Chanel Ad Featuring Mini Muse

Hudson Kroenig, the adorable son of model Bran Kroenig, has been popping up in recent Chanel ad campaigns and he is only in kindergarten!  He has already walked a Chanel runway for spring 2014 and now is starring in Chanel's cruise collection campaign with model Joan Smalls.
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LVMH posts modest sales growth as fashion, beauty and duty free divisions perform

French luxury goods giant LVMH posted modest Q3 and nine-month sales late Tuesday as stronger performances in Europe and the US helped offset weakness in Asia. Star performers were its fashion and selective retail divisions. As with Burberry earlier in the day, LVMH also pointed to an “uncertain economic and financial environment” and failed to offer a full-year fiscal earnings ...
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Robyn Glaser Home Collection

Vintage quality, retro designs and contemporary colourways are at the heart of Robyn Glaser Home's new home and accessories collection. Throw pillows, wooden trays, graphic wall art and decorative and fashion accessories are all embellished by bright geometric repeats, inspired by iconic French and Italian design of the 1950s and '60s. Playful yet sophisticated, each item is hand-printed and manufactured in the USA,
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Suqqu Opens New Retail Space in Fenwick Bond Street

The Japanese cosmetic company has expanded in the UK, with a new retail space inside department store Fenwick of Bond Street in London. The Suqqu counter stocks all products from the cosmetic and skincare line. There is also a private treatment room – the first in the UK – offering the renowned Gankin massage, a facial treatment created by Suqqu experts ...
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What Can You Do With A Marble Tile? 40×40 by Paolo Ulian & Moreno Ratti

Italian designers Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti have created 40x40, a collection of seven prototypes of products made from discarded wall and flooring marble tiles. The tiles are pre-cut into standard sizes, the most common of which is 40 x 40 x1 centimetres. The idea was to realise a new product from just one tile, by cutting the parts and creating
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Minim Playing Cards

Online boutique Fate London has launched a set of minimalist playing cards that pare hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades down to stylised geometric shapes. Called Minim, the playing cards retail for £10.50.
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Cautious Burberry sees luxury market toughening despite strong H1 sales

Despite strong H1 global sales, UK fashion house Burberry maintained a cautious outlook as an increasingly difficult luxury-goods market is expected to weigh on profitability this year. Burberry posted a 7% rise (up 14% currency neutral) in total revenue to £1.1bn for the six months to September 30. Retail sales, meanwhile, lifted 8% (up 15% currency neutral) to £748m, reflecting ...
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Benetton opens concept store in Moscow

United Colors of Benetton has opened its restyled Moscow flagship showcasing its new retail concept, On Canvas, kickstarting a move to refurbish all its central Moscow stores by the end of this year. The 17,000sq ft store is located on Moscow’s main shopping street Tverskaya. It is designed around a series of moveable canvas walls which work as a lightweight structure ...
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Luxottica CEO Cavatorta quits after just 40 days, sources cite disagreements with owner Del Vecchio

Enrico Cavatorta has resigned as chief executive of Luxottica within six weeks of taking up the post following disagreements with founder and chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio. The Italian eyewear giant said Sunday that Del Vecchio will offer Luxottica executive Massimo Vian the role of co-CEO for operations and products. If accepted, he would take Cavatorta's role on an interim basis. Cavatorta, ...
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Fresh Typography Play by Amy Woodside

A refreshing new take on the graphic slogan trend that we've seen over recent seasons. Amy Woodhouse returns to traditional screen printing techniques to give bold graphic type a softer, craft appeal whilst maintaining a super modern look. Fascinated by the beauty of typography, Amy Woodside uses sans serif fonts to screen print word plays and abstract letterforms. The New York based artist is ...
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H&M launch their ‘All for children’ collection with 25% of sales donated to Unicef

H&M launch their ‘All for children’ collection on 30th October with 25% of sales donated to Unicef to help children in the world's poorest communities, by providing them with better education. The collection theme takes inspiration from the forest and wild nature, featuring Gorilla gloves, bear hats, lizard jumpsuits, sweaters adorned with bugs and faux–fur jackets blurring the boundaries of practical winter ...
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Back-to-School fails to light fire under September retail sales in US

US retailers saw just a modest increase in overall same store sales last month with stores open at least a year performing just O.6% above September 2013. Back-to-School selling was strong early on but sales slowed as the month progressed. Overall, sales at stores open at least a year rose 5.1%, according to the Thomson Reuters same-store sales index. It had ...
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Gap boss Murphy to retire in February, Peck steps up, September sales disappoint, shares dip

Gap CEO Glenn Murphy is to retire next February after seven years, to be replaced by its current digital leader Art Peck. News of the management shakeup came as the apparel retail giant also reported poor same-store sales in September and said weak sales in its signature brand were expected to hurt margins in Q3. The combined news sent its ...
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Florian Schmid Wins Lancôme Design Award

Lancôme and Elle Decor Italia have selected the winner of the first edition of the Lancôme Design Award, for which ten young designers aged under 35 were invited to interpret the power of the gaze, in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Lancôme's Hypnôse mascara. The winner is Lou, a brass table mirror designed by German designer Florian Schmid. Lou's base interprets ...
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Christopher & Banks cuts Q3 sales outlook on weak mall traffic

Womenswear retailer Christopher & Banks has lowered its Q3 sales guidance on continued mall traffic weakness and merchandising supply issues. Its share price plummeted almost 30% to $6.41 in afternoon trade after dropping as low as $6.18 earlier in the day. Net sales are now expected to range $114m-$118m for the quarter, down from $122m-$124m, while margins are also expected ...
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