Luxury Market Weakening In Japan

Japan, one of the “last frontiers” of great luxury, has many designer brands worried, according to a report on WWD.com.  Between the weakened yen and the growing interest in other ways to spend discretionary income — like home decor and travel, for example — many luxury brands, like Chanel and Louis Vuitton, are worried about “contained” growth rather than anticipating…

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Business Attire: These Shoes Were Made For Walking

Last week’s article about wearing tennis shoes with business attire spawned an avalanche of emails, both from readers who agreed with me and those who vehemently did not.  I’d had a similar response the last time I wrote about this, back in 2001, but since I’d seen an overall decline of this odd combination, I was…

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