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The handbags add a hint of "tough glamour" to any outfit and are funky yet versatile in style. The collection ranges in price from $79.90-$199.90. Contemporary American handbag brand, Emma Fox, is also making their debut appearance on the network during The Fashion Edit. Offering timeless and classic designs with an updated with a modern aesthetic, the assortment ranges from $24.00 to $299.00. The handbags feature the finest American full grain drum dyed leather with signature gold hardware. The HSN Fall Fashion series will feature new styles from HSN's Fall Fashion Edit designers such as Diane Gilman, Giuliana Rancic, Hal Rubenstein, Iman, Liz Lange, Marla Wynne, Rhonda Shear, Serena Williams, Slinky, and Snob Essentials, as well as brands from the Beauty Series including Korres, Smashbox, Serious Skincare, Trish McEvoy, and more. For show dates, times and to shop a special preview of the fall fashion collection at HSN now, visit hsn.com and join the conversation @HSN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
China Fashionistas Get Best Deals on Gucci, Hermes Bling: Retail - Bloomberg
Inventory has become an issue for brands across the board, and this is a big problem. Slower Spending Growth in luxury spending in mainland China will slow to 2 percent this year after rising 30percent in 2011, forecasts Bain. Christian Dior SA (CDI) and Ermenegildo Zegna Group both held sales at their China stores in July, with Milan-based Zegna cutting as much as 40percent off menswear, leather items, and shoes. Some discounting is more understated, as luxury houses try to avoid lowering the value of their brands along with their prices. Hermes dangled price cuts of as much as half off on dresses and shoes in April at an invitation-only sale, held in the eastern city of Hangzhou, according to reports by Chinese media. Guests were invited by mail to the four-hour sale, at a hotel in the citys West Lake district, and barred from taking pictures, according to a story posted on the website of the Peoples Daily, the official newspaper of Chinas Communist Party. Price Difference One aim is to keep Chinese shoppers such as Ann Hu from taking their wallets to Europe. On a trip to Milan in July, the 27-year-old marketing executive from Shanghai picked up a Loewe leather handbag for 8,000 yuan , about half what she would have forked over in China. The price difference between Europe and the mainland can pay for a round-trip ticket for me to Paris or Milan, explains Hu, whos collected luxury bags since she was 23.
(In fact, earlier this year, Buccellati released the most expensive bejeweled iPad and iPhone covers ever offered, which list for $485,000 and $208,000, respectively). You have been frustrated with the conduct of the familys business, and you feel unfulfilled in your role there, so you sell your interest and start a new handbag company in Florida called Laura Buccellati LLC. You are not concerned with name brand confusion because there are many similarities in the fashion industry Calvin Klein and Anne Klein and Lloyd Klein, Mark Jacobs and Adam Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg and Egon Von Furstenberg. People really seem to like your handbags and you start to make money. Then the Buccellati company sues you for infringing on their brand. They claim in U.S. District Court in Southern Florida that you deliberately are trying to associate your handbags with the Buccellati brand which is intended to confuse consumers. You called your product a jewel of a bag. You continued to advertise that your craftsmanship follows in the long line of Buccellati craftsmanship.