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Marni x H&M Collaboration Hits Stores

Posted by Shirley Brady on March 8, 2012 09:45 AM

Spotted a crowd outside your local H&M today? Fashionistas are lining up as the new Marni capsule collection hits stores. At H&M's New York City location at Fifth Avenue 18th Street, the queue extended the length of the block by 8:30am.

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In the News; Apple, Google TV, Vita Coco and more

Posted by Dale Buss on March 8, 2012 09:03 AM

In the News

Airbus parent accuses China of blocking jet sales over emissions scheme.

American Airlines parent retreats on pension-plan termination.

Apple lifts lid on new iPad and faces U.S. warning, along with other publishers, about collusion on e-book pricing.

BMW reports profits surge amid global luxury-car boom.

Continental appeals "absurd" verdict in Concorde crash.

Cracker Barrel uses country-music roots to build Twitter.

Dairy Queen expands in China.

Delta launches in-flight shopping with Amazon.

Facebook beefs up roster of IPO underwriters.Continue reading...

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Sneak Peek: Check Out Marni's Upcoming Collection for H&M

Posted by Shirley Brady on November 29, 2011 12:16 PM

Hot on the high heels of its capsule collection with Versace, H&M has revealed that its next designer collaboration will be with Italy's Marni label, with a spring collection that will hit stores in March.

“I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints," Marni designer Consuelo Castiglioni stated. "As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colours, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic adding sporty utilitarian elements."

Fashion-lovers lined up only two weeks ago to snap up the Versace x H&M collection, which was also sold in a "best of" pop-up store at Selfridges in London in a first for the Swedish fast fashion retailer.

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Brands to Watch: Chipotle's ShopHouse, Yahoo/AOL, Sears Pushes Kenmore

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 14, 2011 06:20 PM

Brands to Watch

Chipotle soft-launches ShopHouse Kitchen, a Southeast Asian fast casual restaurant concept, in Washington, D.C. (prompting Seattle's Shophouse eatery to rebrand to Little Uncle).

Yahoo and AOL may be planning an ad sales partnership.

Kenmore may be next brand 'farmed out' by Sears.

Bing introduces "adaptive search" to personalize results.

Eterniti teases luxury 'supercar' at Frankfurt Auto Show.

Facebook expands social ads push, delays IPO to late 2012.

Google buys more than 1,000 patents from IBM.

Louis Vuitton names next CEO, opens first airport store.

Marni and Estee Lauder partner on perfume collection.

Solyndra bankruptcy and loan become a bigger embarrassment for the Obama administration.

Toyota steps up research to make driving safer.

& Advertisers and retailers move up Halloween promotions earlier this year (on both sides of the pond).

Groupon's Super Bowl Rebound Romance: China

Posted by Sheila Shayon on February 21, 2011 01:00 PM

The march of brands into China continues apace: Facebook is pursuing its billion-user dream by courting Baidu, luxury brands such as Marni and Armani are not only opening stores but e-commerce sites, and InterContinental is developing a hotel brand specifically for China.

Among the most closely-watched China entrants: Groupon, which is bouncing back from its Super Bowl fumble in the US to banking on a bright and shiny future with China.Continue reading...

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