Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! In made of snakes news, an athletic retailer fired two executives and a luxury company CEO decided to step down for awhile (while he is being investigated). American Eagle is crushing it, Tory Burch has a new CEO, “premium mediocre” is a new term that needs to be discussed, and Living Coral is declared the color of 2019. The fate of the Bangladesh Accord is in the balance, and a fashion company known for their advertising dropped the bombshell that they won’t be generating print ads anymore. Come hang out!
The only fashion show that matters in December just had its lowest ratings ever! We're still talking about Payless's advertising stunt, along with another ad campaign that involved a high-tech dress. Chanel will stop using exotic animal skins, there's trouble for Raf Simons at Calvin Klein, and word on the street is that your fast fashion clothing isn't so bad after all. H&M will increase its benefits for part-timers in 2019. And France is in the middle of some serious protests.
Dolce & Gabbana exploded over the weekend, and a specialty retailer had a Thanksgiving meltdown. So much for a strong Q4, y'all. Cyber Monday broke records, Toys R Us employees are finally getting some severance money, and Tory Burch is buying back a stake in her company. Changes are afoot (again) at Conde Nast, and we've got a new favorite fitting room gimmick. Come hang out!
If you worked for Toys R Us or Babies R Us, here's the website where you can learn more about the severance agreement.
There's so much happening! David's Bridal filed for bankruptcy, the reign of James Brett is over, and an environmental group is going after retailers who sell mercury-laden skincare products. A major luxury brand is suing The RealReal, a heritage denim brand is eyeing an IPO, and Glamour magazine is ending its monthly print run. Will suiting be the hot look in 2019? Also, fashion crime is our favorite subject and this high-end heist was beautiful in its simplicity. Come hang out!
A fashion executive is catching flak, Singles Day was a hit (again), and the Proenza Schouler boys bought back their company. Is calling out individual counterfeit buyers going too far? Why is Canada's favorite songstress launching a kids' fashion line? (Why NOT, thought?) Marc Jacobs is bringing back the collection that got him fired, and the next trend in skincare feels so apocalyptic. Come hang out!
Guess what?! The days of going to the strip club on the company dime are over! At least, they are for one athletic brand. Meanwhile, there’s a new discrimination complaint against Nike. Ballet dancers now have more shoe color options, and Balmain is going to do couture again. We’ve got an update on cruelty free cosmetics, a wild story of handbag authentication gone wrong, and some musings on holiday catalogs. Come hang out!
Walmart is launching town centers, big brands are coming together to reduce plastic use, and and Bebe has a surprising new beau. In Made of Snakes news, the owner of Topshop is being accused of harassment. We consider shopping for Instagram likes and the popularity of Scandinavian brand Ganni. There are some big scheduling woes for fashion designers and buyers coming this winter. Come hang out!
An air freshener company has issues with Balenciaga, Walmart is expanding its shipping and return options, and the U.S. Postal Service wants to raise prices a whole bunch. Guess is launching a recycling program and Everlane has a new outerwear line made of recycled plastic. Chip Wilson is attempting to get back in at Lululemon, and Burberry dropped a big lawsuit against Target. And, we remember the legacies of Wanda Ferragamo and Gilberto Benetton. Come hang out!
Welcome to episode 241 of Pop Fashion! Holy cow, Sears filed for bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Claire's is exiting bankruptcy, Kit and Ace has new ownership, and Deciem's stores are open again. Stitch Fix is having a terrible week! Burberry is launching a monthly product release model, the Met's latest Costume Institute show had a ton of visitors, and Vogue is launching a membership program. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we've got a massive fashion crime and an update on that Amazon worker pay increase. Melania Trump went to Africa and wore some clothes, Birchbox is going to set up shop at Walgreens, and Cartier is suing Saks Fifth Avenue for breach of contract. Is fashion's licensing of art going too far? Universal Standard is adding even more sizes, Deciem's founder says he's shutting down the company, and Jenna Lyons might be starting her own Goop. Come hang out!