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19 Dec

Michael Kors Is The Latest Fashion Brand to Go Fur-Free

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Michael Kors is the latest to join a growing list of luxury brands opting to go fur-free. The American fashion house announced today that it will no longer use animal fur in any of its products.
According to Business of Fashion, Kors's no fur policy will become effective in 2018, with production being fully phased out by December 2018. The policy will be companywide, meaning it will also include Jimmy Choo—which Kors acquired in July for $1.2 billion.

Michael Kors Fall 2017
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"Due to technological advances in fabrications, we now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using non-animal fur. We will showcase these new techniques in our upcoming runway show in February," Michael Kors said in a statement. More and more luxury...
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18 Dec

Michael Kors Is The Lates Fashion Label To Go Fur-Free

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Michael Kors has announced today that it will no longer use fur, with production phased out by the end of 2018. This applies to the entire global fashion luxury group, Michael Kors Holdings Limited, and includes brands like Jimmy Choo. "Due to technological advances in fabrications, we now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using non-animal fur," designer Michael Kors said in a statement. "We will showcase these new techniques in our upcoming runway show in February." "Killing animals for fur is archaic and inhumane," Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said. "Forward-looking companies such as Michael Kors recognize that they can work with other fabrics and products and disconnect their enterprises...
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31 Oct

How Michael Kors Broke Out Of a Fragrance Rut

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When Michael Kors set out to create his newest scent, he was bored of perfume. "For me, fragrance is all about capturing and expressing a mood," said the designer, who wanted seduction and surprise, rather than "the same old fragrances that are either all floral or all citrus." With Sexy Ruby, the next installment in his award-winning fragrance collection, Kors did away with the insider-y notion of base, top, and middle notes. Instead, Sexy Ruby is the sum of two parts—a sexy accord and ruby accord, explained Daniel Annese, global brand president of Aramis and designer fragrances at Estée Lauder, in an interview. Housed in a glossy red bottle, the juice smells like citrus fruit, berries, and vanilla bean; it's sugar-y, but not in a cloying,...
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17 Oct

Join Michael Kors In Ending Global Hunger This World Food Day

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This World Food Day, you can help Michael Kors end global hunger simply by taking a selfie in the designer’s new Watch Hunger Stop t-shirt designed by Insta-famous artist Clym Evernden (@clymdraws.) For every post tagged with #WatchHungerStop, Kors will donate 50 meals to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Now in its 5th year, the designer’s Watch Hunger Stop initiative in partnership with WFP raises funds and awareness to help achieve food security and improved nutrition for the one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. This year’s t-shirt will be given away—no purchase necessary—at select Michael Kors stores around the world, and if you’re in NYC stop by the Soho store today from 12-2pm to see...
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16 Sep

Michael Kors Just Made Flip-Flops Fashion

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Dress like you're going to the beach, but make it fashion, was the vibe of Michael Kors' spring 2018 collection presented on Wednesday during New York Fashion Week. According toGlamour, the show notes described the clothing is “all about ease” — and what’s easier than throwing on a pair of flip-flops? Kors sent models down the runway — including Kendall Jenner, Ashley Graham, Carolyn Murphy, Bella Hadid, and Kate Upton — wearing beige, white, and black sandals, further cementing “the relaxed attitude of sarongs, kimonos, and pajamas juxtaposed with oversize menswear tailoring.” The designer is hoping that, come spring, we’ll invoke "fractional layering…catching the breeze with chiffon, linen gauze, and georgette," giving us pieces we can wear on vacation and IRL. It's important to note that...
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11 Aug

10 Tuberose Perfumes That Are Full Of Personality

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Tuberose is the most classic scent there is, its heady notes can act as a strong and seductive fragrance heart, or as delicate and elegant top notes.

Wherever tuberose sits at the base of these perfumes or embraces the amplitude of the fragrance, you're certain to find a bottle full of personality.

Here are our top 10 tuberose perfumes:

Diptyque's Do Son Eau de Parfum

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Top notes: Orange blossom from Morocco and galbanum
Heart notes: Tuberose, Moroccan iris, Turkish rose and Egyptian jasmine
Base notes: Amberwood, benzoin and white musk

Shop: Do Son Eau de Parfum 75ml, £105, Diptyque

Byredo's Flowerhead Eau de Parfum

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Top notes: Angelica seeds, Sicilian lemon and lingonberry Heart notes: Wild jasmine sambac, dewy tuberose and rose petals Base notes: Fresh amber and suede Shop: Flowerhead Eau...
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26 Jul

Michael kors Buys Jimmy Choo For $1.2 Billion

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The all-American brand poaches the British footwear label.

Michael Kors is buying Jimmy Choo for 896 million pounds ($1.2 billion), both brands announced on Tuesday. Under the deal, each shareholder of the high-end footwear label will receive 2.30 ($3) pounds per share in cash, WWD reports.
The acquisition is a response to the decrease in sales for upscale brands, as mall shopping has "declined sharply," reports The New York Times. Though e-commerce sites, fast-fashion brands, and even luxury labels like Gucci continue to thrive, brands in the "accessible luxury market," such as Kors, are struggling. The Jimmy Choo deal comes two months after Coach made a similar move by buying Kate Spade for $2.4 billion.

Princess Diana wears Jimmy Choo heels in 1997.
Princess Diana wears Jimmy Choo heels in 1997.
Jimmy Choo makes for an interesting pair with Kors,...
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1 Feb

Love Is Clearly In The Air For Spring

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It can sometimes feel like fashion's most precious fuel is irony. Do you really like the '80s band on your tee or are you winking at the world (and that street style photographer)? Is a very expensive shirt with shoulder pads that reads "You Are An Asshole" worn because the wearer thinks it's beautiful, or is it a modern retail equivalent of Duchamp's urinal? But, perhaps the question isn't what constitutes fashion? It's where is the love in fashion? Three designers are skipping the cynicism for spring and wearing their hearts on their chests. At Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy's ethereal, lace and organza collection included a dress with fabric flowing off the shoulders and a heart made of paillettes in...
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18 Jan

The Best Ads Of Spring 2017

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Flip through to see what models and photographers designers are teaming up with for the upcoming spring season.

MARIO TESTINO
MARIO TESTINO

MICHAEL KORS

Model: Joan Smalls

Photographer: Mario Testino

STEVEN MEISEL
STEVEN MEISEL

COACH

Model: Chloe Grace Moretz

Photographer: Steven Meisel

CHARLOTTE WALES
CHARLOTTE WALES

CHLOÉ

Models: Luna Bijl and Ukrikke Hoyer

Photographer: Charlotte Wales

Photographer: Erik Torstensson
Photographer: Erik Torstensson

FRAME

Model: Sasha Pivovarova

Photographer: Erik Torstensson

MONICA MENEZ
MONICA MENEZ

SOPHIA WEBSTER

Model: Ana Pirlog

Photographer: Monica Menez

From Harper's BAZAAR

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20 Oct

Michael Kors Is Most Popular Handbag Brand for Teens

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The verdict is in. According to the Taking Stock With Teens survey, presented semi-annually by investment bank and asset management firm Piper Jaffray, the most popular handbag brand among teenagers is—drumroll, please—Michael Kors!

Business Wire reports that 10,000 teens across 46 states weighed in on the survey, and Michael Kors won out with a whopping 34% against other arm candy manufacturers. Second place went to Kate Spade with 19%, Coach took home third with 10%, next was Louis Vuitton with 3%, and Longchamp and Vera Bradley brought up the rear with a combined 3%.

With so many cute, practical styles that don't break the bank, we think the surveyed teens have chosen well.

There's the go-to tote:

PHOTO: COURTESY OF MICHAEL KORS
PHOTO: COURTESY OF MICHAEL KORS
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