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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cindy Crawford Wearing Parker Smith Bootcut Jeans

Cindy Crawford was recently photographed wearing Parker Smith Becky Bootcut in Deep Azure jeans in Malibu ($178)! 
Cindy Crawford June 2015

Parker Smith Becky Bootcut in Deep Azure jeans in Malibu
This is the second time the iconic supermodel looked effortlessly chic in Parker Smith as she also wore the Bonnie Trousers in Breeze when she stepped out in Los Angeles in May ($175).

Cindy Crawford Bonnie Trousers in Breeze

If you are interested in taking a look back at some of our previous fashion blog posts about Cindy, you may find the following to be of interest:

Vera Wang Trunk Show Schedule

Just in case you missed the Vera Wang Fall 2015 bridal trunk show that was held in Chicago back in March, don't worry.  Fortunately, Vera Wang's Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Bridal Collections will be at trunk shows around the world in the coming weeks and months.
Vera Wang Trunk Show

Check the Vera Wang trunk show schedule at their website.

Oh, I almost forgot to ask.  Do you know what a trunk show is?  If you are not sure, you can view the trunk show term in our fashion terms section.  Hope that helps.

Learn more about the Spring 2016 Vera Wang Bridal Collection.

Monday, June 29, 2015

orYANY Handbag Special Deal

New York-based Oryany offers stylish and functional leather handbags featuring luxurious and practical designs. The collection is known for signature hardware, rich color palettes, and contemporary styles.  Are you ready for the really interesting part?  Well, this beautiful handbag is actually currently on "sale" at Neiman Marcus.
Sydney Colorblock Tote Bag, Natural

Oryany Sydney Colorblock Tote Bag, Natural

  • Oryany slouchy tote in colorblock pebbled leather.
  • Brushed golden hardware.
  • Buckled flat top handles; 7" drop.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with rings; 14.5" drop.
  • Large front zip pocket on bottom panel.
  • Magnetic snap top for on-the-go access.
  • Inside, signature printed lining; two zip and two open pockets.
  • 11.5"H x 15.5"W x 2"D; weighs 2lb. 6oz.
  • "Sydney" is imported.
This handbag was originally $333.  Lowered to $249.  TODAY on the Neiman Marcus website, I saw the back marked with an extra 40% off which brought the price to $149.40

Check with them to reconfirm the price is still active.  For in-store inquiries the handbag is style #19053229, Online inquiries: NMS15_V2G91

Learn more about orYany handbags at their website.

Find more information about designer handbags in the new designer handbag section here on Apparel Search.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Steven Rendle Career Move to President & COO at VF

On June 24, 2015 VF Corporation, announced that Steven E. Rendle, 55, has been appointed President & Chief Operating Officer at the company and has been elected to VF’s Board of Directors.  He will report to Eric Wiseman, VF’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

In his role as President & Chief Operating Officer, Rendle will oversee all of VF’s business coalitions worldwide: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, Sportswear and Contemporary Brands. He will also be responsible for VF’s global Supply Chain and Direct-to-Consumer platforms.

Wiseman continued, “VF is a growing global company and Steve is an outstanding leader with a proven track record of building brands and businesses. He is sharply focused on VF’s four essential growth drivers: leading in innovation, connecting with consumers, serving consumers directly and expanding geographically. As our President & COO, Steve will have responsibility across the business as we continue to build our powerful brand and distribution platforms that deliver consistent growth and return to shareholders.”

About VF

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. The company’s highly diversified portfolio of 30 powerful brands spans numerous geographies, product categories, consumer demographics and sales channels, giving VF a unique industry position and the ability to create sustainable, long-term growth for our customers and shareholders. The company’s largest brands are The North Face®, Vans®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee® and Nautica®. For more information, visit www.vfc.com.

Learn more about VF Corporation here on Apparel Search.

Mom Jeans Trending

Are Mom Jeans still trendy?  Were they ever...

Photo Source: Saturday Night Live video from 2003.

Neckwear Promo Code June 2015

High School graduation parties are pretty much over for this year.  Maybe you should think about getting married now.  For those of you that have just now graduated, I am only kidding.  It is probably a good idea to wait until you finish college before tying the knot.

If you are planning on getting married or simply want to tie the knot (bow tie knot or regular tie knot), you may want to visit Ties.com between now and July 4th, 2015 because they are having a sale.

4th of July 20% Off Sale at Ties.com. Use Promo Code USA25 Good June 22nd - July 4th, 2015

Ladies, don't be too jealous.  You can also take advantage of discounted purchases if you use the same promo code at Scarves.com

Note: regarding the sale, check with those sites about the specifics.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

E-commerce China Equity Cap Change

According to HKTDC, China has made an important move in regard to e-commerce.  We are not yet certain the full effect on clothing store e-commerce.
China has just announced its decision to lift foreign equity ratio restrictions on online data processing and transaction processing businesses. This means that such businesses can now be 100% foreign-owned. These measures were introduced with immediate effect. 
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced the change in a circular issued on 19 June 2015. According to the statement, the move has been made in order to support the development of e-commerce, encourage and guide the active participation of foreign investment and further stimulate market competition. The decision to remove foreign equity restrictions on online data processing and transaction processing (operating e-commerce) businesses across the country follows trials in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.
The above information is from HKTDC Research

Learn more about the Hong Kong Trade & Development Council.

TPA Fast Track on Free-Trade

On June 23, 2015 the Senate adopted a law giving President Obama the power to “fast-track” talks on free-trade pacts such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after months of fierce debate in both houses of the Congress.  The trade bill advanced 60-37, with the minimum votes needed to break a Democratic-led filibuster against the so-called Trade Promotion Authority. Thirteen Democrats sided with GOP leaders on the vote, and five Republicans

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), as the measure is called, means that Congress will only get to vote up or down on the treaties in question once they are finalized by the White House, without the ability to offer amendments.

On April 16, 2015 The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) applauded the introduction of the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.  They pointed out, that the passage of TPA will allow the Obama Administration to conclude the TPP, a potentially groundbreaking agreement for fashion brands and retailers doing business in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as create ambitious trade policy for the future, such as the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), a historic trade negotiation with Europe.  Read more about the The United States Fashion Industry Associations thoughts on TPA.

Learn more about government issues relevant to the fashion industry here on Apparel Search.

Historical reference:

The fast track negotiating authority for trade agreements is the authority of the President of the United States to negotiate international agreements that Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend or filibuster. Also called trade promotion authority (TPA) since 2002, fast track negotiating authority is a temporary and controversial power granted to the President by Congress. The authority was in effect from 1975 to 1994, pursuant to the Trade Act of 1974, and from 2002 to 2007 by the Trade Act of 2002. Although it expired for new agreements on July 1, 2007, it continued to apply to agreements already under negotiation until they were eventually passed into law in 2011.  In 2012, the Obama administration began seeking renewal of the authority.

You may also have interest in learning about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).

How does this affect the USA apparel industry?

According to the Trade Promotion Authority website (June 2015), “We know that exports support American jobs.  And we know that U.S. trade agreements sustain those job-supporting exports:  our agreements with just 20 partners support 46 percent of our country’s goods exports overall.   In fact, exports accounted for a third of U.S. growth since 2009.  The trade agreements we’re working on right now – T-TIP and TPP – account for 65 percent of the world’s goods and services trade and would account for 69 percent of U.S. goods exports.  TPA will help to get those agreements in force and support American jobs.”  That sounds like it is good for USA clothing factories.

If you know more information on this subject you are welcome to share your thoughts in the comment area below.  We would be happy to hear why you like or dislike the trade bill.

Shoot for the Moon this Fourth of July

Chamilia by Swarovski Group believes a girl should shoot for the moon this July 4.  Here is a nice piece to bring out the red, white, and blue in your outfit.
Shoot for the Moon—This Clear Swarovski Crystal and star embellished rocket with light blue enamel detailing and one Red Swarovski Crystal at its base is reminiscent of Fourth of July fun (MSRP $40).

See more of the Chamilia by Swarovski Group summer 2015 charm collection here on the Apparel Search fashion blog.

Learn more about Swarovski Group at their website.

View more charm blog posts.

Boots for Summer?

Is it too warm for boots?  In my opinion, comfy boots are always in season.
Summer Boots
Pair your classic Uggs with breezy tops and shorts for summer.

Is their a time of year that you should not be wearing boots?  OK, maybe not a great idea to wear them to the beach, but this does not mean you can't wear them during the summer months.  Do you agree?

You may be better off going with the Ugg Australia Lyndi sandal.

MODEL: 1006357
Punch up your basics with the Lyndi’s muted metallic leather and metal stud hardware. If it feels like you’re walking on Memory Foam, that’s because you are. The Lyndi’s tri-density footbed blends divine cushioning with Poron® and shock-absorbing EVA for the ultimate comfort experience.  Learn more about these sandals at the Ugg Australia website.

Tech Packs in Microsoft Excel Workshop 2015

How does a garment go through production?
Fashion Tech Pack in Excel
How is the information structured in a basic 'tech pack'?
  • Learn commands & functions in Excel to create a tech pack (TP)
  • Learn two easy grade rule formulas to populate measurements.
  • Decide the layout & format of your tech pack template.
  • Understand the construction page to get great sewing.
  • Learn how to insert pictures and photos into the tech packs.
  • Take your tech pack with you.
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
Workbook & support files with sketches included.

Learn more about this workshop at the Illustrator for Fashion Professionals website.

If you are not sure the meaning of a tech pack, you may want to first read the tech pack term here on Apparel Search.  After you read that information, you can sign up for the workshop to learn more.

The Illustrator for Fashion Professionals workshop is in conjunction with Fashion Business Incorporated. You can learn more about the Fashion Business Inc. here on Apparel Search or visit their website.

More about Illustrator for Fashion Professionals:
On-site training is conducted at the Fashion Business Inc. resource center. Their computer lab accommodates up to 15 trainees at one time, but most class sizes do not exceed 8 trainees. This assures that everyone participating in the training will have time to engage with the instructor personally.  The training they do at the FBI is not limited to Adobe and Microsoft (see details of each specific workshop before attending). The FBI offers training for fashion professionals in in a wide range of subjects. 

Strengthening Textile and Apparel Exports from Colombia

ProColombia, the government agency in charge of promoting trade, investment, tourism and country brand, has been focused on strengthening textile and apparel exports, which have been in high demand internationally, growing for the past 22 years. By organizing and supporting major industry tradeshows in Colombia and abroad to showcase the Colombian offer, the promotion agency aims to connect international buyers with Colombian exporters, allowing them to gain access to the country’s goods and services.

The total value of exports of textiles has increased to US $342 million during the past 22 years, while the apparel sector in general has grown from US $595 million to $775 million in the same period, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. Colombia has become a world-class destination with added value for the fashion industry.

Upcoming events in Colombia:
  • Colombia Infantil in Bucaramanga [July 8-9, 2015]: Dazziling designs for kids of all ages.
  • Expoasoinducal in Bucaramanga [July 15-17]: Specialized event in medium-high segment footwear for men and women.
  • Colombiamoda 2015 in Medellin [July 28-30, 2015]: The most important apparel tradeshow in Latin America showcasing renowned designers, inspiring collections, and innovative technology trends. Procolombia and Inexmoda are joining forces for the production of Colombia’s Fashion Week.
  • IFLS (Second Version) in Bogota: [July 28-31, 2015]: International Footwear and Leather Show specialized in leather apparel and accessories.
Colombian companies will be also be exhibiting at the following shows in the US:
  • • Miami Swim Show in Miami Beach [July 18-21]: The biggest annual tradeshow in the U.S. for high-end beachwear and lingerie. Colombia will be participating with designers and exporters of Swimwear, Sportswear, Lingerie and Resort. 27 Colombian brands will be showcasing their products.
  • • Texworld USA in New York [July 21-3]:  The largest sourcing event in the U.S. which provides access to buying options for fabric buyers, research and product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and sourcing executives.  Fahilos, Finotex, Herrajes Dudi, Tejidos Gulfer, Vila and Lafayette will be exhibiting at the the Colombian pavilion.
  • • Children’s club in New York [August 2-4]:  The show produced by ENK International features  every category of children's clothing, layette items, fashion accessories, footwear, toys and gifts.
  • • Curvexpo in New York [August 2-4]: The #1 Designer Swimwear, Lingerie and Men’s Show in the U.S. The show features Fall-Winter collections of international brands. Touché, Curve & Co, Salua Atelier Lingerie, Siluet and Fajas M&D will be presenting Colombian offer.
  •  Accessories The Show in New York [August 2-4]:  Event that gathers the world’s top retailers of accessories. 7 Colombian companies will offer their products in a Colombian pavilion.
  • • Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City [August 5-8]:  One of the main sports products shows. During this show retailers have the opportunity to buy innovative gear, apparel, footwear and accessories for outdoor sports.
  • • Swim Collective in Huntington Beach [August 13-14]:   Swim Collective showcases 300 swimwear and resort collections to an audience of swimwear specialty buyers, manufactures, designers and media.
  • • MAGIC in Las Vegas [August 17-19]: A mega tradeshow where over 800 exhibitors showcase the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing. There will be a Colombian pavilion with top Colombian suppliers.
  • • JIS in Miami Beach [October 15-18]: The biggest independent jewelry tradeshow in the Americas. JIS reunites manufactures and wholesalers of the jewelry market.
"Colombia is the ideal textile, fashion and apparel source for the U.S, with a complete package offer, as well as, trims and textiles for underwear, swimwear, sportswear and uniforms,” said Maria Claudia Lacouture, president of Procolombia. “Interested buyers can receive our support and guidance in these events as we are able to connect them with the Colombian exporters”. Colombia’s Free Trade Agreement with the United States has eliminated duties and quotas. These financial incentives, along with Colombia’s technology-savvy, flexible production companies, make Colombia an attractive partner.

Colombia has more than 100 years of experience in manufacturing textiles and apparel for the fashion industry locally and internationally. The country has become a hub in Latin America thanks to its competitive production and quality for the past 10 years. With exports exceeding US $1 million per year, Colombia is becoming one of the most important suppliers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The country is comprised of a vertically-integrated industry, offering full package that includes design, cut, print and distribution. Its strategic location allows for competitive delivery times, easy access to the U.S. and quick turn-around times.

PROCOLOMBIA is the entity that promotes international tourism, foreign investment, non-traditional exports and country brand. Through its national and international network of offices, it offers support and integral consultancy to clients through service or instruments aimed at facilitating design and execution of its globalization strategy, which seeks to generate, develop and close business opportunities.

Thank you for taking the time to read our international apparel industry 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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jaime Murray Wears Andi Alyse Jewelry

Jaime Murray was photographed wearing Andi Alyse jewelry today at NBC's 2015 New York Summer Press Day! The Defiance star accessorized her polished look with a Black Agate and Diamond Rose Gold Bracelet ($1,566) and Rose Gold Diamond X Bracelet from Andi Alyse (www.andialysejewelry.com). 
Jaime Murray Wears Andi Alyse Jewelry

Jaime Murray Red Carpet June 2015
Black Agate and Diamond Rose Gold Bracelet ($1,566) and Rose Gold Diamond X Bracelet
Jaime Murray is a lovely English actress, known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC series Hustle and Lila West in the Showtime series Dexter. She is also known for her recurring roles as Gaia in Starz' Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Olivia Charles in The CW's Ringer and as Helena G. Wells in Warehouse 13. Murray stars as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance.

Emmy Rossum Wears IVI

Emmy Rossum shared two Instagram photos recently wearing IVI sunglasses! The Shameless actress posed with a friend and in her fitness gear while wearing her IVI Daggerwing Sunglasses in Polished Black. ($160.00, www.ivivision.com)
Emmy Rossum Wears IVI
IVI Daggerwing Sunglasses in Polished Black
The same style that was recently seen on Lily Collins!  See Lily Collins wearing her IVI Sunglasses.

Jockey Shoes

Jockey is not only about underwear and sleepwear.  Believe it or not, they are venturing into the shoe business.

Yesterday Jockey International, Inc. announced the launch of both men's and women's casual footwear.  This will be a new licensed category for Jockey.  The heritage American brand is partnering with internationally recognized footwear experts, The Eastman Group, to design, manufacture and market casual footwear, slippers, flip flops, and athleisure styles for men and women that deliver on Jockey's tradition of innovation.

Jockey has been searching for the perfect partner with whom they can expand into the footwear space, a long-awaited category for the brand. Athleisure, a combination of casual and active lifestyles, will be the focus of the collection, filling a void in the industry with comfortable, casual and durable footwear for a variety of activity levels.

Jockey's new men's and women's footwear collections will feature cutting edge materials which regulate temperature; cooling in warm weather and insulating in the cold. The shoes will also include moisture-wicking fabrics with anti-microbial properties; a must-have in footwear. The full collection will feature slippers in the fall months, sandals in the warmer seasons, and casual athleisure footwear year-round.

According to Milou Gwyn, Vice President of licensing at Jockey International, Inc., "We have found an ideal match with the Eastman Group, which has extensive knowledge of the footwear industry to pair with Jockey's expertise in textile technology and comfort features".   He also stated, "This seamless integration of quality, cross-functional and technology-driven footwear falls perfectly in line with Jockey's commitment to deliver innovative products."

The new Jockey footwear collection will debut with a soft launch for the spring/summer 2016 season, with a full launch in fall/winter 2016.

About The Eastman Group

The Eastman Group was founded in 1986 by footwear industry veterans, the Mizrachi family. With a vision of quality & value priced relationship, producing beautiful, quality footwear,  all offered at great prices, The Eastman Group brings industry experience and expertise to create footwear for some of the world's leading apparel providers.  The Eastman Group specializes in technical fabrics and innovative techniques; the perfect match for Jockey whose mission is to provide high quality, comfortable and innovative apparel to consumers.

Founded in 1876 Jockey International, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters in Kenosha, Wis. Today, Jockey apparel products are sold in major department and specialty stores in more than 140 countries around the world. Jockey is committed to quality, comfort, fashion and innovation. As Jockey grows, the simple commitment to serve our consumers' needs continues to be our company's hallmark. Need more Jockey in your life? Shop us at Jockey.com, call or text us at 1-800-JOCKEY-1 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion & footwear 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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fabrics Made from Coffee Skin

Textile companies in Colombia are stepping up their game when it comes to sportswear - and it's driving significant demand in the market.  In fact, between May 2012 and December 2014, 434 new products were exported to the U.S. from Colombia, of which 12 percent were from the clothing sector.

Lafayette, for example, is creating innovative fabrics in order to compete at the global level. The company is developing fabrics made from coffee skin that naturally provides UPF, odor protection and moisture control. These materials are being used for specific market segments including sportswear, uniforms and military wear.

Learn more about the clothing & textile industry of Colombia here on Apparel Search.

Sequential Brands Buying Martha Stewart Living

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQBG) announced on June 22, 2015 that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) for aggregate consideration valued at $6.15 per share, payable 50% in stock and 50% in cash.  The Merger adds a new vertical to Sequential's platform, which is expected to generate nearly $3.75 billion in annual global retail sales from a combined portfolio of consumer brands in the Home, Fashion, Lifestyle & Active categories.

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and lifestyle categories. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world.  For more information, please visit Sequential's website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com.

Sequential Brands Group believes that great brands are built one step at a time.

The brands that they currently own include the following:

Jessica Simpson
Ellen Tracy

Caribbean Joe Island Supply Co.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion brand 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.

Zoe Saldana in Bravado & Lucky Brand

Zoe Saldana wore a Bravado x Lucky Brand tee in a heartwarming Instagram post on Father's Day. The Infinitely Polar Bear actress posted a photo cuddling with her family in The Rolling Stones Vintage Group Tee  ($39.50, www.luckybrand.com).

You may want to also view or limited edition Rolling Stones T-shirt blog post.
Rolling Stones Rock & Roll T-shirt

Carly Rae Jepsen Wears Hardy Design Works on Red Carpet

Carly Rae Jepsen was photographed wearing Hardy Design Works at the 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards this week in Canada!  The actress showed off a hot pink and a black look while wearing her Elie Heels in Black  ($140, www.shoes.com). 
Carly Rae Jepsen Hardy Design Works on Red Carpet

Carly Rae Jepsen Much Purple Carpet

Carly Rae Jepsen also wore the same Hardy Design Works heels to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 46th Annual Induction and Awards in New York City last week! 
Carly Rae Jepsen NYC Red Carpet
Elie Heels in Black
By the way, Jessica Szohr wore Hardy Design Works shoes recently as well.

You may want to also view our blog post from last month about Carly Rae wearing a Tantric Crescent Ring.

Heading to Hawaii to Shop for Clothes

As if the beautiful beaches were not enough.  Finally, we have a good reason to travel to Hawaii.

Nordstrom, Inc. yesterday announced plans to open Nordstrom Rack at Waikiki Trade Center in Honolulu, HI. The approximately 34,000-square-foot, two-level store is scheduled to open in spring 2016. The property was acquired by Coastwood Capital Group, LLC in late 2013.

The new Rack will be located at street level and is one of several new retail developments located along Kuhio Avenue. Waikiki Trade Center is on the corner of Kuhio Avenue and Seaside Avenue, near the redeveloped International Marketplace, which will be anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, set to open in summer 2016.

Nordstrom first began serving the Honolulu community in 1966 with shoe departments in Liberty House locations throughout the islands. When it opens, it will be the second Nordstrom Rack in Honolulu joining Ward Village Shops. Nordstrom has also operated a full-line store at Ala Moana Center since 2008, with plans to relocate that store in March 2016 in the same center.  

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30 to 70 percent off regular prices. The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com, as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

Learn more about Nordstrom here on Apparel Search.

Thank you for taking the time to reading this clothes store news article here on the Fashion Blog.  We hope that learning about this new store opening helps you find more places to shop for clothing and fashion accessories while you are in Hawaii. If you are planning to shop in other states and countries you may want to also visit our clothes store locations section.  Hawaii is a great place to shop, but unfortunately we don't all have the opportunity to live or visit the beautiful state.

Coats Industrial Thread Company Honored Today

Coats Group plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, has opened the day’s trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.  Today’s London Stock Exchange Market Open Ceremony celebrates Coats’ return to the market in the 125th anniversary year of its initial listing on the London Stock Exchange. 

The ceremony was attended by Chairman, Mike Clasper; Group Chief Executive Paul Forman and other members of the Coats Board, management, employees and advisers.  

Mike Clasper, Chairman, Coats Group plc, said: ‘Coats is a world class manufacturing business with a rich heritage that dates back to the 1750s.  The business has successfully reinvented itself over the last decade in order to meet the changing needs of our customers and consumer demand.  Returning to the market under our own name during the 125th anniversary year of our initial listing on the London Stock Exchange is worthy of celebration and participating in today’s Market Open Ceremony is a wonderful way to do that.’

After first listing in 1890, and also being a founding member of the FT30 index created in 1935, Coats was taken private in 2003.  In February 2015, GPG Group plc, Coat’s owner, released its preliminary financial results for 2014 which included the announcement that Coats was being established as the standalone, listed entity.

With a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, Coats is the world's leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, at home in more than 70 countries, employing over 20,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2014 were US$1.7bn. 

You may also want to read our recent news post about Coats Acquiring GSD.

Ugg Bags for Summer 2015

These casuals pull double duty, making a smooth transition from the boardroom to the boardwalk.

10 beauty tips for 50+ women

There are many women out there, who believe that life comes to a halt with old age. The life becomes boring with nothing to do and even, many stops caring about themselves. Therefore, this article is for those women who have lost somewhere the spice of their life. Life at 50 means, it is the right time to pamper yourself and fight against the aging process. This is the time to celebrate womanhood. It has been said that with growing age, the elegance and grace of the woman increases. So why not try to increase her beauty too. So here, I am sharing 9 simple steps, which can be followed to look and feel better at this age.
Beauty Tips for women 50 and over

Get enough sleep

This is the time when you are loaded with responsibilities like taking care of your home, looking after your hubby, baby-sitting your grandchildren, etc. In midst of these, many women forget to take care of one’s self. Therefore, it is necessary to sleep well. This will make you look fresh and energetic.

Go for Retinol treatments

Retinol treatments will help to reduce those wrinkle lines around your eyes and your plump skin. So go to the shop, ask for the products with Retinol, and start treating yourself. You can even ask for the same from a dermatologist.
Start using Mascara

With age come wrinkles. Now this wrinkles pop up near your eyes and eyelids. By applying mascara, your eyes will look brighter, hiding all those wrinkle lines.

Go down with foundation and concealer
Beauty Tips for women 50 and older

It is recommended to use fewer amounts of foundation and concealer on the face, as they have a negative effect on the skin. You may look more aged with these products. Therefore, it is better to start using moisturizer and other light base products. Feel free to use money saving coupons from Dealslands UK to get attractive discount so that you don't hesitate while buying. You can even use a small amount of concealer to hide the dark spots. In case you are using a foundation, make sure you use the hypoallergenic versions, as you will have sensitive skin now.

There are women who love to have tanned body, as it gives out an even skin tone. At this age, it is better to avoid going in direct sunlight, as the harmful UV rays may badly affect your skin. You can better opt for spray options, as they can be safe to use.

Give yourself a better time

Go to a spa for a good spa treatment or get a facial or a pedicure and manicure done. In short, spend some time for yourself. In case you are getting ready for any function, you can really take the help of a professional person.

Do things you love

In case you love to have a haircut, then just do that, as that will give you the feeling of best. There is no harm is spending a little on things that will make you happy.

Embrace yourself

Many a times, we have the habit to look in our photos, and start comparing ourselves with our past looks. This is wrong. You must understand that you are not young anymore and you have lived a full-fledged life now. So accept your present looks and embrace yourself.

Dress your way

Whenever you go out, try out some new dress, that you have always thought about to wear. Give importance to your choices and your own way. Don’t think too much whether people will like that or not.

Just remember one thing that old age is an inevitable part of our life. When we get older, it is natural to get grey hair and wrinkled skin. So instead of feeling bad about our looks, feel graceful and accept the beauty of nature. 

Author Bio

Daniel Clark is the owner of leading women’s clothing wholesale online store. His passion includes travelling and learning new foreign languages. In his articles, he often gives valuable tips and advice pertaining to women’s apparel wholesale.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Anti-stink Racerback

anit-stink racerback tank
Working hard to stay in shape?  You have most likely put sweat into your routine.  Lululemon understands the dedication that it takes to achieve greatness and the potential for developing odor while doing it.  Fortunately, they made this anti-stink tank with versatility in mind.  It's the perfect stowaway for a warm-weather destination race, it moonlights as a base layer for chilly evening runs and is a comfy companion in Hatha class. Yup, you can wear it for pretty much everything. 

fabric and features:
  • Silverescent® technology, powered by X-STATIC®, inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria on the tank
  • moisture-wicking fabric pulls sweat away from your skin
  • seamless construction and racerback cut let you twist with ease
  • venting is strategically placed in high-sweat areas
Learn more about the Swiftly Tech Racerback at the Lululemon website.

If you are interested, take a moment to review our racerback introduction in our fashion terms section.

Lily Collins Wearing IVI Daggerwing Sunglasses

Daggerwing Sunglasses
Lily Collins was spotted wearing IVI sunglasses Saturday in Los Angeles! The young actress enjoyed a day out shopping while wearing her IVI Daggerwing Sunglasses in Polished Black ($160.00, www.ivivision.com).
Lily Collins wearing IVI Daggerwing Sunglasses

Lily Collins in IVI Daggerwing Sunglasses

Leonisa, a Colombian shapewear and intimates company, has seen impressive retail success in the U.S. as more and more customers are discovering their innovative fabric technology.
Leonisa shapewear and intimates
Leonisa's one-piece swimwear are flying off the shelves because of its exclusive three levels of control.  Its shapewear for men and women are also becoming a top seller.  The new arm shapers and full PowerSlim body suits smooth lines, hug curves, and are made of light and breathable fabrics—perfect for the summer months. 

For 60 years, Leonisa’s designs and fabric have continually increased in innovation and quality, setting them apart as a leader in the shapewear and apparel industry. 

Learn more about the clothing industry in Colombia here on Apparel Search.

Dwyane Wade Naked Brand Campaign

Wade Enterprises, LLC and Naked Brand Group, Inc. on June 18, 2015 announced a partnership between NBA Miami HEAT star Dwyane Wade and Naked, the innovative inner fashion and lifestyle brand. The 3-time NBA Champion, 11-time All Star and Olympic Gold Medalist will spearhead Naked's "Role Models" campaign, join the Company's Advisory Board and serve as Creative Director for a signature collection of innerwear set to launch in 2016. 

One of Wade's first initiatives with Naked will be to help launch Naked's "Role Models" campaign during summer 2015. "Naked is all about people writing their own story and being free to be themselves. We plan to build awareness and enthusiasm for Naked and our brand philosophy by sharing and celebrating the stories of men and women who live inspiring and authentic lives," says Joel Primus, Founder and President of Naked. "As a father, athlete and champion, whose personal motto is 'Make Your Own Way,' Dwyane is a true role model and the perfect partner for Naked."

In 2016, Naked and Wade will launch a Wade signature collection of innerwear for men and boys.  In his role as Creative Director for this product line, Wade will work closely with Carole Hochman and her design and development team to create a collection with broad global consumer appeal. "I am eager to work with Naked to design a collection that offers standout style and comfort," said Wade. 

Wade's collaboration and endorsement agreement with Naked, which includes license to Dwyane Wade's name, image and other intellectual property, is multi-year, worldwide and exclusive in the category of Innerwear (underwear, undershirts, loungewear, sleepwear and robes). 

As part of this collaboration, Wade will also join Naked's advisory board, specifically focusing on helping Naked build brand awareness and achieve business goals. In this capacity, Wade has agreed to share his expertise and breadth of experience as it pertains to the growth of the Company.

Naked was founded on one basic desire, to create a new standard for how products worn close to the skin fit, feel and function.  Naked has a strong and growing retail footprint for its innovative and luxurious men's innerwear products in some of the best online and department stores in North America. In 2014, renowned designer and sleepwear pioneer, Carole Hochman, joined Naked as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Creative Officer and Chairwoman with the goal of growing Naked into a global lifestyle brand. Naked is now headquartered in New York City, has expanded its men's collections and has developed amazing women's intimate apparel, sleepwear and loungewear collections – the kind of extraordinary products for which Carole Hochman has been admired for years. The first of these women's collections will be available online and at retail during 2015. In the future, Naked plans to expand into other apparel and product categories that can exemplify the mission of the brand, such as activewear, swimwear, sportswear and more.

Dwyane Wade is a three-time NBA Champion (2006, 2012, 2013) and eleven-time All-Star selection with the Miami HEAT. In 2006, three years after first joining the HEAT as the No. 5 overall Draft pick, he led the team to Miami's first-ever NBA Championship and was named MVP of the Finals. In 2012 and 2013, Dwyane won his second and third NBA Championships. In 2004, he created the Wade's World Foundation, which provides support to various educational, health and family service programs, in particular those that benefit underserved communities in Miami and his hometown of Chicago. In 2011, Wade was appointed to President Obama's Fatherhood Task Force. In September 2012, he became a New York Times Best-Selling author, with the release of his first book, A FATHER FIRST: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball. Dwyane has partnerships with Hublot, Stance, The Tie Bar, Gatorade, MISSION Athletecare, Pepperidge Farm, The Collection, and serves as Chief Brand Officer for Li-Ning.

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Jesse McCartney Wears Rock T-shirt

Jesse McCartney was spotted wearing Junk Food over the weekend! The Young & Hungry star looked handsome in The Who Tee while shopping in Beverly Hills ($55, www.junkfoodclothing.com)!
Jesse McCartney in The Who Tee

Jesse McCartney is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. McCartney achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as JR Chandler. He later joined boy band Dream Street, and eventually branched out into a solo musical career. Additionally, McCartney has appeared on shows such as Summerland and Greek. 

See Jesse McCartney in his Untuckit shirt from our previous post about him.

Kids Fashion Trend Report Fall/Winter 2015

Style isn’t just for adults.

The children’s fashion market is growing up.  Kids are increasingly dressing like their fashion forward moms and dads.   Yet while parents want their children’s style to mirror theirs, they still want them to dress like a kid.  The demand is growing for children’s wear that is both sweet and sophisticated.  See how girls, boys, and infants are having fun with fashion today in the MAGIC trend reports.  For example, you can visit the Fall/Winter 2015 Kidswear Fashion Trend Report.

Learn more about fashion trend reports here on Apparel Search.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Chloé Summer 2015 Style

Chloé Summer 2015
Chloé Summer 2015

Brooklyn Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015

BK Style/FWBK will present it Fall/Winter 2015 Designers collection "Denim Walk" at Albee Square Plaza on June 26 & 27, 2015 in partnership with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and City Point Brooklyn.

Brooklyn fashion
June 25 Opening evening Fundraiser, will showcase Eco denim looks and Denim Installation by Berny Martin at The Pacific BK http://thepacificbk.com/
June  26 & 27 National and International designers will show their collection on the runway at Albee Square Plaza (The runway show is open to the general public) http://downtownbrooklyn.com/places/parks-attractions/albee-square
June 28th will showcase two designers and band Stellar Young at The Pacific BK http://thepacificbk.com/

“Denim Walk” The event is focused on raising funds and building awareness for Denim Day NYC. 
Runway Show Schedule at http://fashionweekbrooklyn.com/schedule/
Tickets for fundraiser events – www.universe.com/fwbkfw2015

Learn more about Brooklyn Fashion Week at their website.

Learn more about fashion weeks around the globe here on Apparel Search.  You can also investigate more Brooklyn fashion resources in our fashion by location section.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Donna Degnan Pre-Fall 2015

Donna Degnan Pre-Fall 2015
Donna Degnan Fashion Collection Pre-Fall 2015
Contemporary women's line from Donna Degnan for pre-fall/winter 2015.

Learn more about the fashion designer brand Donna Degnan from our previous Donna Degnan summer style blog post back in April of this year.

Gigi Hadid in UV Protection Layer top

Gigi Hadid was photographed leaving an afternoon workout wearing Pheel and Kitsch earlier this week. Joined by her new beau, Joe Jonas the supermodel was all smiles accessorizing her White Vital UV Protection Layer top ($79, www.pheel.com) with her neon green Kitsch hair tie from the Neo Pop set ($9.00, www.mykitsch.com)
Gigi Hadid June 2015

Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas June 2015

Gigi Hadid &Joe Jonas June 2015
White Vital UV Protection Layer top
Kitsch hair tie from the Neo Pop set

Express Discount Code June 2015

Take 20% Off Your Purchase of Men's Apparel and Accessories with Code 1999

The above discount and code will only work between June 17 & June 21, 2015.


Father's Day is coming...

By the way, Express is also currently offering the following shopping deals for menswear.

Take $100 Off Express Men's Suits!

Express Men's Tees $12.90!

Express Men's Polo's and Tee's Buy 1, Get 1 $9.90!

Express Men's 1MX Shirts and Ties Buy 1, Get 1 $19.90!

Select Express Men's Shirts 50% Off!

Express Men's Polos 40% Off!

Express Men's Mix and Match Jeans, Chinos and Dress Pants Buy 1, Get 1 $29.90!

Express Men's Shorts Buy 1, Get 1 $19.90!

Express Men's Shoes 30% Off!

Express Men's Underwear Buy 1, Get 1 $5.90! 

Check their site for specific details at Express.com

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