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Whether in a flash of genius over brunch with friends or in an MBA classroom, just about everyone has mulled over the idea of starting a business. Last night, Glamour celebrated women who are making it happen with “Secrets of Start-Up Queens” at the 92Y, and a panel of heavyweight experts: Iman, who founded her cosmetics and skincare line in 1994, Dylan Lauren, founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, social media maestro Coco Rocha, Refinery29′s Piera Gelardi, and SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler. Aspiring entrepreneurs, take heed: these women really know what they’re talking about.
Luxury chain Intermix is looking for someone to help expand its platform, and it looks like retail giant Gap Inc. might be just the firm to to do it.
Steve Madden is one generous, wealthy, quirky dude. One day he’s saving a seasoned brand from bankruptcy, the next he’s turning a famous young singer into a fashion designer.
American Apparel said Monday it received notice that it was in danger of being delisted from the American Stock Exchange.
American Apparel anticipates it will report a substantial loss of income for 2010′s second quarter, one of many problems that may lead the company to lose “liquidity necessary to sustain operations for the next twelve months,” both MarketWatch and WWD report — which, if you need a layman’s translation — means things are not looking good.
There are two things we do with our unwanted clothes: put it in a garbage bag and drag it through the subways and streets of New York City to the nearest Goodwill, or just relieve ourselves from the back breaking task by chucking them into the garbage can. Admit it, most of us opt for the latter. There was never an easy alternative to conserve the constant cycle of fashion and trends for the big city – until today.
Not to hit you over the head with it, but times are still pretty darn tough for the fashion industry. And if you’re a designer, you’ve got to stay ahead of the curve to keep competitive. Well, leave it to Ralph Lauren to raise to stakes. In step with the discussion about bringing the industry calendar in line with well, the actual calendar, today Lauren unveiled a new and improved website which features a virtual and completely shop-able fashion show.
Tommy Hilfiger has just become (an even richer) very rich man. WWD reports that Phillips-Van Heusen has just paid $3 billion for the American ready-to-wear brand.