Eddie Bauer files for bankruptcy, Mulberry gains, Beth Ditto designs, Diesel Black Gold pulls out of NYFW

Eddie Bauer goose down slippers, courtesy of Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer Plots Its Next Ascent (WSJ) “Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., the nearly 90-year-old outdoor retailer with a rich history, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, overcome by a heavy debt load.” British style captures mood of times, says Mulberry (Reuters) “The leather bags specialist said UK like-for-like sales leapt 21 percent in the first 10 weeks of its new financial year, helping to send its shares

…Continue Reading

Superfine and Diesel | Jean pool?

MILAN, Italy - Is Diesel's Renzo Rosso on the prowl again? Word on the street is that Rosso is in talks to acquire Superfine Jeans, the hot London-based premium denim brand, founded in 2003 by Lucy Pinter and Flora Evans. Superfine has become well known for its directional silhouettes and popularity amongst the global style A-list, including Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen and Mary-Kate Olsen. While Mr. Rosso has been acquisitive in the past, he has tended to focus more on the fashion end of things, acquring stakes in  Maison Martin Margiela, DSquared2, and most recently, Sophia Kokosalaki, through Diesel's Staff International subsidiary. That Mr. Rosso is reportedly looking to acquire another denim brand may suggest that Diesel, which now ranks…

…Continue Reading