| May 16, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Hamish Bowles' uniform of suits and ties belies his past penchant for John Galliano men's skirts.
"I was certainly much more adventurous in the way I dressed in the '80s," said Bowles, Vogue international editor at large. "I think the first time...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:12 PM
For a limited time, Southern California fans of French luxury brand Hermès can purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, accessories, toys and even pieces of furniture crafted from the atelier's cast-off scraps of leather, silk scarves, porcelain,...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Peek, a designer kids boutique, opened in Bucktown yesterday. Offering trendy clothing for boys and girls from infants to 12-year-olds, the store also carries books, toys, art supplies and other gifts. To celebrate its opening, Peek is giving away "Look...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Most of us have a vague awareness that Mother's Day is coming up (Sunday, May 11). But will we shop in a timely fashion—or will we race to the mall on May 10? Just in case you're a planner, what follows is a guide to some of the best department...
| Nov 28, 2013
Today's designer consignment looks nothing like the college snapshot of students pawing through piles for that Prada in the rough.
Hollywood's A-list regularly walks the red carpet in couture from Decades, the luxury consignment store that starred in...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When the luxury menswear brand Brioni sharpened its teeth for an expansion two years ago, it appointed Brendan Mullane as creative director.
Mullane had spent the preceding decade designing menswear at a series of luxury heavyweights, working at Louis...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:18 AM
PARIS -- A bright light of Paris fashion returned to the stage Wednesday when Nicolas Ghesquiere presented his debut collection for the luxury powerhouse Louis Vuitton.
The time slot on the calendar and the venue were the same, but the collection...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Kim Kardashian's fiance, Kanye West, just synthesized high fashion with fine art, giving his girl a hand-painted Birkin handbag for Christmas.
Well, what else do you get the girl who appears to have everything and then some?
But the lofty Hermes...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bets on the top-performing retailer this holiday don't favor the storied haute couture companies — not Chanel with its $4,500 handbags, nor Neiman Marcus and its $150,000 bespoke falconry set.
Instead, it's Michael Kors Holdings — an...
| Oct 13, 2013
PARIS — Step-dancing hijinks, jungles of flowers and enough art world inspiration to fill a Chanel-branded gallery.
The spring 2014 collections shown at Paris Fashion Week this fall were entertaining, to say the least.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Today's column involves a mystery. All that arrived were two photos of a Native American silver necklace plus a blank sheet of paper, probably to protect the photos. That's all.
The backs of the photos are handwritten, "Stamped Nezzi squash blossom."...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Luxury retailers such as Coach Inc., in handbags and leather goods, and Tiffany & Co., in jewelry and specialty items, will likely continue to please their stockholders this holiday season, just as they have throughout much of the economic downturn.