Wallets and Wristlets
10 Corso Como
Former fashion editor and publisher Carla Sozzani conceived 10 Corso Como as a virtual narrative. Using the gallery and bookshop as its core, Sozzani has structured a living magazine where editorial choices in food and fashion, music and art and lifestyle and design are constantly made by the visitor and customer as they engage across so many arenas of interest. People both in and beyond the art and fashion scene began to see in this concept something quite new and radical for retail and even more for presenting art in the same breath as style. The Italian sociologist Francesco Morace in 1991 coined for 10 Corso Como the term that would later become a standard marketing idea "concept shop". A way to join culture and commerce, 10 Corso Como multifunctional philosophy allows to present a unique blend of art, music, design, cuisine and culture from around the world to the world.
Born in 1984 with its debut store opening in the Piazza, an old fruit and vegetable market in Covent Garden, London. It acquired the spot next to Monsoon, which had a small area of accessories but was always selling out. The idea of a standalone accessory concept was born. It was a move inspired by Peter Simon’s trip to Les Halles, Paris. While he was wandering around the area, he discovered a small selection of stores selling fashion jewellery that customers could pick up, touch and try on while browsing – a relatively unseen concept in London in the early eighties. From the very beginning, Accessorize was an Aladdin’s cave of artfully arranged displays, tables and stands, so customers could interact with products in a brand new way. Having made its mark as a one-stop shop for vibrant and fashion-forward accessories across all categories, the first Accessorize was quickly followed by stores in London’s Carnaby Street, Norwich and Manchester. Since then, it has built on its home-grown success with around 900 stores worldwide.
Al Duca d'Aosta
Founded in 1902 in Venice, Al Duca d'Aosta originally was a men's shirt fabric shop next to Rialto Bridge. Emilio Ceccato, 4 generations ago, quickly decided to evolve not only by selling fabrics shirts, but producing the same. The collections of over 100 top fashion designers, wisely selected in quality and elegance, are combined in recognizable style. Here you may find the best runway looks, IT bags and icon accessories of latest collections.
Designer clothes and accessories. This American fashion designer is known for his urban designs. After designing a Fall 2008 collection using black as the predominant color,he designed his Spring 2009 collection using bright colors such as orange, dusty purple, aqua and hot pink. In the meantime he has reverted to using mainly black fabrics, and is often praised for exhibiting outstanding tailoring skills.
Ethically sourced, printed promotional merchandise, branded business gifts, or corporate clothing that will make you stand out from your competitors. Fantastic choice With thousands of promotional products and clothing to choose from, you'll find something thats right for your brand, price range, colour scheme and most importantly your target audience. Their friendly customer service team love sharing their knowledge and creativity to find the right promotional product for you. Your merchandise will be delivered on time: every time. Their in-house artwork team can mock-up visuals, free of charge, to show you how your branded merchandise could look before you make your decision. Working in partnership with them saves you time and money. They create unique corporate merchandise ranges just for you, and hold them in stock ready for when you need them.
Over 300 of the worlds most luxurious home fashion brands, many of which being exclusive to them, such as Ralph Lauren Home, who have carefully selected Amara as the only online store to distribute their home collections. Bringing you the very best in luxury home fashion, they now offer nearly 35,000 products on their website to ensure your interior style is always covered. Their online magazine, The LuxPad, which provides a discerning insight into not just the interiors and design industry but also the worlds of fashion, travel and luxury cuisine, has grown exponentially over the past three years with the latest industry interviews, case studies and inspiration published weekly. With an ever expanding subscription list and US and Austalian versions launched last year, the magazine is gaining in popularity every day and many more exciting features are planned for the year ahead. Amaras reach is ever increasing and in 2015 they connected with their customers oven more through the launch of their German language site to join their French site launched in 2014 and by increasing the visibility of their other dedicated country websites including US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UAE and Ireland.
French ready-to-wear brand, founded in 1987 by the Tunisian fashion designer Jean Touitou in Paris. The brand is known for its minimalist designs, its clothing features clean lines and simple patterns. Logos are rarely visible, as well. Its clothing tends to incorporate the characteristics of military garments.One of the brand's most popular products is its raw-denim selvage jeans thought of by Adam Shantir. Their jeans are popular among denim enthusiasts, as they are Japanese selvage denim but are also, unlike the products of many companies who use denim of this quality, slim cut and fashionable. The denim also fades quickly when used, allowing denim enthusiasts to achieve a lot of wear and fading quite quickly if they wish. The fit of APC clothing derives from Touitou's distaste for the loose-fitting clothes of his contemporaries.
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Barneys New York
Luxury specialty retailer renowned for having the most discerning edit from the worlds top designers, including womens and mens ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewellery, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home. Barneys' signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. Today, Barneys New York operates flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Scottsdale along with a preeminent luxury online store, Barneys.com, as well as 25 other stores and outlets across the United States.
Luxury goods department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The company was founded in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf and was later owned and managed by Edwin Goodman, and later his son Andrew Goodman. Today, Bergdorf operates from two stores situated across the street from each other at Fifth Avenue between 57th and 58th streets. Bergdorf Goodman's main store, which opened at its current location in 1928, is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue. A separate men's store, established in 1990, is located on the east side of Fifth Avenue, directly across the street. Bergdorf is a subsidiary of Neiman Marcus, which is owned by the private equity firms TPG Capital and Warburg Pincus.
Brooklyns first fashion destination, leading the fashion-pack across the river since 1999. Bird has been voted Best Womens Boutique in New York City by New York Magazine, Top Visionary Boutique in the United States by Lucky Magazine and has received extensive coverage in The New York Times. The original Bird store opened on 7th Avenue in Park Slope in 1999. The second location on Smith Street in Cobble Hill opened in 2006. The third and largest location, designed by Norwegian architect Ole Sondresen, opened on Grand Street in Williamsburg in 2009 and is the first LEED-certified retail store in New York City. Bird maintained strict sustainability and green-building standards throughout construction and was consequently awarded the coveted LEED-CI Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Williamsburg store also features rotating exhibits by emerging artists. Bird owner Jen Mankins got her start in fashion working as an assistant buyer for Barneys New York and later became the head buyer for Steven Alan. Inspired by the independent designers she worked with, she co-founded the womens fashion label Charlotte Corday before returning to retail and creating Bird. She travels for inspiration, seeking out the best fashion collections and design objects. Jen is obsessed with color, prints, textures, textiles and loves wearing head-to-toe tiedye. She is a self-described failed minimalist; mix-and-match is her maxim.
To think it all started with a 19th century fad, the hoop skirt. That was the first item that Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale carried in their Ladies' Notions Shop in New York's Lower East Side. In the late 1800's, most fashion retailers specialized in just one type of garment. Not the brothers Bloomingdale, their East Side Bazaar, opened in 1872, sold a wide variety of European fashions. It was the beginning of what would become a "Department Store". In 1886 came the visionary move uptown to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. The store expanded steadily and by the 1920's, Bloomingdale's converted an entire city block. Flexing his marketing muscle, in 1900 Lyman created splashy ad campaigns to bring people in the door. People started seeing the "All Cars Transfer to Bloomingdale's" slogan everywhere, on billboards, delivery wagons, and even ladies' beach umbrellas. In the 1940's Bloomingdale's became the stage for gala events and fashion shows, including "Woman Of The Year, 1947." With music, lighting and sophistication, it was retailing as theater. In 1961, the Bloomingdale's team came up with the first designer shopping bags. Since then, many have become collector's items. By the 70's, everyone was stopping by 59th Street and Lexington Avenue for a look, including Queen Elizabeth. People came to see and to be seen. Once there, they were dazzled by the cutting-edge fashion of designers like Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and Norma Kamali, who got their first truly big opportunities at Bloomingdale's. In the 2000's, looking forward, Bloomingdale's is committed to once again lead the way with exclusive merchandise, customized services, and alternative shopping venues. Carrying on the Bloomingdale's brothers' dream, Bloomingdale's are always finding ways to set their stores apart. That's both the legacy and the promise of Bloomingdale's.