Industry Adapts to Shifting Milan Men’s Fashion Week

MILAN — A shrinking show calendar, currency volatility and macro economic issues at the tail end of a period of local political instability following Italy’s general elections were only some of the concerns weighing on executives on the eve of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
But on the upside, business is chugging along steadily. Revenues generated by the fashion sector last year grew 2.5 percent to 64.8 billion euros, and exports rose 4.3 percent to 50 billion euros, according to Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s Fashion Economic Trends report issued in May. The first half is expected to show 1.5 percent growth in sales compared with the same period last year. Last week, the updated Altagamma Worldwide Market Monitor and Bain & Co. study painted a pretty picture, as the global personal luxury goods industry is expected to grow 6 to 8 percent at constant exchange compared with the 5 percent growth forecast last October for 2018.
“Everyone is hoping to see a modicum of stability, which would allow us to set goals in the medium-term, invest in three-year plans without this sense of anxiety hovering over us,” said Paolo Roviera, chief executive officer of Corneliani. Roviera admitted that business had been affected in the first

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Volvo Says Americans Are Shifting Their Luxury Thinking

Are American consumers shifting their thinking of what luxury means?
Volvo Car USA thinks so. Volvo, which is repositioning the brand into the luxury space, partnered with The Harris Poll to get some insight on American attitudes on different themes, such as design, safety, technology and environment. The latest study on luxury indicates that Americans are rethinking their attitudes toward their possessions, looking to streamline and declutter their lives. The poll was conducted from April 26 to May 1, surveying more than 2,014 U.S. adults over the age of 18.
According to the study, 82 percent of Americans agree that people have too much stuff, while a slightly higher percentage at 85 percent said they are actively working to declutter and simplify their spaces. That includes 49 percent looking to declutter their bedrooms, while 34 percent are looking to streamline their wardrobes. Millennials in particular at 60 percent said they have more stuff than they did 10 years ago.
The study also found that respondents are saying they are shifting away from quantity, with 68 percent agreeing that “when it comes to modern luxury, less is more.” The latter has impacted purchase volumes and frequency in connection with how they spend for “modern

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Industry Adapts to Shifting Milan Men’s Fashion Week

MILAN — A shrinking show calendar, currency volatility and macro economic issues at the tail end of a period of local political instability following Italy’s general elections were only some of the concerns weighing on executives on the eve of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
But on the upside, business is chugging along steadily. Revenues generated by the fashion sector last year grew 2.5 percent to 64.8 billion euros, and exports rose 4.3 percent to 50 billion euros, according to Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s Fashion Economic Trends report issued in May. The first half is expected to show 1.5 percent growth in sales compared with the same period last year. Last week, the updated Altagamma Worldwide Market Monitor and Bain & Co. study painted a pretty picture, as the global personal luxury goods industry is expected to grow 6 to 8 percent at constant exchange compared with the 5 percent growth forecast last October for 2018.
“Everyone is hoping to see a modicum of stability, which would allow us to set goals in the medium-term, invest in three-year plans without this sense of anxiety hovering over us,” said Paolo Roviera, chief executive officer of Corneliani. Roviera admitted that business had been affected in the first

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Sources: Lakers shifting free-agent focus to ’19

The Lakers aren’t abandoning a 2018 summer pursuit of free-agent stars, but rather recalibrating their focus on a 2019 class that could include Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler, sources told Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Books of The Times: ‘The New Book of Snobs’ Updates the Shifting Science of Social Cues

D.J. Taylor’s clever and timely work contends that the world would be a poorer place without a bit of insolence and ostentation.
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Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-6770 Dual Control Levers Parts Electronic Shifting Parts

Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-6770 Dual Control Levers Parts Electronic Shifting Parts


Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-6770 Dual Control Levers. Shimano broke the mold with their Dura-Ace Di2 group. Effortless shifting, instant engagement, unparalleled performance. Well, now you can get electronic shifting without shelling out all that dough. The Ultegra Di2 group is a more affordable version of the Dura-Ace Di2 group, so you can enjoy many of the benefits, without the high price tag. These levers have a sleek, mean look to them that will polish off any serious road rig. They’re also slimmer and lighter than their mechanical counterparts, and they’ve got more adjustability to let you customize the feel of your setup.
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Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire — Short Parts Electronic Shifting Parts

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire — Short Parts Electronic Shifting Parts


Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire — Short. Shimano did it right when it came to designing the new Ultegra Di2 wiring setup. It’s slimmer and has smaller connectors than the Dura-Ace Di2 system, giving your bike a cleaner look with less messy wiring. You can also run these wires internally or externally, as long as your frame is compatible with internal wire routing. This wire is waterproof and easy to install with the new junction box design. Just plug it up and hit the road.
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Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire — Long Parts Electronic Shifting Parts

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire — Long Parts Electronic Shifting Parts


Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire — Long. Shimano did it right when it came to designing the new Ultegra Di2 wiring setup. It’s slimmer and has smaller connectors than the Dura-Ace Di2 system, giving your bike a cleaner look with less messy wiring. You can also run these wires internally or externally, as long as your frame is compatible with internal wire routing. This wire is waterproof and easy to install with the new junction box design. Just plug it up and hit the road.
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Shimano Ultegra Di2 Junction Box Parts Electronic Shifting Parts

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Junction Box Parts Electronic Shifting Parts


Shimano Ultegra Di2 Junction Box. As an improvement over the Dura-Ace Di2 setup, the Ultegra Di2 group uses a junction box to simplify the wiring, giving you a cleaner look with easier setup. The junction box mounts under your bottom bracket shell (for external wiring) and connects the wires coming from the derailleurs, levers and battery.
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Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire Cover Parts Electronic Shifting Parts

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire Cover Parts Electronic Shifting Parts


Shimano Ultegra Di2 Wire Cover. Hide that wire for a cleaner look. This wire cover comes in black or white, so you can choose the one that matches your ride best.
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Odd Mom Out Star and Creator Jill Kargman on Shifting From Best-Selling Author to Acting at Age 40

Jill Kargman’s Odd Mom Out is Bravo’s newest scripted series—and damn, it’s good. Funny, down-to-earth Kargman (author of Momzillas) says she grew up with “one foot in and one foot out” of the rarified petri…




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Pistons waive Smith, cite ‘shifting priorities’

The Detroit Pistons on Monday waived Josh Smith, who still had two years and at least $ 26 million remaining on his contract after this season.
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Shifting Currents

Shifting Currents


After the meteorite wiped out civilization and most of the population, it took thirty years to scrabble together rudiments of society again. Sex is the main currency, for those who haven’t mutated special abilities.Bethany, a Tech, is able to channel electricity through her body and charge up electronics. When she saves a Shifter girl about to be sold at auction, the girl’s brother, Lucas, offers to repay the debt with his body. While Bethany would love to have Lucas at her beck and call, she’d rather have sex with someone who wanted her as a partner instead of an obligation. But unable to resist the sexy Shifter, she agrees to his terms.When an opportunity presents itself to travel cross the ravaged countryside to loot the remains of California, Bethany believes this is the best chance for her to find her own brother, a rogue Shifter on the run for a crime he didn’t commit. Lucas wants to go, too, to free his Shifter pack.The caravan members are expected to provide sexual services to the owners in exchange for passage out and back. As the lines between pleasure and payment become blurred, Bethany struggles to remain human while the pull of the energy feels good enough to leave her meat sack body behind. Can Lucas learn to ground her against the shifting currents?

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Zippered Shape Shifting Handbag

Zippered Shape Shifting Handbag


Textured faux leather handbag featuring two exterior zippers to alter shape a detachable shoulder strap and three interior pockets..
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