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Top Trending Designer Handbags in Paris

| By: Alex Camille Admin

This is the first installment of our Trending Designer Handbags series that points out some of the most popular styles in cities across the globe. We have decided to kick it off with Paris, which is befitting since our two favorite brands (Chanel and Louis Vuitton) both hail from the City of Light. We scoured hundreds of street fashion photos to find the most oft-worn styles, and condensed them into an easy-to-read list. The bottom line? Structured bags rule, and long shoulder straps are a must. Here is our list of the top three designer handbag brands seen on Paris streets.    ...

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Is Copycat Fashion Wrong?

| By: Alex Camille Admin

Have you ever walked into a fast fashion store and seen a piece of clothing that looks similar to a high-end designer piece? It's called copycat fashion and it is seemingly everywhere. It is a hotly debated subject in the industry, and people are divided as to whether it is right or wrong.     What is Copycat Fashion? Copycat fashion is not to be confused with counterfeiting. Counterfeiting entails passing a fake off as the real deal. Case in point: knock-off Louis Vuitton bags. To the untrained eye they look like they are authentic, and it sometimes takes a trained professional to distinguish...

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What 3D Printing Means For Fashion

| By: Alex Camille Admin

3D printing, formerly labeled Rapid Prototyping, has been in existence since the late 1980’s and we admit most of the buzz pertaining to this technology has gone straight in one ear and out the other ever since.  But now, 3D printing in fashion? You officially have our attention.       Closer view at our 3D printed Harmonograph dress that will be displayed at the MFA - Museum of fine Arts Boston opening on March 6 throw July 10 as a part of #techstyle - new exhibition opening tomorrow! The dress is in collaboration with @fitchwork and @stratasys #3D #3d...

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New York Fashion Week 2016: The Biggest Trends

| By: Couture USA

New York Fashion Week is wrapping tomorrow and maybe it is just us, but it seems especially dynamic this year. Perhaps it is because of the trends towards exaggerated proportions, boldly mixed patterns and unusual combinations of materials. Perhaps it is because of the much talked about “see now buy now” approach that some designers are taking. What ever the reason is, we will be revisiting the collections online in the coming months. Here is a quick run-down of our six favorite New York Fashion Week trends so far:   New York Fashion Week Trend 1: Exaggerated Proportions From the minimalist coats at The Row to...

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Are We Witnessing the Demise of Department Stores?

| By: Alex Camille Admin

The Demise of Department Stores: A Downward Trend Low and mid-priced American department stores have been on a steady decline for over a decade. Decreasing department store profits have long been a topic of media coverage. There are a number of factors in this equation, including a shrinking middle class and the popularity of bargain hunting. It begs the question: what does this say about our economy and our changing shopping habits? The Buying Power of the Shrinking Middle Class  The buying power of the middle class has famously shrunk and better bargains can easily be found outside of department stores. By catering to...

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