Sep 20, 2013

Target Cancels Phillip Lim Online Orders

The 'Hunger Games' Target 3.1 Phillip Lim  collection problems continue for Target and some consummers.  

Some fashionistas who braved a sleepless night or very very early morning to shop online at Target.com have had their orders cancelled by the retailer.  Target says that some orders were mistakenly processed and that they do not have enough inventory to fulfill them.

Target apologized and gave them $100 Target gift cards.

This leads many to believe that Target will not be sending more stock to stores the way they have with previous collections.  May the odds be in the favor of those who are still looking for Pashli bags and BOOM sweaters.

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Sep 16, 2013

First Lady Designer Peter Pilotto to Go to Target

Fresh off the exciting and frenzied Hunger Games of Fashion that was the Phillip Lim collection, Target announced its next collaboration will be with UK designer Peter Pilotto.

This collaboration will be diffferent from others because the wares will also be available on Net-A-Porter, the high end luxury e-retailer.

Peter Pilotto is defined by high end prints and are a frequent celebrity favorite worn by Brooklyn Decker, Kristen Stewart, January Jones, Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama.

CommentsTags Peter Pilotto Hunger Games Phillip Lim Net-A-Porter Target Brooklyn Decker Beyonce

Sep 8, 2013

IMITATION OR INSPIRATION: PARIS HILTON v. LOUIS VUITTON DAMIER EBENE

The bar is over and I am happy to be back and blogging! Thanks to those who still tune in.  I will try to be more regular :)

This isn't a TRUE imitation or inspiration post because it's actually such blatant imitation, it actually rendered me speechless. 

Paris Hilton, formerly of 'The Simple Life' fame is barely famous in America but she [like every other celebrity and celebrity-lite] has a handbag line that she hawks.  Her bags are not popular in America but are very popular worldwide.  I assume everything smells like pleather and Kim Kardashian's silicone injections.

I can't ever say a Paris Hilton bag has ever caught my eye until I saw this beauty. 

Below: Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Hampstead

Eeerily familiar no? Brown and tan bag? Check. Dark brown trim? Check. Squares? Check. Red interior? Check. Tote style with two top handles? Check. Logo scattered throughout pattern? Check. Brass plate in the front? Check and mate.

Released in the spring of 2007 with prices ranging from $885-$1,230 the Hampstead uses one of Louis Vuitton's patterned 'Damier' trademark.

The mark registered under number 75366585 is described as

a square with a checkered pattern of light and dark brown with the unusual contrast of weft and warp. The colors light and dark brown are claimed as a feature of the mark. The lining constitutes a feature of the mark and, itself, does not indicate color as described and claimed hereinabove.

Paris Hilton didn't even try.


Photcredit: INSTAGRAM: danielleneocon, DeluxeMall

CommentsCategories IMITATION_OR_INSPIRATION LouisVuitton LVMH TRADEMARKS Tags Louis Vuitton Paris Hilton Ebene Neverfull Hampstead

Mar 25, 2013

Hermés Makes the World's Most Expensive T-Shirt

Hermés Makes the World's Most Expensive T-Shirt

The world's most expensive t-shirt is $91,500 and is made of crocodile.  That is the price of 9! run of the mill Birkin bags.

Source

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Mar 22, 2013

PPR ReBrands Itself As Kering

The French luxury brand jugernaut PPR [Pinault-Printemps-Redoute] effective June 18th will be known as Kering.  


PPR is home to many brand such as "Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Brioni, Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard, with Qeelin and Christopher Kane its latest acquisitions."

PPR was started by Francois-Henri Pinault [fun fact: He is married to actress Selma Hayek] in 1963.  The company has sold its shares of Printemp in 2006 and plans to sell its shares of Redoute by the end of the summer.

The new logo harkens back to the companies Bregne roots and indicates the company's move from luxury only to a fashion and accessories company. The logo features a "stylized owl with a heart-shaped face — and tagline, "Empowering Imagination."

Quite frankly, I hate it. There is nothing imaginative about the owl and I find it overly feminine and distractive. I am not really a fan of the the name as it reminds me of Keurig, the coffee company.

But then again...I am not a fan of change.

Source: WWD

CommentsCategories SARTORIAL_SUITS_AND_NEWS YSL Tags PPR KERING GUCCI BOTTEGA VENETA YVES SAINT LAURENT BALENCIAGE FRANCOIS-HENRI PINAULT SELMA HAYEK CHRISTOPHER KANE STELLA MCCARTNEY SERGIO ROSSI ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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