Florals, checks, stripes, sequins, kick flares. No, I’m not reviewing Erdem again, This time it’s Altuzarra, usually one of my favourite brands, and one that’s clearly backing florals/botanicals as the key print story for pre-fall 17.
Ebay has opened the world’s first store powered by emotion just in time for Giving Tuesday and also revealed just how stressful Christmas shopping can be.
If you’re old enough to remember the 1970s, you’ll probably recall that decade’s obsession with the 1940s. I have a photo of some of the people at my Mum and Dad’s wedding (1949) and another of my elder sister’s friends at a 1975 wedding (see pic below). The similarities in what they’re wearing are quiet…
Well, that was a surprise wasn’t it? All those predictions of an online surge and physical store armageddon seem to have been wrong. As I said in a post yesterday, it’s clear Black Friday weekend is still evolving. That became even clearer after some more figures today.
OK, what actually happened late last week and at the weekend. Did we all shop ’til we dropped? Did we click like crazy causing websites to crash? Did we bristle with rage every time we heard the words Black Friday?
Bottega Veneta’s having a tough time of its at the moment. Formerly a growth star at Kering, it appears to be one brand that’s suffering from the luxury downturn more than some others. And that’s made worse by its Kering stablemates Gucci and Saint doing so spectacularly well.
Some press releases drive me mad and this one really did it for me today. No, it didn’t contain words like “I’m thrilled to be…” or “we’re so excited”, the kind of pointless puff that send me instantly to the delete button. Instead, because the Marc Jacobs Beauty brand likes to spell its name in lower…