H&M + Balmain Collection

For shoppers in The Hague, Thursday 5th November will be an exciting day. Not only will Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) be opening its new flagship store in the historic building which previously housed iconic Dutch department store Maison de Bonneterie, but it will also begin selling … Continue reading

Trend Colors for Fall 2015

According to our friends at the Pantone Corporation, the experts on color analysis and hew cataloging, Fall 2015 trend colors in fashion apparel and accessories are both earthy and natural. This becomes quite obvious with a quick scan of color names… DRIED HERB (17-0627) DESERT SAGE (16-0110) STORMY WEATHER (18-4214) … Continue reading

Fragrance Exclusives at Top Department Stores

One of the benefits of being a highly respected retailer with a bit of clout, is being able to request exclusives from your fragrance suppliers. Not only does it look good in marketing, being the sole distributor of Brand X's Fragrance Y in Region Z, but it helps set the … Continue reading

Calvin Klein Opens 3 Stores in Netherlands

It was less than a year ago when PVH announced that Calvin Klein would establish a European headquarters in the Netherlands. Although construction of the new building in Amsterdam isn't slated to be completed until 2016, it hasn't stopped the brand from beginning its expansion on this side of the pond. Since … Continue reading

Womens Shoes: On the Fringe

A strong fashion trend in womens shoes for this spring – summer season is fringe. Whether its on a high or low silhoette, closed or strappy, fringe and tassels are everywhere, from designer down to opening price. Chloe, Valentino, Stuart Weitzman, Prada and YSL are just a few of shoe/sandal collections … Continue reading

Brand Focus: Versace

Guest blogger, Charlie van Leuken, offers some insight on the Versace brand and some of the highlights from the Spring 2015 collection… History The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan's Via Della Spiga in 1978. In 1994, the brand gained international popularity because of the "Black Versace dress of … Continue reading

Oscar de la Renta: Fashion Icon Remembered

Oscar de la Renta passed away on Sunday, October 22nd at the age of 82 after a decade-long battle with cancer. The fashion designer, whose name has become one of the most recognizable in the entire industry, was still active designing up until his death, although head design duties had … Continue reading