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Available in black with a colorful, bold, removable and adjustable strap, the bag retails for $195

Samsonite, LLC announced today that its Samsonite & Sarah Jessica Parker Carried Away Convertible bag is included in this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things holiday gift list featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on OprahMag.com. Oprah’s Favorite Things annual list is a must-have holiday shopping guide that features the most decadent desserts, ingenious gadgets, and finest finds in home, fashion, and beauty. The Samsonite & Sarah Jessica Parker Carried Away Convertible will be available for purchase at Samsonite.com, and in Oprah’s Favorite Things storefront on Amazon at amazon.com/oprah or on the Amazon App on iOS and Android anytime, anywhere.

As Oprah says in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, “This backpack with built-in clutch can be worn in five ways, including as a crossbody and a tote. Sarah Jessica Parker herself showed me how much she can fit inside, and even Mary Poppins would be impressed.”

Through a collaboration between the luggage giant and the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker brand, the powerful pair marries Samsonite’s famed reputation in travel goods with signature hallmarks authentic to Sarah Jessica Parker. The convertible bag is equal parts fashion and function and can be worn five ways – as a shoulder bag, a crossbody, a handheld, a backpack or a removable crossbody. The bag includes nylon fabric with a water-resistant coating, an RFID protective lining, a padded laptop compartment, a SmartSleeve™ feature, and many convenient pockets to carry everything for work, travel or play. Available in black with a colorful, bold, removable and adjustable strap, the bag retails for $195.

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Yoshikimono Wins Industry Acclaim At Tokyo Fashion Week SS2020
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Nordstrom Expands In New York City With Opening Of Flagship Store
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Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) opened the doors to its first-ever flagship store for women and children in New York City. Located at 225 West 57th Street, across from the Men’s Store which launched in April 2018, the new store occupies the base of Central Park Tower, the tallest residential…

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Award-winning Creative Director of Diplomacy Worldwide, Eric Archibald, will be honored at the prestigious 49th Annual BRAG Scholarship & Awards Gala in New York City on Monday, October 21st.

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EU Design Participated in the Sustainability Panel at London Fashion Week
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John Varvatos and Nick Jonas launch their new fragrance JVxNJ Silver Edition on November 7, 2019 in New York City.
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JVxNJ Silver Edition is supercharged with a vivifying freshness that pulsates throughout the fragrance

Continuing their award-winning collaboration, renowned international menswear designer, John Varvatos and musician and actor, Nick Jonas bring forth JVxNJ Silver Edition; their third fragrance for men. The latest installment in the creative collaboration between John Varvatos and Nick Jonas, JVxNJ Silver Edition is a fresh, effervescent and exhilarating fragrance that transports you. JVxNJ Silver Edition captures the moment when you can truly let go and relax. It’s when you feel the most like yourself and no one is watching, where every moment isn’t recorded. It’s that feeling of being completely free and utterly unplugged. Now available at John Varvatos and retailers nationwide, JVxNJ Silver Edition joins the John Varvatos Fragrance portfolio as its latest fragrance installment.

“It’s been an amazing adventure continuing this collaboration with Nick, and I’m very excited for the JVxNJ Silver, our newest fragrance. This scent was driven by our goal of letting go and being a totally free spirit.” – John Varvatos

Shot by renowned filmmaker and photographer Danny Clinch, the JVxNJ Silver Edition campaign showcases intimate moments revealed through the eyes of one of the most iconic young musicians, Nick Jonas.

“Continuing this collaboration with John has been remarkable. With each launch, we are evolving the JVxNJ…

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Jamal Murray in Express NBA Game Changers Campaign
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Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), a leading fashion apparel retailer, today announced its 2019-2020 NBA Game Changers Campaign, led by a lineup of athlete style ambassadors, new NBA Licensed Collection offerings and virtual fashion gaming integrations with NBA 2K20 and EA SPORTS NBA LIVE Mobile.

The campaign is headlined by NBA star athletes Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks), John Collins (Atlanta Hawks), Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets) and 2019 first-round NBA Draft pick Coby White (Chicago Bulls).

Through a series of digital and video assets, Express portrays the individual stories of each athlete, revealing not only how they made it to the league, but also the hard work, struggles, and successes they face as professional basketball players. With an emphasis on the Express Performance Collection and new NBA Licensed Collection offerings, the campaign reveals how fashion has become an integral part of each athlete’s life.

Express is leveling up its NBA partnership through collaborations with NBA 2K — the next iteration of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation series — and EA SPORTS NBA LIVE Mobile, the most played basketball game in…

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INDOCHINO Celebrates Milestone 50th Showroom in Washington, DC
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Privé Revaux To Launch At Dillard’s With Made In Italy Collection
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Affordable, celebrity eyewear brand, Privé Revaux announces the launch of its first made in Italy collection, La Vita, at Dillards.com and Dillard’s stores nationwide starting this month. Retailing for $65, this new range of sunglasses feature European quality craftsmanship including custom and handmade, high polished acetate frames, 3D designs…

YOSHIKI’s Kimono Brand Yoshikimono To Open Tokyo Fashion Week 2020 S/S
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Yoshikimono – the cutting-edge kimono fashion brand created by Japanese rock star YOSHIKI – has been chosen for the prestigious opening spot at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo 2020 S/S, to be held Monday, October 14, 2019.

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Actress And Singer Dove Cameron for Privé Revaux
Four fashion-forward styles designed by the star herself
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Celebrity eyewear brand Privé Revaux is proud to announce its next capsule collection with actress and singer, Dove Cameron. The Dove x Privé Revaux collection launches today with four styles inspired by some of Dove’s favorite trends.

“I am so excited for my new collection with Privé Revaux! These four frames reflect my own personal style and truly shows the versatility when it comes to eyewear fashion,” says Dove Cameron.

The Dove x Privé Revaux collection is designed with bold elements and retro vibes and showcases what Dove looks for in her daily wardrobe with these four styles: The Cameron – retro round shape with mirrored style lenses, available in rose gold, caviar black and shiny chrome. The Celeste – oversized cat-eye. The Modern – classic cat eye with clear lenses outlined with pastel-colored frames. The Veronica – clear lensed cat eye for the everyday look.

What separates this line from the others is that inside each frame includes a special inspirational message customized by Dove herself. The collection features include lightweight and flexible acetate framework, three-barrel and spring hinges, anti-ski screws, polarized lenses, as well as anti-blue light technology in the optical lenses. Additionally, the Privé Revaux signature collapsible case has been updated to a white faux leather exterior and white interior including a red-colored font for the branding, exclusively for the collection.

“This partnership with Dove is a perfect match and we know her fans will feel the same way once they see these styles,” says Privé Revaux founder, David Schottenstein. “These statement-making designs by Dove…

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On January 12th, 1969, legendary rock icons Led Zeppelin first released their eponymous debut album, cementing their status in rock history forever. Now a full 50 years later, Led Zeppelin has teamed-up with John Varvatos for an exclusive capsule collection to celebrate the momentous anniversary. In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the capsule evokes the band’s innovative aesthetic intertwined with John Varvatos’ penchant for detail and craftsmanship.

Shot by renowned photographer and director Mark Seliger, featuring Miles McMillan, the collaboration resulted in a set of enlivened styles geared for today, each piece channels Led Zeppelin’s sonic ethos, from their signature iconography to their boundary-pushing rebel attitude.

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