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April 20, 2017

Kate Spade Exploring Sale

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Hand bag and accessories maker and retailer Kate Spade & Co., under pressure from an activist investor, is exploring a sale and is working with a bank to sound out possible buyers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The potential buyers contacted include retailers, the newspaper reported, adding that the process was at an early stage. Shares of Kate Spade, which had a market value…

How Kate Hudson Created a Million-Member Fitness Movement with Fabletics

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Image credit:Fabletics At the outset of her career, Kate Hudson evolved from the daughter of Hollywood royalty to a critically-acclaimed, Oscar-nominated actress. She quickly became an international superstar, with dozens of credits and worldwide success. Now, the New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body, fashion icon and modern mom has added another credit to her name: global fashion entrepreneur. Based in Los Angeles,…

Commute by Bike? Check Out Google’s $350 Smart Jacket.

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Image credit:via PC Mag A $350 pair of Levi's that syncs with your smartphone? Is it Fashion Week again? No, it's South by Southwest, the annual gathering of tech enthusiasts and culture lovers, where Google and Levi's offered an update on a project they've been working on to make a stylish denim garment full of technology. The garment isn't jeans, though, it's a special version of Levi's Trucker jacket woven out of…

What This Founder Learned at a Farmstand Helped Her Bra Startup

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Image credit:ThirdLove Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. For many women, shopping for the right bra is something of an ordeal. You have to get measured by a total stranger, the bra may only last about a year and the offerings that are…

Google and H&M Will Make You a Custom Dress Based on Your Smartphone Data

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Image credit:Ivyrevel New York Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow, but ahead of the couture designs hitting the runways, an unlikely company is stepping into the fashion world. Google partnered with Ivyrevel, a women’s clothing brand based in Stockholm backed by H&M and Paypal, to make customized dresses using an individual’s data footprint. The Data Dress is designed around information collected from your phone via an Android app developed with Ivyrevel…

Reebok Will Introduce Plant-Based Sustainable Shoes This Year

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Image credit:Reebok While others try shoes that lace themselves or have 3-D printed soles, Reebok will have "plant-based" footwear on shelves this year. Adidas already sold a sneaker produced from ocean-plastic, but Reebok's "Cotton + Corn" push is focused on shoes that are made from sustainable, growing materials, that can even be used as compost after they're worn out. According to Reebok Future head Bill McInnis "We like to say, we are 'growing shoes'…

4 Industry Trends Every Fashion Designer Should Know

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Image credit:Shutterstock.com Design is a challenging profession, and most designers learn early on in their careers that there are two ways to do it. Some choose to take the entrepreneurial route and launch their own brand, electing to deal with the challenges of production, marketing, and eCommerce. Others decide to leverage the resources of big box brands and design strictly for another company, which often limits their creative control and…

Google Wants to Help Style Your Outfit

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Image credit:Google via PC Mag Been eyeing a cute blush pink purse from Zara, but have no clue what you'd actually wear it with? You could always consult Pinterest for styling ideas, but now there's another option: Google. The web giant on Thursday introduced a new feature called "style ideas" that aims to deliver sartorial inspiration inside Image Search. The feature is available in the Google app for Android and on the…