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A little over a year after Rachel Zoe‘s eponymous clothing line made its retail debut, rumors are swirling that sales are not meeting expectations.
Do you find the names Ali Ro and A+RO for two totally unrelated fashion labels a little too close for comfort? Donna Morgan LLC certainly does. As the owners of Ali Ro, a contemporary line founded in 2007, the company is now suing a whole slew of retailers and manufacturers involved with selling products under the label A+RO.
It was a long evening, but Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue was well worth it. I interviewed one of my favorite athletes, Amar’e Stoudemire from the New York Knicks, and took a photo with him. Yeah, I was totally shameless.
Our enthusiasm for Fashion’s Night Out pretty much went out the window the third time someone nearly knocked us over last year trying to elbow their way to the in-store bar, but we realize there are those of you with higher crowd thresholds and a greater will to meet Kim Kardashian, so for you we’ve got some details for September 6th!
While our dreams of donning a Reem Acra masterpiece are still just a fantasy, we will soon be able to spritz ourselves with the designer’s debut fragrance. The Lebanese designer is launching an eponymous scent in October at Saks Fifth Avenue, and chose model Crystal Renn to front print and online ads.
Last week we attended the opening of the Saks‘s new home department, which contains everything from truly stunning Baccarat glassware to Mrs. John L. Strong bespoke stationery. There was so much to look at, admire, and not trip over, that we frankly felt a little overwhelmed.
The first episode of NBC’s Fashion Star aired last night and if today’s sales are anything to go by, it’s off to a great start. Not only did all three retailers — Saks, Macy’s, and H&M, purchase items from the designers, but at least one of the winning looks sold out in under an hour.
We know, we know — everyone and their mother is excited about Jason Wu‘s upcoming collaboration with Target. But the celebrated fashion designer has another partnership coming down the pipeline — one aimed at making your home smell infinitely better than it already does.
Escalators are so annoying! When you want to go down, they go up. When you want to go up, they go down. Right?
One Pucci dress, two very different ladies. Who looked best? You decide! (Though let’s be real, it shouldn’t be too hard.)
Answer: “I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind,” Alexa Chung sang to us while wearing our plastic dinosaur ring. Question: Why was last night different from all other nights?
New York retailers are taking the incoming of Hurricane Irene very, very seriously, and many of the city’s iconic stores have shut down and boarded up to prepare for the onslaught of rain and possible flooding.
Flash sale sites are popping up everywhere these days, and Saks Fifth Avenue is jumping on the bandwagon. Joining the likes of Ruelala, Gilt Groupe and eBay, the luxury clothing store will launch its flash sale site, Saks Fashion Fix, tomorrow.
To satisfy the global demand for luxury retail, fashion giant Saks Fifth Avenue has been licensing stores all over the world. And by August 2012 it’ll open a 91,000 square-foot unit in Almaty, Kazakhstan. You may begin making Borat jokes now.
What did you get from your sister on your last birthday? A card? A book? A bottle of perfume? Solange Knowles turned 25 on Friday, and her older sister Beyoncé gifted her with 25 pairs of fancy shoes. Yeah, we’re jealous.
Retail operations everywhere have been quick to distance themselves from all things John Galliano-related, but the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City may have moved a little too fast. Its general manager, Suzanne Johnson, is reported to have said that the store would take everything Galliano designed off its racks and shelves. Yesterday, a Saks representative clarified that statement: Galliano’s eponymous label is out, but Dior is staying right where it is.
You know what’s cool? Blogging. Which is exactly why Saks Fifth Avenue has gotten into the game of showing and telling and pontificating about and obsessing over fashion with its new editorial venture, Saks Point of View.
A few weeks ago when we heard that we’d be following one of our worst-dressed colleagues around while he got a full makeover at Saks Fifth Avenue, we were more jealous than anything else. We here at Styleite had never met Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher in person (he covers the White House for our sister site, so he’s never in town!) but as soon as we saw him we realized just how badly he needed and deserved to get a few upgrades to his style. And now we have video evidence of the weeks of tailoring, grooming, fitting and life improving we witnessed Tommy undergo.
[A little backstory: Tommy Christopher, who covers the White House for our sister site Mediaite, is the worst-dressed person in the White House press corps. We couldn't stand the thought of him interviewing the president in polyester, so we teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue to help him update his look. Herein, his take on the process.]