Céline Dion visite CELINUNUNU à Paris

Céline Dion visite CELINUNUNU à Paris

PARIS, France, 2019-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Céline Dion, icône de la musique reconnue dans le monde, a fait une escale dans son premier concept store de vêtements CELINUNUNU, situé au 116 rue de Turenne à Paris le samedi 26 janvier 2019 au soir pendant qu’ elle était a paris pour la fashion week.

CELINUNUNU est une marque de prêt à porter, créée en novembre 2018 declinant une ligne de vetements unisexe pour enfants. Cette collection est le fruit de la marque NUNUNU créé en partenariat entre les stylistes Iris Adler et Tali Michberg et Céline, admiratrice de la marque NUNUNU depuis 10ans.

” Je suis tombée amoureuse de la marque de prêt a porter NUNUNU la première fois que j’ai acheté des vêtements pour mes enfants, et j’ai été l’une de leur plus grande fan depuis le premier jour. J’aime leur design, la qualité de leurs produits, le confort, et particulièrement le parfum”, dit Céline. ” Mes enfants aussi l’adorent. Au fil des années nous avons été approchés par tant de marque de vêtements d’enfants, mais j’ai dit à mon équipe , si nous devons faire quelque chose ce sera avec la marque NUNUNU. ”

Céline et la marque entrent en contact en 2017 et après 1 an de recherche, de planning, et de préparation les deux entités s’unissent pour créer cette nouvelle marque CELINUNUNU.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Celine Dion and NUNUNU launch their first pop-up shop for children’s fashion brand CELINUNUNU

Celine Dion and NUNUNU launch their first pop-up shop for children’s fashion brand CELINUNUNU

PARIS, 2019-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the extremely favorable reception of the French public, CELINUNUNU – the children’s collection created by Celine Dion in partnership with the alternative children’s fashion brand nununu – will open its first pop-up store from the 26th to the 29th of January in Paris, France, during the PARIS KID WEEK.

CELINUNUNU

Celebrity singer Celine Dion and stylists Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg, co-founders of the international children’s wear brand nununu, have joined forces to create CELINUNUNU. This new collection delivers children’s gender stereotypes and invites them to freely choose clothes that will reinforce their personality from an early age.

CELINUNUNU is convinced that fashion shapes the mind deeply by forging new concepts and thus has the power to change mentalities. The brand wants to give free rein to children’s creativity and imagination, stimulating the equality and flexibility of the mind, so that children can accept themselves as they are. She encourages children to be guided in their choices by their own, their true essence. CELINUNUNU wants to instil the idea that everything is possible for all of us.

Pop-up in Paris

CELINUNUNU was launched in November 2018. The pop-up shop in Paris, organized during PARIS KID WEEK, will be open to the public between 26th to the 29th of January 2019.

The store in Paris will offer the collection presented on www.celinununu.com, in addition to new styles to be launched in Paris.

 

SOURCE: EuropaWire

John Lewis partners with design team PATTERNITY to launch its first ever Fashion and Home collaboration

Department store works with the design duo famous for using pattern to encourage people to slow down, be more mindful and appreciate the world

LONDON, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has partnered with design team PATTERNITY to launch its first ever Fashion and Home collaboration, encompassing both homeware and athleisure. The PATTERNITY+ John Lewis collaboration celebrates the fundamental shapes and textures of life, encouraging patterns for positive living.

Founded in 2009 by ‘cult pattern pioneers’ Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, PATTERNITY was born from a drive to use pattern as a tool to explore, innovate and inspire mindful living through design.

The 100+ piece collection will be available at Oxford Street, Leeds, Bluewater, Birmingham, Cardiff, Kingston, Liverpool, Stratford. The collection features PATTERNITY’s bold graphic patterns and positive mantras on John Lewis products. The collaboration starts at £12 for a soap dispenser and £25 for a bra top, to £99 for a coat and £150 for a rug.

John Lewis’s in-house team worked closely with PATTERNITY duo Anna and Grace to create the powerful collection which reflects the pattern of our lives and how it is shaped by the objects we use, the places we visit and spaces we live in. From cushions which are designed to create mindful daily rituals of comfort and consideration, to athleisure wear with bold patterns and inspirational mantras to encourage moments of daily reflection and appreciation in modern life.

Fashion

The 50+ piece athleisure collection ranges from bra tops, t-shirts, jumpers, jackets, dresses leggings, shorts, parkas and pac-a-macs. With bold patterns and inspiring slogans, the collection focuses on black, white, grey and aqua.

Home

The 45 piece home collection includes cushions, rugs, home fragrance, towels, bedding, rugs, and bathroom accessories. It’s use of the signature Ripple, Ritual, and Reflect patterns brings a bold aesthetic to beautifully-made everyday items made from materials including 100% organic cotton.

‘This collaboration is a celebration of the power of pattern to positively connect different areas of our daily lives’ says Anna Murray, PATTERNITY co-founder. ‘It is a playful exploration of the fundamental shapes, rituals and textures that make up life and we hope it will help inspire people to consider pattern in a much deeper and more meaningful way.’

‘We chose to collaborate with John Lewis as it is a brand which really evokes a sense of quality at an accessible price’ says Grace Winteringham, PATTERNITY co-founder. ‘It is an iconic household name but it’s clear that as well as having this timelessness John Lewis is also super forward-thinking, and it’s exciting that we are part of a collaboration which has merged fashion and home products for the first time.’

Philippa Prinsloo, head of home design at John Lewis: ‘PATTERNITY took as a starting point a day in our customers’ lives, designing products which fit seamlessly into the way we live today. I love the sense of calm and purpose that is inherent to their use of pattern, and the positive way it’s been applied to the products in this collaboration. It’s practical while retaining a sense of thoughtful design.’

Notes to editors

www.johnlewis.com/Patternity
#PATTERNITYXJohnLewis
#PositivePatterns

About PATTERNITY
Since 2009, Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham have been decoding the visual rhythms and cycles of everyday life. Inspired by a deep-seated belief in the power of pattern to positively change the world and expand our lives, they created the world’s leading online archive of pattern imagery, both man-made and natural. From its East London base.

PATTERNITY swiftly grew from an award winning portal of mesmerising imagery to become a fully fledged interdisciplinary creative studio, with a programme of events and educational initiatives dedicated to encouraging and enhancing well-being through the appreciation and understanding of pattern, both seen and unseen, in the world around us.

PATTERNITY-designed product ranges are sold in major museums and iconic retailers worldwide. The first book, A New Way of Seeing, was published in 2015, followed in 2017 by Be Great, Be Grateful, a gratitude journal and guidebook to inspire people to incorporate patterns of positive thinking and behavior into everyday life.

John Lewis – John Lewis operates 49 John Lewis shops across the UK (35 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. John Lewis,  ‘Best In-Store Experience 2017’, ‘Best Furniture Retailer 2017,’ ‘Best Homewares Retailer 2017’*, stocks around 350,000 separate lines in its department stores and johnlewis.com across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK.  John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

*Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2017

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:
www.johnlewis.com/twitter 
www.johnlewis.com/facebook 
www.johnlewis.com/youtube.

Enquiries:
For further information please contact:

Home PR Team
Sian Grieve
Senior Communications Manager
Home and Technology
Telephone: 020 7592 6887
Email: sian.grieve@johnlewis.co.uk

Emma Cole
Senior Communications Officer, Home
Telephone: 020 7798 3829
Email: emma.cole@johnlewis.co.uk

Fashion PR Team
Emma Moran
Senior Communications Manager, Fashion and Beauty
Telephone: 020 7592 6058
Email: emma.moran@johnlewis.co.uk

Georgina Earnshaw
Communications Officer, Fashion and Beauty
Telephone: 020 7798 3874
Email: georgina.earnshaw@johnlewis.co.uk

Source: John Lewis

Calvin Klein, Inc. and Amazon Fashion announce the CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion holiday retail experience

Calvin Klein, Inc. and Amazon Fashion announce the CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion holiday retail experience

 

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], and Amazon Fashion today (Nov. 16, 2017) announced the CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion holiday retail experience, available for customers to shop now through December 31st. The experience will include pop-up shops in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as an online brand store on Amazon.com/mycalvins.

The holiday retail experience is a first between Amazon Fashion and CALVIN KLEIN, and will include exclusive styles available only to Amazoncustomers at the pop-ups and the online brand store. The pop-ups will be located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and in the city of Santa Monica in Los Angeles. Each location will sell CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR products, including men’s and women’s underwear and loungewear offerings, while the online CALVIN KLEIN brand store will offer an expanded selection of both CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS product.

”We are proud to collaborate with Amazon Fashion on this exciting retail concept,” said Cheryl Abel-Hodges, head of Calvin Klein Underwear and President, The Underwear Group of PVH. “It is our goal to deliver an immersive and content-driven shopping environment to the consumer, and we are thrilled to introduce this experience to CALVIN KLEIN and Amazon shoppers, both online and offline, just in time for the holiday season.”

Visitors to the pop-up shops will be able to easily purchase by scanning a bar code in the Amazon App and having their items delivered to their home, or they can purchase in-store. Fitting rooms will contain AmazonEcho devices, which will allow shoppers to ask Alexa various questions about the CALVIN KLEIN product and experience, control lighting features, and play music of their choice.

Both pop-up shops will feature areas aimed to engage and entertain customers. Customization stations will allow shoppers to have their purchased CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR items personalized with special embroidery. Content creation spaces will encourage shoppers to create their own unique, sharable social media clips. Lounge areas will connect shoppers between the bi-coastal shops via video calling on the AmazonEcho Show, allowing them to interact and share exciting content in real time.

Throughout the holiday season, the shops will host special events with notable personalities, including supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Klossand comedian and author Lilly Singh. Both Kloss and Singh are featured in the Amazon.com/mycalvins brand shop and prominently in store throughout the duration of the holiday retail experience.

“The holiday season is one of the most important shopping times for our customers, and we are delighted to team up with CALVIN KLEIN to provide a fun, interactive experience that connects our customers to product in an engaging way,” stated Michelle Rothman, Vice President at Amazon Fashion. “Customers will also be able to shop exclusive CALVIN KLEIN items on amazon.com/mycalvins.”

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD,ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.

EDITORIAL CREDIT: CALVIN KLEIN
RETAIL CREDIT – NYC: CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion Pop-Up, 545 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
RETAIL CREDIT – LA: CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion Pop-Up, 1444 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
IMAGE CREDITS – NYC: © 2017 Griffin Lipson/BFA.com
IMAGE CREDITS – LA: © 2017 Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: facebook.com/calvinkleincalvinklein.tumblr.com;google.com/+calvinklein;
youtube.com/calvinkleintwitter.com/calvinklein;instagram.com/calvinklein;
pinterest.com/calvinklein
snapchat: calvinklein
brand handle: @calvinklein

Contact:
Alexandra Wagner
212-292-9794
SVP, Corporate Communications
alexandrawagner@ck.com

Amanda Peña
212-292-9223
Director, Corporate Communications
amandapena@ck.com

Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.

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Xcel Brands extends Isaac Mizrahi brand to home, fashion and beauty categories

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) today (Nov. 02, 2017) announced the expansion of the Isaac Mizrahi brand with three launches across the home, fashion and beauty categories, extending the Mizrahi portfolio in both reach and diversification.

Debuting exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond® is a collection of stylish bedding from Isaac Mizrahi Home, developed in partnership with Royal Heritage Home, a leading textile company.  Now available online and at Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide, the collection features three chic bedding sets in colorful floral, black and white floral, and polka dot, complemented by a selection of decorative accent pillows for a curated Mizrahi interior.  To view the collection and watch a video featuring Isaac Mizrahi attempting to put his insomnia to bed.

The highly successful IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi apparel and accessories collection, epitomizing timeless cosmopolitan style, has now expanded to Dillard’s, in addition to its popular presence at Lord & Taylor in the U.S. and Hudson’s Bay in Canada.  The collection offers contemporary daywear and career wear for the confident woman who does it all, featuring wardrobe essentials in black and white, signature Isaac prints, and bright color: view IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi at Dillard’s.

October also marks the launch of Isaac Mizrahi L♥ves Revlon.  This collaboration puts the fun in functionality with the debut of a nine-piece limited edition beauty tools collection, including manicure essentials, eyelash curler, eyebrow tweezers and a chic compact. These fashionable tools feature Mizrahi’s signature stripes, polka dots, gingham, and a bold floral from his archive. The collaboration will continue with a second set of beauty tools in 2018.  Shop the collection at retailers nationwide.

CEO and Chairman of Xcel Brands, Inc. Robert D’Loren said, “Across all categories, Isaac Mizrahi’s loyal fans and followers are always looking for new ways to bring more of Isaac’s incredible style into their lives through high quality apparel and products.  We are pleased to be expanding our collections, as we continue to build upon the success of this powerhouse brand.”

Isaac Mizrahi added: “My desire to make the everyday more exciting through color and pattern is at the core of everything I design.  Whether in a closet, bedroom or medicine cabinet, great style adds pizazz — and why not take every opportunity to fill your life and home with things that make you happy?”

Xcel Brands, Inc. acquired the Isaac Mizrahi brand in 2011.  Product is available on interactive television at QVC and The Shopping Channel, and at leading retailers nationwide in categories including apparel, accessories, footwear, home goods, eyewear, textiles, travel accessories, crafts, tech accessories, textiles and infant wear.

Xcel Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELB) is a brand management and media company engaged in the design, production, licensing, marketing and direct-to-consumer sales of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home goods, and other consumer products, and the acquisition of dynamic consumer lifestyle brands. Xcel was founded by Robert W. D’Loren in 2011 with a vision to reimagine shopping, entertainment, and social as one. Xcel owns and manages the Isaac Mizrahi, Judith Ripka, H Halston, C. Wonder, and Highline Collective brands, pioneering an omnichannel sales strategy which includes the promotion and sale of products under its brands through direct response television, internet, brick and mortar retail, and e-commerce channels. Headquartered in New York City, Xcel Brands is led by an executive team with significant production, merchandising, design, marketing, retailing, and licensing experience, and a proven track record of success in elevating branded consumer products companies. With a team of over 100 professionals focused on production and digital marketing, Xcel maintains control of product quality and promotion across all of its product categories and distribution channels. Xcel differentiates by design. www.xcelbrands.com

Isaac Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for 30 years.  Since his first collection in 1987, Mizrahi’s designs have come to stand for timeless, cosmopolitan, style.  He has been awarded four CFDA Fashion Awards, including a special award in 1996 for the groundbreaking documentary “Unzipped.” Mizrahi is Chief Designer for both the ISAACMIZRAHILIVE! and IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi labels, which are each divisions of Xcel Brands, Inc. In the Spring of 2016, Mizrahi launched IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi, available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor and Dillard’s department stores.  Previously, in 2009, Mizrahi launched his exclusive lifestyle collection, ISAACMIZRAHILIVE! on QVC.  Television audiences have come to value Mizrahi’s media presence through his roles on Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars,” and other appearances on television where he offers his expertise on fashion and style.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Taylor
staylor@xcelbrands.com
347-727-2483

Source: Xcel Brands, Inc. /globenewswire

VAHAN JEWELRY LAUNCHES “HOMME” ITS VERY FIRST MEN’S COLLECTION

NEW YORK, USA, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Historically, Vahan Jewelry only designed pieces that were specifically for women. However, the company has now expanded to include “Homme”, it’s very first men’s collection.

When asked why now? Why expand to men’s jewelry? Greg Der Calousdian, VP of Design responded by saying “Many men feel the need to differentiate themselves from the masses, and choose to do that through self-expression. Those of us who are more fashion conscious will often do it with accessories. That’s why I felt it was time to really bring Vahan into the world of Men’s jewelry.”

Vahan Homme is versatile, contemporary, and delivers fashion savoir faire to the male masses. The collection includes rings, pendants, and a unique line of reversible bracelets. These diverse pieces highlight the brands ability to create aesthetically appealing designs.

“Our Homme collection is geared to add a little pop to a man’s style. A small token of panache to pair with a lonely wrist watch or wedding ring. I’ve created brand new designs for men such as the Pyramid collection, as well as put a more masculine twist on existing Vahan styles like the Buckle bracelet and Tiger cuff. Homme is an exciting new line that will attract men who want to make a statement,” explained Calousdian.

The Homme Collection starts at $625 and is available at various retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.  A list of retailers can be found on Vahan’s website at www.vahanjewelry.com.

 

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Media Contact    

Bianca Bahary

M. Patricof Creative Group

212 645-7798 Tel

202 207-5931Cell

bianca@mpatricof.com

Accenture opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries in Milan

Accenture opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries in Milan

 

Company’s largest innovation hub for retail, fashion and consumer goods industries

MILAN, 2017-Jun-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today (May 31, 2017) opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries in Milan.

Located in the heart of Porta Nuova, the city’s up-and-coming innovation district, the new Accenture Customer Innovation Network (ACIN) is part of Accenture’s global network including facilities in Bangalore, Chicago, Manila and Singapore.

The Milan ACIN provides clients with an environment where they can imagine, explore, discover and develop ground-breaking digital customer interactions and tackle the big challenges facing consumer companies today — from harnessing social media to applying the next wave of artificial intelligence.

Driving innovation is the guiding philosophy of the ACIN, which draws on Accenture’s deep industry experience in fashion, retail and consumer goods industries and provides clients with access to an innovation ecosystem that includes start-ups, industry experts, universities and technology partners.

At the ACIN, clients are taken on an innovation journey and challenged to rethink existing business models and the customer experience. By showing them the art of the possible and developing a concrete roadmap, the ACIN can help organizations launch disruptive products and services and get them to market quicker.

Angelo D’Imporzano, senior managing director of Consumer Goods and Services for Europe, Africa and Latin America at Accenture said, “The Milan ACIN can support organizations as they seek to be more competitive, connect them with the wider ecosystem, and create new business opportunities at a time when innovation has never been more critical to Italy’s growth. The country’s heritage in fashion and food makes Milan the perfect location for helping our clients better understand emerging trends and consumer segments and for ensuring that disruptive ideas are turned into innovative solutions to drive business performance.”

“Digital technologies are converging, consumer expectations are rising and business operations are under constant pressures to stay ahead of their peers,” said Sander van ’t Noordende, Group Chief Executive of Accenture’s Products operating group. “Consumer-facing companies need to constantly innovate to ensure flexibility and agility across every business function. Our new innovation network in Milan is an integral part of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, which brings together capabilities from across the company – from research, ventures and labs, studios, innovation centers and delivery centers to help clients develop, scale and deliver disruptive innovation.”

Accenture employs 12,000 professionals in Italy, which — in addition to being home to the ACIN — is a base for other Accenture innovation and delivery centers, including the Liquid studio in Milan, the Digital Acceleration Center and Life Sciences Center of Excellence in Rome, the Industry Solution Center for Automotive in Turin, and Technology Delivery Centers in Naples and Cagliari. Accenture opened its first innovation center in Italy in 2006, dedicated to the fashion and luxury sectors, and has continued to invest in new capabilities, assets and human resources.

“Accenture’s continued investment in Italy shows our commitment to the country’s innovation economy,” said Fabio Benasso, Accenture’s country managing director for Italy. “We have established a series of hubs here that support clients across all industries as they accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Our new Milan ACIN represents a global go-to hub for companies striving to be at the forefront of innovation and provides our teams with an environment to help clients reimagine new business models and explore future customer experiences.”

The opening ceremony for the ACIN, which is located at Piazza Gae Aulenti 8, was attended by Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Contacts:

Aleks Vujanic
Accenture
+ 44 7500 974 814
aleks.vujanic@accenture.com

Armando Barone
Accenture
+ 39 3485608969
armando.barone@accenture.com

Source: Accenture

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Dirty Hippy Swag officially launches their fashion line on April 20, 2017!

Oakland, CA, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dirty Hippy Swag announces the official launch date for their fashion line: April 20, 2017!

Dirty Hippy Swag is an e-commerce startup, exclusively located online at www.dirtyhippyswag.com. With an ever-expanding collection, Dirty Hippy Swag specializes in comfortable street style apparel, as well as laser-cut designed and hand-beaded jewelry.

Founder and Designer Marisa Rheem believes in having clothes and jewelry that truly speak to her customers, making them feel safe and stylishly armored. As fellow millennial Madeline Harmon enthuses, “self-care and fashion have never looked so good!” It’s no accident that this company encompasses hoodies, sweatpants, and t-shirts: things we wear when we want to feel safe.

A fashion line emblazoned with cheeky, unwelcoming statements, Dirty Hippy Swag is the perfect platform to send a humorous yet powerful message. From their “Existential Crisis” sweatpants to their “Anti Social Club” necklace, Dirty Hippy Swag’s apparel and laser-cut designed jewelry allow you to clearly convey your mood to those around you without even needing to speak. Instead of feeling guilty and apologetic about needing time to unwind, slip into some Dirty Hippy Swag and let your clothes shield you from the outside world’s demands.

Oakland’s fresh new enterprise answers an unmet need for socially relevant fashion. Dirty Hippy Swag celebrates their customers’ purchasing power by transforming it into an opportunity to give back. By donating a portion from every purchase to trusted animal rescue organizations around the world, Dirty Hippy Swag bridges the gap between pursuing individual style and fulfilling our collective social responsibility as caretakers of this planet.

At the start of each new quarter, customers and fans can vote for their favorite animal rescue organization to become the next quarter’s beneficiary. This first season’s inaugural beneficiary is Rocket Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned Bay area animals from euthanasia. Dirty Hippy Swag’s ultimate mission is to support the hardworking, silent heroes who dedicate their blood, sweat and tears to saving animals each and every day. By enhancing your wardrobe with Dirty Hippy Swag, you can help bring this vision to life.

For press inquiries, promotion opportunities, collaborative ventures, high-resolution images, or to book an interview, contact Marisa Rheem.

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For press inquiries, promotion opportunities, collaborative ventures, high-resolution images, or to book an interview, contact Marisa Rheem at 301-802-0551 or email, dirtyhippyswag@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.dirtyhippyswag.com. 8016 Shepherd Canyon Rd., Oakland, CA. 94611

SOURCE: EPR Network

New research shows speed and agility are top priorities for every retailer competing in fast fashion

New research shows speed and agility are top priorities for every retailer competing in fast fashion

 

Retailers need to get in shape to meet consumer demand for a fast fashion fix

WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS, DUBAI, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — With one in eight younger consumers (18 to 24 year olds) shopping every week and buying a fashion item at least once a fortnight, retailers are gearing themselves up to meet growing demand for fast, on-trend, fashion-led styles, according to new research from Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy. Speed and agility are the top priorities for every retailer competing in fast fashion.

“Young consumers have a ‘see now, buy now, wear now’ mentality when it comes to fashion, which has been driven by big fashion houses making the latest designs and styles available to buy straight from the catwalk. This is challenging retailers to improve their operational agility to meet rising demand for current trends,” said Dan Murphy, managing director, Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy. “This insatiable appetite for fast fashion will inevitably continue as these shoppers age. There is no reason to believe that younger consumers, who have grown up wedded to devices and social media, will expect anything less than instant gratification in years to come, and continue to possess the same sense of style and image.”

‘See now’
With many younger consumers constantly searching for style inspiration on everything from social media to the high street, retailers are under increasing pressure to turn around new lines in record time. Many have been working hard to reduce their lead times to meet this growing demand for fast fashion. One leading fashion retailer is now delivering new lines in two to three weeks; yet speed is only part of the success equation.“Retailers need to accurately analyze what is selling in real-time and be in a position where they can react quickly,” explained Murphy. “According to one major fashion retailer, there is now only a 24 to 36-hour window from browsing to buying. Retailers that actively engage with their customers, analyze shopping and social media habits, and pre-empt future trends, will be the winners in the fast fashion market.”

‘Buy now’
Speed of delivery of online orders is also highly important to consumers. Accenture research highlights that one in five of 18 to 20 year olds want same day delivery, and a further 13 percent want delivery in less than half a day. Twenty-one to 37 year olds are slightly more relaxed with almost a third happy for their orders to arrive the next day.

‘Wear now’
The study found that shoppers buy for the present, with 53 percent of all consumers surveyed wearing items within a week of purchase, and 15 percent wearing items the very same day. For younger consumers (18 to 24 year olds), the numbers increase; 60 percent wear items within a week of purchase, and one in five wear items on the same day of purchase.

While the majority of younger shoppers claim that ethical sustainability is a key factor informing their purchasing decisions, their behaviour suggests otherwise; less than half (48 percent) of 18 to 24 year olds recycle their clothes. Additionally, half (50 percent) of retailers surveyed say they are actively exploring new ways to extend the product lifecycle, using recycled materials, or facilitating clothes swapping and sharing.

Please find further information about the report here. Join the conversation at @AccentureStrat.

About the research
Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, conducted interviews with 23 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and senior executives at leading global fashion retailers to explore the ‘see now, buy now, wear now’ trend and the readiness of retailers to deliver. A survey of 2,000 UK consumers aged between 18 to 55+ was also conducted to understand current appetite for fast fashion.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth. For more information, follow @AccentureStrat or visit www.accenture.com/strategy.

Contacts:

Lucy Davies
Accenture
+ 44 777 3044 808
lucy.d.davies@accenture.com

Source: Accenture

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Fashion needs customers – customers want to be impressed

MUNICH, Germany, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — To survive in the fiercely competitive fashion market, retailers must be able to impress their customers. Customer loyalty has evolved along with technological advancements, products and their prices can be compared at any time, and only businesses who stand out will be able to secure sales and retain their customers.

However, modern technologies have not only shaped what’s now being demanded of fashion companies, but, when implemented properly, can strengthen customer relations. attune provides retailers with the technological foundation and real-time insights to facilitate a personalised and seamless shopping experience across all channels.

Nowadays, being able to differentiate between different types of shoppers is no longer enough. To engage with modern shoppers, data such as shopping history, location, behavioural patterns and style must be collected and leveraged at every possible touchpoint.

“The right offer or promotion at the right time will not only generate more sales, but will also help retain customers,” says Gerald Reiser, Regional Director, Europe of attune.

attune knows how to motivate customers to buy: “Upsell by offering a matching bag to go with the jacket that was recently purchased. Weeks before a sale, bargain hunters are sent a discount voucher for 20-30% off certain products, allowing for a higher margin before the markdowns begin. Customers who live further away receive offers to shop online. And vice versa, targeted promotions drive local customers to the store, increasing footfall and allowing shop assistants to make the sale.”

A prerequisite for a successful customer retention strategy is an efficient, integrated IT infrastructure that delivers real-time data, enabling fashion retailers to engage with each customer individually and increase their purchase frequency.

attune’s integrated solution offering to strengthen customer loyalty:

> SAP Fashion Management
> SAP Customer Activity Repository
> SAP Hybris Commerce

Get in touch at bahtiyar.can@attuneconsulting.com or visit www.attuneconsulting.com to schedule a demo of an integrated landscape consisting of the above solutions.

 

KiwiTech Announces Strategic Partnership with Blingby

Strategic partnership formed to revolutionize video content delivery and e-commerce

Washington DC, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — KiwiTech, LLC, a startup accelerator and technology services company, has announced a strategic partnership with Blingby, an innovative digital advertising and marketing platform. Blingby users watch, buy, book or rent the styles and places that inspire them. However, Blingby is not only about fashion, lifestyle, or travel; it is adaptable to many different industries. Third-parties can also license and customize Blingby’s (bbStream) technology for use on their platform, enhancing their value proposition.

A truly groundbreaking innovation is Blingby’s bbstream, which can be integrated natively into content streams by producers CDNs and content distributors into their video content. Why should you care?

Imagine watching a YouTube video and moving your cursor above a person’s jacket. From that simple action, a drop-down appears with information on the jacket, through which a user can click through to purchase. Or what if PM Justin Trudeau is giving a presentation in front of the 4 Seasons in Montreal, move your cursor to the hotel and information on room rentals, etc., drop down from which you can click and execute a transaction.

It’s audience-agnostic, non-intrusive advertising that virtually eliminates the “ready fire aim” approach used by advertisers, replacing it with pinpoint accurate audience segmentation.

Blingby, founded in 2014, is a video content delivery and e-commerce marketing and advertising platform, engaging users in 185 countries. Blingby empowers marketers by providing them with a powerful, engaging and advert-less platform where the video and the proprietary bbStream experience drives user interaction. Blingby technology supports native and live streaming. Blingby is currently available on the web at www.blingby.com and on third-party websites, social media and as an Android or iOS mobile app through Google Play and iTunes.

“Blingby is a paradigm shift in marketing and advertising by transforming content into an informative, ’advert-less’ engagement applicable to different industries. We are excited to form this strategic alliance to help further transform Blingby’s unique platform,” said Rakesh Gupta, Founder and CEO, KiwiTech. “We’re committed to bringing the best of KiwiTech to help Blingby meet their business goals.”

“People’s tolerance to pushy and non-relevant and non-engaging marketing is rapidly diminishing. We built Blingby to solve this problem. We deliver a continuously-evolving, fully-immersive visual digital experience with high user engagement and conversion rates,” said Marcia Favale, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Blingby. “KiwiTech, with an extensive experience in the technology space, will augment our technology delivery to continuously reshape user engagement in digital media, helping us further deliver on the Blingby vision.”

KiwiTech brings a deep understanding of developed and emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and visual recognition. “As part of this partnership, KiwiTech will provide exclusive technology capabilities to Blingby,” said Robert Stanicic, COO and Co-Founder of Blingby.

KiwiTech provides end-to-end digital technology solutions across a wide range of industries, including publishing, healthcare, media & entertainment, education, financial services, and government. It has quickly gained recognition as an innovator by investing in numerous early-stage startups and partnering with large enterprises. Leveraging world-class design and technology development capabilities and extensive expertise with content management and creation, KiwiTech enables companies to seamlessly add mobile to their technology stack. KiwiTech is based in Washington DC, with additional offices in New York and New Delhi, India.

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Parents who want to style their children in the latest street style and fashion trends can now do so thanks to Mini Trend

CHICAGO, IL, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Launched this month, Mini Trend (www.shopminitrend.com) is an exclusive online boutique that offers its own line of children’s apparel and accessories as well as trendy clothing, shoes, and accessories from fashion retailers around the world. Current products include birthday party dresses, gladiator sandals, off-the-shoulder tops, and more.

Mini Trend takes inspiration from fashion runways around the world and the latest street styles to find, search, and design products that are all the rage with the grown-up set.

Mini Trend is offering free U.S. delivery and 20% off for the rest of February with Coupon Code: 2017

Shop now at: www.shopminitrend.com

Like us on Facebook for exclusive sales and new releases: facebook.com/minitrend1

About Mini Trend

Mini Trend is an American kids clothing company offering trendy apparel for boys and girls from birth through age 6. Mini Trend draws inspiration from fashion runways all over the world and offers an exclusive line and curated products to give kids the chance to style themselves in the latest trends from head to toe.

Website: www.shopminitrend.com

Email: info@shopminitrend.com

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BESTSELLER opens its doors at its offices in Brande and Aarhus for three days of the latest trends and fashion

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third year running, BESTSELLER’s offices in Brande and Aarhus will be turned into buzzing fashion fair venues for this year’s BESTSELLER FASHION DAYS.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, more than 300 Danish and international customers are in for a unique experience, when BESTSELLER opens its doors at the head office in Brande and at the office in Aarhus for three days of the latest trends and fashion.

BESTSELLER’s brands have worked hard to put together an inspiring fashion fair for the invited customers, and designers, buyers and salespeople representing BESTSELLER’s men’s, women’s and kids’ brands will present the latest collections for September, October and November.

Stay tuned on @bestselleroneworld on Instagram to get a glimpse of the buzzing fair activities at the two locations.

Contact:

BESTSELLER A/S
Fredskovvej, DK-7330 Brande
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00
Fax: + 45 99 42 34 99
E-mail: contact(@)bestseller.com

Source: Bestseller

Zalando among the first fashion e-tailers to accept Apple Pay in the UK

  • Zalando among first Apple Pay partners in Europe
  • Free usage of 60 minutes courier returns collections service
  • New partnerships with UK brands to strengthen the local offering
  • Improved customer experience: Faster delivery, easier returns and Customer Care chat function

BERLIN, 2015-9-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the online retailer’s 4th birthday, Zalando.co.uk has surprised its customers with a range of new features and services. Zalando is among the first fashion e-tailers to accept Apple Pay in the UK, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. The service is now available for Zalando app users with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3. As creating a convenient shopping experience is Zalando’s main focus, Apple Pay is a useful addition to the e-tailer’s payment offer, consisting of twenty different payment options in fifteen different markets.

With the launch of My Returns, the returns process for Zalando customers becomes even more convenient: They can now return their Zalando order using the My Returns ‘On Demand’ 60 minute courier collection service the same day or the next day among a selected one-hour time slot. During the trial period, which is taking place in London until October 18th, Zalando customers can use My Returns for free.

Furthermore, the fashion e-tailer has been working on broadening its assortment, focusing on a local approach. “In addition to our wide range of UK brands that are in high demand internationally, we included local champions such as Whistles, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, and many more just recently”, states Dalbir Bains, VP Womenswear at Zalando. “We always strive for improving the shopping experience and creating the most relevant offer for our customers. Also, for the coming months we will further focus on building-up the brand assortment for our UK customers.”

In terms of a company-wide customer experience initiative, Zalando has also improved its services with new features such as a Customer Care chat function: Customers who are logged in to their account can place their questions live to Customer Care agents and get an answer straight away. Surveys show that almost all customer requests could be answered during the first point of contact without additional email or phone calls; customer satisfaction with this new function was 95 percent. Additionally customers in the UK will receive their parcels even faster in the future. After a number of improvements to transportation and logistics processes, Europe’s largest online fashion platform now delivers parcels in a time period of 2-4 days among the UK, instead of 3-6 days as before. To make the returns process as easy and convenient as possible, all customers now have the return label in the parcel and no longer need to print it out themselves. Thanks to this, returning an item bought on Zalando now takes less than one minute.

“We identified that 5 out of 10 customer satisfaction drivers are related to convenience. Our main goal is to create a best in class shopping experience when it comes to convenience. With our current improvements in terms of payment, delivery, customer service, returns and assortment we have made an important step in this direction”, says Dalbir Bains.

NOTES TO EDITORS

ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of over 1,500 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with three centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. Zalando’s shops attract over 135 million visits per month. In the second quarter of 2015, around 57 percent of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in close to 16.4 million active customers by the end of the quarter.

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Stradivarius to expand its range with the creation of line for young men in 2017

The brand is beginning to put together a multi-faceted team for the new collection

Arteixo, Spain, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stradivarius is about to expand its range with the creation of a line for young men which it hopes to launch in 2017. This Inditex Group chain has already begun the work of putting together the design and sales team for this new range, which will be targeted at urban, cosmopolitan young men aged between 20 and 30. The multi-faceted team tasked with creating the Stradivarius men’s collection will be made up of professionals from different areas of the textile sector, including clothes and pattern designers and buyers and based in the chain’s head office in Sallent (Barcelona).

Stradivarius is one of the Inditex Group’s young fashion concepts and it reaches out to people who feel passionate about fashion and creativity. Stradivarius ended 2014 with revenue of over €1.1 billion and a 910-strong stores network across 60 markets. The brand recently overhauled its store image; the new stores put styles together in open and eclectic spaces. The brightness of the stores stands out as this was one of the aspects the interior designers sought to emphasis.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex

Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

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Stradivarius to expand its range with the creation of line for young men in 2017

Stradivarius to expand its range with the creation of line for young men in 2017

Gok for Tu Spring 2015 Collection at Sainsbury’s

LONDON, 2015-2-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Simplicity rules in Gok Wan’s new monochrome statement collection for Tu at Sainsbury’s, as fashion’s most timeless colour combination receives a fresh and modern makeover for Spring 2015.

The range takes inspiration from modernist architecture with a strong focus on shape and form. Styles are structured to create contemporary, cool and assertive looks that are reflective of urban cityscapes. Necklines are high and shoulders are rounded, illustrating a bold Bauhaus inspired silhouette.

Experimental graphic prints play an important role in the collection’s monochrome style story. Influenced by the catwalk, vivid black and white patterns exemplify a strong sense of confidence and high impact glamour. Stylised stripes contrast with geometric chevron patterns, whilst magnified windowpane prints add a touch of checkerboard chic.

Texture is also a key design focus for Gok this season. Subtle sports luxe elements are highlighted in the range, as matte and shine materials are juxtaposed with more technical, performance based fabrics such as light airtex and mesh paneling. The co-ord White Jacquard Shell Top and Circle Skirt are interchangeable pieces that can be mixed and matched for the office, or dressed up for a glam night out.

 

Although the crisp black and white colour palette is the centre piece of the new collection, beautiful hints of grey and pastel pink on items such as the Stripe Pencil Skirt and Long Sleeve Shell Top give add feminine touches that are perfect for spring.

The collection is underpinned by Gok’s trademark tailoring tricks and figure flattering styles and following on from the success of previous seasons, Gok has extended his denim offering for Tu. The range now includes a brand new high waisted interpretation of the iconic Perfect Skinny Jean, which are cleverly cut to lengthen the leg and offer high street style and quality at unbeatable prices.

Gok for Tu Collection 16 will be available at over 200 stores nationwide from 3 February. This new collection compromises of 30 styles, including multiple prints and colour ways. Prices range from £18 – £40 and sizes from 8-22.

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Gok for Tu Spring 2015 Collection at Sainsbury’s

Gok for Tu Spring 2015 Collection at Sainsbury’s

Get Great Nails on a Budget This Winter with Fragrance Direct

As winter rolls in, this doesn’t mean our nails should have to suffer. Online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct are also specialists in budget beauty and cosmetics, and here are just a handful of their most popular nail polishes that will brighten up nails without harming the bank balance.

Calvin Klein Splendid Colour Nail Polish 10ml (£1.99 each)

Calvin Klein is not immediately known for its range of beauty products, but this Splendid Colour Nail Polish is one of the highlights of their cosmetic collection. Fragrance Direct customers are big fans of this Splendid Colour Nail Polish for its smooth application, quick-drying nature and its gorgeous selection of colours that ranges from Hint of Pink to Electric Blue.

OPI Nail Lacquer 15ml (£5.99 each)

OPI is one of the leading names in nail beauty, and this fast-drying, chip-resistant Nail Lacquer is a popular purchase. There are dozens of bold colour shades available in the OPI Nail Lacquer range at Fragrance Direct, all of which come with eccentric names such as Who The Shrek Are You? and A Taupe The Space Needle.

Revlon Nail Enamel 14.7ml (99p each)

With its incredibly low price tag, this Revlon Nail Enamel provides the ultimate value for money when it comes to budget nail care. This nail polish will produce a smooth application and luminous, pearlescent finish, and the Nail Enamel is available from Fragrance Direct in luscious pastel colours such as Touch of Mauve, Peach Nectar and Scene Stealer.

L’Oreal Resist and Shine Titanium Nail Polish 9ml (£1.25 each)

L’Oreal Resist and Shine Titanium Nail is an extremely robust nail polish, providing a smooth finish that will resist chipping and damage for up to seven days. With a blend of Ceramide R and a unique SiliProtect Complex, this nail polish works to strengthen the nail and fix the nail colour firmly into place, giving it a long lasting shine.

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish 12ml (99p each)

For those who can’t afford to hang around waiting for their nails to dry, this Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish is the perfect solution. With a bold selection of colours ranging from Portobello Pink to Deliciously Dark, this Rimmel nail polish needs to just one coat on your nails, and will dry in as little as one minute so you can hit the road as quickly as possible.

There are plenty more high quality nail polishes, varnishes and other nail care products on offer at Fragrance Direct, so if you are looking for the perfect budget nail beauty items this winter, be sure to visit the Fragrance Direct website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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Britney Spears Sparkles in Campaign for Fantasy Twist

US singing sensation Britney Spears has always had incredibly success with her various commercial ventures, most notably her line of perfumes, released in conjunction with Elizabeth Arden. Over one billion Britney Spears perfumes have been sold around the world, and her popularity in the fragrance market shows no signs of slowing down with the launch of a promotional campaign for her latest perfume, Fantasy Twist.

In the 50-second television commercial that was launched online over the weekend, Britney is seen in four equally glamorous guises, gliding along these four eras to the soundtrack of Beautiful by Goldfrapp. The clip opens with a quote from author Anais Nin: “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”

Having launched her first perfume, Curious back in 2004, Fantasty Twist is the 11th product to be added to Britney’s perfume collection, and combines two of her most popular scents, Fantasy and Midnight Fantasy, in one innovative split-sphere bottle. Britney herself commented that the split nature of Fantasy Twist gives her fans “the power to choose the scent they desire at any given moment.”

In the pink half of the bottle is the Fantasy perfume, which is designed to be the lighter, daytime scent. Described as a provocative and sensual perfume, Fantasy opens with fruity top notes of kiwi, litchi and golden quince, which then blends with a sweet heart of white chocolate, cupcake accord, jasmine and orchid, finished off with a smooth base of musks, orris root and woody notes.

Meanwhile, in the purple half of the bottle is the Midnight Fantasy perfume. This exotic and mysterious scent opens with fruity top notes of black cherry, plum and framboise, which then flows into a floral heart of iris, orchid and freesia, and finally the scent is rounded off with a rich base of amber, vanilla and musks.

The Britney Spears Fantasy Twist eau de parfum sprays are now available to order from online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct. The Fantasy Twist product comes in two different sizes; a 2x15ml bottle (£21.99) and a 2x25ml bottle (£26.99). There is also a selection of Britney’s other popular perfumes, including Curious and Believe.

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007 Fragrance Launch Coincides with Release of New James Bond Film Skyfall

Skyfall, the 23rd film in the highly successful James Bond franchise and Daniel Craig’s third outing as the British Secret Agent, is set to be released in cinemas on 26th October. Coinciding with its release, James Bond fans can now get their hands on a rich, masucline fragrance that will give them the same smooth and sleek demeanour as a 007 agent.

The James Bond 007 Fragrance has been launched to mark the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, and has already been described in GQ Magazine as “the most dangerously sophisticated fragrance in the world.”

The bottle of the 007 Fragrance is very much inspired by James Bond and the many array of gadgets and automobiles he has become accustomed to throughout the years. The structure of the bottle is crafted with dark glass and coarse mesh, resembling 007’s sleek sports cars, while the silve ring shaped stopper is reminiscent of the British Spy devices that are commonplace in James Bond films.

As for the perfume itself, the 007 Fragrance is described as rich, masculine and sophisticated, opening with fresh top notes of apples, bergamot and geranium, which then flows into a floral heart of rose, lavender and cardamom, and the sleek, woody base rounded off the perfume with notes of vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli and oakmoss.

The James Bond 007 Fragrance is now available to order from online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct. The 007 Fragrance comes in two different sizes; 30ml (£15.99) and 75ml (£25.99). The 75ml bottle of the 007 Fragrance is also available with a 007 branded cocktail mixer as an exclusive free gift, for the ultimate James Bond experience.

The full range of James Bond 007 Fragrances is currently retailing at Fragrance Direct for less than the recommended retail price, so to stock up on James Bond perfumes in preparation for the release of Skyfall this month, visit the Fragrance Direct website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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Finding the Perfect Perfume to Suit Your Personality

A lot of people will have found themselves standing in the perfume aisles, endlessly trying on various different scents until they find the one that perfectly suits their style. But not many people know that there is a scientific reason why people are attracted to certain scents.

The section of the brain that registers different smells is also the part that controls emotions, so finding the ideal perfume could all come down to a person’s typical characteristics. Here, online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct highlights some of the most popular perfume aromas, and how each one matches up to our personalities.

FLORALS

From roses and jasmine flowers, to peonies and freesia, floral perfumes are for indulging the feminine side, leaving an aroma that is flirtatious, delicate and blooming with confidence. For the perfect floral perfume, Fragrance Direct suggests Giorgio Armani Code Pour Femme (30ml, £33.99), which is built around orange flowers and jasmine.

CITRUS AND GREENS

The citrus perfumes on the market will most likely engage with sporty, active females. With a laid-back nature and a tomboy-ish charm, these girls are willing to take risks and are up for anything. An ideal citrus perfume for sporty girls at Fragrance Direct is Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious (30ml, £25.99), its apple shaped bottle hinting at the fresh green aromas that lie within.

ORIENTALS

Infused with spices from all over the world, oriental perfumes are for girls who dare to be unique. Not everyone will find the rich, intoxicating aromas of these scents to their tastes, but those who do are often considered to be mysterious and enigmatic, like the perfumes themselves. Fragrance Direct recommends Calvin Klein Euphoria (30ml, £27.99) for reflecting your one of a kind personality.

WOODS

Some might mistake a “woody” perfume as being bland and unadventurous, but the opposite is true. A “woody” girl is for loving, compassionate women who love the earth and its sensual nature. The luxurious Gucci by Gucci (30ml, £32.50) is available from Fragrance Direct, and is sure to encompass the warm, free spirited nature of those who wear it.

There are plenty of perfumes on the market to suit all manner of personalities, from floral aromas to woody scents, and all of these can be ordered at discounted prices by visiting the Fragrance Direct website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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British Model Harvey Newton Haydon Chosen as Face of Joop! Homme Wild

Joop! has this month launched a modern, edgy new take on its classic Joop! Homme fragrance for men, and in order to promote their new Joop! Homme Wild perfume, they have enlisted the services of British model, Harvey Newton Haydon.

London-born Harvey, 24, was chosen to be the face of the new Joop! Homme Wild fragrance as, with his natural, boyish good looks, together with his collection of bad boy tattoos, he reflects the contrasting nature that is captured by the perfume itself. In the campaign shots, he stands shirtless, with his signature tattoos on show, next to a deep purple background under the tagline “Bad Feels So Good”.

Joop! Homme Wild is a perfume that is, according to Joop!, “bolder, more seductive and more challenging” than its predecessor. Designed for “bad guys who know how to have fun”, Joop! Homme Wild evokes thoughts of motorbikes, leather jackets and everything else that comes with a rebellious lifestyle.

Unlike the 1989 classic, Joop! Homme Wild is described as having an oriental, fougere composition, with contrasting notes flowing throughout the core of the fragrance. Opening with the sparkling aroma of pink pepper, Joop! Homme Wild then blends into an intense heart of dark rum absolute, which is then smoothly rounded off with a rich, masculine base of blonde tobacco and woody tones.

Having been officially unveiled at a glittering launch party in London earlier this month, Joop! Homme Wild is now available to order from online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct. The eau de toilette spray comes in three different sizes; 30ml (£18.99), 75ml (£33.99) and 125ml (£44.99), with the latter two bottles available with a free Joop! Homme Wild Shower Gel (150ml).

Fragrance Direct also has a selection of Joop! Homme Wild toiletries on offer, such as an Aftershave cologne (75ml, £23.99) and Deodorant Stick (75ml, £12.99).

To view the complete collection of Joop! Homme Wild perfumes and toiletries for men that are now on offer at Fragrance Direct, head over to their website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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Perfect Perfumes for a 21st Birthday Gift from Fragrance Direct

Online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct has highlighted a selection of luxurious scents from big name brands and celebrities that will reflect the fun, rebellious nature of youth, and make the ideal 21st birthday present.

Turning 21 is a big milestone in any young person’s life, as they get the so-called “key to the door” and the rest of their adult life lies before them. Online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct has highlighted a selection of luxurious scents from big name brands and celebrities that will reflect the fun, rebellious nature of youth, and make the ideal 21st birthday present.

MADONNA TRUTH OR DARE

Madonna is one of the most iconic pop stars of her generation, and her move into the world of fragrances with this Truth or Dare scent has been described by the woman herself as a perfume that is “an expression of me”, but also something that “other people can relate to”. Truth or Dare is “an intoxication mixture of feminine and mysterious”, with notes of white flowers, vanilla and musk.

PACO RABANNE LADY MILLION

Following on from the highly successful 1 Million fragrance for men, Lady Million by Paco Rabanne is for the woman who wants to look, and feel, like a million dollars. With its gold diamond shaped bottle and aroma that is infused with notes of raspberry, honey, white flowers and amber, Lady Million will make any young woman radiate with a fiery, sensual character.

RIHANNA REBELLE

This is the second perfume to be released by Barbadian pop sensation Rihanna, who is widely considered to be one of the most eccentric, and sometimes controversial, pop stars around today. Rebelle is, as the name suggests, designed to indulge a woman’s rebellious side, with its fruity-floral aroma, and its luxurious red and gold bottle that is modelled on the shape of a stiletto heel.

MARC JACOBS DOT

Marc Jacobs fragrances have long been recognised for their floral beauty and youthful nature, and this latest edition to his perfume line, Dot, is no different. With its aroma of red berries and dragon fruit, Dot also has a striking bottle design that has become a signature of Marc Jacobs perfumes, most notably its red and black polka dot decoration, and the flower shaped bottle cap that is a standard Marc Jacobs feature.

All of these youthful scents and more can be ordered today from Fragrance Direct, so to find out more about each of these wonderful perfumes that will capture the thrill of turning 21, visit the Fragrance Direct website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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Biker Chique Is Bursting Into The Fashion Scene This Year, According To Fuchia

Biker Chique has also been a trend that a lot of people knew of, but this year it has been storming the catwalks and high street fashion and Fuchia.co.uk has all the leather, studs and spikes you could fit into your wardrobe to help ride in style this season.

Biker Chique has also been a trend that a lot of people knew of, but this year it has been storming the catwalks and high street fashion and Fuchia.co.uk has all the leather, studs and spikes you could fit into your wardrobe to help ride in style this season. A real fashion follower always wants to stay one step ahead when it comes to trends and Fuchia is the perfect place for all your fashion must haves. We regularly update our stock to help people keep up with the latest fashions for every season. We have everything a girl could need at Fuchia.co.uk

Fashion experts say trends come back to life after twenty years, we saw this with leggings and now we are seeing it with the 80s biker look coming back, with lots of leather, studs and spikes. With lots of big designers creating the latest range of biker fashion and other fashion styles for this year, Fuchia offers the same trendy designs on a budget. Fuchia provide the latest High Street Fashion Online at the cheapest prices.

Add some biker style to your high street fashion.

If you are looking to buy women’s clothing online Fuchia update their stock almost every week and at the best prices, why not let out your biker side with a Spiked Collar White Sleeveless Blouse for £18.00 (also available in black and green) or give your shorts a new lease of life with Studded Denim Shorts for £25.00

Be sure to check out Fuchia for their High Street Fashion Online with new trends and fashions arriving every day at the best prices. First class delivery is available on all items.

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Jessica Chastain Stars in Eccentric Campaign for New YSL Perfume Manifesto

To act as the glamorous face of their luxurious new perfume for women, Manifesto, fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has chosen Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain, star of films such as The Help, for which she received an Oscar nomination for her role, and new release Lawless.

Speaking about her new role, Chastain said: “Yves Saint Laurent is a brand that inspires me deeply. Since its creating, the brand has conveyed strong values that I cherish, such as an unwavering commitment, absolute love and feminine audacity. This new fragrance is an emblem of it all.”

In the striking new campaign shots, 35-year-old Jessica is seen posing with her flame-coloured hair in a slick up-do, and statement red lips, whilst her hands and arms are covered in a deep purple paint. According to a YSL executive, purple was chosen for the campaign as it is seen as “the colour of absolute seduction for Mr. Saint Laurent”.

As for the perfume itself, Manifesto is described as “spontaneous, free spirited and courageous”, opening with fresh top notes of blackcurrant, bergamot and green accords, which then flows seamlessly into a floral heart of jasmine and lily of the valley, all of which is smoothly rounded off with an oriental base of sandalwood, cedar, vanilla and Tonka bean, creating an aroma that is full of passion and emotion.

Having just been released onto the market this month, Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto is currently available to order from online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct. The eau de parfum spray comes in three different sizes; 30ml (£37.99), 50ml (£54.99) and 90ml (£79.99). There is also a range of accompanying toiletries available from the Manifesto collection, such as the luxurious Shower Gel (200ml, £23.99).

To view the full range of Manifesto perfumes and toiletries that are currently available to order from Fragrance Direct, then be sure to visit their website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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Exciting New Perfumes Coming Soon to Fragrance Direct

Summer is turning into autumn, and with a new season comes a host of brand new perfumes, just in time for the lucrative festive market. Online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct gives a preview to a handful of the new scents that are set to hit their shelves over the next couple of months.

JOOP HOMME WILD

An edgy new version of the classic Joop fragrance for men, Joop Homme Wild is a perfume that is described as “bolder, more seductive and challenging” than its predecessor. With its oriental and fougere aroma, Joop Homme Wild has many contrasts running throughout the perfume, with a sparkling opening, rich, intense middle notes, and a smooth, woody base.

JAMES BOND FRAGRANCE FOR MEN

Agent 007 has long been the man that most males would love to be, and now, with this brand new perfume for men, they can at least smell like him. Ahead of the new James Bond film Skyfall being released in October, James Bond for Men is as smooth, suave and sensual as the agent himself, blending notes of lavender, vetiver and apple.

YVES SAINT LAURENT MANIFESTO

Yves Saint Laurent is one of the most established names in the fashion industry, and their latest perfume for women is one that spontaneous, free spirited and courageous; all values that YSL has come to be known for. The Manifesto promotional campaign is fronted by actress Jessica Chastain, and the perfume itself is floral and oriental, with notes of bergamot, jasmine and vanilla.

BRITNEY SPEARS FANTASY TWIST

This innovative split duo perfume features two of the most popular fragrances that iconic singer, and brand new US X Factor judge, Britney Spears has released. The spherical bottle twists into two halves, with the signature Fantasy perfume in the pink bottom half, and the more Midnight Fantasy scent in the violet top half.

VERY ESTEE BY ESTEE LAUDER

Very Estee is “a celebration of the style, sophistication and modernity shared by Estee, the woman and Estee Lauder, the brand”. With an aroma that is described as luxuriously modern yet feminine, the perfume opens with pink pepper, with a floral heart of rose and jasmine, and a rich, woody base of cedar and musks.

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Matrix Hair Care is Beauty Brand of the Week at Fragrance Direct

Online beauty retailer Fragrance Direct has named Matrix their Beauty Brand of the Week this week, and here, they have highlighted some of their most popular products from the American hair care specialists.

MATRIX TOTAL RESULTS REPAIR DUO (2L, £15.50)

This duo pack contains two 1L bottles of the Repair shampoo and conditioner from the popular Matrix Total Results range. Specifically formulated for dry, brittle and damaged hair, these two products use a blend of advanced Cuticle Rebond Technology, Amino Silicones and Ceramides to cleanse and revitalise the hair, strengthening from root to tip and repairing any damage caused by heat products.

MATRIX TOTAL RESULTS MOISTURE DUO (2L, £15.50)

The Total Results Moisture Duo is a two-bottle pack that contains 1L bottles of the Matrix Total Results Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Most suitable for use on coloured or chemically treated hair, each product is infused with a fibre gloss technology that will give hair all of the nutrients that it needs, helping it to lock in vital moisture and promote hair that is full of health and shine.

MATRIX BIOLAGE COLOUR CARE SHAMPOO (1L, £12.99)

For those who often colour or chemically treat their hair, this Matrix Biolage Colour Care Shampoo is the ideal treatment. This shampoo uses a blend of natural plant extracts to nourish deep within the hair to revitalise the strength and vibrancy of the hair, whilst also working to repair any damage caused to the hair at the same time, so hair is left soft, smooth and radiant.

MATRIX BIOLAGE COLOUR CARE CONDITIONER (1L, £16.99)

Like the Shampoo product, Matrix Biolage Colour Care Conditioner is most suitable for those with coloured or treated hair. When used in conjunction with the Biolage Colour Care Shampoo, this conditioner will use its blend of natural proteins and UV filters to gently wash away any impurities sitting within the hair or scalp, to leave hair that is thoroughly cleansed and nourished.

To view more of the Matrix hair care collection that Fragrance Direct has in stock, all of which are on offer at prices that are lower than those on the high street, visit the Fragrance Direct website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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Lara Stone and Alexander Skarsgard Front Campaign for New Calvin Klein Encounter Perfume for Men

Calvin Klein have developed something of a reputation over the years when it comes to their provocative advertising campaigns, and their latest perfume for men, Encounter, is no different.

The New York fashion house drafting in some celebrity heavyweights to act as the faces for the new fragrance; supermodel Lara Stone and Alexander Skarsgard, star of the hit US TV series True Blood.

In the seductive campaign shots, Lara and Alexander are seen sharing some intimate moments on camera, in a series of images and videos that will form part of an elaborate campaign that encompasses TV, press and social media.

The visuals have been shot in a classic film noir style to add an intense atmosphere, and the narrative is deliberately left open-ended in order to let the viewer imagine infinite possibilities for the story to develop.

As for the perfume itself, Encounter is described as having a crisp and sensual aroma, opening with intoxicating top notes of spices, mandarin, cardamom and rum, which then flows seamlessly into a floral heart of pepper, jasmine, patchouli and cognac, and finally, the Encounter scent is smoothly rounded off with a rich base of agarwood, cedarwood and musks.

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A New Fashion Trend Is Born: Coloured Contact Lenses

Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore and Kim Kardashian are just a few of the celebrities who have recently experimented with coloured contact lenses. For the actresses these lenses have helped them get into character, but for Kim Kardashian her grey colour contact lenses have allowed her to discover a new side of her personality.

Fashion trends are created in two ways, by celebrities and by the designers themselves. Both desire the same outcome, to create something innovative and stylish and something that will be noticed and remembered. As time goes on and the years pass us by it can become challenging to continuously create something unique, which can be seen as the reason behind fashion becoming stranger and stranger, just look at Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. Onlookers wouldn’t easily be able to mimic these singer’s signature styles, but they can take inspiration from it and experiment with Eyesbright coloured contacts that will offer a quirky and fashion forward look.

Eyesbright, a leading UK retailer of coloured contact lenses has seen the popularity of grey contact lenses grow since Kim Kardashian released images of herself wearing a pair. “We believe that the trend to follow celebrity fashion will only get bigger as celebrity culture continues to dominate news headlines, our television screens and the covers of our favourite magazines,” says Rob Doole, Managing Director of Eyesbright. “Our grey contact lenses have always been a popular choice with our customers, but as of late we have seen the popularity for them increase further. We put this down to Kim Kardashian posting images of herself wearing a pair of grey colour contact lenses.”

Twilight fanatics have also been going crazy for coloured contact lenses as images of Kristen Stewart wearing a pair of blood red colour contact lenses recently emerged. At Eyesbright colour contact lenses are their passion and since the Twilight Saga’s inception they have jumped onto the bandwagon creating a comprehensive collection of Twilight inspired colour contact lenses. Rob Doole continued, “Since we captured the first glimpse of Bella Swan the vampire we knew that our red colour contact lenses would be popular. We predict that this Halloween, costume lovers won’t be channelling their love for Edward or Alice’s vampirific look. Instead they will focus on getting the Bella Swan look down to perfection and we believe through our Twilight range that we can provide them with all the necessary tools to do so.”

With celebrities determining fashion trends it has been predicted that the popularity of Eyesbright colour contacts will rise.

Eyesbright is a leading UK retailer of coloured contact lenses and specialise in helping customers create certain celebrity looks and experiment with many different eye colours. Please note that these coloured contact lenses are cosmetic and will not correct any vision problems.

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Emphasise The Natural Beauty Of Your Eyes With Eyesbright

Eyesbright, a popular contact lens retailer has revealed that they can help customers emphasise their natural eye colour with a pair of colour contacts.

Natural coloured contact lenses are becoming increasingly popular according to the online retailer as customers are continuing to search for innovative ways to brighten up their look. Although bright and bold colours and patterns remain a popular choice, Eyesbright customers are showing a strong preference for natural shades that compliment their natural beauty.

Rob Doole, Managing Director of Eyesbright has said that a shift in trends has been looming. “Over recent months we have discovered a gradual change in our customer’s preferences, with many wishing to change or highlight their natural eye colour with a new hue.

“Wearing a pair of contact lenses is a great way to enhance facial features and brighten the wearer’s appearance. Our collection of natural lenses boasts opaque tints that are constructed using many shades of one colour, offering customers a natural look. For a more distinct and dramatic change customers can also find enhancement tints.

“Natural brown contact lenses have been immensely popular along with vivid blue contact lenses and with St Patrick’s Day round the corner, we have also experienced a high demand for our vivid green contact lenses.”

There is an extensive collection of natural colour contacts available to Eyesbright customers including hazel, dark and light blue, variations of green shades and a wide selection of brown hues.

The care and proper storage of contact lenses has also been high on the Eyesbright customer’s shopping list as the Optifresh contact lens cleaning solution and free lens case has become one of the most popular items. This is excellent news for the online contact lens retailer as they have been continuously spreading the message about the proper use and care for contact lenses.

The contact lens storage case has also been a popular item in the shopping cart signalling that customers are becoming more aware of the importance of caring for coloured contact lenses.

Coloured contact lenses should be cleaned and stored in contact lens solution when not being worn and kept safe in a storage case to ensure that dirt and bacteria doesn’t come into contact with the lenses. The care of coloured contacts is the same as prescription lenses and should be treated in the same manner.

http://www.eyesbright.com is a leading online coloured contact lens retailer who specialise in cosmetic eyewear. Whether people are searching for a coloured lens that will enhance their natural beauty or are searching for a drastic change, Eyesbright can cater to all requirements.

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FATAL hits DALLAS

FATAL CLOTHING hits the Dallas Market Center this week for the Apparel & Accessories Market Show. Following the success of their showing at the recent MAGIC show in Las Vegas, FATAL will be bringing the latest and greatest from their new line to this Southwest Mecca for the Apparel trade.

The show runs March 22-25th in the Dallas Market Center, located at 2050 Stemmons Freeway, Showroom 15826, Dallas, TX. FATAL will be showing their new line of Men’s & Women’s tees, hats and accessories and hopes to take a significant bite out of the buying dollars the Southwest has to offer. 80% of buyers who attend the show are from the local region and are looking for the latest trends in fashion. This relative newcomer to the marketplace is breaking sales records at Tilly’s with product flying off the shelves as soon as it arrives in store. A slow and steady drive to markets east of the Rockies is part of the overall growth strategy for this “lifestyle” brand.

The creation of Mark Atkins and Bill Gaylord, two So Cal guys with a history that harkens back to the early days of the So Cal car culture, the imagery is inspired by tattoo art, beautiful girls and a do or die attitude that appeals to its 20 something audience. This is the action sport, live hard brand to watch this year as it continues to grow and take market share.

You can check out the latest gear on the brand’s website at www.fatalclothing.com. To see the product in person, contact Howard Bass, 949.233.3327 or howard@fatalclothing.com and set up an appointment for a private showing during the upcoming show.

Show information:

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market
Dallas Market Center
2050 Stemmons Freeway, SHOWROOM 15826
Dallas, TX 75207
Show Dates: 3/22-25/12
Show Hours: 8:30 – 6:00 pm Thurs. – Sat
8:30 – 3:00 pm Sun.

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