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Birkin bag: from status symbol to badge of shame
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Auction bids a bust for Band of Outsiders; brand to remain in hands of creditor

The intellectual property and inventory of the L.A.-based Band of Outsiders brand that went under the gavel at public auction Wednesday morning in New York City will remain in the hands of the Belgian fashion fund that organized the sale.

Although the law firm handling the sale did not return several calls seeking the results of the auction, a report by fashion industry trade weekly WWD said multiple...

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Birkin bag: from status symbol to badge of shame

The ne plus ultra of luxury fashion status symbols is the target of a take-down by its celebrity namesake.

The crocodile Hermès Birkin bag, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, has spawned waiting lists of lore and is carried like a trophy by celebs from Oprah to Lady Gaga, is at the center of a controversy that has the power to affect the future of luxury fashion.

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Report: Alexander Wang to leave Balenciaga

Creative director Alexander Wang is on his way out at Balenciaga, WWD reports. Citing unnamed "market sources," the WWD says that Wang's New York Fashion Week show in September will be his last for Balenciaga, which hired him in December 2012. Speculation about Wang's future with the label began earlier this month, though all Kering, Balenciaga's parent company, would say is, "There are discussions...

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Citadel Outlets sponsors Clean Up Commerce Day

The 5th Annual Clean Up Commerce Day is approaching on Aug. 8, when volunteers are scheduled to tackle a variety of projects from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Steve Craig, president and chief executive of Craig Realty Group, which owns and operates the Citadel Outlets. The day was designed with the idea of getting millennials involved in bettering the community. Many local youth organizations...

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Justin Timberlake to receive fashion award

Justin Timberlake -- who not only entertains, but is behind the William Rast clothing line -- will be among the honorees at the Fashion Group International's Night of Stars gala on Oct. 22. He is to receive the Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle Award.  Lanvin's Alber Elbaz is to receive the  Superstar Award. Other honorees include Karen Harvey, Jonathan Anderson, Bruno Frisoni for Roger Vivier, Jason Wu, ...

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Michelle Obama favorite Tadashi Shoji launches girls' line

L.A. designer Tadashi Shoji, who is known for elegant evening gowns worn by the likes of Michelle Obama (such as the purple confection she wore to the state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abin in April), Octavia Spencer and Florence Welch, is set to launch a line for girls from 2T to 10 on Friday. The Tadashi Shoji Kids prices range from $148 to $328 and will be sold on the designer’s website,...

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