Behind The Boom In Moncler, Canada Goose Parkas, Wall Street Money – Businessweek

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 jewerly displays 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. A year ago the companysold a majority stake toprivate equity giant Bain Capital for an undisclosed sum.
Source: http://nybw.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-09/behind-the-boom-in-moncler-canada-goose-parkas-wall-street-money

Affordable cult brand COS finally arrives in NYC | New York Post

Whats your approach to the collection each season? Function is so important. We also have a very pared down design aesthetic, which lends the collection a sense of timelessness we want people to wear this for more than one season. We have what we call our everyday essentials, which are modern updates to classic pieces, which is always our starting point. Then we have seasonal favorites. We think thats the way a man should build his wardrobe.
Source: http://nypost.com/2014/12/10/affordable-cult-brand-cos-finally-arrives-in-nyc/

Montville Education Foundation’s fashion show a success – Education – NorthJersey.com

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. MEF encourages educators with innovative ideas who require outside funding to complete a grant application, found on mefgrants.com. MEF is grateful to the Montville teachers and educators who walked the runway, including Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried; High School Principal Douglas Sanford; Woodmont Principal Domenic Esposito; Dr.
Source: http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/montville-education-foundation-s-fashion-show-a-success-1.1149335

Report: Fashion Types Wanted to Help Sell Apple Watch | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Apple wants you to help it sell the Apple Watch next year. 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.
Source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2473344,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

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