Risking Barneys’ cool, Moncler fights fakes, Gilt goes full price, Yoox to open in China, First look at Tom Ford

L'Wren Scott at Barneys | Source: Barneys

Will Top Firings Change Barneys’ Cool? (On the Runway)
“Increasing Barneys’ profitability was a prime objective… The recession forced retailers to become leaner and more competitive, in particular with online sales, and that urgency will be critical to Barneys’ cool.”

Moncler fights against fakes (Fashion United)
“The Italian Fashion Chamber is joining Moncler and also stepping up against fakes… fighting the collateral damages caused by the creation of a black market, which hits tax payers, companies, and puts jobs at risk.”

Gilt Groupe’s Full-Price Men’s Site Slated to Launch in July (NY Fashion)
“Gilt Groupe realizes that men, who approach shopping with the utmost effort to get in, get out, and get on with life rather than dig and dig for a great find to brag about later, will just as easily pay full prices as sale prices.”

Yoox to open new online stores in China in 2011 (Reuters)
“Italian online fashion retailer Yoox is planning to bring some of the most exclusive fashion brands to China next year, tapping into the demand for luxury goods of the world’s largest online population.”

Tom Ford’s catwalk pictures hit the web (Telegraph)
“Tickets were like gold dust and the anticipation sent shivers through New York Fashion Week in September. Tom Ford was back – but on his own terms. Mr Sexsational’s first women’s wear collection since leaving Gucii and Yves Saint Laurent was unveiled.”