Reuters reported that Prada’s IPO have generated 5x the demand for its original offer, valuing somewhere between $11 billion and $14 billion. Their IPO’s reach will most likely be within the Asian market, where they have recently established retail expansion in China. Their hope is to generate larger revenue, profit, and brand exposure within the Asian market to increase their IPO stature and lure investors into investing in their company.
In my humble opinion, while I think the “Prada” brand is fantastic, it doesn’t seem to appeal well with higher middle class and/or lower upper class in terms of affordability. I think Gucci and Coach have been more accessible (and growing) for those that can spend the cash for their products, at least within the United States. I don’t really see Prada in that range, which I think is unfortunate.
SaleMail, Shopittome.com’s awesome RSS feed for anything fashion-related, is a great way to get sale news from various fashion designers and retailers. Want to find the best Nordstrom sales? Salemail can do that. What about 7 For All Mankind and Guess? Salemail can take care of it. Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and Gucci? No sweat! What about for my kids, you say? Sure thing…
It’s all there in SaleMail. Sign up to get emails, then pick the designers you want to get sales from, and then watch your emails for all the great sales you’ll be getting!
The biggest question is how much can you spend in one sitting??
Nordstrom has started their store construction at popular Green Hills mall in Nashville. I am so thankful of seeing one of my fave stores of all time be transplanted in the south. You have no idea what a relief this is for guys like me.
It’s been a challenge to get great retailers and stores in the south, especially here in Nashville, as the market for high-end stores are JUST slowly booming, unlike bigger and better cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, or Seattle who are already established in their own rights. When I first came to Nashville to visit back in the summer of ’06, Green Hills was only 1/3 of what it is now, and back then it wasn’t much to even notice, IMHO. Now, higher end cats like Coach, Louis Vuitton, and 7 For All Mankind are taking place here – hopefully to end this country boot, western-shirt wearing style of town.
Nevertheless, the excitement is still there and I cannot wait to see the results. Props to the Nordstrom heads to make this happen and keep us Seattlites proud.
After posting my tricks and techniques blog about fashion, I got a surprising email (and a fairly quick one at that!) from none other than shopittome.com, stating how they want me to send them my information to be a part of their Trendsetters team. How cool is that!
Well folks, what better way to help guys get on board in fashion and get marketed for it! I just sent my information and now I’m waiting on them to get back to me. I was told if they had my information by end of this week, my blog can be inserted by next week… Can’t wait! I already inserted their little badge of honor on my site to show how trendy I am 🙂 Again… can’t wait!
So I guess there is my 15 minutes of fame, huh? Back to the drawing board!
ARMANI EXCHANGE is one of my favorite web sites when it comes to clothing. Armani Exchange features a virtual dressing room style that lets one mix and match tops and bottoms to their heart’s delight. Unlike Express, Armani is able to provide top and bottom configurations instead of shirt and tie matching. However, one thing that I wished Armani would have done is to put more of their modern button-down shirts in addition to their knit tops and tee shirts. I think that having more selection in their “dressing room” would give their site a more well-balanced appeal and value, especially if one is trying to coordinate a nice shirt-jeans casual attire.
Nevertheless, I think it’s still a great site that emphasizes quality modern attire, and a very helpful way to dress yourself online without having to try them on.
EXPRESS FASHION just recently launched a newer style guide for their men’s line of shirts and ties. This style guide features a color coordination and mix-and-match structure of their shirts and ties, which is a good start for those that are not color- and fashion-inclined folks.
Express Men Shirt and Tie Fashion
While some may even question the quality of their shirts, I think this site is really good at actually making guys aware of the kinds of color schemes and patterns, and giving them more opportunities to identify what colors work well with each other, what colors don’t, and how accessories such as ties can influence the shirt’s appeal.