Prada revenues jump, Bill Blass shake up, Magazine newsstand sales drop, Lucky clicks, Elin Kling

Prada Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Ftape

Prada first-half revenue buoyed by robust Asian growth (Reuters)
“Italian fashion house Prada, which competes with Louis Vuitton and PPR’s Gucci, posted a 36.5 percent jump in first-half revenue, buoyed by strong growth in Asia, with sales driven mainly by its Prada and Miu Miu brands.”

Bill Blass Fires Designer. Again(On the Runway)
“Jeffrey Monteiro and the rest of the women’s design team at Bill Blass were dismissed last week in the latest blow to a brand that has had more than its share of them in the last decade.”

A Tough Half for Newsstand Sales (WWD)
“While a few fashion and lifestyle magazines reported virtually no change in newsstand compared to last year, that wasn’t the case for the majority of titles. During the first six months of this year, most publishers were lucky if they reported only a single-digit decline.”

Guided by Lucky Magazine, Shopping Will Soon Require Less Clicking (NY Times)
“Before women go to the mall, they go to the shopping bible Lucky. Now the magazine wants to save them the price of gas… Instead of directing shoppers to store sites to buy items, a shopper never has to leave the myLucky site and can keep items from multiple stores in her shopping cart.”

Who’s that girl? Elin Kling (Telegraph)
“Kling’s blog, Style by Kling , has garnered an army of adoring readers since she launched in 2007. Less well-known is her role as co-founder of a blog portal, Fashion Networks International. FNI’s website, NowManifest.”