Daniel Lee named new creative director of Bottega Veneta June 15, 2018 Kering Group has named Daniel Lee as new creative director of Bottega Veneta.   The announcement comes two days after Bottega Veneta dismissed its long-standing designer Tomas Maier.   The largely unknown Lee will take command on July 1, 2018. However, the appointment…

Claire’s Stores losses deepen as Chapter 11 restructuring kicks off June 15, 2018 Net sales for the first quarter ended May 5, 2018 totaled $311.0 million, an increase of $11.4 million, or 3.8%, compared to the $299.6 million reported in Q1 2017. This rise was, however, due in large part to the positive effect of…

Milano Moda Uomo is more about the ladies than ever June 15, 2018 The Milan season menswear may continue to shrink, yet the city seems set for a particularly busy weekend of fashion, though as much co-ed as masculine. The four-day menswear season – known officially as Milano Moda Uomo – kicks off on June…

Puig takes majority stake in Dries Van Noten June 15, 2018 Puig announced on Thursday that it has taken a majority stake in label Dries Van Noten. The Belgian designer, who founded his eponymous label in 1986, will continue as chief creative officer and chairman of the board. “Dries Van Noten is a highly renowned…

Ebay launches first community sneaker drop June 15, 2018 Ebay has issued an open call for users to list their coveted sneakers through a specially curated space called Sneaker Drop. In addition to buying pre-owned shoes, Adidas, Stadium Goods and Reebok are offering special deals. Ebay boasts impressive sneaker resale statistics. According to the company,…

Beija London and Emin & Paul to open at Coal Drops Yard June 8, 2018 Coal Drops Yard in London’s King’s Cross is continuing to illustrate its credentials as a magnet for quirky and independent fashion brands with the latest announcement of new tenants coming Friday. Beija London and Emin & Paul have both signed…

Ralph Lauren looks to write “next great chapter” with new strategic growth plan June 7, 2018 New York-based Ralph Lauren Corporation unveiled its strategic growth plan and long-term financial outlook on Thursday, with focus placed on attracting a new generation of customers, targeted regional expansion and digital growth. Ralph Lauren presented its new strategic growth…

France’s Sézane chooses London for third physical store By Sandra Halliday  – June 1, 2018 French label Sézane is to open its third permanent standalone store and will set foot in London having signed a 10-year lease for a more-than-2,000 sq ft location in Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill. Sézane Sézane is a mainly-online business but has been expanding…

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