Professional investors were the first to buy into the idea that this niche of apparel could grow quickly and cover a wide range of shoppers, not just those on ski slopes or dog sleds. The Carlyle Group, a Washington (D.C.)-based buyout firm, bought almost half of Moncler in 2008. Among other things, Carlyles capital helped bankroll a line of parkas for children, an expansion into Japan, and dozens of new retail stores. Eurazeo, a Paris-based investment fund, came around in 2011 to buy almost half of Moncler, including a chunk of Carlyles shares. At the time, Eurazeo Chairman Patrick Sayer called it one of the best brands in luxury. Canada Goose fluffed its finances more recently.
Affordable cult brand COS finally arrives in NYC | New York Post
COS opened its New York flagship in Soho (129 Spring St.) last week. Martin Andersson We spoke with Martin Andersson, the head of mens design, about what men can expect from the new shop. Why is now the right time to open a store in New York? The key was finding the perfect location. People often describe COS as the missing link between High Street and high fashion, and we want the location to reflect that.
Montville Education Foundation’s fashion show a success - Education - NorthJersey.com
The models walked the runway to tunes spun by Ryan Howard, seventh easy hairstyles grader at Lazar Middle School. Everyone enjoyed a three-course meal. Finally, the excitement of the day peaked with the winners of more than 100 tricky tray baskets and the 50/50 winner. More than $24,000 was raised from this event. The profits will go toward the funding of educational grants for Montville students.
Report: Fashion Types Wanted to Help Sell Apple Watch | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
0shares VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY Apple would like you to view its upcoming Apple Watch as a piece of wrist-worn art. And to get that message out, Cupertino is hiring retail workers with "a fashion or luxury background," according to 9to5Mac . The long-awaited Apple Watch was unveiled in September, and will feature three different bands when it arrives in 2015: the basic Apple Watch, fitness-oriented Apple Watch Sport, and luxury Apple Watch Edition. According to 9to5Mac, these various options and styles mean that Apple Watch will likely take up a bit of space in Apple Stores, and Cupertino will need the appropriate people manning these stations. Glass cases might keep greasy fingers away from 18-karat gold versions, the blog suggested. VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY The devices, which start at $349 and are expected to arrive in the spring , will come with 38mm or 42mm faces with a sapphire crystal display, and must be tethered to an iPhone (5 or later).