Belle Époque, Chinese market growth, PinPointing, Barneys to close Dallas store, H&M and ADR

Impressionisme et la Mode at Musée d’Orsay | Source: Clicanoo

The Fashion Show From the Belle Époque (IHT)
“The Belle Époque has never seemed such an orgy of gorgeousness as it does in “Impressionisme et la Mode” at the Musée d’Orsay. The concept of bringing Impressionist paintings to fashion life with displays of fans and hats, of dresses hooped over their crinolines and of shoes so decorative and tiny that they look like fairy slippers, might be seen as the ultimate in frivolity.”

China tipped to be 2nd biggest luxury market by 2017 (AFP)
“China is set to become the world’s second biggest market for luxury goods after the United States in five years, overtaking France, Britain, Italy and Japan, an industry report said on Tuesday.”

Zappos Introduces PinPointing, a Pinterest Shopping Companion Tool (On the Runway)
“Zappos, the online shopping Web site, is trying to change all that withPinPointing, a service that recommends Zappos products based on Pinterest pins and boards.”

Barneys shuttering Dallas location (Crain’s New York)
“Department store Barneys New York announced Monday that it is closing its Dallas location. The store is expected to remain open until April 2013.”

H&M and Anna Dello Russo: another successful creative partnership (Guardian)
“Following on from collections with Versace and Marni, H&M have opted for a different take with their latest designer collaboration. Instead of another catwalk name, the chain has raided the front row. Anna Dello Russo, the street-style star known as ADR and editor-at-large for Vogue Japan, has created a range of accessories for the high-street brand.”