Smartwatches Blend Style With Function
Brands including Motorola, Samsung, Huawei, Asus and Runtastic launched new smartwatches, and the resounding theme is that rather than looking like a computer strapped to the wrist, they mimic traditional timepieces, often hiding the capabilities within. Just call it a classic case of hiding smarts to look cool and fit in — beauty first, brains as a bonus. On September 3, Samsung revealed the Samsung Gear S2, which becomes available in the U.S. in October. The company’s first smartwatch with a round face, the look is quite a departure from previous iterations. Samsung collaborated with designer Alessandro Mendini to create a range of faces and bands to further personalize the watch. The Moto 360 (pictured above) comes to Nordstrom on September 16.
Calvin Klein Inc. Picks Up Accessories License for Calvin Klein Platinum
Calvin Klein Inc. is set to reacquire the existing license agreement for Calvin Klein Platinum label accessories. The license is held by CK21 Holdings Pte. Ltd. The license covers the production and sale of men’s and women’s accessories under the Calvin Klein platinum label. As part of the transaction, the Calvin Klein Asia business will also take over certain of CK21’s freestanding Calvin Klein Accessories stores and shops-in-shop. Calvin Klein Asia will also assume production of the products that are for sale within CK21-operated freestanding Calvin Klein platinum label apparel stores and shops-in-shop within Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company Hit With Lawsuit
The headaches continue for Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company as a consumer filed a class action lawsuit against the company Thursday at the District Court of Northern California in San Francisco. Jonathan D. Rubin claimed that products described as “natural” actually contain synthetic chemicals such as Methylisothiazolinone and Phenoxyethanol, both synthetic preservatives, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, a synthetic surfactant, and Sodium Polycrylate, a petrochemical-based additive. Rubin is seeking damages of at least $5 million and asks that all profits generated from sales of the products listed be refunded to consumers.
– Selicia A. Walker
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