Older Women At The Forefront of High Fashion

The fashion industry has taken heat for the lack of representation  of women of color and women of size. But what about women of age? Certain designers have taken a new approach by including older models in their advertisements. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have received media attention for using older models in a lookbook for …

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June Proves to Be Another Lackluster Month For Retail Sales

There is no denying retail sales are in the crapper. As we reported in yesterday’s Fashion Headlines of the Day, Daffy’s is liquidating and Syms and Filene’s closed earlier this year. You know things are bad when discount retailers can’t even make it! According to today’s NY Post an unexpected and dramatic pullback by shoppers …

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Fast Fashion: Changing The Landscape Of Fashion Forever?

Lately I have been feeling rather blase about fashion. I’m slightly bored. There doesn’t seem to be anything terribly new and trends are recycling faster than I can keep up. Mind you, I will buy a trendy item to pair with my designer duds at Zara in a New York minute. Yesterday I came across …

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The General Malaise in Women's Fashion Apparel

Maybe it’s the MBA talking, but I am always interested in the business side of fashion, so an article in today’s WWD about the state of women’s fashion really caught my attention. I have seen so many changes in the fashion industry since we launched Second City Style nearly 8 years ago. At the time …

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Is Fast-Fashion Taking Over?

Companies are doing everything and anything they can in order to stay afloat during these rough economic times, whether its flash sales, utilizing social media, or teaming with other designers. Most recently we have seen many retailers turning to “fast-fashion” in order to cut costs, increase revenue and ensure a fast turn-around. H&M and Zara …

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Net-a-Porter Celebrates Karl Lagerfeld Collection with Pop Up Window Shops

Tuesday marked the official debut of Karl Lagerfeld’s exclusive capsule collection for luxury e-retailer, Net-a-Porter. To celebrate the launch, five pop-up Window Shops were unveiled around the globe in Paris, New York, London, Berlin and Sydney. Alongside the launch activity at the pop-up window shops, a special event was held in Place Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Paris where …

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