Fashion brands, producers and retailers in key consumer markets across Europe and North America are fighting for survival. Stores are closed, sales have slumped, inventories are mounting, staff are being laid off or furloughed, executives are taking pay cuts, dividends have been suspended, and companies are taking steps to shore up their liquidity. For many, the response has also been to abandon or scale-back orders, and delay – or even cancel – payments to vendors. The knock-on consequences are factory closures and the dismissal of millions of workers in some of the poorest countries in the world.
The warmth and color of flannel shirts make them a popular choice for travelers. Flannel is comfortable, durable, and offers complete sun protection. Plus, the shirts don’t show stains and look great. You can wear a flannel shirt with or without layers for any adventurous trip.
Bespoke Tailoring is and always will be a must for men who want to stand out in the crowd, men who look positively towards their future without uncertainties. The Market of Made to Measure is constantly growing unlike classic clothing stores. Enrico Monti offers you the opportunity to open your own store for men's made-to-measure suits and shirts.
Many companies often launch online stores without a physical presence in order to save expenses and to be on the market without being tied down by the geographic location. But recently we started to see the opposite trend - men's clothing retailers that used to sell only online started to open physical stores.
The closure is going to happen by January 1, 2016, because the company 'is currently being acquired by an international made-to-measure group' and its physical stores have to be closed as 'it does not fit into their growth strategy'.
US giant Forever 21, which currently operates 720 stores worldwide and plans another 100 for this year, consider downsizing some of its mega stores, including a 90,000sq ft site in Times Square, NYC, and a 127,000 site in Las Vegas.
After much anticipation for the new sneaker, Kanye revealed the YEEZY BOOST on stage during his performance of 'Only One' at the 57th Grammy's.
Shoppers lined up early Friday morning, poised to burst through the doors of malls and stores in the annual Black Friday bargain blitz.
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day many U.S. retailers open very early, often at 5 a.m., and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season.
Last week, Google Inc. launched boutiques.com, its latest e-tail venture that ties in two western cultural passions – celebrity and fashion.
Essentially a huge web mall full of individual stores, but with the benefits of search engine technology attached, it allows people to look for clothes by genre, silhouette, pattern, shape and size. Consumers will, say the creators, be able to run their own personalised boutiques by drawing up lists of their preferences, following celebrities and designers, and by teaming up with "taste-makers".
Lanvin for H&M was launched in select stores across the US and Canada on 20 November. Hundreds of people lined up early, some overnight, outside of New York City H&M stores to be the first to buy from Lanvin's newest collection in the U.S.
H&M says Lanvin is considered one of the most influential brands of the 21st century. Designed by Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz, and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver the collection will go on sale in 200 H&M stores. It will be launched on November 23rd in the rest of the world.
Etsy is a social commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. These items cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks and toys.
Many individuals also sell craft supplies like beads, wire, jewelry making tools and much more. The vintage items on the site have only one rule to follow: they must be 20 years or older.
YSL’s amazing shoes, the palais pumps for Fall/Winter 2010 are finally in stores. They are made from plain suede or suede in mohawk style. Heel measures approximately 140mm/ 5.5 inches with a 30mm/ 1.5 inch platform. The colors are black, grey, green, blue, yellow, and tweed.
The suede pairs retail for $720 and the mohawk pairs retail for $935, available at YSL stores now.
The winner in the contest Model of Bulgaria 2010 Lachezara Kuncheva become the face of hit Bulgarian shoes ADI - Lady's Shoes , which already conquered the European markets. The beautiful lady shoot a stylish photo session for the new spring-summer collection of ladies shoes.
The attractive photo session was made by team of proven professionals led by Tsenko Dimitrov – photographer and fashion stylist Tanya Beykova. The haircut of Lachezara was made by the hairdresser of the BTV-show “Moderno” – Lachezar Yovov, makeup – by Daniela Garabedyan and graphic design – Studio UXP.
Humanic, an international chain of shoe stores, will open its first two shops in Bulgaria, offering a wide range of shoes, bags and accessories from leading brands.
The products will be sold at very good prices, excellent quality and optimum customer service.
Humanic is a part of "LEDER & SCHUH INTERNATIONAL" Group, one of the largest companies in the shoe industry.
The brand is founded in 1987 by Gérard Legoff, whose idea was to create a fashionable garments' brand for the juniors.
By 2006 IKKS was sold in 156 stores (France, Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Middle East, Hong Kong, United States...) and by 3,300 multi-brands around the world.
By presenting a natural and non-idealised image of its target consumers, IKKS has seduced all the age groups including opinion formers.
With its traditional participations and successes at the fashion forums in Europe in the past few years, such as „Collection Premiere” in Dusseldorf, “Collection Premiere” in Moscow, “Fashion Premiere” in Salzburg, “Order start” – Vienna, “Styl” – Brno, “Showroom”- Amsterdam, “CIFF” – Copenhagen, etc., Markam becomes more and more famous as a leader in the segment of the luxurious lady’s clothing. As a winner of the most prestigious awards of the Fashion Academy - Golden Mercury – 2006, for fashion business and high quality in the production of clothing and of Golden needle – 2008 for Fashion house of the year, Markam is in line for presentation at the fashion show „We are Europe” during “Fashion week” in Tokyo, Japan, in the end of March with the newest collection – Fall-Winter 2009/2010.