Akinsete remembers vintage’s 1990s resurgence, when he and business partner Govella Pangidzwa, opened Souled Out, a small shop on Portobello Green. “The timing was perfect. Portobello was like East London now, super hip. Kate Moss and Helena Christensen, Björk and Kylie, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana: they all came in.” What’s different today? “It’s more than just trendy, it’s a lifestyle – [the popularity of vintage] has come through education and it’s a response to fast fashion – and that’s good.” Currently, Akinsete is working with auction house Bonhams as it prepares its Cool Britannia exhibition for next
China, which was already the fastest-growing luxury market before the pandemic, will become even more vital to brands’ success as North American and European markets remain unpredictable. And everywhere, offline retail has had to go online — and fast — as consumers turned rapidly to digital shopping.
Amazon, whose customers have ordered over one billion fashion items via its mobile app in the last 12 months, has long looked for a way to become partners with luxury names, which had in the past largely rebuffed its advances. Last week, Amazon launched its mobile-only Luxury Stores with one brand: Oscar de
Amazon just took its latest stab at a “luxury experience” — and it involves shopping for pricey clothes on your phone.
The Seattle-based e-tailing giant — a go-to for diapers, kitchen utensils and e-books — has created a luxury fashion feature that will launch with a collection by the Oscar de la Renta label, whose founder famously outfitted first ladies including Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton.
Amazon’s new “store within a store” feature will be optimized for smartphones, enabling users to get 360-degree views of new looks — an experience that’s an upgrade from the usual, cluttered product
I guess you’d say Prada can’t wait. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced South Coast Plaza, the massive, luxury mall in Orange County, California, to close its indoor spaces, it didn’t just shut down. It converted a section of its parking garage into open-air shopping suites for its high-end retailers.
Opened this month, the Pavilion at