The art of reviving an esteemed but almost moribund brand – a skill in which the French have few equals – is one very much in evidence at Vuarnet, as it opens a brand-new flagship in New York's Nolita on Bastille Day.
The free-spirited phantoms of the 1960s wafted through a Paris courtyard on Sunday. Velvet Underground on the sound-track, singing Sunday Morning, as the house of Sonia Rykiel presented its debut L’Atelier collection.
Pierre Bergé, the partner of Yves Saint Laurent who passed away last fall, must be turning in his grave. After Yves retired, he spent a decade predicting haute couture's demise. Instead it has rarely looked healthier.
UK designer resale website BuyMyWardrobe has merged with HEWI London (Hardly Ever Worn It) as resale grows but competition gets tougher. It also comes as resale sites expand faster than the overall retail sector.