Dior Expands Beach Collection With Dedicated Dioriviera Spaces

J’ADIOR LA MER: Dior is expanding its beach collection with the opening of dedicated Dioriviera spaces from mid-May in 44 points of sale worldwide.
Eight stores will carry merchandise, including T-shirts and tote bags, bearing the name of the destination where they are sold. These branded products will be available in pop-ups in Porto Cervo, Forte dei Marmi, Mykonos and Ibiza, and Dior boutiques in Saint-Tropez, Marbella, Capri and Portofino.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director for women’s wear at Dior, has beefed up the capsule line with graphic pieces inspired by Toile de Jouy and Ballets Russes costumes. Accessories such as the Dior Book Tote, Walk’n’Dior sneakers and woven bracelets feature the name of founder Christian Dior.
The Porto Cervo, Forte dei Marmi and Mykonos pop-ups will run from mid-May to late September, while a new temporary space in Ibiza will be open from early June to September. A selection of products will go on sale online in Europe and the U.S. from May 11.
Dior introduced the beach collection at its pop-up store in Mykonos last year, joining the ranks of luxury brands courting customers in summer holiday destinations with in-season merchandise and convenient temporary locations.
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Mytheresa Expands Into Men’s Wear, Taps Chris Kyvetos

LONDON – Munich-based retailer Mytheresa is adding men’s wear to its offer and bringing Sneakerboy founder Chris Kyvetos to be its new buying director of men’s wear.
Kyvetos, a serial entrepreneur who founded the Australian chain of concept showrooms selling high-end and mass market sneakers via iPad, will be tasked with building a new dedicated men’s wear team and developing the retailer’s market strategy for the category.
Kyvetos is also the buyer and franchise partner of Balenciaga in Australia and previously served as a consultant at Stylebop, another Munich-based e-commerce site. In addition to Sneakerboy, which Kyvetos has opened to re-sellers as of late and developed as a space where “kids sell shoes to each other”, he has also been planning the launch of his own sneaker line, Athletic Footwear, as well as the opening of a new China atelier that will will champion ethical and transparent footwear manufacturing.
For Mytheresa, hiring Kyvetos and moving into men’s wear was the next step, following on from the strong growth of the company’s women’s wear business and expansion into kid’s wear last year. “Men’s wear will be a natural expansion for Mytheresa and represents a significant business opportunity going forward. We see a strong momentum

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Warwick Davis says being a non-able bodied actor has pushed him to strive harder in his career.
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British Fashion Council Expands China Partnerships Strategy With Ontimeshow

LONDON — The British Fashion Council is expanding its China partnerships strategy with Ontimeshow, one of Shanghai’s largest trade shows, to promote British brands during Shanghai Fashion Week later this month. They will also host a series of events with key industry partners, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected today.
The project is part of the BFC’s China partnership strategy, which was revealed in September and aims to help British designer businesses access the Chinese market. The organization is supporting talent through networking, content and access partnerships and business support.

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Brands Roksanda and Peter Pilotto will launch a stand-alone showroom within Ontimeshow from March 28 to 31, with support from the Department for International Trade. The trip will help the brands’ business development in the market and the designers will have the opportunity to meet with key retailers, media, stylists, opinion leaders, creative industry influencers and high-net-worth individuals from the region.
“China has always been an important part of our strategy,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC. “We are delighted to collaborate with Ontimeshow to bring two hero brands of London Fashion Week to Shanghai. We hope this is only the

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The Skinny on Skin: The Company Expands Into Lifestyle Brand

Skin, the 15-year-old loungewear and sleepwear company founded by Susan Beischel, president and chief creative officer, is growing on several fronts.
The luxury lifestyle brand, which sells such retailers as Net-a-porter, Neiman Marcus, Bon Marché, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York, introduced swimwear last year, as well as a second-tier line called Natural Skin, geared to stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, Hudson’s Bay and Printemps.
Natural Skin, which had a successful soft launch at retail in the fall, is priced 35 percent to 40 percent below Skin, said Ken Sitomer, chief executive officer, who joined as Beischel’s business partner in 2011. Like Skin, Natural Skin comprises sleepwear, loungewear, robes, slippers, daywear and organic cotton bras and panties, along with basic replenishments.
Skin swimwear, whose distribution has been kept relatively tight, is sold at such retailers as Net-a-porter, Everything But Water, Neiman Marcus and Matches.com.
According to Beischel, the swimwear has the same concept as Skin’s other luxe products. as far as comfort, style and being multifunctional. “The fabric had to be super soft, and I needed to wear it as a body suit, or as a bra, or a workout top,” she said. Swimwear retails from $ 160 for the basic maillot to $ 300

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La Prestic Ouiston Expands With Plans for Store in Paris

A NEW FLAME: Rounding out a globetrotting tour of pop-up stores, La Prestic Ouiston is opening its first boutique in the Saint Germain district of Paris and launching an e-commerce site at the start of next year.
Nearly a decade old, the upscale Parisian label best known for original prints and fluid silhouettes, has recently experienced a surge of interest abroad, where it is sold in places including Fivestory in New York, Ron Herman in Los Angeles and Japan, Hanwha Galleria in Seoul, and soon on Matchesfashion.com.
For the label’s designer Laurence Mahéo, opening a Paris store will offer the chance to return to her design roots with one-off items. Self-taught, the designer was exposed to textiles growing up—her grandparents ran a high-end fabric store in France—and, as an adult, started selling clothing at Le Bon Marché in small batches of one-off pieces. Mahéo branched out into collections at the suggestion of the Left Bank institution’s Régine Bérault.
“I didn’t realize I was building a brand—I was making clothing,” recalled Mahéo.
“I still have a hard time realizing that it has become a French label with a certain notoriety…I feel like I have spent 10 years working like crazy and, suddenly, lifting my head

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Nike Vision Expands Kevin Durant Eyewear Collection

Nike is placing more focus on its eyewear business Nike Vision.
The athletics brand, which produces and distributes its eyewear through Marchon, has released its second collection with NBA star Kevin Durant. Due to the success of the previous capsule, they’ve continued the partnership and expanded it to include sunglasses.
The two new styles of sunglasses include design details pulled from Durant’s on-court skills. The Nike KD Flicker boasts laser-etched components that are created from body-mapping Durant on court. Each of the sunglasses are laser-etched with a “KD” logo and Nike Swoosh logo on both temples. They retail from $ 99 to $ 144.
“Kevin was already wearing Nike sunglasses, so it was a natural progression from his optical collection to expand to sunglasses as well,” said Steve Tripi, marketing director at Marchon. “KD provides inspiration and direction for product design and he is involved throughout the process for approvals.”
The four new optical styles include the Nike KD 88, which is named after Durant’s birth year, and the Nike KD 929, which is named after his birthday. They were designed for young athletes and have flexible spring hinges meant to offer durability and comfort. The Nike KD 28 represents Durant’s age when he won his

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Big Tech Expands Footprint in Health

Amazon.com has begun to sell software that mines patient medical records for information doctors and hospitals could use to improve treatment and cut costs, the latest move by a big technology company into the health-care industry.
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TwitchCon Expands to Europe in 2019

TwitchCon is headed to Europe next year, doubling the number of Twitch-focused conventions the streaming company puts on in 2019. TwitchCon Europe will run from April 13 to 14 at Berlin’s CityCube. The location was selected, Twitch said, because of it’s centralized location and Germany’s status as “one of the top performing countries in terms […]

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Eric Emanuel Expands Partnership With New Era

New Era is working with Eric Emanuel on its first licensed apparel collaboration in North America.
The designer, who started making custom jerseys and introduced his own line of shorts and jerseys in 2016, worked with New Era for the past few seasons on hats, but this capsule is the first time Emanuel has produced apparel with the company.
“Since the inception of my namesake brand, officially licensed apparel has always been on my mind,” Emanuel said. “A random e-mail was sent to me about New Era apparel being a thing and I couldn’t reply faster. A week later, New Era was in my factory and we started the conversation and here we are now.”
The unisex collection, which plays on neon, includes a hoodie, shorts and cap that features the team logos for the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves. Emanuel said, aside from him being a Yankee fan, he selected these brands based on his affinity for their logos. The caps are made from Japanese satin while the hoodies and shorts are constructed with 100 percent terry. Hats retail at $ 65, shorts retail for $ 118 and hoodies retail for $ 148. The assortment will

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Gucci Expands DIY Service

MILAN — Gucci continues to promote self-expression by expanding its customization program.
After introducing the “Do It Yourself” personalization service enabling customers to put their own touch on the Ophidia tote bag and on the Ace sneakers earlier this year, Gucci is widening the offer to include men’s and women’s knitwear as well as women’s outerwear and tailored pieces.
Available on gucci.com and selected Gucci stores, knitwear styles include wool crew neck knits, shawl collar bombers and button-through cardigans in green, blue, red and white. As part of the service, large letters can be intarsia-knitted into the garments, replacing patches with decorations that are incorporated in the garments. In particular, on the crew-neck styles the letter would be displayed on the front, while on cardigans and bombers, it would adorn the back.

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Each knitted piece also carries a special label and packaging decorated with the “ABCDEFGUCCI” lettering and the brand’s signature interlocking GG motif.
To support the launch of the “Do It Yourself” initiative, Gucci tapped six artists to re-create the DIY knitwear in a series of artworks to be shared on the label’s social media accounts and web site. The illustrators involved in the initiative include Amber Vittoria, Angela Deane, Ashley

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Michael Strahan Expands Into Jeans

NEW YORK — Michael Strahan is expanding his fashion brand.
The former Giants defensive end and media personality is launching jeans to add to his successful men’s wear collection at J.C. Penney.
He teamed with denim guru Eric Goldstein of Jean Shop, RRL, Gap and Denimrepair.com fame to create a collection under the Collection by Michael Strahan moniker. It is being offered in one straight fit in four washes, ranging from light to dark, and also includes a denim jacket. The washes are named after neighborhoods in New York: Gramercy, SoHo, Astoria and Williamsburg.
The line is priced at $ 70 for the jeans and $ 80 for the jacket but the out-the-door prices are $ 34.99 and $ 39.99, respectively, and will be merchandised within the Michael Strahan clothing department at 300 J.C. Penney stores as well as online.
In an exclusive interview at the “Good Morning America” studios, Strahan said he has high hopes for the jeans, which will join his tailored clothing, furnishings, ath-leisure, luggage, shoes and underwear collections at Penney’s.
“It’s launching in 300 stores and a lot of our products are in more than 600 stores, so we’re halfway to where we want to get,” he said. “For Penney’s, they’ll roll it out in

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Profile: Raised in South Central, Joe Ide Expands the Territory of L.A. Noir

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Sunday Shopping Expands in Paris

SUNDAY SHOPPING: More stores can stay open for week-long trading in Paris, after three shopping districts — Champs-Elysées Montaigne, Palais des Congrès and Bercy-Saint Emilion — were granted tourist zone status, enabling them to operate on Sundays.
The information regarding Champs-Elysées Montaigne and Palais des Congrès was published in France’s Journal Officiel and Bercy-Saint Emilion reportedly had its status changed through a prefectural order.
The status of tourist zone, allowing stores to trade on Sundays and until midnight under certain conditions, was created as part of the Macron Law in 2015. About 10 such areas already exist in Paris.
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TrueFacet Expands to Brand-Certified for Pre-Owned Goods

GETTING CERTIFIED: TrueFacet, the marketplace for jewelry and watches, is now the first online site to offer a selection of pre-owned goods that will be brand certified.
The company is working with seven brand partners that include Zenith, Roberto Coin, Raymond Weil, Fendi Timepieces, Fabergé; Frédérique Constant and Ernst Benz. The items in TrueFacet’s inventory will be supplied direct by the brands, each of whom will be responsible for refurbishment. The brands will also provide a certificate of authenticity and include a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Tirath Kamdar, TrueFacet’s chief executive officer, said the choice of which items are sold on the site is based on a “collaboration with the brand and TrueFacet. TrueFacet leverages buying behavioral data and sell-through data at a geographic level to help brands decide what to sell online. The brands also give TrueFacet products that they feel are good for the platform based on what they have in-stock, at retailers and any pre-owned products they have.”
Kamdar said the company’s platform caters to a consumer who’s around 35, with 28 percent under the age of 30. “We help brands reach the new generation via story-telling and offering a trusted platform to shop ‘certified pre-owned.’”
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Critic’s Notebook: As the Frick Expands, New York City Music Suffers

The Frick Collection’s music room, reminiscent of a 19th-century salon, is an ideal space for chamber music. So why is the museum getting rid of it?
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LVMH Expands Les Journées Particulières to Four Continents

FAR AND WIDE: The fourth edition of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Les Journées Particulières promises to be bigger and better than ever, with 23 new houses taking part in the biennial event, which for the first time will stretch over four continents.
The “open days” event is spreading to the U.S., Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, with a total of 13 participating countries this year, versus six in 2016.
Among the 39 sites that will open to the public for the first time between Oct. 12 and 14 are a Louis Vuitton prototype workshop in Paris; the restored Château de la Colle Noire, formerly owned by Christian Dior; the Caffè Cova pastry shop in Milan, and Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley, Calif.
The conglomerate headed by luxury titan Bernard Arnault launched the initiative in 2011 to counter a perception that it was only interested in squeezing its houses for profit, his son Antoine Arnault told a news conference on Thursday at La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Droite food market, opened last year.
“I think it’s important to balance this image of the group, centered on profit and performance, with the reality,” he said. “We don’t design our collections or make decisions

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Dior Expands in Germany With First Berlin Flagship

DIOR’S ARTISTIC BERLIN: Dior is growing its retail footprint in Germany with the French fashion house’s first stand-alone store in Berlin. Opening Saturday, the flagship at number 56 on this designer-studded stretch of Kurfürstendamm is marked by assorted artistic features. It provides the latest example of Berlin’s long-standing practice of incorporating art into retail environments.
Fabricated out of repurposed materials, the shop’s metal furniture by designer Stefan Leo, who has contributed to other Dior interiors, creates trompe l’oeil effects. Prague’s graffiti pioneer, Jan Kaláb, provided a softer note with his rounded, abstract LB Bubble artworks, while the Versailles parquet floors in the women’s department recalls Christian Dior’s personal fondness for the 18th century.
The store houses the Dior women’s and men’s collections, jewelry and perfume, and joins Dior German flagships in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, as well as dedicated spaces in KaDeWe Berlin, Oberpollinger Munich and Breuninger in Stuttgart. The company would not comment on further expansion plans in Europe’s strongest economy.

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Tailored Brands Expands Revolving Credit Facility

Tailored Brands, Inc. has amended its asset-based revolving credit facility to $ 550 million from $ 500 million and extended its maturity to October 2022 from June 2019.
In an early morning disclosure Thursday, Jack Calandra, chief financial officer of the former Men’s Wearhouse, said, “Our amended credit agreement provides Tailored Brands an additional $ 50 million of financial flexibility at a lower cost and better maturity profile.”
The agreement includes a $ 100 million expansion feature and has an improved fee structure. It matures in October of 2022 and is subject to a springing maturity provision relative to the company’s other outstanding debt.
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank was the lead arranger and administrative agent, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Capital Finance as joint lead arrangers and joint book runners, the company said.
Tailored Brands operates over 1,400 stores in the U.S. and Canada under the Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph Abboud, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G banners.

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Google expands smartphone business in $1bn deal

Google has bought part of Taiwanese technology company HTC in an effort to further expand its smartphone business.
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Netflix Renews and Expands International Deal With Orange

Netflix has renewed its deal with France’s leading telco group Orange to be distributed on Orange TV customers in France. Expanding on the initial deal, which was signed upon Netflix’s launch in France, the streaming service will now be made available in 29 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, where the Orange Group… Read more »

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Tommy John Expands Underwear Offering

Tommy John is introducing its fifth underwear line.
The men’s innerwear brand, which was founded by Tom Patterson, is releasing its Go Anywhere collection, which is made from moisture-wicking, anti-microbial fabrics with four-way stretch. The underwear includes Tommy John’s signature features including the Quick Draw Horizontal Fly, the Stay-Put Waist Band and the No-Wedgie Guarantee.
“Guys are more active than they’ve ever been before, and the Go Anywhere collection is made from a fabric that can take them through the day,” Patterson said. “We’ve always focused on comfort first, soft fabrics that are smart and give a guy everyday performance.”
The line includes a jogger, a dress pant and a Henley along with a trunk and boxer brief. Tommy John first dabbled in apparel in 2015 with its ath-leisure collection. It also introduced Tommy John Labs, a platform the brand used to explore categories beyond underwear.
Tommy John is set to open its first store this October at the King of Prussia mall in Philadelphia, which Patterson said will provide its customer with a comfortable shopping experience they might not be accustomed to.
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Sony Music Expands Distribution Reach; Acquires French Indie Believe, TuneCore

Sony Music is continuing to expand its distribution portfolio, entering into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in France-based Believe Distribution Service for a price between $ 355 and $ 444 million, according to a report in Nikkei business daily, and confirmed to Variety by a source. Sony already owns The Orchard, the 20-year-old music and… Read more »

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Apple Expands Bet on Cutting Edge Privacy Tech

Apple has kicked off a massive experiment with new privacy technology aimed at solving an increasingly thorny problem: how to build products that understand users without snooping on their activities.
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Apple has kicked off a massive experiment with new privacy technology aimed at solving an increasingly thorny problem: how to build products that understand users without snooping on their activities.
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YouTube Expands E3 Live Coverage to Two Days Under Multiyear Pact (EXCLUSIVE)

YouTube is returning to E3 this year, expanding its live-streaming coverage of the game expo to two days — and broadcasting for the first time in 4K Ultra HD — under a multiyear deal with producer Geoff Keighley. “YouTube Live at E3” will stream live worldwide on Sunday, June 11, and Monday, June 12, at… Read more »

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Intimissimi Expands in the U.S.

Intimissimi has big plans for the U.S.
The intimate apparel line, which is owned by the Calzedonia Group, opened its first U.S. store last year at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, New Jersey, and introduced its second location at Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island in March. This July it will open a Fifth Avenue flagship that will carry product from Intimissimi and its sister brand Calzedonia, which sells socks, hosiery and swimwear.
“The biggest challenge in the U.S. is to be perceived as unique,” said Marcello Veronesi, country manager for Intimissimi. “This is a huge country and every single player is here. We need to be perceived as different from the others.”
According to Veronesi, Intimissimi, which is based in Verona, Italy, is priced similarly to Victoria’s Secret but is mostly Italian made and more fashion forward — they deliver new fashion collections in store each week. While Intimissimi’s retail footprint is larger — they have around 4,200 stores globally and Victoria’s Secret’s has around 1,100 — the stores are much smaller with more of a boutique feel. Around 70 percent of these stores are run through franchise partnerships.
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Chow Tai Fook Expands U.S. Footprint With Hawaii DFS Store

HONG KONG–Expanding its U.S. footprint, Chinese jeweler Chow Tai Fook has teamed up with travel retailer DFS to open a boutique in Hawaii in the duty free retailer’s T Galleria.
The agreement was revealed Monday and when it opens its doors next month, the unit will be Chow Tai Fook’s second American store. Last November, the brand debuted in Macy’s in Manhattan. The 970-square foot store in Honolulu is well placed to capitalize on the Hawaiian capital’s popularity as a wedding and honeymoon destination, the two companies said.
“With over 50 years of experience in Hawaii, we are confident that T Galleria’s reputation as the world traveler’s preferred destination for luxurious shopping will attract many new customers to Chow Tai Fook,” Philippe Schaus, DFS Group chief executive officer, said.
A DFS spokeswoman said the Hawaii boutique was the only joint operation the two firms are planning for the time being.
Aside from the usual Chow Tai Fook assortment, the new store will carry some Hearts of Fire branded diamond and wedding jewelry. Chow Tai Fook bought the Boston-based jeweler in 2014. The Hong Kong-listed company is one of the largest jewelers in the world with over 2,300 points of sale across greater China, Singapore, the

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Jack Spade Expands Collaborations for 20th Anniversary

Jack Spade New York has extended its collaborative efforts for spring, partnering with Sperry and the Museum of Modern Art on a collection of accessories that will bow later this month.
These collaborations will join ongoing ones with Barneys New York and Save Khaki United and are intended to mark the 20th anniversary of the brand.
They were spearheaded by Cristiano Quieti, senior vice president and president of Jack Spade New York, and are titled “Friends of Jack.” The partners were chosen, the company said, because all share a “connective thread — they are iconic East Coast, often New York City brands, with an appreciation for great design.”
The Sperry shoes will include slip-ons and lace-ups with stripes or colorblocking that will retail for $ 75 to $ 100. They will be available on the Sperry and Jack Spade web sites as well as in select Sperry stores.
The Museum of Modern Art capsule offers seven canvas accessories including totes, wallets and a paddle bag that will be sold on both companies’ web sites and will retail for $ 38 to $ 298.

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J.Hilburn Expands Made-to-Measure Program

J.Hilburn is moving into new categories.
The custom men’s wear line, which is based in Dallas, will offer made-to-measure polo shirts, chinos and shorts. The polo shirts launched last month and the chinos and shorts will be available in late spring.
“The big theme driving men’s wear right now is fit and as we strive to be the most personal brand in the world, we want to ensure our product offering excels at providing a guy the best-fitting garment,” said Eric Frank, vice president of merchandising and design at J.Hilburn. “Through the past 10 years, we’ve developed a unique specialty in made-to-measure, and have been able to set ourselves apart with the enhanced capability of our supply chain. Our scale, speed, quality and consistency in delivering made-to-measure products have given us a unique advantage to expand into new made-to-measure categories.”
The polo shirt is available in either mélange jersey or pique. Customers can personalize it by choosing the collar, placket, pocket, buttons and monogram. Both styles retail for $ 145. The brand is also focused on the performance category and recently released a made-to-measure MAC jacket, that’s water-resistant, and Estrato, a line of natural performance suiting that’s 100 percent wool but is woven to

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Rowling’s empire expands with Potter prequel

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is one of the most anticipated films of the year and, for its star, the themes of tolerance and acceptance are more relevant than ever.
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Solid & Striped Adds to Design Team, Expands Spring Offering

EARNING THEIR STRIPES: Solid & Striped is expanding its team. Founder Isaac Ross has hired Michelle Copelman, who spent six years as a designer for J. Crew and Crewcuts, as design director, a new position at the growing brand. Copelman will oversee the men’s and women’s divisions of Solid & Striped’s design department and plans to help expand its product assortment and categories.
“Michelle has such a strong point of view and a great taste level,” Ross told WWD of the appointment. “And equally important is for a designer to know how to design into a brand that already exists — how to take it a step further, how to elevate us and push us in the right direction, but also how to respect the customer base that we need to remain very aware of and cater to.”
Solid & Striped just wrapped two collaborations on its swimwear and beachwear line — one with Poppy Delevingne and the other with Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery — and plans to expand further with a full lifestyle offering that includes accessories such as bags, towels and hats as well as potential footwear and eyewear collaborations. “Spring 2016 is a much bigger undertaking than we’ve ever done,”

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Federal reports capture nation’s pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage
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