Topless dead ostrich protest at flagship store ruffles Hermès feathers

Activists have held a demonstration outside Hermès’ flagship store in central London to protest against the fashion brand’s use of ostrich leather to make handbags.

Jackie Joyce, 29, led the protest, during which she stood topless with a mock dead ostrich draped across her chest. She was joined by fellow activists Anna Buraya and Charly Keats holding handbag-shaped placards reading “Hermès: Bin ostrich skin”.

Vince Is "Hitting Pause" On Its Handbag Business

Less than two years after Vince launched its handbag collection, the brand is "hitting pause" on that category, company executives said on a webcast Tuesday afternoon while reporting 2015's financial results.

why miuccia prada will never show her men's and women's collections together

One of Miuccia Prada's multifarious legacies will be her championing of the mixed gender runway. "I think the combination is more real," she said after her spring/summer 15 menswear show, at which women cameoed in printed tunics and 70s denim. "It is more today. Otherwise it looks like we are in classes, in the time of my grandfather, women divided from men." But the legendary designer is also the first to champion women as women — multi-faceted, contradictory, and brilliantly complex enough in their own right.

Spring 2016 Handbag Trends To Watch

Spring has officially begun which means it’s time to pull out spring wardrobe and look out for this year’s trends. This spring it looks like fringe and chain detailed handbags will be a favorite. The trends have shown up separately and together. Also showing up are round shaped bags and mini bags.

PARAMUS, N.J. - The police department is looking for three women who allegedly shoplifted handbags from the Saks Off Fifth Avenue in the Bergen Town Center March 11.

How to Survive: Tips on Handbags

My handbags play a dual role in my life. I have them for practicality and style!

What do I mean by practical? I buy handbags that can hold everything that is important to me. I buy handbags that I can wear day or night. I buy handbags that are appropriate for many pieces of my wardrobe. I buy bags I can use for all seasons.

What do I mean by beautiful? All of my handbags reflect my style!

THEREFORE, A HANDBAG IS A MIX OF PRACTICALITY AND FASHION. IT IS AN ACCESSORY IN A WOMAN’S WARDROBE THAT CAN ADD PUNCH TO ANY OUTFIT.

The Spring Trends Everybody Will Be Wearing And How To Style Them

Spring is here at last. If a new season doesn’t generate all kinds of excitement, the thought of warmer days ahead will. While you can absolutely update your existing wardrobe by reinventing past pieces in new ways for your outfits, there are some great new trends on the horizon to incorporate. Here’s a look:

The planet-friendly and perfect pose essentials

The supreme studio essential: JadeYoga Harmony Mat ($74.95) - salute the sun with this popular and planet-friendly natural rubber yoga mat and get ready to flow gracefully and beautifully. JadeYoga’s Harmony Mat is a top-performing every day yoga mat that’s 3/16” thick, about 5 pounds, and features a state-of-the-art design that’s well-made and highly durable — and packed with a great tacky surface that provides excellent traction while also giving you the much-craved comfort and cushion you seek without sacrificing stability.

Retail Trade: Is Michael Kors back in style?

Is the luxury handbag and apparel market heating up?

Shares of Michael Kors have rallied 40% this year and Topeka Capital Markets thinks the rally is just getting started. The firm sees 30% upside in the high-end retailer over the next 12 months, according to Barron's. The Halftime Report desk is mixed on the move.

Josh Brown suggests letting the stock consolidate recent gains. "This is not where you should be initiating a new position. It's had a V-shaped run," Brown said. Michael Kors is transitioning from a super-high end to a mass market brand, Brown added.

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman is the founding editor of women’s online money magazine

Department store giant Myer is happy about this news, for obvious reasons.
“Speculatively speaking, we would expect to see an increase on larger totes, however it would all be dependent on how the tax department define a work bag as opposed to a general handbag,” said a spokesperson.
The cost and size of a handbag, as well as a person’s profession, are likely to be issues that the ATO looks at when reviewing a claim.

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New eyes
A handful of advertisers in the 2015 March men’s lifestyle issue have repeated ad placement in the latest magazine. Armani once again opens with a gatefold spread. The spread shows off sweaters, jackets and scarves, ensuring it will reach readers whatever their particular needs.

As was the case last year, Hermès follows Armani, this time with a two-page ad for the Hermès By Nature campaign. Omega joined the repeat placements, advertising its Globemaster watch.

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