FASHION | You Can Now Rent Clothes From Banana Republic

Rent the Runway upended retail by offering women designer clothes to rent. Now, a wave of leading brands and department stores are following with their own online clothing rental subscriptions to reach younger shoppers who want to borrow their pants, shirts and dresses. Banana Republic said Friday that it will launch an online rental service … Continue reading FASHION | You Can Now Rent Clothes From Banana Republic

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BUSINESS | Sports Illustrated, Juice Couture And Dozens Of Brands Get $875 Million From Blackrock

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Private equity powerhouse BlackRock made a big $875 million investment and become the largest shareholder of a company that owns Sports Illustrated, Nine West, Juice Couture and dozens of other brands. The deal, which was first reported Sunday by the Wall Street Journal, closed on Friday, a BlckRock (BLK) spokesperson confirmed … Continue reading BUSINESS | Sports Illustrated, Juice Couture And Dozens Of Brands Get $875 Million From Blackrock

FASHION | Chinese Model Dumps Versace In T-Shirt Controversy, As Donatella Apologizes

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - A leading Chinese brand ambassador has quit Versace, claiming that one of the brand’s T-shirts broke Beijing’s “one China” policy. Yang Mi, an actress and singer, issued a statement announcing the termination of her contract with the luxury fashion house in response to a design which appeared to list Hong Kong … Continue reading FASHION | Chinese Model Dumps Versace In T-Shirt Controversy, As Donatella Apologizes

BUSINESS | Dior’s Solution To The Plastic-Waste Crisis Is A Gold-Painted Straw Made Of Hand-Blown Glass – And A 6-Pack Of Them Will Set You Back $146

This summer has been no shortage of luxury fashion brands announce new efforts to combat the reckless pollution wrought by the industry, which accounts for a good portion of the world’s textile waste and water contamination. But Dior is extending these efforts beyond the clothes it makes and into another space altogether: reusable straws. On … Continue reading BUSINESS | Dior’s Solution To The Plastic-Waste Crisis Is A Gold-Painted Straw Made Of Hand-Blown Glass – And A 6-Pack Of Them Will Set You Back $146

FASHION | Tiffany & Co. Asks Appeals Court To Uphold Lower Court’s Decision, Despite Castco’s “False Narrative” & “Mischaracterizations”

Six month after a New York federal court ordered Castco to pay up $25 million for using Tiffany & Co.’s name on non-Tiffany & Co. engagement rings, the famed New York – based jewelry company has asked the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the lower court’s decision. Tiffany & Co. – which describes … Continue reading FASHION | Tiffany & Co. Asks Appeals Court To Uphold Lower Court’s Decision, Despite Castco’s “False Narrative” & “Mischaracterizations”

FASHION | Meghan Markle Wore Outland Denim, Putting The Brand On The Map – And Changed Lives In The Process

They call it the “Markle Sparkle”, an affectionate term for the attention that the brands, beauty trend – and of course, charitable causes – receive once the Duchess of Sussex puts her weight behind them. Many companies that sparkle glimmers bright, taking popularity – and revenue – to new heights. But for one brand in … Continue reading FASHION | Meghan Markle Wore Outland Denim, Putting The Brand On The Map – And Changed Lives In The Process

LIFESTYLE | Barbie Goes Glam Rock To Honor David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

New York, SUA – Barbie has been many things over the years, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity”, Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible versions of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most beloved alter egos. Barbie … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Barbie Goes Glam Rock To Honor David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust