Vicky Hush Hush is leaving network TV, Betsey Johnson is headed to Urban Outfitters, and the Army has a new/old look. Is Laura Ashley doing OK? Is New York Fashion Week OK? Balenciaga is paying for some scholarships, Rihanna is taking over the world (we are not complaining) and Amazon really, really wants you to be a delivery driver. And, fashion desperately needs more women CEOs. Come hang out!
LVMH is in a legal battle with...its own attorney. We reflect on what Rihanna has done for the lingerie market, and check on the ongoing battle between Victoria's Secret and everyone else. Rei Kawakubo did the best interview ever upon winning an award, Lord & Taylor might be for sale, H&M is quitting catalogs and the tariffs are coming. And, we remember designer Max Azria. Come hang out!
When does fashion criticism go to far? You decide after hearing two recent examples. El Chapo is starting a clothing line. American Apparel is holding off on its big comeback, Bluefly is for sale, and Alibaba is settling a lawsuit about counterfeits. Last but not least, a show favorite is the new face of Saint Laurent. Come hang out!
We talk about the cross-section of fashion and rap music and sing zero bars of any song you might recognize. You're welcome. Hermes is getting into cosmetics, we're running down some spring trends in stores, and Amazon is making changes to its business in China. Also: Francesca's is in some financial trouble.
Luxury fashion brands are offering funds to repair Notre Dame after it was damaged by fire. The Supreme Court is talking about the F word, Dollar General is taking on the beauty market, and Hudson Yards has a secret. Elizabeth and James is headed to... Kohl's? And something's up at Ross. Come hang out!
There's trouble in Manolo Blahnik paradise, Roberto Cavalli officially liquidated, and Rent The Runway is expanding. Are you ready for the Goop pop-up cafe in Tokyo? H&M will sell vintage clothing (again), Goodwill is ready to fight big e-commerce retailers, and contraceptive jewelry may be in our future. Plus, we've got a museum update for fashion history lovers. Come hang out!
A YouTube star got majorly burgled, J.Crew is shaking up its business plan, and we've got the details on the abrupt shutdown of Roberto Cavalli in the U.S. There is a ton of Calvin Klein news this week, and we talk a lot about machines. Are they taking over? Probably. Milly is getting sued for allegedly not paying a vendor, and the latest Forever 21 collection is a head scratcher. Come hang out!
A high-profile attorney was accused of extorting Nike. There's big drama involving the board of Bed Bath & Beyond. A secondhand retailer has new numbers on the popularity of secondhand shopping. You can thank Ferragamo for preserving history, and Burberry has a new sustainability plan. Does your clothing need a warning tag? Plus, we mourn the loss of retail flagships on 5th Avenue (and probably 6th, what the heck). Come hang out!
Armani is headed back to Tokyo, Victoria's Secret is bringing back swimwear, and NYC's newest shopping "experience" is open for business. Gucci is the latest design house to announce a diversity initiative, and we're learning what it takes to be a luxury resale authenticator. But let's cut to the good stuff: What do people buy when they're drunk? Come hang out!
We're trying to keep up with the huge college admissions scandal involving a fashion designer. We've got an update on asbestos-tainted cosmetics, and a peek into L'Oreal's new science-y partnership. Is the eyewear industry a monopoly? Baby Phat is coming back, the V&A is extending the Dior exhibit, and Kohl's is leasing space to other retailers. Come hang out!