| Oct 1, 2013
Luxury consignment online was a scary new niche when Corri McFadden launched eDrop-Off, an auction destination for designer resale (shopedropoff.com).
In the nine years since, McFadden has surpassed 300,000 transactions, added 40 employees, starred in...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:18 AM
PARIS -- A bright light of Paris fashion returned to the stage Wednesday when Nicolas Ghesquiere presented his debut collection for the luxury powerhouse Louis Vuitton.
The time slot on the calendar and the venue were the same, but the collection...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When the luxury menswear brand Brioni sharpened its teeth for an expansion two years ago, it appointed Brendan Mullane as creative director.
Mullane had spent the preceding decade designing menswear at a series of luxury heavyweights, working at Louis...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bets on the top-performing retailer this holiday don't favor the storied haute couture companies — not Chanel with its $4,500 handbags, nor Neiman Marcus and its $150,000 bespoke falconry set.
Instead, it's Michael Kors Holdings — an...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:38 PM
DALLAS — Like spokes stretching from its 400-foot arch, the steel cords of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge propel us from the glossy downtown Arts District to gritty West Dallas.
Renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, performer Lyle Lovett...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS — One thing you can say about New Orleanians: They know how to punt.
When the date for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII was set, there could have been a loud gasp: It was scheduled right in the middle of the city's hectic Carnival season....
| Apr 13, 2011
One day after burying my beloved cousin Rosario Giambalvo, I was looking for any reason to smile. I was almost too depressed to drive from my home in Boca Raton to Pembroke Lakes Mall to interview Anthony Williams, the flamboyant...
| May 8, 2011
Any doubt that there would be life for the Alexander McQueen brand after the death of its founder should have vanished over the last two weeks. The hoopla surrounding the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Metropolitan...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Just before a Saturday auction, South Floridians got a glimpse into how the nation’s largest convicted Ponzi schemer, Bernard Madoff, was able to crack into high finance -- and society -- with his expensive tastes, smooth ways and dapper clothes....
| Jun 12, 2011
When Giorgio Beverly Hills was in its heyday, from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, Rodeo Drive was not lined with the kind of marquee designer flagships that are located there today. There was no Prada Epicenter, with its arty open facade, or faux...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Agile Scrum Certification
Mark Layton leads a two-day class for Agile Scrum master certification at Vanguard University, Room Health 102, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Cost ranges from $850 to $1,050. To register, visit http://www.pmi-oc.org....