Nasty Gal’s phenom, Sports energy in Paris, Fashion for good, Dreamy trunks, Nordstrom NYC

Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso: Fashion’s New Phenom (Forbes)
“In four years her spunky retail fashion site has streaked across the Web, pushing new ways to sell trendy but inexpensive clothing. The company is on its way to quadrupling sales this year to $128 million, racking up gross margins of more than 60%, up there with retail’s most profitable ventures.”

Get Ready for Action (NY Times)
“With a sneaker on every foot, high-tech fabrics the norm and shorts more prevalent than pants, sports is no longer the subtext of men’s wear. Streamlined, energy-filled clothes are the message for summer 2013.”

Fashioning a Better World (WSJ)
“When van Zyl and Caylor stood together to address the seated guests, it became clear how radically the world of Maiyet diverges from that of your usual high-end label. ‘If there’s a metaphor that encapsulates what we’re about,’ began van Zyl, with an ever-present boyish grin, ‘it’s that we’re at Barneys and we have Leymah Gbowee here with us.’”

Luxury Trunks, Reinvented (WSJ)
“In a workshop tucked into the tranquil green countryside of Limoges, some 250 miles south of Paris, Franck Tioni seems to have all the time in the world. A master craftsman in the intricate art of luxury trunk making, Tioni devotes hundreds of hours to creating a single piece.”

Nordstrom NYC Flagship Location Announced (Fashionista)
“After spending more than a decade searching for the right location, Nordstrom has just announced plans to open up its first flagship store–not a Rack or “concept shop“–but a real Nordstrom in NYC.”