Daily Links: March 21 2018

  1. Hermès and its $10,000+ Bags Had Another Record-Breaking Year: Hermès had a very good year last year. The Paris-based luxury stalwart posted “record profitability” – or as CEO Axel Dumas put it, “historic results” – for 2017, with the brand’s bags and leather goods proving top-performers with sales growth of 10 percent. The total net profit for the year grew by 11 percent to 1.2 billion euros (almost $1.5 billion), as the 180-year old company struggles to keep up with demand for its pricey Birkin and Kellys, which will set you back no less than $10,000, if you can get your hands on one of the coveted bags, that is. Read more on TFL
  2. Britney Spears Is the Face of KENZO’s New Campaign: For the fashion imprint’s newest campaign this spring, the brand has tapped famed photographer/director Peter Lindbergh and pop superstar Britney Spears, as the new face of the label. Highlighting some of the standout denim pieces from the collection including jackets, caps, sweatshirts, footwear, and more, the line incorporates KENZO‘s signature motifs such as the tiger, the Great Wave of Kanagawa and bamboo tiger print. Read more on Highsnobiety
  3. What’s Happening With Puerto Rico’s Stores After Hurricane Maria?: Imagine all of the hard work that goes into opening and running an independent clothing boutique, from permits to advertising to buying the right merchandise and building a loyal clientele. There’s also the challenge of competing with other boutiques, in addition to large businesses, in order to make ends meet. When one of the largest hurricanes in the country’s history, Hurricane Maria, descended upon Puerto Rico, boutique owners’ level of uncertainty rose to an unprecedented level. Read more on Racked
  4. Nobody Knew Model Teddy Quinlivan Was Transgender—Here’s Why She Came Out: Last September during New York Fashion Week, I came out publicly as transgender: first in an online interview with CNN Style, then on Instagram, since that’s what you do now when you have a life-changing announcement. If it came as a surprise to people, it’s because I’d already been working as a female model for the past few years. Read more on Elle

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