brooks Brothers’ adaptations of sports clothes for daily life — most notably the 1900 invention of the Original Polo® Button-Down Oxford shirt. Finally, Brooks Brothers was responsible for the single most significant contribution to fashion — ready-to-wear tailored clothing, which was introduced to America in the mid-1800s as a consequence of the Gold Rush.
Brooks Brothers Recent Fashion Show — BROOKS BROTHERS Fall/Winter 2018 FIRENZE PALAZZO VECCHIO JANUARY 2018 — in Florence Italy – Jan 10, 2018 (Photo Credit: Dan Lecca)
This sartorial passion was passed down from Henry to his sons, Elisha, Daniel, Edward, and John: the actual Brooks Brothers. These were fashion’s earliest influencers. For the past two centuries — and straight through to today — Brooks Brothers has outfitted an ever-changing world and is consistently pursuing quality and innovation, always with a respect for the past and an eye toward the future.
A Selection of Brooks Brothers Milestones:
Before there was the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, and the cities of Hollywood and Chicago, there was Brooks Brothers.
In 1818, Henry Sands Brooks opened clothing shop “H. & D. H. Brooks & Co” on the corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets. The first recorded transaction was actually a loan to a friend.
In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln wore a custom-made Brooks Brothers coat to his second inauguration. Sadly, he was also wearing it when he was assassinated a month later.
Brooks Brothers Original Polo Button Down Oxford
In 1900, Brooks Brothers invented the original button-down-collar shirt after noticing that polo players in England were pinning down their collars while playing.
In 1902, Brooks Brothers introduced the reverse-stripe rep tie, an adaptation of British regimental ties.
In 1915, Brooks Brothers opened its 346 Madison Avenue flagship store, where it remains today.
In 1953, Brooks Brothers invented the first ever non-iron shirt.
In 1957, Brooks Brothers introduced Argyle socks to America.
In 1961, Brooks Brothers designed the “#2 suit” — a favorite of longtime customer President John F. Kennedy.
In 1976, Brooks Brothers launched a full women’s collection.
In 1979, Brooks Brothers was one of the first international brands to expand to Japan.
In 2008, Brooks Brothers acquired Southwick in Massachusetts so that it could resume the manufacturing of tailored clothing in America.
In 2016, Brooks Brothers appointed Zac Posen as creative director for the Women’s Collection.
Throughout its history, Brooks Brothers have forged relationships with generations of customers: artists and politicians, working people and captains of industry, and Hollywood legends, as well as 40 out of 45 U.S. Presidents.
Today, Brooks Brothers currently have more than 280 stores in the United States and more than 700 locations internationally in 45 countries and continue to lead with a pioneering spirit, continually developing materials and designs that deliver performance, innovation and high-quality design.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro Wears The $2 Million 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra Designed And Hand-Crafted With Jewels By Mouawad
This holiday, Victoria’s Secret introduces the highly anticipated Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra. Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeirowill wear theFantasy Brafor the first time on the runway in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs November 28that 10/9c PM on CBS.
The 2017 $2 Million Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra
Valued at $2 million, the 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra was designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad. Handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz in 18 karat gold, the jewels are set into a Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Demi bra.
Glamorous and glittering and weighing more than 600 carats, the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra took almost 350 hours to create and is embellished with nearly 6,000 precious gemstones.
Dream Angels Bustier & Thong Panty
Dream Angels Chantilly Lace Choker Teddy & Open Back Kimono
Dream Angels Chantilly Lace High-Neck Bra & Cheekini Panty
Dream Angels Demi Bra
Dream Angels Push-Up Bra
Dream Angels Push-Up Bra
Dream Angels Wicked Bra & Thong Panty
The 2017 Victoria_s Secret Dream Angels Collection
The new Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels collection features bras (Dream Angels Demi/Dream Angels Push-Up), panties (Dream Angels Wicked) and lingerie (Dream Angels Bustier) in shimmering shades of champagne and was inspired by the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra—the champagne shade is a must-have addition to any lingerie wardrobe. Continue reading →
TUMI, a leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories has collaborated with Jewelry Designer, Artist and New York-native Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren Fine Jewelry to create an exclusive, limited-edition capsule of travel accessories.
TUMI Logo (PRNewsFoto/TUMI)
Inspired by the trend-setting modern woman, Zuckerman had long searched for the perfect travel and accessories bag for jewelry collectors, and jumped at the opportunity to dive into the design process with TUMI. With similar design aesthetics and an emphasis on advanced functionality, the match was a natural fit.
“Working with TUMI has been such a dream,” says Zuckerman. “The process was incredibly creative and I’m so proud of the pieces we created together. It was an extremely fun challenge to think about how to incorporate innovative functions in a way that felt effortlessly chic, and that also fit seamlessly into the modern woman’s lifestyle.”
TUMI x Eva Fehren, photo courtesy of TUMI by Herring & Herring
Constructed from super-luxe leather and adorned with a custom black-and-white print painted by Zuckerman, the 4-piece capsule, dreamy and beautiful with an edgy flair, features thoughtfully designed compartments that organize day-to-day essentials, specifically, the tote includes a concealed compartment that keeps valuables secure and hidden from sight for extra assurance. As a partner to the tote, the pouch offers effortless versatility, serving as a clutch, wallet, or cross-body bag, making it the perfect day-to-day or international travel companion.
Throughout the assortment, the designer’s signature dagger is present, offering an edgy, minimalist accent for an added pop. Key elements stay true to TUMI’s DNA, such as the padded computer and phone pockets, key leash and add-a-bag function. The jewelry roll and jewelry box incorporate similar features with compartments and holding space for earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and watches, closed with leather wrap and branded dagger; both will keep jewelry impeccably organized and safe.
“As travel pieces become more and more of a fashion statement, it’s exciting to continue to introduce very fashion-focused pieces into TUMI’s repertoire,” says TUMI Creative Director, Victor Sanz. “Comfort, style and functionality are important to our customers, but they are also looking to be inspired by the products they wear — I think the collection we created with Eva does a great job of hitting all the essentials our customers look for.“
The TUMI x Eva Fehren capsule collection will be available for purchase exclusively at select national and international TUMI stores and TUMI.com. The designer will also host the collection on EvaFehren.com. The assortment includes a tote with crossbody bag inside, as well as a jewelry roll and jewelry box, ranging from $150 to $895 USD.
Help make cancer a part of the past with QVC’s annual shoe shopping bash. Leading multiplatform retailer QVC is set to join forces with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) to help conquer cancer with its annualQVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”broadcast event, scheduled to air Thursday, October 12 from 6 to 9 PM (ET). As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”has generated more than $53 million, benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.
As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has generated more than $53 million, benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.
“Each October, the entire QVC community looks forward to uniting with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York as we continue our crusade against breast cancer,” said Mike George, President, and CEO of QVC. “This event is truly a shining moment for us as we leverage the power of relationships to address an issue of paramount concern not only to our customers but to our team members and surrounding communities as well. I am incredibly proud of the impact we have made in the field of breast cancer research and education, and I look forward to building upon that momentum and bringing us one step closer to eradicating this deadly disease once and for all.”
During the event, shoe aficionados will be offered a chic selection of approximately 140 donated shoe styles from more than 80 brands, including 12 newcomers like Imagine by Vince Camuto, Marc Fisher LTD, Eric Javits and 1.State, among others. All shoes will be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price* with a minimum of 80 percent of the purchase price** benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions, including:
Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
The success of this event is contingent upon the generous donations of so many brands. This year, four footwear companies have been designated as Special Pink Benefactors for contributing more than $500,000 in shoe donations each. Nine West Holdings, Inc., which boasts such brands as Anne Klein, Bandolino and Nine West; Caleres, offering items from Bzees, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Dr. Scholl’s Footwear, Fergie Footwear, Franco Sarto, Lifestride, Naturalizer, Rykä, Sam Edelman and Via Spiga; Camuto Group, whose donation includes styles from 1. State, ED Ellen DeGeneres, Imagine by Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson, Lucky Brand and Vince Camuto; and Marc Fisher Footwear, with styles from Guess, Indigo Rd., Kendall and Kylie, Marc Fisher, Marc Fisher LTD, Tommy Hilfiger and Tretorn.
QVC, Inc. is the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer, committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products.
This year, QVC and the Special Pink Benefactors are encouraging shoppers to share photos explaining why and for whom they are shopping. Select photos will be featured on-air during the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast. QVC is also collaborating with influencers who will post “shoefies” of their favorite styles from this year’s event using #shoes4acure and encourage their followers to do the same.
In addition to the broadcast event, shoe lovers can shop the Shoe of the Day, a special style unveiled each weekday between 7 and 9 AM (ET) on QVC during the month of October. Additional styles can be found in the online collection offered on QVC.com. Shoes will be available through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.
The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television through QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation‘s annual charity benefit, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.” Funds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2017 event. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org.
*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based on supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at this price.
**Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.
It’s been 10 years since Saks revolutionized the shoe industry with a shoe floor so big it needed its own zip code; the luxury retailer marks this incredible milestone with more than 75 exclusive styles, windows featuring custom designer birthday cakes, exclusive made-to-order programs, and more
On August 17, Saks Fifth Avenue will celebrate the 10th birthday of its famed 10022-SHOE salon. A pioneer in the footwear industry, Saks Fifth Avenue was among the first retailers to place a greater focus on shoes by creating a shoe department so big, the U.S. Postal Service granted the floor its own ZIP code―10022-SHOE. And now, 10 years later, 10022-SHOE is home to 110 designer brands―a number that has more than doubled since its inception in 2007; holds as many as 200,000 pairs of shoes; and has been expanded into 25 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Brands such as Jimmy Choo, CHANEL, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Saint Laurent, and Gucci, among others, have been with 10022-SHOE since the very beginning and will honor its 10th birthday at Saks with exclusive styles, made-to-order programs, custom birthday cake window designs, and more.
(Photo Courtesy of PRNewsfoto/Saks Fifth Avenue)
Throughout the past 10 years, Saks Fifth Avenue has held a constant and dominating presence in the shoe industry, selling on average 850,000 pairs of shoes per year, which equates to approximately 8.5 million over the course of its 10 year history―that’s enough “shoe footage” to travel up and down the Empire State Building close to 2,000 times!
Coupled with its impressive selection, 10022-SHOE has played host to many launches, exhibitions and firsts:
In 2008, 10022-SHOE was chosen to host the 70th anniversary exhibition of ruby slippers honoring the 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz,” which included styles by designers including Oscar de la Renta, Stuart Weitzman and Roger Vivier, as well as Judy Garland‘s original ruby slippers designed by Adrian Greenberg of MGM studios;
From 2008 to 2015, designers such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura, Paul Andrew and Nicholas Kirkwood, among many others, made special appearances at 10022-SHOE locations across the country;
In early 2015, 10022-SHOE paid tribute to Disney’s live-action film inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella,” by collaborating, in partnership with Disney Consumer Products, with nine luxury designers―including Paul Andrew, Tabitha Simmons, Nicholas Kirkwood, Jimmy Choo and Salvatore Ferragamo―to create their own interpretations of Cinderella‘s famed glass slipper;
Later in 2015, 10022-SHOE made history with the launch of Manolo Blahnik’s first U.S. shop-in-shop in the United States; and
In 2016, Saks opened its first store dedicated solely to shoes—10022-SHOE Greenwich—located in the heart of Greenwich, CT.
“The strength and growth of 10022-SHOE over the past 10 years is a testament to Saks’ commitment to the footwear category as well as our customers’ desire for the depth and breadth of our designer and emerging designer shoe assortment,” stated Tracy Margolies, Chief Merchant, Saks Fifth Avenue. “10022-SHOE is a landmark for shoe lovers in New York City and around the world for one-of-a-kind merchandise and experiences that they cannot find anywhere else―a core principle of Saks’ identity.”
Beginning this month, Saks Fifth Avenue is celebrating 10022-SHOE‘s 10th birthday with:
More than 75 exclusive shoe styles from powerhouse brands such as Aquazzura, Gucci, Giuseppe Zanotti, Valentino Garavani and Gianvito Rossi;
12 exclusive made-to-order programs, including programs by Prada, Alexandre Birman, Manolo Blahnik, Nicholas Kirkwood, Roger Vivier and Jimmy Choo; and
16 designer Happy Birthday 10022-SHOE cakes featured in the New York flagship store’s windows designed by brands such as Valentino Garavani, Gianvito Rossi, Gucci and Prada.
From Thursday, Aug. 17 until Sunday, Aug. 20, Saks will showcase a visual installation in its New York flagship, entitled “10 Galleries: A Decade of Shoes.” Each of the 10 installations will play off the 10022-SHOE exclusive items and trends and invite customers to discover, interact with, and celebrate all things shoes.
Notable footwear designers share memories about Saks Fifth Avenue and 10022-SHOE:
Designer Christian Louboutin speaks about his fondest memory of Saks’ 10022-SHOE: “Doing a personal appearance on the shoe level when it was first opened where women told me intimate stories about themselves and their shoes. It made me understand the desire of the American customer, their differences in their approach, and their taste for luxury.”
Designer Manolo Blahnik speaks about his fondest memory of Saks’ 10022-SHOE: “I think when we first launched our boutique in 2015―we had a book signing and dinner. It was an honour to meet so many women who loved my shoes … I love it [Saks]! It has always been one of my favourite stores, so beautiful and feminine!”
Designer Sandra Choi of Jimmy Choo―a brand which first launched at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1997―recalls her favorite memory, designing the commemorative 2007 10022-SHOE stamp: “The custom Jimmy Choo stamp I designed for the inauguration of the shoe floor 10 years ago. It was designed to reflect the unique zip code that was created to mark the opening. It featured a sketch I drew of a signature pump, it was such a fun and original idea.”
Designer Nicholas Kirkwood speaks to his exclusive 10022-SHOE birthday style: “I wanted to create something completely different to celebrate the 10022-SHOE 10th birthday, but also something special, and I loved the idea of the interplay between masculinity and femininity so it was from there that I designed the Combat boot.”
Designer Paul Andrew speaks about his partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue: “Saks has been a signifier of style and sophistication since they opened their doors for the first time in 1924. When I launched my own brand in 2013, my very first order came from Saks. It was a surreal moment—and Saks will always hold a special place in my heart for that reason.”
Designer Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura speaks fondly about Saks Fifth Avenue: “Saks is such an iconic shopping hub, especially the historic Fifth Avenue flagship, and it’s just amazing to be carried there and all over the United States … Saks was the first department store to buy AQUAZZURA in the U.S. and as one of our key partners, they have continued to believe in me and my designs ever since. Over the years the working relationship has blossomed into a friendship.“
Check out Saks’ 10 top shoe trends in the upcoming Saks Fifth Avenue Shoe Book, which will be available in stores and on saks.com August 16. Visitors can view their local stores’ 10022-SHOE celebratory activities on the Store & Locations page on Saks.com. Saks Fifth Avenue also welcomes viewers to connect via its social channels, and to follow #10022SHOE for insider access.
Retailer Showcases Fashion Through The Lens Of Photographer Max Farago And Director Clara Cullen
Today, Nordstrom, Inc. launched a new national brand campaign shot by photographer Max Farago with video by director Clara Cullen, which celebrates the best of fall fashion. The campaign will debut on August 7 in the U.S. and on September 4 in Canada with print, digital, social, out of home and video components.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Clara Cullen, Max Farago
The campaign vision and concept was developed by Olivia Kim, Vice President of Creative Projects at Nordstrom, who has set the creative tone for the retailer’s last five brand campaigns. Kim along with her creative team tapped Farago and Cullen, the husband and wife creative duo favored by the fashion world, to bring their vision to life.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Clara Cullen with her mother, daughter, sister + niece
The campaign features intimate and honest portraits of models and non-models alike, minimally edited and styled how people really dress to depict a modern and relevant perspective on a high-fashion campaign. The full campaign imagery and videos can be seen at Nordstrom.com/Fall2017. Highlights of brands featured in the campaign include 3.1 Phillip Lim Acne, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha, Studios adidas, Lemaire, Sophie Buhai, Alexander Wang, A.P.C., Levi’s®, Tibi, Dr. Martens, Molly Goddard, Tomorrowland, FRAME, Norse Project, Topman, Isa Arfen, Officine Generale, Ovadia & Sons, J.Crew, Vans®, Vejas, Richard Malone, and SATURDAYS NYC.
With her creative mind and unique perspective as a merchant, Kim took on the role of setting the vision for the company’s brand campaigns in Spring 2016, the retailer’s first in 15 years. Following her inaugural “See Anew” campaign, “We Are Here” from Fall 2016, and “Love, Nordstrom” from the holiday season, and the Spring 2017 campaign shot by Petra Collins. The Fall 2017 campaign marks Kim’s fifth developed for Nordstrom.
The cast includes:
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Hailey Gates
Actress and television journalist Hailey Gates, host of VICELAND’s series States of Undress, in which she explores geopolitics through the lens of fashion. Her work takes her to conflict zones around the world for international fashion weeks.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – The Hiplets – Camryn Taylor, Lourdes Taylor, Nia Parker, Nia Lyons
Camryn Taylor, Lourdes Taylor, Nia Parker, and Nia Lyons, classically trained ballerinas of The Hiplet™ and the most senior dancers at the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center. The Hiplet™ have appeared in a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show, TEDxSanFrancisco, the New York Times and CNN. Their YouTube videos have gathered over hundreds of thousands of views.
Homer Hans Bryant, the artistic director and founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center who conceived dance group phenom The Hiplet™ which showcases dancers en pointe interplaying hip-hop movements with classical styles.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Saam Emme, Vejas Kruszewski
Designer Vejas Kruszewski (in his collection) and Saam Emme, the creative team behind the label Vejas. Their designs redefine conventional streetwear, breaking borders and blending youth culture with studious fashion history. Vejas was awarded the LVMH Special Prize in 2016.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Angela Goding
Contemporary art curator Angela Goding, who has a formidable reputation in the New York art world for her instincts and distinct fashion sense.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Jane Moseley
Twenty-nine-year-old painter, sculptor, and model Jane Moseley, who spent six years in New York resisting the lure of the modeling industry, then became a fashion sensation after walking in Balenciaga’s fall 2016 show. She has a collection of horror-movie-inspired tattoos, and a dog, five cats, a lizard, a hedgehog and two pet rats.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Creative Growth – Elizabeth Rangel, Tom di Mara, William Scott
Tom di Maria, director of Creative Growth Art Center, which provides studio space, representation, instruction and opportunity for personal expression to adult artists with mental, developmental or physical disabilities. Artists from the center exhibit in museums and esteemed collections worldwide.
Elizabeth Rangel, a self-taught artist, and designer who works in textiles and fashion.
William Scott, a self-taught artist whose work appears in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Oakland Museum of California.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Ian & Marc Hundley
Marc and Ian Hundley, artists and twin brothers. Marc creates text-based posters incorporating references to literature, lyrics, and film; he also makes furniture. Ian constructs colorful, large-scale quilts based on topographic maps.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Hayett McCarthy
French-born Londoner Hayett McCarthy, a former dog groomer, record-label intern, bartender and sandwich-board carrier, now a model for top fashion brands including Hermès, ACNE Studios, Burberry, COACH, and Vetements, among others.
Nordstrom Fall Campaign – Ebonee Davis
Twenty-three-year-old Seattle native Ebonee Davis, a model, and activist advocating for more diversity in the fashion industry. In a TED Talk, she discussed her path to self-acceptance and her case for creating positive, inclusive imagery.
New Season, New Look: Gigi Hadid Is Transformed in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall/Winter 2017 Advertising Campaign
Stuart Weitzman’s Fall/Winter 2017 advertising campaign features Gigi Hadid and demonstrates once again the power behind this pairing. Shot by renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino, the stunning black-and-white images emphasize Stuart Weitzman‘s visual vocabulary and showcase the essential silhouettes for the season.
New Season, New Look – Gigi Hadid Is Transformed in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall-Winter 2017 Advertising Campaign
Hadid takes on a whole new look, capped in a Shay Ashual wig that obscures her famed tousled golden locks and will have people asking: did she or didn’t she? Gigi’s stylish faux-pixie, inspired by Jean Seberg‘s character in the 1960’s French movie classic “Breathless,” puts a chic and modern twist on her fourth consecutive Stuart Weitzman campaign. The deconstructed styling provides a sharp contrast to the sleek iconic stretch over-the-knee TIEMODEL boot and CLING ankle boot, available for sale and pre-order on www.stuartweitzman.com.
New Season, New Look – Gigi Hadid Is Transformed in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall-Winter 2017 Advertising Campaign
The international advertising campaign will launch in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. A behind-the-scenes video and additional creative content will be featured on www.stuartweitzman.com and in Stuart Weitzman boutiques worldwide.
Cole Haan Raises The Bar For Work, Working Out, And Every Adventure In Between
Cole Haan has announced the launch of StudiøGrand: a most versatile women’s lifestyle collection which features understated, minimalist silhouettes made for women who make the most of every step, from studio to street and beyond.
Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Sara Mearns (Principle Dancer at the New York City Ballet)
The Cole Haan StudiøGrand Collection draws inspiration from kindred spirits and pioneers of movement, like Principal Dancer Sara Mearns of the New York City Ballet whose poised athleticism and street-to-studio schedule demanded a shoe that merges substance with style. Other visionaries that have joined the campaign include Coco Rocha – Model, Owner & Director of NoMad Management, and 27-year-old CEO and Co-Founder of groundbreaking Y7 Studio, Sarah Larson Levey.
Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Coco Rocha (Model, Owner & Director of NoMad Management)
Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Pack & Go Trainer in Marine Blue, Duffle and prAna Yoga Mat
“StudiøGrand was born out of a need for style and substance in and out of the studio. We have collaborated with extraordinary women, like Sara Mearns, who demand more out of their feet than anyone, to create a collection for the multi-faceted woman constantly moving between the various studios of her life,” says David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development at Cole Haan.
The StudiøGrand Collection includes an array of functional accessories designed for the active woman, including footwear, outerwear, bags, sunglasses, an umbrella and a yoga mat.
The footwear collection highlights the StudiøGrand Pack & Go Trainerwith lightweight GRAND.ØS Energy Foam. In addition, the collection also includes a feminine floral embossed StudiøGrand Sneaker, StudiøGrand Packable Ballet Flat, accompanied with a zipper shoe bag for pack-and-play ease, and a breathable StudiøGrand Knit Trainer.Continue reading →