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More than 60% of Counterfeit Fashion Purchases Were Knowingly Made by Consumers, Per New Study

Fashion – from Louis Vuitton and Hermeś bags to Off-White t-shirts and Chanel shoes – has once again topped the list of some of the most heavily-targeted types of goods by counterfeiters, and some of the most frequently purchased types of products by consumers. That is what the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...

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French Luxury Giants Among the Potential Targets of U.S. Government’s Proposed Tariffs on $2.4 Billion-Worth of Imports

A whopping $2.4 billion-worth of imports from France are set to be taxed by the U.S., putting coveted luxury goods in the crossfire of a bi-national fight over a new French digital services tax. In a statement on Monday, the Trump administration threatened a 100 percent increase in French import taxes in connection with its...

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Pantone: How One Company Built a Business Turning Color Into Cash

Headquartered about an hour outside of Manhattan in Carlstadt, New Jersey, a company called Pantone categorizes color and sells it. Founded in the 1950s by brothers Morris and Jesse Levine as a commercial printing company, M&J Levine Advertising evolved into something else entirely by the 60s when employee Lawrence Herbert revamped the business’s ink and printing division, introduced...

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Monopolizing and Monetizing a Color: What is the Value of Tiffany & Co.’s Trademark Blue Hue?

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is vying for Tiffany & Co. The Paris-based luxury goods conglomerate made a $14.5 billion play for the American jewelry stalwart last month, in furtherance of a quest to bolster its offerings in the fast-growing jewelry market. Just as analysts predicted, Tiffany’s board reportedly rejected LVMH’s initial, unsolicited offer to seek a...

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Instagram to Test Hiding “Likes” in the U.S. What Does that Mean for Influencers, Brands?

On the heels of Instagram’s decision to remove its visible “like” counter from its platform in certain geographic regions, such as Canada and Australia, earlier this year, the app’s operators say they will perform the same test in the U.S. beginning this month. The roll-out by the Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing app is being touted as larger ethos,...

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After 20 Years in Business, Zac Posen Shutters Eponymous Label

Zac Posen is shuttering his label, the brand confirmed on Friday. An announcement from the label’s owners, House of Z and Z Spoke that came on Friday evening revealed that the company – which had been in midst of a sale process since this spring with Yucaipa Cos., with the Ron Burkle-led investment firm that...

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Anteprima in SoHo

There’s more to Italian fashion than Dolce, Dolce, and Dolce; so this Fall, New York is home to Anteprima, the second installment of an Italian experiential fashion pop-up. Eight emerging Italian brands will present Fall/Winter collections in a space celebrating art, cuisine, and design. Of course this unique shopping and gallery experience will be in...

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Study Shows Shoppers Reject Offers Made Under Time Pressure

Giving consumers short time limits on offers means they are less likely to take them up, according to new research. Making time-limited offers is a common retail pricing strategy. Examples include the doorstep seller who claims that they are currently ‘in the area’ but will not be returning; the telephone seller who makes a ‘special...