H&M’s new higher-priced, better-quality ‘luxury’ line & Other Stories is shaping up to look pretty cool–despite the rather confusing name.
Set to launch in Europe and the UK in spring, & Other Stories will be a womenswear-only line, featuring shoes, bags, beauty products and other accessories. And now thanks to this new teaser video posted on Vogue UK, you can get a glimpse at what to expect from the first collection.
Just in time for the holidays (seriously, does any other time even matter, ever? No.), our go-to for all that is boho-chic, Free People, is releasing its very first line of self-branded shoes.
We may have Zara to thank for the non-stop fashion cycle.
Only a decade ago, high fashion designers were responsible for creating two collections per year: Fall and Spring. But in recent years that number has doubled, if not tripled: Most labels now churn out a Resort and Pre-fall collection, as well as in some cases, capsule collections, special collaborations and couture. And, according to the New York Times, it’s all because of Zara.
Sandy wreaked total havoc on a lot of our favorite downtown boutiques. We got in touch with many of them to see how they’re faring in the huricane’s aftermath. Here’s what they’ve done to help themselves and others in the community get back on their feet–find out how you can help bring downtown NYC back!
Retail (and life in general) is starting (trying?) to get back to normal after Sandy. Barneys opened yesterday and today, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Macy’s opened their doors along with plenty of other stores in areas with power. And we’ve been happy to see that many of our favorite retailers are showing a compassionate side, while obviously also trying to generate much needed sales.
It’s day two of Sandy’s aftermath and the picture of how this disaster is impacting retail and the industry is becoming a little clearer (though, power outages and transportation problems will continue to complicate things at least through the week).
As Hurricane Sandy moves on and New Yorkers are left to clean up the city, the full extent of the damage is becoming increasingly clear. One particularly hard hit area, at least fiscally, was retail, both in the city and beyond as stores were forced to close their doors to brace for the storm. And now reports of looting are starting to surface.
While visiting Isabel Marant’s new Paris store, we asked the designer about the origin of those famous wedge sneakers.
“We’re preparing to revolutionize fashion again, as Mr. Saint Laurent did in the Sixties.” –YSL president and chief executive officer Paul Deneve.
Going to the Barneys Warehouse sale when it is empty is a cock tease. There, I said it. So I guess I have designer shopping blue balls now? Okay, this is starting to get weird and gross. Anyway, I got the chance to preview the Barneys Warehouse sale just now and having never gone before Read more →