Posted by Mark J. Miller on March 22, 2013 01:12 PM
For a swath of American people, the Kardashian family has somehow become the cultural arbiters of sorts for what is cool and what isn’t. So when the pregnant Kim Kardashian went putting names on her baby registry for her bundle of joy due in July, all eyes were on what brands she put on the list.
Consumers won’t be shocked to see that Kardashian went totally high-end with Roberto Cavalli, Baby Dior, Fendi and Chloe making the cut, according to Bhaskar.com. You've got to be sure your kid’s spit-up is on only the nicest gear.Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on October 22, 2012 12:14 PM
Don’t happen to live anywhere near London but want to shop at Harrods, anyway? Well, it appears that you are in luck. Well, at least your avatar is.
Fashion-centric social network Stardoll has partnered with the famed 178-year old, five-acre department store to sell virtual copies of some of its children's wear to the avatars within the game, Brand Republic reports. The virtual Harrods store features digital replicas of designs by Harrods' real-world kids' clothing partners, including Chloe, Junior Gaultier and Rykiel Enfant.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on February 28, 2011 06:00 PM
Burger King CMO is stepping down in merger of marketing and operations.
Charlie Sheen's publicist quits as embattled actor gives series of bizarre interviews and threatens to sue CBS after demanding increase of $1M per episode.
China is shifting to no-logo luxury, says Chloe CEO.
Dior suspends Galliano for alleged anti-Semitism.
FAA approves iPad usage for pilots' flight charts.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on October 5, 2010 04:00 PM
"I really don’t think women want to go around looking like a Saint Laurent shopping bag," Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld told the New York Times at today's Spring/Summer 2011 collection in Paris, referring to the bright colors that popped on the catwalks in New York, London and Milan — and the pink and orange of the classic YSL bag.
Instead, notes the Times, "Lagerfeld kept the colors soft and pale: pink, sky blue, peach, gold and silver tones — and heaps of black." After the jump:
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Posted by Shirley Brady on August 27, 2010 11:00 AM
* Donald Trump has launched Trump Tea, with four blends named after his favorite places, including New York's Union Square.
* Tiffany & Co. sales increased almost 10% in the second quarter, with half of sales now outside the US.
* LVMH is reportedly eyeing sister-owned fashion label Rodarte as an acquisition, and is now a part-owner of China's Emperor Watch and Jewellery brand, where it sees a big opportunity among Chinese wealthy.
* Chloe's next CEO will be Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, a French luxury vet with tenures at LVMH and Disney. He replaces Ralph Toledano, who unexpectedly exited this week.Continue reading...
Posted by Barry Silverstein on August 25, 2010 01:45 PM
Brand marketers have a new piece of ammunition in their fight against counterfeiters. It turns out that wearing fake designer goods "may have hidden psychological costs," according to an article in the September issue of Scientific American magazine.
The article reports on studies conducted by three scientists from Duke University, Harvard Business School, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to determine if counterfeit labels affected consumers' behavior.
One study involved young women who were given Chloe sunglasses to wear. While the sunglasses were authentic, half of the women were told they were wearing fakes.
All of the women were asked to perform tasks that "presented opportunities for lying and cheating." For example, one task was to complete a set of mathematical puzzles in what researchers knew wasn't enough time. Can you guess what happened next?Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on November 24, 2009 08:06 PM
Though Phoebe Philo's first collection for Celine only arrived in international stores last week, she has a ton of changes up her sleeve for the company. The former head designer of Chloé joined the house of Celine in September 2008. "By giving Philo Celine, we’re giving her a platform to express her vision," said Pierre-Yves Roussel, CEO of LVMH's fashion division, owner of Celine.
This past year, Celine closed more than a few stand-alone stores, but the brand plans on opening a new boutique concept early in the new year.
"There are certain stores that are not adapted to the way we see the brand today, the product today and the consumer who will aspire to it," Marco Gobbetti, chief executive officer of Celine told WWD. He also revealed that at least 10 locations will be brought in line with Philo's design vision over the coming year.Continue reading...