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L Catterton Takes Stake in Buenos Aires Chain Rapsodia

Money from the private equity firm will help the Latin American brand make a global play.

– 20h

Olivia Culpo


Olivia Culpo Talks Gigi Hadid, Oscar Night Plans, New Rampage Ads

The former Miss Rhode Island, Miss USA and Miss Universe is now a beauty, fashion and lifestyle influencer.

– February 21, 2017

Lorenzo Martone


Lorenzo Martone Helps Launch MPG Sport, Plans Saks Tie-Up for Bikes, Talks Politics, Marc Jacobs

The Brazilian-born Lorenzo Martone said, “Being in New York is all about having people from other places to give this color or this vibe.”

– February 14, 2017

First Ladies Melania Trump and Akie Abe tour the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens on Saturday.


First Lady Melania Trump Chooses Calvin Klein Dress for Morikami Gardens Visit

For a visit to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens with Azie Abe, the wife of Japan’s prime minister, First Lady Melania Trump wore a white cashmere knitted Calvin Klein dress.

– February 11, 2017


Mexico’s Thor Urbana Unveils Designer Initiative, Sets Expansion Plan

The company aims to complete 15 developments over the next three years.

– February 10, 2017

Valentino São Paulo


Valentino Unit Bows in Brazil

The brand’s new store in Brazil is at upscale mall.

– February 6, 2017


Paraguay Aims to Build Apparel Sourcing Hub

The South American country aims to increase exports to $200 million by 2025 and benefit from its low wages and low energy costs.

– February 6, 2017

Donald Trump


Mexico Mulls Retaliatory Textile Tariffs To Counter Trump

The Mexican textile and apparel industry is under threat from Trump’s possible 20 percent tariff, and is eyeing other overseas markets to replace potential lost orders from the U.S.

– February 5, 2017

Donna Kang, Alan-Eckstein and Timo Weiland.


Timo Weiland Tests Uniforms for Crowne Plaza Staffers, Plans Direct-to-Consumer E-tail Focus

As part of the InterContinental Hotel Group’s $200 million Crowne Plaza Accelerate plan that was unveiled last year, Timo Weiland was named the style director of the Crowne Plaza brand for the Americas.

– February 2, 2017


Panama’s Felix Maduro Chain Aims for 13 Stores by 2020

The department store chain hopes to have sales of $120 million in three years.

– January 26, 2017


Perry Ellis Signs Nike Swim Licenses in Latin America

The deals cover Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

– January 20, 2017

Donald Trump and Melania Trump in Reem Acra


Melania Trump Chooses Reem Acra, Norisol Ferrari Ensemble for First Inaugural Events

Melania Trump brought her New York style to Washington, D.C., wearing a beaded Reem Acra gown Thursday night and a Norisol Ferrari ensemble for a wreath-laying ceremony earlier in the day at Arlington National Cemetery.

– January 19, 2017

Amid luxury's struggles elsewhere in South and Central America, Mexico and its capital continue to grow.


Meltdown of Panama’s Wisa, Argentina Hit Latin American Luxury Sales

As Brazil and Central American markets struggle, Mexico remains the strongest region for luxury goods brands.

– January 17, 2017

Korean entrepreneur David Ha plans to expand his textiles and apparel group in Central America.


Pink-Haired Textiles Entrepreneur Plans Central American Expansion

The colorful Korean David Ha outlines plans to boost production of apparel for brands such as Dick’s Academy, REI and Castelli.

– January 13, 2017


Mexican Retailers Lose More Than $1.3 Billion From Thefts, Inventory Losses

Officials estimated retailers’ losses from last week’s riots in Mexico could approach $70 million.

– January 11, 2017