| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:05 AM
* Stores, websites quickly sold out of Isabel Marant
* Collaborations help boost value of H&M brand
* H&M squeezed by mid-market Zara, discounter Primark
* November sales up bigger-than-expected 10 pct
* More focus needed on quality of...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:10 AM
BERLIN (Reuters) - Designer collaborations are helping Hennes & Mauritz rise above a reputation for cheap chic, but the world's second-biggest clothing retailer could do more to entrench that upmarket lift and defend its shrinking margins.
Fired up by...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:45 AM
This year's best dressed Hollywood newcomer is Lupita Nyong'o, the Yale School of Drama-educated actress garnering awards buzz for her role as the abused slave Patsey in "12 Years a Slave."
Nyong'o, who is styled by Micaela Erlanger, has been working...
| Nov 28, 2013
Today's designer consignment looks nothing like the college snapshot of students pawing through piles for that Prada in the rough.
Hollywood's A-list regularly walks the red carpet in couture from Decades, the luxury consignment store that starred in...
| Nov 3, 2013
In a world where scads of sales can be found anytime online, devoting an entire day, a half tank of gas and a week's pay to a mall, even an outlet mall, would be like ducking into a phone booth and depositing a dime.
Not since my back-to-school...
| Oct 13, 2013
PARIS — Step-dancing hijinks, jungles of flowers and enough art world inspiration to fill a Chanel-branded gallery.
The spring 2014 collections shown at Paris Fashion Week this fall were entertaining, to say the least.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:09 PM
When Kim Kardashian posted a steamy hot photo of herself this week on Twitter, it was as if the reality-TV starlet had swung back into her old, pre-Kanye West ways. Let’s recap: Sexy swimsuit? Check. Sultry makeup? Double check. Showing off her, er,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Today's pearls have moved far beyond the classic strands worn by fashion icons Coco Chanel, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in "Breakfast At Tiffany's" — or First Lady Michelle Obama, for that matter. The latest...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:54 AM
PARIS --On Sunday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week, Clare Waight Keller showed one of her strongest Chloe collections yet
The inspiration: A high-summer feeling (burning sand dunes, sun-kissed skin and bare shoulders); airy opulence and modern exoticism,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:15 AM
PARIS -- Jonny Johansson, creative director of Swedish denim and contemporary clothing brand Acne Studios, showed his spring 2014 collection Saturday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week.
The brand is in expansion mode, with the first L.A. boutique slated to...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The fashion crowd took a field trip to the Paris suburb of St. Denis on Sunday morning for the Kenzo runway show held at director Luc Besson's impressive new film studio complex Cite du Cinema.
The scene: Creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon...