LVMH to buy Tiffany for $16 billion in largest luxury-goods deal ever

LVMH agreed to buy Tiffany & Co. for more than $16.2 billion in the largest luxury-goods deal ever, raising the French conglomerate's profile in jewelry and giving it access to a broader swath of shoppers in the U.S. and Asia.

LVMH to buy Tiffany for $16 billion in largest luxury-goods deal ever

LVMH agreed to buy Tiffany & Co. for more than $16.2 billion in the largest luxury-goods deal ever, raising the French conglomerate's profile in jewelry and giving it access to a broader swath of shoppers in the U.S. and Asia.

For those with Down syndrome, not all clothing is accessible. These researchers want to change that.

A University of Delaware program is helping to create the first clothing sizing guide for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

For those with Down syndrome, not all clothing is accessible. These researchers want to change that.

A University of Delaware program is helping to create the first clothing sizing guide for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

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Before he was Ice Cube’s dad in ‘Friday,’ actor John Witherspoon taught us it was important to ‘co-OR-DIN-ate.’ | Elizabeth Wellington

If Bill Cosby’s Cliff Huxtable was the spit-shined, expensive-sweater-wearing, aspirational dad we dreamed of back in the day, then Witherspoon was his cantankerous, over-the-top, polyester-wearing antithesis in our lives.
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Before he was Ice Cube’s dad in ‘Friday,’ actor John Witherspoon taught us it was important to ‘co-OR-DIN-ate.’ | Elizabeth Wellington

If Bill Cosby’s Cliff Huxtable was the spit-shined, expensive-sweater-wearing, aspirational dad we dreamed of back in the day, then Witherspoon was his cantankerous, over-the-top, polyester-wearing antithesis in our lives.
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How this Germantown fashionista expanded her uptown boutique into Fashion District downtown | Elizabeth Wellington

Shani Newton's Dolly’s Boutique is one of four homegrown businesses that The Fashion District is incubating and marketing in its special Uniquely Philly section of the mall.

Reebok celebrates Allen Iverson’s rookie year with new sneaker

Reebok is paying homage to Allen Iverson’s rookie year with the release of an updated model of the shoes he wore for his first games with the Sixers way back in 1996.

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This Pa. woman has 3,000 handbags, ranging from cheap knock-offs to $100,000

Ilene Wood is a hoarder in the most haute sense. A mere 300 of her handbags will be on display at the Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites from Oct. 11 to April 30.

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Diahann Carroll was the crown jewel of beauty and black elegance | Elizabeth Wellington

Diahann Caroll always showed up on the scene 100 percent lady, complete with gloves, panty hose and respectable closed-toe pumps. She’d wear a cute little suit. Perhaps she’d wear a hat. And her lips would be that perfect nude with just a hint of gloss. The goal was class, beauty and elegance.

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Not your daughter’s boutiques: These shops cater to Gen Xers and beyond without sacrificing style | Elizabeth Wellington

These boutiques cater to women who are too mature to rock H&M but still want to flaunt fashion rules.

With Pentagon dollars, Drexel seeks to revive Philly’s vanished garment business

Drexel aims to create the textiles of the future with embedded sensors that can monitor health signs or do things yet to be imagined.

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How Jennifer Lopez’s fashion inspired the real-life ‘Hustlers’ | Elizabeth Wellington

In the movie, Lopez plays Ramona, the ringleader of a devious group of strippers. Set in the early aughts, these women made serious bank by drugging filthy rich Wall Street types and maxing out their credit cards.

Pick up Urban Outfitters orders at your local Walgreens

“In the past we expected consumers to come to the product," Elain Szu, vice president of global marketing at Narvar said. Now “we bring the product to the consumer.”

Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, PSA use similar tactics

Marketing experts say hoodies in a fashion show and an ad seeking nonprofit donations both used similar shock tactics about school shootings.

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Philly Fashion Week starts soon in the new Fashion District. Here’s what you need to know. | Elizabeth Wellington

We talked with the founders about the ups and downs and how they have emerged as the leaders of the city's largest fashion event.

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The Fashion District reveals the truth about what kind of fashion city Philly really is | Elizabeth Wellington

After my tour through the Fashion District — with its gleaming white walls, hot lights and King of Prussia Mall feel — I decided the Fashion District, with its generously-sized Nike, Levi and Skechers outlets and soon-to-open AMC Theatre is the answer to what kind of fashion city we really are.

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