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After The Bondage Teddy-Bear Scandal, Balenciaga Still Has Work To Restore Its Reputation

Hollywood’s A-listers flocked to Balenciaga’s Fall 2024 fashion show last Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, its first in the city. It was held on South Windsor Street with the iconic Hollywood sign in the background. Front row seats were claimed by Kim Kardashian, sister Kendall Jenner, Brooklyn Beckham, Vittoria Ceretti, Eva Longoria, Lil Wayne, Tracee […]

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Kering’s Plan To Restore Gucci To Former Glory: Will It Work?

Kering, owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen brands and the world’s second-largest luxury conglomerate after LVMH, reported very depressing results for the third quarter of 2023. With a 13% reported decline overall and a 9% comparable shortfall, revenues for the group dropped from $5.4 billion last year to $4.7 […]

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J.McLaughlin: Out Of The Shadows Into The Fashion Spotlight

J.McLaughlin started as a men’s haberdashery shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 1977. Opened by brothers Jay and Kevin McLaughlin, the store was designed to fit into its upscale neighborhood with classic men’s fashion that fit right in too. Originally, J.McLaughlin dressed men, but early on, women asked for the same fashion sensibility for […]

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Boot Barn: Realizing the American Dream

Newsweek just named Boot Barn to the top of its list of the most powerful U.S. retailers for 2023. It’s an interesting list, filled with the usual suspects like Wegman’s, Trader Joe’s, L.L. Bean, Target, Costco, and Wawa, then there are the not-so-usual ones, like Boot Barn. And it wasn’t just an honorable mention but with its […]

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UNTUCKit Founder Aims To Disrupt Another Category: Athletic Performance Wear

During the Covid pandemic shutdown with his company’s business put on hold, UNTUCKit’s founder Chris Riccobono got an unexpected gift. He used his newfound time to incubate a new business concept to disrupt a stagnating product category following the same process he used in the casual men’s shirt market. “I was bored,” Riccobono shared. “I […]

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