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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Neumel for Men

Looking for new men's shoes?  Check out The Neumel footwear from UGG.
UGG for Men
Neumel Velvet 
Neumel Velvet
Model: 1018665
A low profile sole and luxurious wool lining make this shoe the ideal blend of style and function. Constructed from soft velvet with patent leather trim and satin laces, the Neumel pioneers a new standard of casual footwear.

Neumel Toscana
Neumel Toscana
Model: 1018663
They updated their best-selling chukka-boot hybrid with soft nubuck leather and luxe Toscana fur to give your everyday style some elevated edge.

Neumel Leather
Neumel Leather Men's Shoe
Model: 1018666
Constructed from rich full-grain leather and lined with soft wool, our best-selling Neumel is the pinnacle of luxe modernity.

Learn about UGG quality here on the Fashion Blog.

kathy ireland Intimates & Sleepwear License

kathy ireland® Worldwide and PPI Apparel Group are extending their partnership for kathy ireland® Intimates & Sleepwear through 2023, it was announced by Mr. Abe Hanan, Partner of New York-based PPI Apparel Group.
PPI Apparel Group
PPI Apparel Group first debuted the kathy ireland® Intimates & Sleepwear collection in Spring 2012. The two companies are now celebrating the $100 million sales benchmark. "We were thrilled to be awarded with the exclusive license for kathy ireland® Intimates & Sleepwear several years ago," says Mr. Hanan. "We knew then that a partnership with kiWW®, one of the most successful brands in the world, presented a tremendous and unique opportunity for our company. Our sales projections were doubled and we are now celebrating a major milestone. We are even more thrilled to be able to share this success with Kathy and her exceptionally talented team at kiWW®," he adds.
kathy ireland Intimates & Sleepwear

"Abe, Joey, and Mr. Morris Hanan are three of the most extraordinary leaders and executives we've ever met. The Hanan Family had the courage to return our brand to fashion after our success in the home industry," says Kathy, kiWW's CEO & Chief Designer who this year graced the cover of Forbes Magazine for the second time as one of America's 50 most successful self-made women. "Many, many years ago our apparel was sold at the discount channel. When we decided to reset apparel, after enormous success in home... all the king's horses and all the king's men said our apparel couldn't move forward... but the Hanan's obviously could. Their extraordinary design team, in concert with our Global Creative Director, are making miraculous things happen. We are outselling so many leading intimate apparel brands. Our on-trend design work, in-stock positioning and customer connection has more powerful results than expensive, ubiquitous advertising. Our sales and margins are excellent... and sales and margins are the bottom lines, after all. Aren't they? Congratulations Abe, Joey, Mr. Morris Hanan and every team member at PPI! We started as a business, and became a business family."

The kathy ireland® Intimates & Sleepwear collection includes functional, sophisticated, fashion-forward and on-trend bras, panties, shapewear and sleepwear. The new upcoming collections will see expansion in girls and the launch of underwear for men, I'M1.
kathy ireland Intimates & Sleepwear Collection

About PPI Apparel Group

PPI Apparel Group products are currently being sold in over 35,000 retail locations throughout the US and Canada and abroad. Their primary corporate focus has been fashion intimates, shapewear and sleepwear for the junior, missy and full figure market. They offer their expertise through a vast array of licensed properties and additionally are a premier source for private label product to many retailers.

About kathy ireland® Worldwide

Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland® Worldwide brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of "...solutions for families, especially busy moms™," "...solutions for people in love™," and "...solutions for people in business™," translate to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, skincare, accessories, weddings, home, office and more. kiWW's unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes. Listed as the 25th most powerful brand globally by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2.6 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland® Worldwide is the result of teamwork and dedication. Kathy has graced the cover of Forbes Magazine twice (2012, 2016) and according to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.

Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including: YWCA Greater Los Angeles for which she is an Ambassador, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEF, and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Kathy was recently named an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Thank you for taking the time to read our apparel industry licensing blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Sanctuary Clothing Faux Real Chubby Jacket

Supermodel Gigi Hadid was photographed wearing Sanctuary Clothing yesterday on Instagram. The beautiful supermodel kept it warm and chic posing in her Faux Real Chubby Jacket ($179, www.SanctuaryClothing.com)
Supermodel Gigi Hadid Dec 2016
Another fashion model that you may be familiar with was spotted recently in the same fab jacket.  Yes, it was Alessandra Ambrosio that recently wore the same Sanctuary Clothing Faux Real Chubby Jacket while out with her family.
Alessandra Ambrosio Sanctuary Clothing Jacket

You may have interest in reading some of our previous fashion blog posts from the following list.


Gigi Hadid Travels Chic Carry-On Luggage






Alessandra Ambrosio wore Brevity Necklace


Below is another look at the Sanctuary Clothing Faux Real Chubby Jacket worn by another fashion model.
Sanctuary Clothing Faux Real Chubby Jacket

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gucci New Ace Metallic Sneaker

Are you looking for a sneaker to get you noticed?  Shinny for sure.
Gucci New Ace Metallic Sneaker
Signature webbing adds color to a clean-cut Italian sneaker shaped from supple leather for comfort. In a head-turning twist, the right shoe features red trim at the heel while the left shoe has blue.
Gucci New Ace Sneaker
Shop for this men's Gucci sneaker at Nordstrom Item #1115451

You should also take a look at the Gucci SL 73 if you don't want such a flashy sneaker.  Clearly the Gucci New Ace sneaker will make you stand out in the crowd.  The Gucci SL 73 would do the same, but a bit more subtlety.

Gucci SL 73 Sneaker

Gucci SL 73 Sneaker
Gucci SL 73 Men's Sneaker
Gucci SL 73 Mens Sneaker
Embossed leather panels and signature web design define a low-profile sneaker on a rubber sole.

This is Item #543912 and can currently be found at Nordstrom while supplies last.

Here is a top view in case you were curious.
Gucci SL 73 Sneaker Top
By the way, you better try them on to make sure they fit your foot properly because they are not cheap.

Learn more about sneakers here on Apparel Search in our new fashion influence section.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rogue One Limited-Edition Jackets

The new Star Wars movie is coming soon.  Yes, I am talking about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  The release date for this movie is December 16, 2016 in the United States.

Are you wondering what sort of limited edition clothing, footwear, or fashion accessories are in the works?  Do you remember the limited edition Ugg boots that had been available the last time a Star Wars movie premiered? Here is a reminder of the Limited Edition Star Wars Ugg collection (from when Episode VII The Force Awakens was in theaters).

This year it appears that Columbia Sportswear will be selling Rogue One limited-edition jackets.  Working in tandem with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, the company has developed three styles of jackets inspired by “Rogue One” characters Sergeant Jyn Erso, Captain Cassian Andor and the Imperial Death Trooper.
Rogue One limited-edition jackets

Here is a brief description of the outerwear pictured above.  From left to right.

Women's Jyn Erso Rebel Jacket
Women's Jyn Erso™™ Rebel Jacket
Join the Rebel Alliance in their struggle against the Empire. This officially licensed, limited-edition jacket and vest set is inspired by Jyn Erso’s costume in the new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Crafted of heavy cotton twill, the jacket features leather-like details on the sleeves. The quilted, insulated vest can be worn separately or on top of the jacket for your next mission in a galaxy far, far away…

Men's Captain Cassian Andor™ Rebel Parka
Men's Captain Cassian Andor™ Rebel Parka
Inspired by the costume worn by Captain Cassian Andor in the new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this officially licensed, limited-edition parka is built to withstand the harshest conditions on an ice planet or here on Earth. The jacket features a faux fur hood, Omni-Heat™ Reflective to trap in warmth, Omni-Tech™ waterproof material to keep you dry.

Men's Imperial Death Trooper™ Jacket
Men's Imperial Death Trooper™ Jacket
Crush the rebels once and for all in this officially licensed, limited-edition jacket. Worn by the elite squadron in the new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this waterproof, breathable rain jacket is fully seam sealed and packed with the same features as our award-winning OutDry™ Ex Diamond Shell Jacket, including 2-way underarm venting and Light Rail™ zippered pockets. The Imperial logo shows your allegiance. 

The Star Wars Rogue One limited-edition jackets will be available starting December 9, 2016 online an in select stores.  Learn more at www.columbia.com

A bit about the movie:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. 

Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks.

Thank you for taking the time to read our limited-edition fashion blog post. If you know of any other limited editions regarding fashion for this movie, let us know.  We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holy Cow It's Cashmere

Holy cow, I didn't know that UGG was selling boots made of cashmere.  Yup, they have the Classic Cardy Cashmere & Classic Short Cashmere.  Proof is here...
Ugg Cashmere Boots

The Women's Classic Cardy Cashmere is Model: 1014460


Treat your feet to luxuriously soft cashmere.  Beautifully crafted from a cashmere knit and finished with a cashmere wool insole, this special edition boot is almost too good to be true. "Almost", too good to be true.

The Women's Classic Short Cashmere Model: 1015606

The Classic Short Cashmere is designed to indulge your feet in the softest and most luxurious cashmere. Impeccably crafted from rich leather, the short silhouette has been lined with natural cashmere wool and finished with our Treadlite by UGG™ sole for increased cushioning, traction, and durability.

Boots made with a luxury fiber are amazing.  But how about putting on a cashmere tank top, jogger, and socks and then wrap yourself in a soft robe. Follow that up with by tossing a luxurious scarf around your neck and keeping your hands toasty with an amazing pair of gloves.  Before you go out, obviously toss on your cashmere boots.  OK, that might be going a bit overboard.  But if you really wanted to you could dive head first into luxury from UGG Australia.

Treat your self well for holiday 2016.  It's OK to shop for yourself if you think your loved ones will forget to shop for these items on your behalf.
UGG Cashmere Scarf & Gloves
UGG Cashmere Robe and Socks
UGG Cashmere Tank Tops & Joggers
Do you love cashmere fabrics as much as we do?
Women's Ugg Fashion for Holiday
    Shop at the UGG website.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Awesome Winter Gloves

Why are you looking for awesome winter gloves?  Hopefully because it is cold outside and you want to look super fashionable in warm & cozy hand coverings.

Their is a great deal to think about if you are in the market for a new pair of gloves.  In addition to choosing a particular brand, color, or style, the environment in which you plan to wear them is obviously important.  Just because it is winter, it does not mean you have to go with a one size fits all approach.  You will clearly need one type of hand cover for driving a Mercedes SUV in Connecticut verse what you may choose to wear while driving a snow mobile in Alaska.  The location, weather, and purpose is important when making a buying decision.  
Awesome Winter Gloves
Awesome Winter Gloves & Mittens
Keep in mind that you don't have to own only one pair of gloves.  When you make a purchase, you do not have to get one pair to meet all of your needs. Buying multiple is certainly an option (if you can afford it).  You will want a different awesome winter glove for various occasions.

Are you wondering where to find awesome winter gloves?  Here are a few suggestions regarding where to shop.  If you know additional boutiques or larger retailers that you would suggest, you are welcome to list your thoughts in the comment area.

Nordstrom

Bloomingdale's

The North Face

Kohl's

Macy's

Neiman Marcus

For additional brands and retailers, you can check our skiwear brand blog post. Many of the companies listed on that page sell winter gear which includes accessories to help keep your hands warm and dry.
Ugg Classic Leather Smart Gloves
UGG Classic Leather Smart Gloves
If you thought that you could only find boots at UGG Australia, you would be wrong.  They have amazing gloves as well.
Stylish Winter Glove
Valentina Swarovski Smart Glove by UGG
Read more fashion blog posts about gloves here on Apparel Search.  You may also enjoy our skiwear brands post and our awesome winter boots information. Obviously you would need awesome winter boots to go with your awesome winter gloves.  You should probably look into fab outerwear and wool hats as well.

Learn more about gloves in our new fashion product influence section.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Awesome Winter Boots

Are you looking for awesome boots for this winter?  Yes, when we say awesome we mean, extremely impressive.  We are talking about winter boots that inspiring great admiration from the style savvy.

First of all, what are winter boots?  This may depend on where you actually live. In regard to this footwear blog post, we are talking about cold weather boots. In other words, shoes that will keep the wearers feet warm on cold winter days (even when it is snowing).  You may want to visit our new fashion influence section to see our product page about snow boots.

Are you going for a super warm, looks like I am going to Alaska look or a cold weather boot that you can wear to work in New York city?  Regardless of the style you are looking for, you are sure to find plenty of amazing options on the net.

Here is a nice example of a classy yet waterproof boot for women that may be appropriate for you city dwellers.
Kesey Waterproof Boot from UGG: You can find at Nordstrom Style # Item #726534
The Kesey has a smooth, waterproof leather and wool-blend fabric create textual interest on a combat-inspired bootie topped with a belted ankle strap. The soft, cozy footbed lining is made from plush UGGpure™, a textile made entirely from wool but engineered to feel and wear like genuine shearling.  Learn more about UGG boot quality on our previous post.

When discussing trendy yet cold weather friendly boots it is hard not to bring up the Sorel brand.  Pictured below are a few from their collection that may be worth your time to further review.
Sorel Winter Boots

Learn more about the Sorel brand and shoes at their website.

Below you will find a wide assortment of fantastic winter footwear.
Awesome Winter Boots
Yes, these are "awesome" winter boots
Another shoe brand we suggest you research for those chilly days would be The North Face.  Here are a few examples of the type of women's boots that they design.
The North Face Women's Winter Boots
The North Face Boots
Learn more about The North Face company, clothes, and awesome winter boots at their website.  You can also find information about The North Face company here on Apparel Search in our fashion and footwear company section.  That is the area of our site where we list business profiles about industry leaders such as The North Face, Ugg Australia, Sorel, Nike, Under Armour, and many others.

Thank you for taking the time to read our footwear blog post. If you enjoy cold weather sports like skiing or snowboarding or simply enjoy looking stylish, we hope that you have found the information above to be informative.  Shorter days, frigid temperatures, and foul weather does not mean that your feet have to look dull.

For those of you that work in the apparel industry you may want to visit our winter boot factory page if you are in the market to manufacturer this product.

Are you planning a ski trip this year?  It would probably be a good idea for you to also read our Skiwear Brands for Fashionista Ski Adventures.  Probably a smart idea to also view our recent footwear blog post about warm winter boots (2016) and trendy snow boots (2016). 

If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.  Do you have a favorite boot for winter?  Let's us know your favorite styles, brands, or places to find them.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Skiwear Brands for Fashionista Ski Adventures

Are you planning a vacation to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta, Snowbird, Killington, Stowe, or Vail Ski Resort?  No matter where you intend to ski, it is important to dress well for your adventure.  In addition to staying warm, comfortable, and dry, it is obviously important to look good both on and off the slopes.  Skiwear is key, what you wear while skiing and what you wear around the resort & ski lodge is equally important.
Sorel Women's Joan of Arctic Boot
Sorel Women's Joan of Arctic Holiday Boot
Ski season is important for several reasons.  One of the primary concerns is to a skier to make sure that they are dressed in this seasons ski clothing.  Obviously, you don't want to be caught wearing last years trends.

Below you will find some ski gear brands that are worth researching if you are planning to head to the slopes (or the ski lodge).



4FRNT
Alpina
Apex
APO
Arc'teryx
Armada
Astis
Atomic
Autumn Cashmere
Bergans of Norway
Bern
Black Diamond
Blizzard
Bluehouse
Boeri
Bushnell
CamelBak
Casio
Church and State Optics
Cinda B
Cire
Cloudveil
Columbia
Core Concepts
Dabello
Dakine
Dalbello
DaleBoot
Daleoot
Deuter
Dolomite
DPS
Dragon Alliance
Dynafit Dynamic
Eider
Elan
Faction
Fat-Ypus
Fera International Corp.
First Degree
Fischer
Flylow
Full Tilt
G3
Giro
Goode
Gordini
Gore-Tex
Grace
Gregory
H2O
Hagan
Hart
Hestra
Highgear
Holmenkohl
Horny Toad
Ibex
Icebreaker
Icelantic 
Julbo
Kaenon
Kastle
Killy
Klint
Kuru
La Sportiva
Level
Lib Tech NAS
LowePro
Marker
MFS Eyewear
Millet
Mountain Hardwear
Mountainsmith
O'Neill
Oakley
Obermeyer
ON3P
Orage
Origo
Ortovox
Outdoor Research
Outdoor Technology
Panasonic
Pearl Izumi
POC
Polarmax
Pret
RAMP
RAMP Sports
Raxstars
RMU
Rocky Mountain Underground
Roxa
Roxy
Scarpa
Scott
Shred Optics
Sierra Designs
Ski Logik
Ski Trab
Smartwool Corporation
Smith
Snow Angel
Spy Optic
Stockli
Stoic
Storm
Surface
Suunto
Tecnica
Transpack
Vist
Volant
Volkl
Voormi
Wagner
Wenger
White Doctor
WinterSilks
Zay
Zeal


Ski Goggles Bolle
Bolle Ski Goggles

We hope that you find the above skiwear brands to be of help to you.  Some of them are perfect for wearing as you ski and others offer winter clothes to be worn when you are off the slopes but in the cold weather.

Learn about snow bootsknit hatssnow pantsgloves, and mittens as well.


You can also visit our men's skiwear guide for more information.


Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. You may want to read our recent footwear blog post about warm winter boots (2016) and trendy snow boots (2016).  And obviously, don't miss our new awesome winter boots report.

If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

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