DESPITE repeated pleas, Betsey Johnson would not sit still.
The tiny 70-year-old designer — legendary in the fashion world for ending her runway shows with cartwheels and a split — 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 today’s arbiters of style deem cool. Those have been among the many critiques of Target’s multi-designer collaboration with luxury retailer Neiman Marcus — a partnership that was hyped to the hilt, and wound up as a major bust.
New Delhi: French cosmetics maker L’Oréal SA is expanding its retail presence in India’s biggest cities, seeking to tap the 30% annual growth in a colour cosmetics market worth Rs. 2,250 crore by annual sales.
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.