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New light emerges from China’s shadowy shoppers | Reuters

A staff member of the new Gucci flagship store in Shanghai chats with customers next to a bag on display on its opening day June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias HONG KONG, Sept 24 (Reuters Breakingviews) – One grey area of Chinese consumption is becoming more black and white. Cross-border trading known as daigou has been …

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Chanel loses EU court battle over Huawei logo – BBC News

Chanel loses EU court battle over Huawei logo Judges ruled in favour of Huawei, which had sought an EU-wide trademark for a logo it wanted to use, but the fashion house said it was too similar. The EU General Court in Luxembourg ruled on Wednesday that the logos “share some similarities but their visual differences …

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Inside the Workshop With Chanel’s Artisans of Slow Fashion – MONTECRISTO

It’s only 9 a.m., but there’s a young Frenchman with shaggy hair and tight plaid pants already intently clacking away on a contraption that looks straight out of his grandmother’s attic. Its clipped, staccato sound could easily pass for a wartime Enigma machine, but this young hipster is waxing poetic about weft and warp in lieu …

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Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer, dies aged 98 – CNN

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98, France’s Fine Arts Academy announced on Tuesday in a statement on Twitter. “The Perpetual Secretary, Laurent Petitgirard, and the members of the Academy of Fine Arts are deeply saddened to announce the death of their colleague Pierre Cardin. He had been elected …

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U.S. Customs Agents Seized $32 Million of Fake Goods and Sneakers – Robb Report

On Thursday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency announced it worked with the Los Angeles police department to seize a cache of counterfeit goods worth an estimated $32 million. Though the array of products consisted of everything from phony prescription drugs to cosmetics, it also included some lookalikes of choice designer goods. Most …

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(Re)defining sustainability: Repair, Recycle, Reuse and Reduce

London – Once seen as a niche part of the fashion industry, being eco-conscious has rapidly become one of the hottest ‘topics’ of our time. From luxury fashion houses to fast-fashion retailers, and everything in between – more and more fashion companies are responding to mounting consumer interest and ‘going green.’ However, in spite of …

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Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, better known as Kenzo, who created his label in Paris in the 1970s, died on Sunday, the brand that still carries his name said. Aged 81, Takada died of complications linked to COVID-19 at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a residential suburb on the western …

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The Art of Alfred Dunhill London

Alfred Dunhill opened a tobacconist’s shop in St James’s in 1907, offering tailored tobacco blends. More shops followed in New York and Paris in the 1920s. With his international ambitions, Dunhill helped to create the modern luxury goods market. Alfred Dunhill Links Alfred Dunhill Luxury Menswear & Leather Accessories official website. Theo’s Vintage Dunhill Archive …

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The Ray Ban Sunglasses Story

The history of the Ray Ban sunglasses begins in 1929. US Army Air Corps Colonel John A. Macready worked with Bausch & Lomb, a Rochester, New York-based medical equipment manufacturer, to create aviation sunglasses. They were designed to reduce the distraction for pilots caused by the intense blue and white hues of the sky. Specifically, …

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