del.icio.us fashion links for December 18, 2009:
- Neiman Maps New Luxury-Goods Model – WSJ.com
Luxury Retailer Pushes Suppliers to Use Fabric in Place of Leather to Lure Middle-Income Shoppers
- Dsquared2′s Catens on the launching pad for fashion fame with TV show, Olympic outfits – 12/16/2009 2:29:37 PM | Newser
The twin-brother team behind the fashion label Dsquared2 are on TV and the radio, they created concert costumes for Madonna and Britney Spears, and they'll be outfitting the headlining performers at the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Earlier this year, they received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame _ the only fashion designers to be honored alongside the likes of Michael J. Fox and Wayne Gretzky.
- Saks Fifth Avenue Sacks Employees Amid Controversy
Saks Fifth Avenue just gave "about 116" — an interesting estimate — employees in its Fifth Avenue beauty department the boot.
The New York Post reported that the department store cleansing was not a result of the recession. Rather, some speculate it may be part of a larger plan to avoid legal conflict since the retail union filed a petition to organize the department a mere two weeks ago.