French Connection sales fall as it makes small profit

April 7, 2019

Sales at struggling fashion chain French Connection fell last year, as a result of the “difficult” trading conditions in the UK. Like-for-like sales, fell by 6.8% compared with the previous year, with declines both in store and online. However, for the first time in seven years, the chain made a small profit of £100,000, against […]

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Perfume: pop, presence, personality, plus!

April 6, 2019

Members of J-pop group Perfume (Photo from Perfume) The Japanese pop girl group Perfume conquered their native country, branched out to international touring, and became the first J-Pop group ever to be booked at California’s prestigious Coachella Festival. They’re also performing at the Paramount Theatre on April 10. Perfume is made up of Ayano Omoto, […]

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The perfume industry is moving towards sustainable fragrances

April 5, 2019

For more than 4,000 years, people have relied on plants to produce an array of fragrances used in perfumes. Archaeologists have found the remains of distillation units in the Indus valley dating as far back as four millenia. They have discovered evidence that the Persian civilisation had mastered sophisticated techniques to extract essential oils from […]

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Women’s Day special: Five Kolkata designers making the right fashion statement

April 3, 2019

When it comes to fashion, women form Kolkata have been ruling the roost since the very inception of fashion shows and ramp walks in the country. Be it Mona Pali, Ritu Kumar or Anamika Khanna, they have all left their distinctive mark. These renowned couturiers have inspired several generations of designers to follow their footsteps […]

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Lifestyle and Fashion brands we cannot wait to see in Lucknow

April 2, 2019

Lucknow and popular fashion have been quite far away since ages. Though the Lakhnawi chikan has made its way into the designs of fashion icons like Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra, the city still lacks international brands and boutique fashion stores that have redefined lifestyle and trends for many in the country. We do have a […]

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Instagram Adds Shopping Feature For Users in The US, Will it Come to India?

April 1, 2019

Facebook Inc’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday. The move is in line with Facebook’s plan to monetize higher-growth units like Instagram, as its centerpiece News Feed product struggles to generate fresh […]

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‘Contraceptive Jewellery’ Could Be A Reality Soon, May Make Family Planning More

March 31, 2019

Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on jewellery, according to scientists who have developed a technique for administering contraceptives through earrings, rings or necklaces. The contraceptive hormones are contained in patches applied to portions of the jewellery in contact with the skin, allowing the drugs to be absorbed into […]

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