Italian cosmetic, fragrance and personal care brands offer a singular, unparalleled quality and excellence, and are poised for growth in the U.S. market. Opportunities abound, but challenges with niche brands’ marketing and promotional strategies need to be conquered. And they must learn more about the specific consumers they are targeting and hone...

We are in the 1950s, the years after the Second World War, in Sandra, a village near Lake Garda in the province of Verona, it was here that the history of fashion in Verona began. A history marked by the work of small craft tailors craft that with the commitment, the sacrifices and the support of a network of small family businesses became an indus...

In this season of holiday gift-giving and round-the-clock shopping, you might wonder about the origins of the madness: How did we become such ardent consumers? When did shopping become a social/leisure activity? Look no further than 15th and 16th century Renaissance Italy for answers.

THE GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI BOUTIQUE in River Oaks District is already small, but it felt positively cramped Sunday night when some of Houston’s biggest—and tallest—stars came out for the Urchin Rocks sneaker launch. The new special-edition sneaker is a collaboration between the famed Italian luxury designer and Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, a self...

Un futuro brillante si preannuncia sul web da ora in poi. Il top si raggiungerà nel 2019 e bisogna essere pronti, saremo tutti influenzati dal digitale. Il benessere del comparto orafo e del luxury nel 2019 sarà buono insieme alle calzature ed abbigliamento, i gioielli saranno al top trainati dalla crescita del luxury Made in Italy. Si prevede un a...

Amid what seems like unlimited choices, a key way for retailers to stand out is to try to offer products no one else has. For a small boutique, that could be exclusive access to a bespoke clothing line, say, but creating and manufacturing one is typically cost-prohibitive except for the largest of retailers. Enter MakersValley. The New York-based s...

Famous for its denim, the Italian retail clothing company Diesel hopes to make its name in real estate as well. The company announced Nov. 29 that it has partnered with Bel Invest Group, an international real estate investment company based in Vincenza, Italy, on a new Miami-area project. The development will be built on a 1-acre lot in the Wynwood...

The world-renowned Italian luxury brand Max Mara will serve as the presenting sponsor of feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago’s exhibition Judy Chicago: A Reckoning at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. A Reckoning connects work produced by Chicago between the 1960s and 1990s, including historic and lesser-known pieces that will be on public vie...

PARTY MODE: The inaugural edition of Prada Mode is setting up shop inside the easygoing hostel-hotel Freehand Miami for the Art Basel Miami Beach crowd. The club will serve as a cultural gathering ahead of the fair’s official opening Dec. 4 to 6, offering guests and Prada Mode members a packed schedule, as well as plenty of late-night music and dan...

In honor of Fendi’s 10th anniversary with Design Miami and of its Peekaboo bag, the Italian fashion house tapped Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis to create a series of sculptures that portray Fendi's identity. Marcelis’s luminous works in glass and resin have earned her many admirers in the fashion community; she’s also created installations for Repo...