Guy Bourdin: Image Maker at Somerset House

This week sees the opening of a new photography exhibition at Somerset House in London which focuses on the influential and enigmatic work of Guy Bourdin. The largest exhibition of its kind to be shown in the UK, it will feature over 100 pieces of his work, alongside previously unseen material, spanning the length of his 40-year career from Man Ray’s ...
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Glade Gets It Right With This Experiential Pop-Up

Glade, the US-based home fragrance brand, opened an impressive pop-up this week in New York City's Meatpacking District. Experience, not selling, was clearly top of mind for the brand since the storefront and the space is free of any big Glade logo or products that customers can purchase. Instead, Glade focuses on taking customers on a multi-sensory journey that goes like ...
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Hackett caters to City customer with new London store

British menswear brand Hackett has opened a new store in the heart of the City of London, at 55 Old Broad Street. The 150sq m store has been designed with the City customer in mind, offering the brand’s full range of bespoke, made-to-measure and personal tailoring services. Personalisation is a strong focus of the new space: alongside a bespoke service ...
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M&S Press Day

Yesterday we visited the spring/summer 2015 press preview for M&S kidswear. The collection was full of fun and fresh prints for the coming season with spring bloom partywear and a monochrome story dominating girlswear. For boys, dinosaur jacquard knits, creepy crawlies and wild animals colourfully decorate jumpers, tops and tees. We saw a little bit of vintage nostalgia emerge in ...
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LONDON: Allen Jones exhibition

This autumn the Royal Academy showcases a major exhibition of Allen Jones’ work, the first in the UK since 1995.
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Gap in management shake-up, slashes year-end outlook, shares hit

Gap issued a profit warning late Thursday alongside major leadership changes at its signature and Banana Republic brands. The US apparel retail giant also said a highly competitive Holiday season would again be all about discounting. Unsurprisingly, its shares fell nearly 5% in after-hours trading. Jeff Kirwan, 48, has been promoted to global president of the Gap brand, succeeding Stephen Sunnucks, ...
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Murad Skincare Opens First Flagship Store in Los Angeles

America’s first doctor developed skincare brand Murad has opened its official flagship store on Los Angeles’ famed West 3rd Street. Founded in 1989 by certified dermatologist and pharmacist Dr. Howard Murad, the stand-alone retail space spans across 1,500sq-ft and aims to highlight the brand’s commitment to Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health Philosophy, which inspires people to ‘look better, live better and feel ...
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Target turns corner with surprise profits gain, even Canada rebounds

Target Corp is showing distinct signs of recovery as the US-based value retail giant Wednesday beat its own domestic Q3 sales forecast while delivering a surprise profit hike, emerging from the costly data-breach shadows. Even its beleaguered Canadian ops rebounded in the quarter. The good news sent its shares up 7.4% to $72.50, its highest level in more than a year ...
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Crafted Christmas: Decorations by Rose Velours

French homewares company Rose Velours has unveiled a range of hand-crafted textile decorations for the holiday season.
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Black Scalpel Cityscapes by Damien Hirst

Controversial artist Damien Hirst is back on the art stage with impressive new work for the White Cube São Paulo gallery, significantly titled Black Scalpel Cityscapes. Described by Hirst as "portraits of living cities", the large scale paintings are composed of surgical instruments such as scalpels, blades, hooks, filings and safety pins that come together glued over a black background to create a bird's-eye view
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Costs hurt Urban Outfitters’ Q3 earnings as core brand continues slow recovery

The high cost of promotions/discounting weighed on Urban Outfitters Monday as the apparel retail group saw its Q3 earnings fall short of analysts’ expectations, sending its shares down 4.9% to $29.19 in extended trading. Urban Outfitters reported earnings fell to $47.1m/35 cents per share in the quarter to October 31, from $70.3m/47 cents a year earlier, below the 41 cents analysts ...
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Ben’s House: Cured, Created, Crafted in London

Lifestyle shop Ben's House has recently opened its doors in London's Fitzrovia with a very simple premise: all products showcased are created and made in London.
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Tom Dixon Sandwich at Harrods

British designer Tom Dixon has opened a cafe in London's famous department store, Harrods. Tom Dixon Sandwich pays homage to the snack that names the space, but the menu also includes salads and cheese/charcuterie plates.
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A.P.C. Founder Jean Touitou Talks to GQ on Normcore, The Secret To His Success and Why He Doesn’t Give a F*ck About Other Denim Brands

The often outspoken founder of A.P.C. Jean Touitou recently spoke with GQ magazine spanning several compelling topics ranging from A.P.C.'s success, why they introduced stretch denim, what he thinks about being called normcore, and just how often the man who started it all washes his own New Standards. The whole interview can be seen here while select questions are seen below.   How has the denim industry changed ...
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US October retail sales rise, consumer confidence jumps ahead of Holiday season

US consumers are stepping up their retail spend as cheaper fuel and an improving jobs market boosts confidence ahead of the Holiday shopping season. US retail sales rebounded in October, the Commerce Department said Friday, while consumer sentiment rose to 89.4 this month, its highest level since July 2007, according to a Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan survey, also released Friday. Retail ...
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