Women's fashion

A model wears a creation part of Gucci's women Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Casual luxury is driving global sales, forecast to grow 6 percent this year, as high-end consumers look for low-brow statements in T-shirts, sneakers and rubber sliders, according to a new study by consultancy Bain released Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 07, 2018 - 6:57 am
MILAN (AP) — A new study shows that casual luxury is driving global sales of high-end apparel, footwear and handbags as wealthier consumers look for low-brow statements in T-shirts, sneakers and rubber sliders. The study by Bain consultancy released Thursday shows the luxury fashion sector is set...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:27 pm
ROME (AP) — Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes have found work in a handbag and dressmaking shop that recently received some top-notch raw materials: 4,000 meters (4,374 yards) of leftover fabric from Gucci. The initiative was announced Wednesday in Rome, complete...
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This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 06, 2018 - 5:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun. The same words used so often to describe Kate Spade's enormously popular handbags — "It" bags that were both aspirational and affordable — were an apt description of the woman herself, say many in the fashion world. And that...
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This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 05, 2018 - 10:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun. The same words used so often to describe Kate Spade's enormously popular handbags — "It" bags that were both aspirational and affordable — were an apt description of the woman herself, say many in the fashion world. And that...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004 file photo, designer Kate Spade poses with handbags and shoes from her next collection in New York. Law enforcement officials say Tuesday, June 5, 2018, that New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of designer Kate Spade (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New York City police have confirmed that they are investigating the apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade. Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at a news briefing Tuesday that the...
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, speaks to media as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Najib appeared again for questioning at the office as part of the corruption and money-laundering investigation into the 1MDB state investment fund that Najib set up and is being investigated. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
May 25, 2018 - 1:46 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Friday the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million). Police seized 284 boxes of expensive designer handbags and...
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 8:56 pm
WINDSOR, England (AP) — The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed Saturday in a service that reflected Prince Harry's royal heritage, Meghan Markle's biracial roots and the pair's shared commitment to putting a more diverse, modern face on the monarchy. British...
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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Gareth Fuller/pool photo via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 5:02 pm
WINDSOR, England (AP) — The Latest on the royal wedding (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, otherwise known as Britain's Prince Harry and bride Meghan Markle, will spend their first night as a married couple in Windsor Castle. An exclusive evening reception for 200 guests...
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Andrew Matthews/pool photo via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 10:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy is the master British designer behind the sleek silk boat-necked gown and long billowing veil worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry. The clean lines of the white dress highlighted Markle...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, bridal fashion from the Amsale collection is modeled during Bridal Fashion Week in New York. Buying a wedding dress online is a much different experience than doing so in a store. Shopping online can help brides make more clear-headed and less emotion-driven purchases. But it also requires brides to be their own consultants, who are familiar with fabrics, cuts and more. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
May 10, 2018 - 10:18 am
Carol Hickins' wedding dress arrived at her office "in a plastic bag inside a brown cardboard box," she says. The packaging was a "letdown," she says, but the dress was not. She loved the gown she bought from the Ann Taylor website. That was in 2013, and Ann Taylor has since stopped selling wedding...
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