Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We review New York Fashion week collections from Tom Ford, Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta, Matthew Adams Dolan, and Victoria Beckham. We definitely don't get into any arguments about them, nope, not at all! Meanwhile, the Fashion Law challenges fashion companies to strengthen their employment contracts. Carolina Herrera's retirement has us thinking about the future of daytime fashion versus evening wear, while L.L. Bean made a big change to its return policy. Lightning round: Barney's is closing one of its stores; David's Bridal got downgraded, and Amazon is launching a shipping service. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! Lululemon's CEO stepped down, Lanvin needs a buyer, and Guess shares tanked after a(nother) alleged sexual harassment claim against its cofounder. Marchesa canceled its New York Fashion Week runway show. Fashion brands are embracing the bundle, Nordstrom is opening a standalone men's store, and Americans are spending less on clothes. Plus! A new segment at the end of the show, for your enjoyment. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! There's a lot going on with Amazon, and we talk about how shoplifting changes when there are no cashiers in a store. Meanwhile, Walmart is doing a whole bunch of stuff to stay competitive. The clothing recycling industry is taking a major hit, Macy's is doing a collab with Jill Stuart, Zara is closing its NYC flagship, and Revlon's CEO is moving on. Plus! You can recycle your parade beads. Come hang out!
Episode 204: Moves at Céline & Louis Vuitton, Amazon Prime Pricing, NRF 2018
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we revisit the flight attendant uniforms allegedly making staffers sick. Amazon's changing its pricing for Prime, Hedi Slimane is in at Céline, and Kim Jones is out at Louis Vuitton. Target has a new fragrance line, and guess where Kmart is still hugely popular? And we recap a few more things we learned at NRF 2018, including ways to make returns less stressful and what your face is worth to retailers. Come hang out!
Episode 203: Jewelry Heist in Paris, Valentino’s New Logo, NRF 2018
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We taped this episode live at the National Retail Federation Big Show! We will tell you about what we learned, but first - there was a jewelry heist at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. Valentino has a new logo and is participating in the pop-up shop craze and France is reconsidering seasonal sales. Conde Nast developed a set of rules to protect models. We discuss what we have learned thus far at NRF 2018 including the future of grocery stores, data gathering in retail, and the evolution of customer service. Come hang out!
Episode 202: H&M's Sweatshirt Snafu, Men's Fashion Week, '90s Style
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we address the sparkling elephant in the room, the Golden Globes dress code. H&M has yet another snafu with an offensive piece of clothing, Sears is closing more stores, Marc Jacobs is closing more stores....but wait, there's good news, we promise. Nathan Jenden is coming back to Diane von Furstenberg, American Eagle Outfitters had a great holiday season, Amazon had a huge year, and John Varvatos is shaking up the NYFW runway schedule. Finally, fanny packs: trend or travesty? Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we kick off 2018 with a deep discussion of retail returns, store sizes, and customer needs. Nike is partnering with Stitch Fix, Birkenstock is ditching Amazon in Europe, and a cosmetic subscription service has trends stacked pretty high. You all have a lot of suggestions for pants. What's your new year's resolution? Come hang out!
Additional reading: Here's the Bloomberg article on Dollar General our listener shared.
Can you believe it's episode 200?!?!? We can't either. To celebrate (ok, not really, we planned this a long time ago), we answer listener letters galore. From career moves to vegan shoes to conscious consumerism, we've got a little of everything. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! Jonathan Saunders is leaving DVF, Charming Charlie is filing for bankruptcy, and Michael Kors is breaking up with fur. Gucci's offices were raided (pay your taxes people), Amazon might put HQ2 in Atlanta, and we ponder whether high heels have a place in 2017. Lisa is really into Ann Patchett's essay, "My Year of No Shopping." Come hang out!