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Myntra banks on Roadster to boost its private labels

Thursday, November 2 2017

Myntra banks on Roadster to boost its private labels

Myntra is harnesses its private brands to turn profitable, and is banking on its successful label Roadster to lead the way. Early this year, Ananth Narayanan, the CEO of Myntra, forged a plan that would see Myntra’s private label business, Myntra Fashion Brands, become the driving force behind profitability. Roadster was priced affordably, stocked more frequently with new designs, and streamlined. The brand now has an annual gross sales run rate of Rs 650 crore which makes it bigger than any other brand on Myntra’s platform. Roadster’s revenue has now become comparable with other leading denim brands in India, including established global like Levi’s, Pepe Jeans, and Benetton. The feeling within Myntra is Roadster could become bigger than its rivals in coming years, despite being a relatively new brand. But Myntra cannot rely solely on its accomplishments to turn the whole business profitable. The plan is to build more brands to reach the same level as Roadster. Roadster, launched in November 2012 by Gautam Kotamraju, mainly stocks outerwear and denim and retails exclusively on Myntra and Flipkart’s online platforms. The brand is currently running their “Once Upon a Road” campaign where customers are taking it in turn to tweet snippets that Roadster is making into a road trip story which will then be turned into a cartoon.

Pallavi Mohan’s label ‘Not So Serious’ launches festive couture range

Friday, November 3 2017

Pallavi Mohan’s label ‘Not So Serious’ launches festive couture range

Designer Pallavi Mohan’s label, ‘Not So Serious’ celebrates the festive couture collection that is reminiscent of Indian cultures and traditions. Not So Serious Autumn/Winter’17 collection is all about super chic separates including A-line dresses, textured boxy jackets, floor length gowns in rich hues of cherry, coffee, tangerine and indigo with subtle playfulness of sheer and layering. Throughout the collection, the tone is subtle and understated with shades of soft pastels, flattering silhouettes with billowing skirts, accentuating the curves of a woman’s body. The merging of modern artistry in traditional couture brings out the subtle nuances of excellent craftsmanship throughout the collection, highlighting the plush fabric of the outfits which include velvets, special jacquard from Korea, silk, and a lot of handloom. Yards of shimmer hand-woven into natural fabrics commemorate the perfect amalgamation of the modern with the quaint. In 2007 Mohan had launched her label 'Not So Serious in India and has been displaying collections that merge western sensibilities with Indian ethos. Interesting mix of colors and combination of mix media with feminine sensibility is the essence of her label. This year, the brand completes 10 years with the launch of the ‘Not So Serious’ flagship store in Mehrauli, New Delhi. The brand houses the finest occasion wear, the signature pret line and their newest edition, kidswear. The kidswear comprises of delightful “mini me versions” of the couture line including sequined gowns, A-line dresses, skirts and crop tops that are truly individualistic and form the USP of the store. The brand also presents a line of kids’ couture-wear for the little princesses, the heart of every wedding ceremony; a collection specially curated for them to look like little angels, and feel like one too, without restricting their mobility and comfort.

Duke launches fall winter collection that’s inspired by Las Vegas

Friday, November 3 2017

Duke launches fall winter collection that’s inspired by Las Vegas

Duke has come up with a fall/winter collection that celebrates the spirit of fashion inspired by the style of Las Vegas. The collection channels the excitement, iconic, legendary and progressive style of this famous city. The range of jackets include bombers, long coats, ski jackets, tweed coats, regular jackets, sports jackets, chester’s, with hood jackets, washed jackets, mix n match and sweaters like stripes, jacquards, sporty, full zippers, hooded etc. Duke is known for its standardized fits, superior quality, wide range and 'fashion-right' styles, making it the trusted brand amongst consumers. Involved with a unique and creative design process, the sweaters and jackets collection revolves around several interesting concepts. It comes in an exciting color combination, with designs in stripes, prints, embroidery, patch work, short lengths, round necks, collars etc. And Kuntal Raj Jain, Director, Duke Fashions points out, the brand is value for money and its mission is to offer international designs and styles at reasonable prices. Duke is retailed through 4,000 MBOs and over 360 EBOs across India.

Video: CEO Summit – Chip Bergh, Levi Strauss & Company

Monday, November 6 2017

Video: CEO Summit – Chip Bergh, Levi Strauss & Company

Renewing an American Icon - Full-length presentation from the 2017 WWD CEO Summit. This video features Chip Bergh, President & CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. Source: WWD, YouTube

8 luxurious beauty products to gift the bride-to-be

Friday, November 3 2017

8 luxurious beauty products to gift the bride-to-be

8 luxurious beauty products to gift the bride-to-be Get her pre-wedding regimen on point By Trisha Chawla November 3, 2017 SHARE Your best friend has spent years planning her extravagant wedding, and now that it’s happening, it’s up to you to pamper her until the big day. And by pampering, we mean gifting her the plushest products in the beauty biz to help her look flawless when she walks down the aisle. Think of bridal showers or engagement parties as the perfect opportunity to spoil her with glow-giving creams like the La Mer Crème De La Mer that Kim Kardashian swears by. If she's a perfume buff, nothing but the swankiest fragrances will do, and this Jo Malone gift set is tailor made for her discerning tastes. Of course, given the sheer number of ceremonies every Indian wedding now encompasses, the perfect gift could also come in the form of an exhaustive make-up palette that covers her every need. These lavish gifts come with heavy price tags, so have your girl gang pool in to make the bride-to-be the happiest person in the room (if she isn’t already). Indulgent beauty gifts for your bride-to-be BFF La Prairie Radiance Cellular Emulsion, Rs 40,528 M.A.C Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit, Rs 4,550 Urban Decay Naked 4Some Vault, Rs 12,000 approx. Forest Essentials Soundarya Gift Box, Rs 11,750 Chanel Les Exclusifs Boy, Rs 14,600/75ml EDP La Mer Crème De La Mer, Rs 30,000 approx. Jo Malone London Gift Box, Rs 4,000 – Rs 25,000 Sephora Color Festival Blockbuster Palette, Rs 5,940 This skin-loving serum is infused with real gold particles to give the bride-to-be a healthy, happy glow. This limited edition set houses 12 crowd-favourite miniature M.A.C lipsticks — including Ruby Woo, Flat Out Fabulous and Velvet Teddy —in a metallic gold case. Your best friend will never have to look beyond this vault that houses three iconic Naked eyeshadow palettes, and the brand new Naked Heat. Expect every shade – from the barest nude to deep burgundy – in this gift set. You’ll find lotions, creams, serums and luxurious body oils made with turmeric, shea butter and gold in this gift box that caters to every bridal skincare need. This exclusive fragrance from Chanel comes with androgynous notes of sandalwood, lavender and geranium that will leave her, and her fiancée, smelling great. Kim Kardashian swears by this moisturiser, made with algae extracts and botanical oils, to keep her skin dewy and hydrated. We doubt you need another reason to splurge on this gift for your BFF. Make your own gift set with crisp fragrances, sweet-smelling candles and luxurious candles from Jo Malone London. We recommend their signature Wood Sage and Sea Salt scent. This palette houses over 202 shades of eyeshadow, lipsticks, blushes and eyeliners. She’ll definitely find one to match every wedding outfit. La Prairie Radiance Cellular Emulsion, Rs 40,528 This skin-loving serum is infused with real gold particles to give the bride-to-be a healthy, happy glow. M.A.C Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit, Rs 4,550 This limited edition set houses 12 crowd-favourite miniature M.A.C lipsticks — including Ruby Woo, Flat Out Fabulous and Velvet Teddy —in a metallic gold case. Urban Decay Naked 4Some Vault, Rs 12,000 approx. Your best friend will never have to look beyond this vault that houses three iconic Naked eyeshadow palettes, and the brand new Naked Heat. Expect every shade – from the barest nude to deep burgundy – in this gift set. Forest Essentials Soundarya Gift Box, Rs 11,750 You’ll find lotions, creams, serums and luxurious body oils made with turmeric, shea butter and gold in this gift box that caters to every bridal skincare need. Chanel Les Exclusifs Boy, Rs 14,600/75ml EDP This exclusive fragrance from Chanel comes with androgynous notes of sandalwood, lavender and geranium that will leave her, and her fiancée, smelling great. La Mer Crème De La Mer, Rs 30,000 approx. Kim Kardashian swears by this moisturiser, made with algae extracts and botanical oils, to keep her skin dewy and hydrated. We doubt you need another reason to splurge on this gift for your BFF. Jo Malone London Gift Box, Rs 4,000 – Rs 25,000 Make your own gift set with crisp fragrances, sweet-smelling candles and luxurious candles from Jo Malone London. We recommend their signature Wood Sage and Sea Salt scent. Sephora Color Festival Blockbuster Palette, Rs 5,940 This palette houses over 202 shades of eyeshadow, lipsticks, blushes and eyeliners. She’ll definitely find one to match every wedding outfit.

Kim Kardashian West is releasing three new fragrances this month

Monday, November 6 2017

Kim Kardashian West is releasing three new fragrances this month

Kim Kardashian West is releasing three new fragrances this month And they all involve Gardenia By Amy Mackleden November 6, 2017 SHARE Kim Kardashian's foray into the beauty world, with her super successful KKW Beauty contour kits, isn't over. The mogul revealed on Friday that she'll be launching three new fragrances this month under the moniker KKW Fragrance. A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Nov 3, 2017 at 12:03pm PDT Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Citrus and Crystal Gardenia Oud available worldwide 11/15 kkwfragrance.com @kkwfragrance To date, Kim has released seven fragrances prior to launching her own beauty brand. Previous scents include classics like Glam, Pure Honey, and Kim Kardashian Love. As Kim revealed on social media, all three of her new scents involve Gardenia. There's Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Citrus, and Crystal Gardenia Oud, all of which will be released on November 15 on KKW Fragrance. Kim also gave us a sneak peak at the new bottles: Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Citrus and Crystal Gardenia Oud available worldwide 11/15 kkwfragrance.com @kkwfragrance A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Nov 3, 2017 at 11:38am PDT When Kim's contour kits first went on sale in June, she sold 300,00 units within three hours, netting around $14.4 million. With three brand new fragrances, KKW Fragrance is sure to be every bit as successful as Kim's other beauty ventures.

Weekly forecast: What's in store for your love life, health and emotional state

Monday, November 6 2017

Weekly forecast: What's in store for your love life, health and emotional state

Weekly forecast: What's in store for your love life, health and emotional state Your guide to getting through November 6 to 12 By ELLE Team November 6, 2017 SHARE The full moon we witnessed on November 4 has caused a shift in energies that is going to affect every zodiac sign. To help you make the most of this transit, we got spiritual guide and psychic Ashtar Tashi to pick out goddess guidance oracle cards to decode what's in store for us in the coming week. "We have seven days of joy, starting today. We're all souls having a human experience. So why should we get affected by day-to-day issues? These moments are not going to come back. Don't waste your time cribbing or complaining. Just live in joy," advises Ashtar. Weekly forecast: November 6 - 12 Card 1: Maeve "Maeve, the goddess of cycles and rhythms, asks you to respect yourself, your emotions and moods. With the full moon at the cusp of waning, it may seem that you are getting over-emotional or worked up in situations that seem beyond your control. It’s okay. Just relax, take a deep breath and keep moving. Don’t let your emotions and mood swings get the better of you in any situation — at work or even in close relationships. Goddess Maeve is guiding you to watch out for any shifts that you feel in your consciousness. You may notice bad behaviour, mood swings, an uncomfortable feeling, not getting along with people; this is all a part of your growth and your transition process. Stay with it, and don't resist it. The more you resist it, the more it's going to attack you further." Card 2: Sekhmet "The goddess of strength requests you to have faith that you do have the courage to face all situations. Yes, things may seem a little rough at times but please do not give up on yourself. Stay strong with the belief that you can handle whatever it is. You have innate strength within you to deal with it. And there is no harm seeking help when you need it. Asking for assistance is not a sign of weakness but of courage since you realise that you need it. Use it correctly at the right time. While going through this transition, you will have to stay strong with yourself. It's not as difficult as it seems, so stay rock solid and strong." Card 3: Vesta "The goddess of home and family blesses you with precious moments of joy with your loved ones. This is the time to spend time with your close ones. Decorate your home or invite some friends over. Be in your comfort zone — that's what Vesta wants for you. Value your relationships and don’t let your fears and emotions get the better of you. Stay equipoised, balanced and handle your home and relationships with love and mutual respect."

Myntra ventures into handloom space with brand 'Navibhu'

Monday, November 6 2017

Myntra ventures into handloom space with brand 'Navibhu'

Fashion and lifestyle etailer Myntra has launched s handloom brand 'Navibhu' aimed at the niche but expanding customer interest in Indian handloom, promoted by Ministry of Textiles to support weavers. The brand was launched at Myntra's 6th Annual Brand Summit - Tech Threads 2017 by textiles minister Smriti Irani. Myntra will provide a platform for more than 250 styles of traditional hand woven saris, dupattas and other handloom products. Myntra showcased how it is leveraging technology to fuel its next phase of growth with the launch of two breakthrough technology innovations -Rapid as a Service and Myntra Mirror. Myntra Mirror is an AI-based service set to revolutionise the customer-brand interface. The technology engages with customers and provides feedback regarding the customer's 'look' based on style, fit, brand and seasonality. Nearly 200 leading Indian and international brands come together to deliberate on how e-commerce is shaping the growth of fashion in India at Tech Threads. The summit also served as a platform for Myntra to acknowledge its valued partners, recognize best performers, and announce new collaborations and customer-centric innovations. The summit featured customer success stories and two fashion showcases by Navibhu and Splash by Lifestyle.

The new iPhone 8 is made for these 5 personality types

Monday, November 6 2017

The new iPhone 8 is made for these 5 personality types

The new iPhone 8 is made for these 5 personality types Compulsive Instagrammers, rejoice By Elle team THE INSTAGRAMMER This generation of iPhone has the same killer 12 megapixel camera as the iPhone 7, but it’s supported by more technology, including: a sensor that automatically white balances the light in the room; improved HDR (high dynamic range) processing; and less shutter lag time, to name a few. Prepare for the likes to roll in. THE ALWAYS-RUNNING-ON-A-LOW-BATTERY-TYPE There are two types of people in the world: those who charge their phone overnight and those who go out in the world with their battery at 20%. If you’re the latter, you’ll be happy to know that, despite all the upgrades to the system, the battery of the iPhone 8 has the same juice as the iPhone 7. Your phone will last on average about two hours longer than the iPhone 6S. THE CORD-FREE JUNKIE You were the first in your crew to have a cordless phone while the rest of us were still hiding in the front closet so our siblings couldn’t eavesdrop on our convos. So you’ll love that the iPhone 8 can be charged without going near a cord or plug of any sort. Apple’s wireless charger, called the AirPower mat, won’t be available until 2018, but the iPhone 8 is compatible with current chargers by Mophie and Belkin. Rest assured: You can juice up your phone through your Moschino case. (Unless it’s ridiculously thick or made of metal.) Apple iPhone 8 (From Rs, 60,000), at apple.com. Image by: Courtesy of Apple THE AESTHETE Your phone is an extension of your lewk. So we’re betting you were very, very intrigued by the design of the iPhone 8, which features glass on the front and back of the phone in three different colours – a blackish grey (space grey), silver and gold. According to Apple, this is the most durable smartphone glass to date; they worked with Corning to design it and chemically strengthen it. Remember, glass is breakable (duh) so be sure to use a phone case. Bonus: for those who hate smudges on the screen (aka everyone), an oil-resistant coating makes it easier to wipe off fingerprints. THE WORKOUT AFICIONADO If leaving your phone in your locker meant missing out that interview callback (or, let’s be honest, your crew’s group chat), you’re in luck: the Apple Watch series 3 can take calls now. Just an FYI: You don’t need to hold your watch near your mouth like you’re James Bond. The microphone can pick up the sound from your waist up. Our other fave update: The watch now contains a barometric altimeter that tracks when your elevation changes – such as when you’re climbing stairs or doing those hill sprints for your marathon training. The result is a more accurate summary of your daily caloric burn. Apple Watch Series 3 (Starting at Rs, 27,752), at apple.com. Image by: Courtesy of Apple

The PUMA x MAC collaboration of your dreams is coming

Monday, November 6 2017

The PUMA x MAC collaboration of your dreams is coming

The PUMA x MAC collaboration of your dreams is coming But you'll have to wait until 2018 By Amy Mackleden On Saturday, MAC announced their next collaboration, dropping the news on Instagram that PUMAxMAC is coming in 2018. Fans of both brands will likely be ecstatic, especially as Rihanna's Fenty x PUMA collaboration has been such a success. Your favourite hues take a big step in a whole new direction! Stay tuned for a kickin’ collaboration, coming soon. #PUMAxMAC #ForAllTime @Puma @PumaSportStyle A post shared by M·A·C Cosmetics (@maccosmetics) on Nov 4, 2017 at 5:08pm PDT MAC posted the somewhat cryptic message: "Your favorite hues take a big step in a whole new direction! Stay tuned for a kickin' collaboration, coming soon. #PUMAxMAC #ForAllTime @Puma @PumaSportStyle. Understandably, the internet has already spoken: But we'll all just have to be patient and wait to hear more about PUMAxMAC, and whatever that dream collaboration might actually entail.

SuperGroup reports 25.2 percent revenues growth in H1

Thursday, November 9 2017

SuperGroup reports 25.2 percent revenues growth in H1

For the 26 weeks to October 28, 2017, SuperGroup, owner of the Superdry brand said that global brand revenue increased by 25.2 percent to 756.3 million pounds (994 million dollars), benefitting from continued strong growth across all channels. Reported group revenues increased by 20.4 percent in the half to 402 million pounds (528 million dollars), including an approximate 12 million pounds (15 million dollars) benefit from the impact of foreign exchange, the majority of which fell in the first quarter. Commenting on Superdry's performance Euan Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer, said in a media statement: "We have delivered another strong performance in this half, further demonstrating the unique advantages and attractiveness of Superdry as a global digital brand. Our growth has further diversified the brand, both geographically and across channels, which serves to insulate the business from trading conditions in any single market.” Highlights of SuperGroup’s first half results Wholesales revenue grew 34.1 percent, while total retail revenues increased by 12.8 percent year on year, led by ecommerce revenue that grew by 31.6 percent, and included like-for-like revenue growth of 6.3 percent. The company said new and non-annualised retail space contributed 6.8 percent sales growth over the period. The company added that its Superdry brand continued to strengthen its brand presence with two fully integrated digital marketing campaigns, The Night is Young and This is My City. Also, the company added that expansion continued during the period across each of Superdry's eight channels to market. Through 37 franchise stores and 13 owned stores, 50 dedicated Superdry stores were added to the portfolio in the period across 23 different countries. Full year gross margin expected to decline Gross margin in the period, SuperGroup said, is anticipated to decline year-on-year by approximately 170bps, primarily reflecting the strong participation of wholesale sales impact by input inflation not passed on to consumers and investments made to reduce the overall level of inventory, partially offset by not repeating promotional mechanics trialled in 2016. The Board anticipates that underlying full year profit before taxation will be in line with market expectations and that half year underlying profit, after distribution centre migration costs and development market investment, will be in the range of 25- 26 million pounds (32 to 34 million dollars). Picture:Superdry website

Burberry: H1 pre-tax profit grows 26 percent, new CEO announces growth strategy

Thursday, November 9 2017

Burberry: H1 pre-tax profit grows 26 percent, new CEO announces growth strategy

| Thursday, 09 November 2017 Announcing its interim results for the first half year, Burberry said, revenue in the period increased 4 percent underlying and 9 percent reported to 1,263 million pounds (1,659 million dollars), with retail comp store sales up 4 percent. The company’s adjusted operating margin rose 210bps to 14.6 percent, while profit before tax increased 26 percent to 128 million pounds (168 million dollars). Meanwhile, the company's new CEO Marco Gobbetti also announced a strategy to achieve long-term growth. “I am pleased with our performance in the half with strong double-digit underlying profit growth. Consumers responded positively to fashion and newness, particularly in rainwear and leather goods. Digital revenue grew in all regions, led by mobile, while growth was strongest in our own stores in Asia Pacific. I look forward to building on our strong foundations as we implement our strategy to drive Burberry forward,” commented Marco Gobbetti, Burberry’s Chief Executive Officer in a media statement. Burberry witnesses strong sales and profit growth The company said, fashion and newness resonated well with the customers, with strength in rainwear and leather goods. Conversion improved in all regions led by returning top spending customers and revenue rise in direct-to-consumer. Digital revenue grew in all regions led by growth of mobile. Adjusted operating profit increased 17 percent underlying and 28 percent reported to 185 million pounds (243 million dollars). Reported operating profit increased 24 percent to 127 million pounds (166 million dollars). Adjusted diluted EPS was up 32 percent to 32.3p, while diluted EPS also increased 32 percent to 21.4 p. Burberry added that its financial ambition is to deliver high-single digit revenue growth coupled with meaningful operating margin expansion. The company expects to remain strongly cash generative, committed to its progressive dividend policy and expects to continue to provide additional shareholder distributions in-line with the capital allocation framework. The company announced a dividend of 11p, a growth of 5 percent over the same period last year. Burberry announces growth strategy As a part of its strategy to achieve further sales and profit growth, Burberry will put product at the centre of our communication, leveraging its extensive digital reach to convey new energy. To ensure that the distribution is consistent with brand positioning, the company has decided to rationalise non-luxury wholesale and retail doors, with an initial emphasis on the US and then EMEIA. The plan includes refurbishing of stores and enhancing luxury service. The company expects that there will be a period of transition as it implements the new strategy. "Now is the right time for Burberry to implement the next phase of its transformation. We have the foundations to build on and the team to execute our plans. This will enable us to drive sustainable growth and higher margins over time, whilst continuing to deliver attractive returns to shareholders," added Gobbetti. For fiscal years 2019 and 2020, Burberry expects revenue and adjusted operating margin to be broadly stable year-on-year at constant exchange rates, reflecting the accelerated delivery of the full 100 million pound cumulative cost savings in FY 2019 and 120 million pounds cumulative annualised cost savings in FY 202, offset by investment and the rationalisation of non-luxury points of sale. The company added that revenue and adjusted operating profit are expected to grow in FY 2021, with revenue growth accelerating and meaningful operating margin improvement thereafter. Adjusted EPS is expected to grow ahead of adjusted operating profit benefiting from an improvement in the tax rate and additional shareholder distributions. Picture:Burberry website