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Italian luxury brand Brunello Cucinelli has expanded its Madison Avenue flagship to more than double the original store footprint. The Brunello Cucinelli store, which carries men’s, women’s, children’s and lifestyle collections, features new VIP fitting rooms comfortably outfitted with lounge chairs and racks which can be curated with merchandise t...

I was part of the Great Migration. No, not from the rural South to the auto plants of Detroit. Not from the Oklahoma Dustbowl to California. Not even from Southern Italy to Little Italy. I was part of the Italian-American migration from Brooklyn to Staten Island to New Jersey. While in Brooklyn, I lived on the fringes of Dyker Heights, so I can sta...

Grace Mirabella, the editor-in-chief at the helm of American Vogue throughout the 1970s and much of the 1980s, died this morning at 91 years old. Mirabella, who had worked as Diana Vreeland’s assistant at Vogue in the 1960s, succeeded Vreeland as editor-in-chief in 1971 and remained in the role until 1988.  Mirabella was raised in suburban Maplewoo...

The nation branding Made in Italy promotion campaign "beIT", recently launched worldwide by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has landed in the United States. The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, launched the campaign in New York, with a video filmed in one of the over 5,000 iconic yellow tax...

Selleria Veneta, a Chicago area-based boutique of luxurious Italian leather goods, will be joining the fold of talented, artisans and designers represented at the Flying Solo Boutique in Soho, New York. Flying Solo is an innovative fashion brand and an organization of fashion designers that are revolutionizing the fashion industry by putting design...

The Brooklyn legal community took another big step towards normalcy last week when the Columbian Lawyers Association held its first in-person event since March 2020. Everyone had to show their vaccine cards at the door and many in attendance were wearing masks, but the Italian-lawyer group was able to reconvene for the first time in nearly two year...

Guided by the common interest of promoting Italian gastronomy and its history they joined forces in New York for the first edition of the “Original Balsamic Week” from November 1st to 7th, 2021. This event involved 22 of the best Italian and international restaurants in New York, which were entrusted with the creation of innovative recipes inspired...

Zegna, Italian luxury fashion house and world leader in luxury menswear, has announced the opening of the first Zegna Lab in Soho, New York City in the United States. The arrival of the Lab is expected to reinforce the company’s continual development in new and interactive retail spaces, meeting the renewed demand of the luxury leisurewear clientel...

“I’m just an Italian girl from New York." It's a quote that Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and beauty entrepreneur Lady Gaga has famously said in numerous interviews, including when we chatted about Haus Laboratories' newest drop: the CasaGaga Italian Glam beauty collection. "These products are a love letter to my Italian heritag...

The heir to now-folded Italian flag carrier Alitalia, ITA Airways, inaugurated its first long-haul service on Thursday. The flight arrived at New York JFK on time, despite a slightly delayed departure from Rome’s Fiumicino. ITA will operate the route with six flights per week, adding services up to twice per day over the holiday season. Flight AZ60...

I’ve had a very casual relationship with automobiles. Perhaps it had to do with my driving coach – a very nonchalant Dad, who on my first encounter at the wheel, read a newspaper while instructing me. The fear of being led through busy and congested streets as a young teen, left me somewhat numb to the joys of driving, so when I was invited to atte...

Italian fashion retailer Calzedonia will open an outpost of its Intimissimi lingerie brand in the Flatiron District, Commercial Observer has learned. Calzedonia signed a 10-year lease for 5,500 square feet — 2,500 square feet on the ground floor and 3,000 square feet in the basement — at 97 Fifth Avenue, according to a source with knowledge of the...