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A Shoe Designer's Next Platform

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:56:35 EDT

Brian Atwood, whose sexy high heels are red-carpet mainstays, shakes his head over the current taste for ‘ugly chic’ flats, contemplates new creative outlets and explains what pushes a platform shoe from sexy to vulgar.


How Stores Lead You to Spend

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 09:20:30 EST

While national chains often use discounts to draw crowds, many independent specialty stores compete by broadening their whimsical appeal and learn the science of understanding trend-conscious consumers.


The Power to Start a Fashion Trend

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:34:26 EDT

There are just a handful of designers who can single-handedly launch trends. Nicolas Ghesquière is one of them.


Can Skipping the Runway Pay Off?

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:37:05 EDT

After canceling her fall runway show, designer Rebecca Taylor is pursuing a new marketing strategy she believes is more in tune with the way consumers connect to fashion.


Runway Top 10: Covet or Cringe?

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:59:00 EDT

As fashion weeks wrap up, the coming trends include longer hemlines, pleats, a new shade of orange; some like it see-through.


Youthful Brands Text Customers

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:46:23 EDT

Some fashion brands are finding that teens and twentysomethings are most accessible by text.


Prada's 'Gatsby' Fashion Moment

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:56:03 EDT

To create a modern feel, fashion designer Miuccia Prada based 41 costumes on recent looks from her own Prada and Miu Miu lines.


Jason Wu Brings Edge to the Office

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:42:53 EDT

Hugo Boss's new womenswear look is arriving in stores, showcasing an unexpected partnership between a 31-year-old designer and a 90-year-old menswear company.


Style Books for Picky Personalities

Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:28:59 EST

Just a week until Christmas and you're plumb out of gift ideas for some of the tough customers in your life? Consider something deeply retro: a book.


Luxury Stores Get Stingy About Energy Costs

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:11:50 EDT

French fashion group LVMH is reducing its energy usage by changing the lighting in Louis Vuitton, Bulgari and Sephora stores.




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