DESPITE repeated pleas, Betsey Johnson would not sit still.
The tiny 70-year-old designer â€” legendary in the fashion world for ending her runway shows with cartwheels and a split â€” paced nervously in her small studio on West 37th Street in Manhattan, crammed with hot-pink vintage knickknacks and a rainbow of tulle skirts that hung from the ceiling.
Too weird, too pretentious, too expensive, and, in the end, too out of step with what todayâ€™s arbiters of style deem cool. Those have been among the many critiques of Targetâ€™s multi-designer collaboration with luxury retailer Neiman Marcus â€” a partnership that was hyped to the hilt, and wound up as a major bust.
Mumbai: E-commerce start-ups targeted at buyers of luxury products are expanding and diversifying their product range as they try to attract more customers to a still nascent market.
India has at least 80 online retailers selling jewellery, luxury goods and accessories, according to comScore Inc., a digital marketing research firm. The number has grown from less than 10 in 2010 and close to 60 in 2011.