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Macy's today announced the launch of mBLOG, an online destination offering the ultimate insider's guide to fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle news and trends at Obviously, the blog could never be as good as the fashion blog here on the Fashion Industry Network (sort of kidding,…


Added by Apparel1 on October 26, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Wal-mart Closing Down New York Fashion

OK, I do not mean that Walmart is closing down the entire New York fashion industry.  However, the news is still rather big.  It appears that Wal-mart has finally come to the realization that they did not need a fashion merchandising office in New York city.  Although it feels as if they opened last…

Added by Apparel1 on October 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Shailene Woodley wears Moschino Cheap & Chic

SHAILENE WOODLEY attends the 15th Annual "Hollywood Film Awards" Gala at Lincoln Center wearing a skinny strap black cocktail dress with a lace bralette and trim by MOSCHINO CHEAP & CHIC.…


Added by Apparel1 on October 25, 2011 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

Eddie Bauer Once Again Goes Down

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the original 1936 Skyliner Model Jacket, the cornerstone of the Eddie Bauer outerwear legacy. To commemorate the occasion, Eddie Bauer has re-launched the 1936 Skyliner Model design in updated fabric choices for men and women.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Eddie Bauer became THE American expedition outfitter during the Golden Age of Himalayan mountaineering,…


Added by Apparel1 on October 21, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Liz Claiborne Selling Liz Claiborne Brand

Liz Claiborne, Inc. (NYSE: LIZ) yesteday announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its Liz Claiborne, Monet and Kensie brands, and has completed the sale of its Dana Buchman brand, for total cash proceeds of approximately $328 million, of which $308 million represents sale proceeds. The Company has also agreed with Donna Karan… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on October 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Alberta Ferretti Black Gown Worn by Anna Dello Russo

Alberta Ferretti Black Gown Worn by Anna Dello Russo October 4th, 2011 in Paris.

Added by Apparel1 on October 10, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Top 10 Fashion Halloween Costumes

A wonderful article has been submitted to me today for publication on my Apparel Search website.  It is about the top 10 fashionable Halloween costumes.  I was so pleased with the article, I thought it would be nice to post portion here for your review.  Below is the opening paragraph.

"It’s October, which means that orange is in style – until Halloween’s over, that is!…


Added by Apparel1 on October 6, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Belk Charity Sale Helping Non-Profit Charities

The semi-annual Belk Charity Sale is coming in November.

The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits non-profit charities and schools, allowing them to keep 100% of each $5 ticket sold, while providing shoppers an opportunity to save 20 to 70 percent off purchases that day on seldom discounted merchandise.…


Added by Apparel1 on September 20, 2011 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

Fashion Color Report for Spring 2012

I am not sure if anyone else has posted about this yet, but Pantone has yesterday unveiled the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Spring 2012. The release of the PANTONE Fashion Color Report coincides with New York Fashion Week, which began yesterday.

The report…


Added by Apparel1 on September 9, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

What to Expect for MAGIC August 2011

Each February and August, the fashion industry converges in Las Vegas for what is arguably the most influential three days in the business of fashion.  MAGIC brings together the entire industry for one of the world’s foremost fashion event, providing men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessory brands the unique opportunity to showcase more than 5,000 brands and 20,000 product lines to more than…


Added by Apparel1 on August 16, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

New Balance Assembled in New York City Flatiron District

New Balance announces on August 11th, 2011 the opening of its first North American Experience Store in New York City’s Flatiron District. Although I did not "run" their in sneakers, I did in fact check out the store opening.


New Balance New York will showcase the…


Added by Apparel1 on August 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Apparel Manufacturing Cost Increases Effect Buyer Prices

When the cost of fabric, trims, and labor increases, what have you been doing? 
  • Do you pass along the cost increase to your buyers?
  • Have your buyers walked away from you because of the increase your…

Added by Apparel1 on August 5, 2011 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Walid Atallah Fashion Designer Presenting at Couture Fashion Week 2011

Walid Atallah, one of the Middle East's top fashion designers, will make his third appearance at Couture Fashion Week in…


Added by Apparel1 on August 5, 2011 at 7:55am — No Comments

Celine Dion Signature : Fragrance Introduced

OK, fragrance is not technically fashion.  However, I think that the fragrance industry is a close cousin to fashion.  Not only do we want to look good, many of us want to smell good as well.  Although I am not certain if the Celine Dion Signature fragrance actually smells good, I thought we should at least all be aware that it…


Added by Apparel1 on July 28, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Iconix Brand Group Increasing Ownership in Zoo York

Iconix Brand Group announced today that it has entered into an agreement to increase its ownership interest in the Zoo York brand to 100%. The Company currently owns a 51% controlling interest in the brand, and through the transaction will acquire the…


Added by Apparel1 on July 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Woolmark Competition 2011

Woolmark is knitting its way into Facebook’s pages launching a global street style competition with a difference.

Launched this week, Woolmark’s ‘Find Fashion by Feelings’ lookbook invites users to post their favourite wool looks into one of twelve ‘Feelings’ categories. Users are then encouraged to vote for the outfits they love the most, with the most ‘loved’ look winning a AUD $12,000 holiday & wool experience. Additionally the public can vote for their favourite look, with…


Added by Apparel1 on July 25, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Addicted Jeans Store : Clinton New Jersey

Two weeks ago I had visited a charming town called Clinton in New Jersey.  For those of you that live in New Jersey, this is Clinton with an "N", not Clifton with an "F".  Anyway, went down to Clinton to take a hot air balloon ride.  Prior to the flight I had time to browse the town.  Fortunately, their was a charming fashion boutique (with a charming store owner).  If…


Added by Apparel1 on July 20, 2011 at 6:31pm — 1 Comment

Like Your Style

For the past several months, the Fashion Industry Network has been using the phrase "Like Your Style", as the method for members to indicate to one another that they appreciate a particular post from another member.

If you are not familiar with the button, it looks like…


Added by Apparel1 on July 9, 2011 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Gotham House Red Carpet Showroom : 2011 Product Placement

Throughout September and October 2011, the “Gotham House Red Carpet Showroom” will serve as an invitation only, high-end space, designated for the A-list to come, celebrate, and prepare for the show, to shop, and get pampered.

The Gotham House plans to be…


Added by Apparel1 on July 8, 2011 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

Milan Fashion Week SS12

Milan Fashion Week (in italian: Settimana della moda) is a famous fashion week held semi-annually in Milan, Italy Spring/Summer event held in February - March of each year and Autumn/Winter event held in September - October of each year.



Added by Apparel1 on July 8, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments

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