Lululemon has closed its men's stores, Chanel swears it isn't for sale, and Forever 21 is asking for advice. Kenzo is looking for a new creative director, Target had a very bad weekend, and Gen Z shoppers are propping up China's luxury market. Italy's got a big ol' diamond scandal. And, we look back at Gloria Vanderbilt's career. Come hang out!
We've got some stats on counterfeit bags, a bad earnings report from Ted Baker, and news of another shakeup at Calvin Klein. Which retailers are most likely to see price increases because of (probable) tariffs? Theres'a movement underway to ban dress codes requiring heels in Japan, and Prada is pulling back on its wholesale strategy. Whoopi Goldberg has a new clothing line, and Olay is testing a refillable package to cut down on plastic waste. Come hang out!
Dressbarn is shutting down, Topshop is shutting down U.S. stores, and Sports Illustrated was sold to an apparel company. Someone tried to sell counterfeit military gear. Serena Williams is once again using her ensembles to make a statement, Adidas is trying to close the loop, and Kering is trying to set a new standard for young models. Come hang out!
A listener asked how Goyard bags slipped under her radar for so long before appearing on everyone's arm in the Midwest. So we dove into the brand's secretive, storied past to find some answers. The keys to this French luxury house's recent resurgence may surprise you.
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!