Michael Kors

Coach: Did Management Just Discretely Give Up Its Guidance?

Department stores are struggling, traffic is down, and Coach still managed to increase U.S. sales, which is a strong positive sign for …

Business

Plus-size e-commerce retailer 11 Honoré shakes up the fashion world

11 Honoré is changing the world of fashion as we know it.<p>The e-commerce site is the first of its kind, offering all the high-end designers you know and love, now exclusively in sizes 10 through 20.<p>According to a 2016 study, the average clothing size among adult American women is a 16. Even if …

Fashion

This New Site Just Made Luxury Clothing So Much More Size-Inclusive

The fashion industry is making moves to become more size-inclusive, with new brands emerging regularly that prove amazing style has no number …

Fashion

How 11 Honoré Is Making Plus-Size Clothing Easier for Designers and Customers

When Patrick Herning and Kathryn Retzer decided they wanted to combine their decades of experience in the fashion industry and launch something new …

Fashion

'Psychologically scarred' millennials are killing countless industries from napkins to Applebees — here are the businesses they like the least

Millennials' preferences are killing dozens of industries.<p>There are many complex reasons why millennials' preferences differ from prior generations, including less financial stability and psychological scars from growing up during the recession.<p>"I think we have got a very significant psychological …

Business

Millennials reveal their top 100 favorite brands

Millennials make up a crucial group of consumers.<p>However, the generation's favorite brands may not be what you'd guess.<p>Ad agency Moosylvania analyzed 15,000 responses from millennials — age 17 to 37 — that the agency has collected over the last five years on their favorite brands.<p>"It’s all about …

Millennials

Like yesterday's fashion, has Center City's retail revival been discontinued?

Is the party over for Center City retail?<p>Those fancy suits in Armani Exchange at 1429 Walnut St. are no more.<p>And don’t count on buying jeans in True …

Philadelphia

Class to Night Out: Metallic Skirt

Goal: Shine bright like a diamond.Drawing inspiration from the 1970s as well as the runways, stores everywhere are stocking <b>metallics</b> like crazy right …

Clothing

This Is How We Get More Plus-Size Models on the Runway

When I was a teenager, I made a bucket list. On it were things like “collect all the O.C. soundtracks,” “meet Lindsay Lohan,” and “walk a runway”—the last being the most far-fetched, given that I was a size 10 and the average model was not. (This was the early aughts, people, the dark ages of body …

Fashion

One of Costco's greatest perks is under siege

• <b>Costco was just ordered to pay Tiffany & Co. $19.4 million after selling rings under the "Tiffany" name.</b>• <b><br>This isn't the first time the retailer's approach to designer brands has raised questions, as seen by a 2013 Michael Kors lawsuit.</b>• <b><br>Customers are losing interest in designer brands like Kors and</b> …

Business

How to wear a jumper this season (it’s not how you think)

Thought putting on a jumper was simple? Not any more. From tying a headhole-free ‘schmoo’ around your neck to draping your knit across your shoulder like Dick Whittington, things are getting a bit complicated<p>When is a jumper not a jumper? When it’s a schmoo: a jumper without a head-hole. This week …

UK News

Floundering local retailers face stiff competition from foreign e-commerce companies

<i>Laura Zhang</i><p>While stores that are offering steep discounts on their closing down sales are a boon for shoppers, the rise of e-commerce players may …

eCommerce

Bits & Bytes | How Fashion is Embracing AR, Do Consumers Really Want 'Smart' Products?

This week, W Magazine's augmented reality-powered issue, and is there consumer demand for 'smart' products?<p><b>'W Magazine' Shows how Fashion is Embracing Augmented Reality</b> <i>(Endgadget)</i><br>"Once you install the application, you can point your device's camera at various parts of the magazine, and experience …

Augmented Reality

Michael Kors: Turnaround Ahead?

The shares have been in a downward trend for more than 3 years.<p>The management is trying to turn things around with the acquisitions and new strategy …

Stocks

Coach Comeback Continues, But It’s Fragile

Coach's (coh) years-long efforts to rehabilitate its upscale aura continued to pay off as the handbag maker reported its a fifth straight quarter of …

Business

Earnings Update: What To Expect This Week From U.S. Retailers

<i>By Jharonne Martis</i><p>About 70% of retailers and restaurants have already reported Q2 earnings. What’s in store for retailers this week? A 3.0% Same …

Business

Optimising a Luxury Portfolio Must Be About Buying — and Selling

As M&A ramps up, the industry is awash with talk about which brands the big groups should buy. But which ones should they sell?<p><b>PARIS, France —</b> The appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the luxury sector often seems to peak during the dog days of summer, when most of Europe unofficially shuts …

Marc Jacobs

Coach hit after issuing sales guidance that may miss estimates

Coach said its sales in the current fiscal year may come in below Wall Street expectations, sending shares in the the luxury handbag and accessories …

Markets

Zendaya slays in sexy new Bruno Mars video, 'Versace On The Floor'

Zendaya knows how to work a red carpet, and now, she's slaying in a steamy music video, proving she's no longer the teen from her Disney music days.<p>The <i>Spider-Man</i> actress starred in the sensual video for Bruno Mars's <i>Versace On The Floor</i>, released Sunday, trading in her voluminous curls for sleek …

Fashion

Exclusive: How Michael Kors built his fashion empire

After 36 years in fashion, he sits atop a global retail empire<p>Michael Kors is more machine than man. The namesake and creative force behind one of …

Fashion

Pairing up: Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, Aldo and Vince Camuto do the merger thing

Even the famously single Carrie Bradshaw, who had an affinity for Jimmy Choo’s shoes on the TV show <i>Sex and the City</i>, never saw this coming.<p>It’s been …

Jimmy Choo

Amazon's Impact

A full one-fifth of the S&P 500 constituents referenced Amazon on a quarterly earnings calls or Investor Day in the last 90 days.<p>The scope and scale …

Business

Digiday Research: Retail is feeling the 'Amazon Effect' - Digiday

<b>Frenemy relations</b> <br>Amazon’s growing impact on the industry proved a main theme of the week, coming up repeatedly in speaker sessions, small-group …

Amazon

Android Wear hopes you care after fashion makeover

Motorola and LG haven't lit the smartwatch market on fire with Android Wear. Maybe Michael Kors or Movado can.<p>Earlier this month, I was sitting in a conventional conference room in Google's New York office, complete with the standard movable whiteboard, an oblong gray table, a conference phone and …

Wearable Tech

Android Wear goes for chic fashion in its second act

Google's partnering with brands like Michael Kors and Movado to up its cred on the runway.

Fashion

See? Smartwatches Don't Have to Be Ugly.

These will restore your faith in the fashion-meets-tech accessory.<p>Wearable technology can sometimes be a little...rough, shall we say. Sure, a computer on your wrist might sound cool, but the style element hasn't always landed. But some brands are finally starting to get it, implementing smart …

Watches

4 Things American Department Stores Must Do to Survive

Drastic action must now be taken if US department stores are to avoid perishing at the hands of shifting consumer culture.<p><i>Hello BoF Professionals, your exclusive weekly briefing is ready, with members-only analysis and a digest of the week’s top news. Don't forget to download the BoF Professional</i> …

Trends

Ford, General Motors, Hormel, Marriott, Michael Kors Step Up to Stop Supply Chain Corruption

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups …

Sustainable Business

Here’s How Shoppers Are Reacting to More Expensive Handbags

Michael Kors and Kate Spade have been cutting back on their promotions, and now we have a better sense of what it means: Americans could spend $625 …

Kate Spade

Upscale brands take smartwatches up a tick

Noticing the exploding sales of smartwatches, luxury brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade have decided it’s time to get in on the action in the mass-market wearables category.<p>In 2015, Hermès partnered with Apple to launch a co-branded Apple Watch Hermès. There are now six hybrid …

Louis Vuitton