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Apparel1's Blog – June 2009 Archive (11) Adds Small Fee for New Members

After several years of providing a free online fashion modeling portfolio service, the Apparel Search Company has decided to add a small fee for new members.

It is important to note that Existing members as of June 25, 2009 have been granted a free listing until 2015 (as long as they meet standards). After 2015, they will need to pay the small yearly fee like the new members.

Reason for Small Fee: The fact of the matter is that Apparel Search is NOT trying to make a few… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Dress Barn Merges with Tween Brands

Here is some interesting news of the day:

Dress Barn, Inc. (NASDAQ - DBRN) and Tween Brands, Inc. (NYSE- TWB) today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Dress Barn, Inc. will merge with Tween Brands, Inc. in a stock-for-stock transaction.

Dress Barn, Inc. anticipates that the transaction will be neutral to earnings in the first full year of combined operations and accretive thereafter. On a trailing twelve… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 25, 2009 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Merrell Switchback Shirt

Always thought about Merrell for shoes. Today I saw their Switchback Shirt and thought it was interesting engough to share with you. Their Switchback tech long sleeve gives you ultimate performance for days when your heart rate is high, but the temperature is a little low. Made from sustainable Cocona® moisture-wicking, UV protective fabric, it feels soft and comfortable, and is odor resistant, wash after wash. The Switchback gives you mobility and… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 24, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Shoe Prototypes : Easy Way to Create Shoe Prototype

Creating a shoe prototype may not always be as easy as it sounds.. Well, Converse and Z Corporation, certainly do make it sound easy...

"Speed matters if you're charging to the basketball hoop, sprinting for the tape or skating with style. Speed also matters if you're making the footwear for these purposes, which is why Converse uses 3D printing technology from Z Corporation to pump out bold new sneaker prototypes every night. Overnight prototyping helps the NIKE-owned shoe… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 23, 2009 at 10:46am — No Comments

Lands' End Lands Good Grade on Customer Service

Today I was doing a bit of research and discovered a few things that I did not know about Lands' End. For one, did you know that the apostrophe in Lands' End is in the wrong place. There have been some silly explanations over the years, but the truth is, it was a mistake. It was a typo in their first printed piece, and they couldn't afford to reprint and correct it. Anyway, the purpose of this fashion blog post is not to discuss grammar or… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 22, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Fashion Industry Leads All Other Industries In Social Responsibility : Timberland

OK, I have titled my blog "Fashion Industry Leads All Other Industries In Social Responsibility", but I must state that I do not know for sure that the fashion industry actually leads all others in social responsibility. However, this is one of the benefits of writing a blog article and not an article for the New York Times or Wall Street Journal. In a fashion blog post, I do not… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 19, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Eddie Bauer In Chapter 11 : Incase You Did Not Hear Already

Hope they do not owe money to any members of the fashion industry network...

Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. yesterday announced that it has voluntarily initiated proceedings under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in Canada in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List), and is pursuing a sale process under Section 363 of the… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Michelin Footwear : Who knew the Michelin Man Had Shoes

It is certainly true that you learn something new nearly every day. Today I realized that the Michelin company (the company that makes tires) also has a footwear line. In all honesty, they may have been doing this for decades, but I just noticed. Anyway, incase you had not been aware, I wanted to keep you informed..

Michelin Footwear has created a range of boots, shoes and insoles that are… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 16, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Milan Street Fashion Trend Report : June 2009

There is a new fashion trend report available. You can learn more at the Milan Street Fashion Trend Report summary that I posted on Apparel Search.

The trend reports are created by Mudpie a fashion trend service from the United… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 14, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fashion Trend Report June 2009

Mpdclick presents the eleventh of their monthly 'Trends, Fashion, Lifestyle, Culture' magazines, previewing crucial cultural and consumer movements every brand should know about. This month they provide features on Protest Chic, Woven Narratives and Fantasy Design to be Inspired by. They also take a look at Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher: The "New" India, whilst determining what this could mean for your business. In retail this week, they visit Milan,… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Retail Trend Review May 2009 from Mpdclick

Are you familiar with Mudpie or Mpdclick? Well they are part of the same company and provide fashion trend services. Here is a brief glimpse of what they offer for May 2009...

Mpdclick's monthy retail trend overview provides you with the latest product trends emerging this month covering all genders and ages to ensure fashion professionals have the broadest outlook of the glbal retail sector. This month they travelled to Paris, Tokyo, Los… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on June 1, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

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