The Markets

U.S. Official Says Central America Not Taking Advantage of CAFTA

The U.S. imported $8.3 billion of apparel from the CAFTA-DR region last year, but only 76 percent arrived duty-free, hedging the FTA’s benefits.

– May 30, 2016

Louis Vuitton Resort 2017


Louis Vuitton Lands in Rio

The French luxury brand channeled the city’s tropical colors and sinuous architecture in a sporty resort collection.

– May 28, 2016


The Markets

Honduras Aims to Invest $3.4B to Boost Apparel Sector

In apparel, the goal is to bolster exports to $7.4 billion, making Honduras the U.S. No. 5 clothing supplier from No. 7 currently.

– May 28, 2016

Iguatemi has 17 high-end shopping centers around Brazil.


The Iguatemi Group: Brazil’s Big Player

The Iguatemi Group gets set to mark 50 years as the nation’s leading luxury developer.

– May 23, 2016

From left, Ruben and Isabel Toledo, Linda Heasley, Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh.


Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Linda Heasley Honored by Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness held its New York City Fashion Ball at The Pierre Thursday and raised more than $400,000 in the process.

– May 20, 2016

Thousands of fashion stores have closed in Brazil as a result of its deep recession and little improvement is expected this year.


Brazil’s Fashion Retailers Struggle With Poor Economy, Political Turmoil

Already, 404 retailers — many of which sell apparel — filed for court protection last year, closing 95,000 stores.

– May 13, 2016

A Carolina Herrera x look as pictured in "Something Unexpected."


Carolina Herrera Teams With, Talks Social Media Strategy, Upcoming Projects

Carolina Herrera’s 35th year in business is turning into a stellar one with numerous awards, two-city museum exhibition and a capsule collection with

– May 7, 2016



‘Project Runway All Stars’ Layana Aguilar Designs Ballgown for Disney’s Latina Princess ‘Elena of Avalor’

“Project Runway Allstars” alum Layana Aguilar teams with Disney to create ballgown for “Elena of Avalor.”

– May 6, 2016

The Mexican Port System.


Latin American Ports Congress to Discuss Key Issues

Scheduled for Merida, Mexico, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, the event will bring together more than 400 international port leaders.

– May 5, 2016


Honduras Urged to Diversify Export Base Beyond U.S.

Exports of goods processed in duty-free and tax-free export processing zones, or maquilas, last year totaled $2 billion.

– May 4, 2016