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The Coming Crash of Michael Kors…Take it To The Bank

By<p>Michael Kors, the brand, is becoming ubiquitous, and that’s the kiss of death for trendy fashion brands, particularly those positioned in the …

It's official: Michael Kors isn't cool anymore

The company's stock is underperforming, leading Morgan Stanley's analysts to remove Michael Kors from its "Best Ideas" list.<p>Shares are down 37% in the past year.<p>Michael Kors enjoyed a stunning rise in popularity in recent years thanks to its trendy handbags and watches. But growth has been slowing …

Far East fakes: The burgeoning underworld of counterfeit goods

Beautiful watch lady? Nice price.“ On every corner of Nathan Road in Kowloon, men stand and wait to tell the next passer-by about the wonderfully …

LVMH is cannibalising itself in China

The makers of Louis Vuitton confirmed on its first quarter revenue analyst conference call today that it is trying to crack down on people buying luxury goods in bulk in Europe and then selling them on in China, in what it calls "the grey market."<p>"When you have soaring currencies and increasing …

More Disruptive than Gilt: How Secondary Markets can Save High-Fashion During the Double-Dip

Women want loss recovery for their closets because fashion trends change so quickly. Any kind of loss recovery is better than nothing. If women can get $20 for a $600 sweater, they'd rather make that deal than get nothing. Many consumers of luxury goods just want to turn around the expensive …

Black Market, Black Economy, Grey Market, Gray Market

A black market is one where the buying and selling of products and services take place in an illegal manner. A black economy is a highly organized …

Black Market

Analysis: India's online grey market for U.S. clothing brands | Reuters

MUMBAI/CHICAGO (Reuters) - While India’s politicians dither over rules allowing foreign retailers into the country, some online stores are already selling discounted clothing from companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch Co that have yet to officially enter the market.<p>Employees of Snapdeal.com, an …

Fashion’s Secret Blockbusters

Savvy shoppers build their wardrobes around classic-but-current core pieces that stores keep on ‘replenishment’<p>Buyers at Barneys New York took note last fall when some slouchy black cargo pants sold quickly at full price. When a pale-blue version for spring also sold briskly, the buyers pounced. …

Blockbusters

Former Vogue editor: The truth about size zero

One of the most controversial aspects of fashion magazines, and the fashion industry, is models. Specifically, how young they are and how thin they are. It's a topic that continues to create endless debate, in the press and in the community. As the editor of Australian Vogue, my opinion was …

The Piracy Paradox

Fashion Copyright<p>In 1932, a group of American fashion manufacturers found themselves beset by a proliferation of cheap knockoffs. Designs, then as now, were not protected by patents or copyrights, so the manufacturers decided to take direct action to stop the copying. They set up the Fashion …

We Talk 8 Taboo Topics In Fashion

To some, the fashion industry might seem like it's just a circle jerk of pretty clothes on pretty people, but it's a multi-trillion dollar global …

10 Things Everyone Thinks About the Fashion Industry (But No One Will Say)

The fashion industry is a whirlwind business that has transcended the traditional two-season cycle to become a non-stop flood of news, streetstyle, …

5 Truths the Fast Fashion Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

The fashion industry gets a lot of flack these days. The excess, the overtly sexual advertising, the humanitarian issues, the waste, the lawsuits, the list goes on.<p>The industry giants have dedicated millions of dollars to massive PR campaigns, going so far as to launch "conscious collections" and …

The Myth of the “Maxxinista”

The dirty little secret behind discount and outlet stores<p><i>By Jay Adams and Katie Doyle</i><p><i>We are the co-founders of Brass, a women’s clothing brand sold</i> …

Black, White, and Neutral Summer Outfits If Colour Just Isn't Your Thing

Summer may be prime time for breaking out the brights, but if you're not really a colour-loving girl, that's OK too. Sure, there are those who can't …

Summer Fashion

How To Wear Black In Summer

Style<p>by Anna Jay | 02 07 2015<p>How to wear black in summer<p>If you're all black everything kinda gal, you need this...<p>It feels like no matter what your …

Yes, You Can Wear Black in the Summer! 50 Outfits That Show You How

As much as we like playing with bold summery colors, it’s near-impossible to avoid the urge to throw on basic black pieces—even during the hottest …

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