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- "A depression is for capitalism like a good, cold shower." - Joseph Schumpeter
- "Stocks with historically low price/earnings multiples, avoiding companies with hyper-growth and ignoring market forecasts." - Peter Lynch
- "All you have to do is buy cheap and sell dear, act with thrift and shrewdness, and be persistent." - Hetty Green
- "More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went." - Roger Babson
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One piece swimwear is definitely the trend of this season and more seasons to come. Not only they give designers more space to work with, but they slim and trim your body really well and portrait a high fashion statement at the same time. Colleen Hill, associate curator of accessories at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, says having more fabric to work with than a skimpy bikini allows for a wider range of designs.
Justin O’Shea, buying director of online retailer Mytheresa.com, agrees, citing this season’s sleek details: “They are architectural, adding sex appeal and modernity to this classic swimwear style.
According to Judd Crane, Selfridges’ director of womenswear and accessories: “The definition of swimwear is changing, with the crossover between ready-to-wear and swim collections becoming less defined. A woman who prefers simpler styling is unlikely to be excited by prints or frills as she wants pieces that complement her everyday style.”
Mandeep Kaur Chohan, a London lawyer-turned-fashion designer, has just bought her first one-piece for upcoming pool parties in St Tropez, Paris and elsewhere – a high-necked, zip-front Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit from Net-a-Porter.com. “I was looking for something different that no one else would be wearing,” she says. “It fits into my wardrobe, unlike other swim pieces. I can pair it with my full skirts or my new Dolce & Gabbana temple-print skirt and block heels.”
Sam Coon, a London-based PR director, finds that an athletic style fits into her working day, and wears a black Adidas by Stella McCartney swimsuit for her daily swim at London’s Shoreditch House. “The sleeker, sporty design means that I can swim faster and more powerfully in a limited time because there’s less frill, and it makes me feel more focused on the exercise. It’s also smarter in case I bump into people I know. A bikini, with midriff exposed, is not how I want to be seen by clients.”
Yet what about that all-important tan: how can those dreaded lines be avoided? Fernandez suggests, “With zipped pieces, unzip the top and roll down so there won’t be lines on shoulders and arms. For cut-outs, put heavier factor 50 or 60 on the exposed skin. Or alternate [with another costume] to even out the tan.”
However, the tan line can be a badge of honor, according to Bethany Mayer, owner of the Surf Bazaar @ The Surf Lodge in Montauk, which stocks sporty one-pieces from established names and newcomers such as Seea, “because [with tan lines] you look like a cool surfer,” she says.
Article source: http://www.ft.com
French beauty retailer Nocibé, which has recently been acquired by Douglas, is widening its basket of private labels, this time with a more premium professional makeup range. The line was developed in collaboration with a makeup artist. All in all, it offers over 220 references and 40 products, and will be available throughout the network as soon as the end of June.
“Nocibé launched its own private label in 2012. Two years later, it now offers 1,200 references in bath products, skincare, accessories and makeup. We are turning towards developing more sophisticated products, such as Anti-aging or Artist by Nocibé for makeup, in addition to the essential, initial and more basic range,” Maylis Grand explains. “This range offers really good value for money, and to achieve this, we chose to work with an Italian supplier: products made in Italy are matchless in terms of makeup formulation,” she adds.
Apart from its 465 sales outlets (almost 600 after Douglas’s takeover), Nocibé also banks on Bellista by Nocibé, its future network exclusively dedicated to private labels, two stores of which are currently under test in Leers and Evry. This specific channel should spread out over the year, as the visual identity of Nocibé sales outlets is being redesigned and standardized.
With this new professional makeup line, Nocibé intends to increase its store traffic. “Nocibé is a perfume network above all, which means people come to visit us three times a year on average, therefore we still have many people to target”, Maylis Grand explains.
Europe Private Label brand sales exceeded branded products sales in Europe in 2013, according to Roisin O’Sullivan of Bord Bia’s Madrid office.
She said that in Spain alone, private label products were the most sold of all products in the last year.
O’Sullivan said revenues in value of Private Label products in the five major European markets (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) surpassed that achieved by national brands in 2013, according to the latest data publicised by Nielsen and gathered by Trace One in the recent PLMA trade show in Amsterdam in May.
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