Moda Operandi launches, Chinese luxe investors, PVH ups forecast, Blurring fashion and art, Diego’s Colosseum

Backstage at Thakoon | Source: Thakoon

A Faster Trip From Runway to Shopping Cart (WSJ) “Collections of dozens of high-end design houses in New York, London, Milan and Paris will be opened up to individual shoppers, who will be able to place orders on a site called Moda Operandi, or” Chinese firms eye luxury’s battered stars (Reuters) “Luxury Western brands selling designer handbags and handmade suits to China’s

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Pop-up retail goes mobile, Upmarket apps, Della Valle ups Saks stake, Back to basics, Season’s top new models

RRR, available on Facebook | Source: Rachel Rachel Roy

Pop-up mobile for luxury retail (Mobiluxe) “One of the inherent values of the mobile medium for marketers is the very personal nature of the smartphone device itself… This creates a plethora of unique engagement opportunities for luxury brands… [to] re-create the feeling of uniqueness historically inherent in shoppers’ experience with the brand.” Apps Go Upmarket (Ad Week) “A new report from the Luxury

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Luxury spending rebounds, Mr. Miuccia, Della Valle ups Saks stake, Tokyo sets sights on new gen, Return of the it bag?

Roger Vivier Miss Viv | Source: Holt Renfrew

What The Rich Are Buying Now (Forbes) “While most consumers aren’t returning to their pre-recession shopping patterns, there has been a rebound in luxury spending lately. Ultra affluent shoppers … have started to come out of hiding” Miuccia and Me (WSJ) “Bertelli, is the mastermind behind a label most people associate with his wife, Miuccia Prada, the avant-garde designer who has created global

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Della Valle bets on Safilo, UK retail gains, Upsetting the fashion cycle, Karen Walker expands, John Rocha in profile

YSL sunglasses | Source: Saint Laurent

Safilo “good investment” – Italy’s Della Valle (International Business Times) “The Della Valle family’s stake in Italian debt-laden eyewear maker Safilo is a “good investment” and the company could do “great things” with a local rival, Diego Della Valle said in a Saturday newspaper interview.” Retail like-for-likes rise 2.8 percent in September (Drapers)

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