US Consumers Warm to Wearable Tech, Europeans Cooler

Opening Ceremony and Intel's MICA | Photo: Collier Schorr

Consumers are warming to the idea that wearing a computer on their wrists or clothing may not be the fashion faux pas that early clunky prototypes led many to fear, with 2015 poised to be a breakout for the much-hyped trend.

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Slowing Swiss Watch Growth Leads to Job Cuts at LVMH’s Tag Heuer

Leonardo DiCaprio is a Tag Heuer ambassador | Source: Tag Heuer

The Swiss watch market is growing at a slower pace than expected, leading to reduced production and job cuts at the Tag Heuer brand, according to the head of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA’s timepiece unit.

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Apple Watch Threatens Mid-Range Swiss Brands

Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar | Source: Tissot

Swatch Group AG’s Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar watch has a compass, tells the altitude and runs on solar power. It costs $1,250 — more than three times the smartwatch Apple Inc. unveiled yesterday, putting it squarely in the crosshairs of the tech giant’s latest gizmo.

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6 Core Beliefs Behind the New ‘Apple Watch’

Variations of the new Apple Watch | Source: Apple

Today, as Apple unveils its much-awaited Watch, BoF has the early scoop. Here, we explain the new wearable device, Apple’s strategy for turning the product into another blockbuster and its potential impact on the fashion and luxury industry.

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Ralph’s American dream, Hermès battle continues, Flash sites a boon to new designers, Collecting time, Judith Leiber

Karl Lagerfeld comic, by Johnny Ryan | Source: VICE

Oprah salutes Ralph Lauren and the American dream (LA Times) “So few people, in these starkly striated economic times, during which the barriers between classes have become more insurmountable than ever, get to traverse the chasms of culture and economy that have been leapt by Winfrey and Lauren.” Hermès Ownership Battle Continues (Epoch Times) “The controversial takeover of Hermès by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis

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