Episode 255: LVMH’s New Brand Under Its Umbrella Ella Ella

We are in two different places, but we still are bringing that sweet, sweet retail and fashion news to you. This week, the Marie Kondo effect is hitting thrift stores, the Lunar New Year is influencing collections, and Van Heusen had a class action settlement over fake sales. In other news, LVMH is about to make a deal, everyone is filing Chapter 11, an iconic flagship is closing, and there's a fashion crime involving jewelry and credit cards. Come hang out!

Episode 253: Fashion and Revenge

It's a new year with the same old problems as we discuss trademark arguments involving some of fashion's biggest names — and one 90s rock band. (No, really, there are three trademark lawsuits happening.) Dollar stores may be your new favorite place to shop for beauty products, we dig into the Raf Simons vs. Calvin Klein news from late last month, H&M has a cool new collab, and we wonder just how much Walmart is our new big brother. Come hang out!

Episode 251: Why Luxury Fashion and Hospitality Belong Together

Police in New Jersey are catching Amazon package thieves. Is ecommerce really that bad for the environment? What's the CFDA got to do with sustainability? The AP released a shocking report about internment camps producing apparel. We go over the Prada racism scandal while still sorting out the aftermath of the Dolce & Gabbana racism scandal. Finally, we finish off the show with fanny pack sales and our plans to ride the luxury train. Come hang out!

Episode 250: Fashion Print Ads will Never Be the Same

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!

Episode 249: Here's a PSA for Taking Care of Your Clothes

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.

Episode 248: You Do Not Want to Upset Retailers in China, Trust Us

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.

Episode 247: Wedding Gowns for $99? Sure, We've Got Those

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!

Episode 246: Buy Back That Luxury Fashion Company

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!