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Lucky 13 Clothing Sues Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is being sued by clothing brand Lucky 13. The "Love Story" singer counts 13 as her favorite number and sells T-shirts with "Lucky 13" written on them through her online store, but Robert Kloetzly who owns Lucky 13 clothing - which has been trading since 1991 - feels she is stealing his business. In a lawsuit lodged today, Robert accuses the singer of trademark infringement for unauthorized use of Lucky 13's branding, and …

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New Barneys Campaign Features Trans* Models

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: Models, News, Sales,

Although Barneys was in hot water over racial profiling allegations several months ago, the high-end retailer is making strides in the LGBTQ community with their latest ad campaign, which features trans* models. The series - shot in black and white by famed photographer Bruce Weber - features 17 models (some professional models, while others are students, activists, and musicians) dressed in designer duds and situated among their family members. Titled “Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters," …

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Marc Jacobs to Sell Fragrance for Tweets

Who needs cash when you have a Twitter account? So says execs for the upcoming Marc Jacobs pop-up shop for New York Fashion Week, anyway. Appropriately titled the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, the company will offer visitors goods in exchange for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook posts with the hashtag "#MJDaisyChain." So while it may be considered free by American monetary standards, the Marc Jacobs products will be paid for with social networking fare. The …

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Victoria Beckham to Open First Store in London

Victoria Beckham is opening her first store in London. The singer-turned-designer has confirmed that her very first standalone store will open on Dover Street this Fall. "I think the time is now because I know my customer. It will be the first time that the people will really be able to see the brand through my eyes. It's young and cool. There are great galleries in the area. There's Dover Street Market directly opposite of …

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The Gap, Zara Temporarily Ban Rabbit Fur

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: News, Sales,

Due to the efforts of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and a number of customers who expressed their presence online, retailers The Gap and Zara have released statements temporarily banning the sale of products made from angora rabbit fur. PETA recently released undercover footage of the horrifying conditions and treatment of angora rabbits in a Chinese angora fur farm, prompting many companies to halt sales of the fur. The Gap and Zara …

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Items Du Jour: Britney Goes Platinum, Tyra’s War on “Plus-Size” Term

+ The Kardashian trio unveiled their latest clothing collection, which they launched in collaboration with British retailer Lipsy. Unsurprisingly, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe model off their floral, curve-hugging dresses in the adverts for the line (perhaps it's the only way they'd be able to sell it?). Major kudos that they're not of the typical sequined and glittery New Year's Eve dress fare, but at the same time, I can't imagine women flocking to the stores …

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Victioria Beckham’s Selling Shoes for Charity

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Fashion Designers, Sales,

Victoria Beckham is donating a mountain of designer shoes to help victims of the Philippines Typhoon. The big-hearted fashion designer is selling off some of her most expensive pairs along with dozens of items of clothing belonging to her and husband David. The donations are expected to raise thousands of pounds for those affected by the mega storm when they go on sale today. "Dozens of pieces from the couple's wardrobe this Friday at the British …

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Barneys Cancels Jay-Z Fundraiser Event

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: Celebrities, News, Sales,

Is trouble brewing in Barneys and Jay-Z's fashion paradise? The high-end retailer just announced that they will no longer be throwing a fundraising party tomorrow night to celebrate the launch of their collaboration collection with the rapper. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been canceled," read a statement from Barneys. The news comes after Jay-Z has been pressured by fans to withhold his collection with the retail store once they properly address the racial …

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Lookbook: L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic

Target and H&M better look out - Banana Republic's collaboration with high end fashion designer L'Wren Scott is giving them a run for their money when it comes to diffusion lines. The model-turned-designer recently teamed up with the Gap-owned retailer to put out a collection for next month, and oh how I'd like to get my hands on some of those pieces! From a ruffled, floral jumpsuit and lacy, blue little dress to patterned, deep …

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Items Du Jour: Cara Would Shave Her Brows, Buy a Beckham Crown

+ Known for her famous, full eyebrows, Cara Delevingne probably shocked some of her brow worshipers fans when she admitted that she's willing to do anything for a film role - including shaving her head and eyebrows! + Ever dream of being Victoria Beckham? Well you can at least get married like her, as her gold wedding crown is up for auction for around $32,000. + Jennifer Lawrence looked fabulously gothic chic in a Christian …

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