typeF.com Fashion Brands O-Z http://www.typef.com/fashion-brands-o-z/ en-US Weatherproof vs. Waterproof Boots http://www.typef.com/article/weatherproof-vs-waterproof-boots/ Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:35:18 -0800 http://www.typef.com/article/weatherproof-vs-waterproof-boots/ The Difference Between a Fake & a Real Purple Label Dress Shirt http://www.typef.com/article/difference-between-fake-real-purple-label-dress-shirt/ Tue, 03 Jan 2012 17:02:16 -0800 http://www.typef.com/article/difference-between-fake-real-purple-label-dress-shirt/
Did designer Ralph Lauren name his signature men’s collections after his favorite colors? Maybe. While his Green Label is licensed to another firm, his Black Label, known for slim, fashion-forward Italian styling, is 100 percent Lauren, as is Polo, an affordable, conservative cousin. Finally, there’s purple -- the Lauren label that’s trendy and promotes customized styling, making it a popular target for folks in the counterfeiting biz. Look for telltale signs that scream “knock-off,” and you’ll be seen as one sharp cookie.]]>
About See by ChloƩ http://www.typef.com/article/see-chloe/ Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:17:59 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/see-chloe/
Legendary fashion house Chloé brings frilly feminine fun with its diffusion line, See by Chloé. Launched in 2001, See gives budding and broke fashion plates a taste of luxury with lower prices, brighter colors and funkier silhouettes. Avid fans of the line include celebrity trendsetters Jessica Alba, Alexa Chung and Natalie Portman. Tunic tops, micro-minis and patchwork denim help this sister line to Chloé stand on its own.]]>
About Rachel Pally http://www.typef.com/article/rachel-pally/ Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:21:24 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/rachel-pally/
Since 2002, fans of soft and sexy sportswear have turned to Rachel Pally's eponymous clothing line. Featuring a distinctive jersey fabric blend, the Rachel Pally clothing line is known for fabrics draped in figure-flattering shapes. Featuring dresses, tops, pants and swimwear, the line offers options for day and night. The line has grown to include offerings in maternity and plus sizes.]]>
About Sanctuary http://www.typef.com/article/sanctuary/ Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:21:24 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/sanctuary/
When's the last time you let your inner gypsetter fly? Gypsetter style happens when travel chic meets a certain West-coast-style BOHO. If you didn't know what a gypsetter is, then chances are you haven't heard of Sanctuary. And no, Sanctuary isn't that rad song by The Cult or what Quasimodo mumbled as he limped toward the bell tower. Sanctuary Clothing is an L.A.-based design house that offers a bit of high-style bohemia to women who assert their right to make a statement in their R & R clothes.]]>
About Russell Athletic http://www.typef.com/article/russell-athletic/ Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:21:24 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/russell-athletic/ About Perry Ellis http://www.typef.com/article/perry-ellis/ Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:23:14 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/perry-ellis/ About White Stag http://www.typef.com/article/white-stag/ Thu, 06 Oct 2011 10:00:32 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/white-stag/ About Puma http://www.typef.com/article/puma/ Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:26:53 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/puma/
Puma is a sportswear and "sports lifestyle" brand based in Germany. Its mascot and symbol is the silhouette of a leaping mountain lion. Its other famous logo is the "Formstripe," a three-sectioned wave pattern that is definitely not to be confused with rival designs like the Nike "swoosh" or the Adidas triple stripe. Puma is the latecomer to the sports-as-fashion scene, but it's working hard to catch up.]]>
About Ted Baker http://www.typef.com/article/ted-baker/ Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:26:53 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/ted-baker/
Don't hold your breath waiting to meet Ted Baker, because the dude doesn't exist. He emerged from the brain of Raymond S. Kelvin, who named his company for a figment of his imagination. Kelvin is nothing if not entertaining. On the Ted Baker website outlining the corporation's time line, he posted this entry: "1987 -- The idea for a global brand came to Ted whilst fishing." You can certainly trust a guy with this much imagination to figure out how to dress you in awesome duds.]]>
About Olian http://www.typef.com/article/olian/ Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:26:53 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/olian/ About Rebecca Taylor http://www.typef.com/article/rebecca-taylor/ Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:13:12 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/rebecca-taylor/
With an eye for pretty wares that also are infinitely cool, Rebecca Taylor has captured the imaginations of fashion-following city chicks for more than 15 years. Season after season, she turns out covet-worthy clothing that is feminine but never girlie, mixing breezy silhouettes with crisp tailoring and prints that are dynamic but never fussy. Her coterie of loyal fans includes some of the most photographed women in Hollywood: Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristen Bell, Selena Gomez and Dakota Fanning.]]>
About XOXO http://www.typef.com/article/xoxo/ Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:13:12 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/xoxo/
The folks at XOXO know sex sells: In 2009, to grab some publicity, XOXO models at the Fifth Avenue boutique dressed and undressed in front of gawking New Yorkers. It's anybody's guess whether the Kellwood Company's CEO and president Michael W. Kramer or CFO Gregory W. Kleffner came up with the promotional attention-grabber, but there's no doubt these Midwest guys know a thing or two about hot fashion and sexy brand promotion.]]>
About Roxy http://www.typef.com/article/roxy/ Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:44:58 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/roxy/
Back in the dark ages of the 1980s, before Facebook and Brangelina, designers marketed surf clothes to guys, and guys alone. If you possessed two X chromosomes and a love for riding the waves, you were left out to dry when it came to fashion. That all changed in 1990 when Roxy splashed onto the scene with the first line dedicated entirely to the surfer girl. Today, you can rock the summer-inspired brand all year long, even if the only surfing you've done is of the TV channel variety and you live thousands of miles from the water.]]>
About Zoo York http://www.typef.com/article/zoo-york/ Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:44:58 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/zoo-york/ About Xhilaration http://www.typef.com/article/xhilaration/ Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:44:58 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/xhilaration/
Tops and pants shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Following Target's motto, "Expect more, pay less," Xhilaration is a discount fashion line without the discount look. Xhilaration is trendy and cute, offering women's clothes and accessories to get you from work, to the gym, to dinner with your girlfriends.]]>
About Pamela McCoy http://www.typef.com/article/pamela-mccoy/ Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:18:00 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/pamela-mccoy/ About Teri Jon http://www.typef.com/article/teri-jon/ Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:18:00 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/teri-jon/ About Oonagh by Nanette Lepore http://www.typef.com/article/oonagh-nanette-lepore/ Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:18:00 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/oonagh-nanette-lepore/
Nanette Lepore is best known for her eponymous fashion line, which reliably trots out girly-girl dresses and sexy-sweet suits for women in the mood for something unabashedly feminine. Nanette Lepore frocks typically have ruffles, beading, embroidery or other statement-making embellishments. Lepore's Oonagh label offers a more minimalist take on her signature style at a more accessible price point.]]>
About Outer Banks http://www.typef.com/article/outer-banks/ Mon, 12 Sep 2011 08:57:20 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/outer-banks/ About Trina Turk Fashion http://www.typef.com/article/trina-turk-fashion/ Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:31:28 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/trina-turk-fashion/
Trina Turk's eponymous fashion label is all about indulging your California dreams, no matter how far you live from the beach. Fun prints mix with classic American sportswear for an effortlessly chic look. The fashionably fierce Trina Turk works a strong LA vibe into her designs, yet manages to appeal to women from coast to coast with casual, elegant clothes available at boutiques, department stores and online.]]>
About St. John Yellow Label http://www.typef.com/article/st-john-yellow-label/ Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:11:07 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/st-john-yellow-label/ About Woolrich http://www.typef.com/article/woolrich/ Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:11:07 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/woolrich/
The world of outdoor clothing has a sporty yet design-conscious contender in the Woolrich brand. For nearly two centuries, the mill-cum-fashion house has spun wool into fashion gold, creating durable pieces that also manage to look good. The Woolrich customer recognizes quality but may be a rugged outdoorswoman sporting the latest high-tech fabric blend to scale Everest or the urban dweller donning a charming checked dress -- based on a vintage blanket pattern -- to grab a latte.]]>
About Taylor http://www.typef.com/article/taylor/ Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:11:07 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/taylor/ About Piazza Sempione http://www.typef.com/article/piazza-sempione/ Mon, 05 Sep 2011 09:32:31 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/piazza-sempione/ About Polo Ralph Lauren http://www.typef.com/article/polo-ralph-lauren/ Mon, 05 Sep 2011 09:32:31 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/polo-ralph-lauren/
Who doesn't love a man in Polo? Classic and refined, yet easy, Polo represents the best of American men's fashion, and can make any guy look polished and put together. Thanks to the singular vision and determination of Ralph Lauren, Polo has reached iconic status, and remains one of the world's most trusted and respected brands more than 40 years after it began.]]>
About Southpole http://www.typef.com/article/southpole/ Fri, 02 Sep 2011 09:20:21 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/southpole/ About 3.1 Phillip Lim http://www.typef.com/article/3-1-phillip-lim/ Fri, 02 Sep 2011 09:20:21 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/3-1-phillip-lim/
Designer Phillip Lim makes success in the fashion industry seem as effortless as his slouchy knit sweaters. His line, 3.1 Phillip Lim, was met with critical success soon after its launch in 2005 and is now sold in 250 stores in the U.S. and 26 countries around the world.]]>
About Tory Burch http://www.typef.com/article/tory-burch/ Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:36:10 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/tory-burch/
If you're a ripped-jeans, leather-cuff, punk rocker type of girl, Tory Burch probably isn't for you. However, if you love classic looks, tailored fits and beach-ready tunics, you have come to the right place. Since its launch in 2004, Tory Burch has earned the support of Oprah and built an empire of clothing, shoes, accessories, eyeglasses, handbags, swimwear and jewelry -- even a children's line. Similar in clientele to all-American lines like Milly and Lilly Pulitzer, the Tory Burch signature logo has appeared on the shoes, handbags and clothing of such celebrities as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Blake Lively and Angie Harmon.]]>
About Tommy Bahama http://www.typef.com/article/tommy-bahama/ Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:10:05 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/tommy-bahama/
Whether you're a beach dweller or a land-locked cutie, Tommy Bahama offers flirty island-inspired leisurewear suitable for warm weather. Prepare to soak up the sun! Long flowing dresses, airy tunics, comfortable Bermuda shorts and other get-away staples make up the Tommy Bahama women's clothing line. The company also offers coastal-theme novelty items for women, including candles, perfume and home decor.]]>
About Robbi & Nikki http://www.typef.com/article/robbi-nikki/ Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:10:05 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/robbi-nikki/
Former Dior designer Robert Rodriguez combines romantic ruffles and ultra-feminine details in his contemporary line, Robbi & Nikki. Designed for women of all ages and backgrounds, the collection uses body-conscious silhouettes and floaty fabrics. Rodriguez states his pieces were purposefully designed to mix and match, with limitless styling options. And at a more affordable price point than Rodriguez' namesake collection, Robbi & Nikki makes aspirational fashion a reality.]]>
About Weatherproof http://www.typef.com/article/weatherproof/ Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:10:05 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/weatherproof/
Weatherproof Garment Company's winter coats are so popular, they've even garnered the attention of President Obama. In 2010, Weatherproof put up a billboard in New York City featuring a shot of Obama wearing a Weatherproof jacket on a trip to China. Since Obama wasn't an official spokesperson for the brand, though, the company had to take down the ad. If you want to follow the president's lead, you can find Weatherproof apparel at Macy's, Nordstrom and select specialty boutiques.]]>
About Rag & Bone http://www.typef.com/article/rag-bone/ Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:10:05 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/rag-bone/
In 2002, dissatisfied in their personal pursuit of the perfect jean, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville created the brand, Rag & Bone. The snag? The men had no formal training in apparel design or fashion. Wainwright and Neville just knew what they wanted and went for it. They began their enterprise in Kentucky. Their mission? To make clothing suitably-fetching so that friends would wear it on a daily basis. Backed by seasoned clothiers and pattern cutters, Wainwright and Neville soon became proficient in fashion. Today, these designers are two of the hottest upstarts in the industry.]]>
About Olivia Moon http://www.typef.com/article/olivia-moon/ Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:15:33 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/olivia-moon/ About Shoshanna http://www.typef.com/article/shoshanna/ Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:40:55 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/shoshanna/
The 1998 Christmas shopping season was just kicking in. A new designer had hit the scene, and she had scored some prime retail real estate in Bloomingdale's display windows the day after Thanksgiving. Shoshanna Lonstein, a native New Yorker, was determined to design for the vastly underrepresented busty woman. The store sold 200 units in two days -- a happy beginning for the successful Shoshanna label.]]>
About Spyder http://www.typef.com/article/spyder/ Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:40:55 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/spyder/ About Op http://www.typef.com/article/op/ Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:40:55 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/op/
OP's motto, "Grab your beach gear and head to the West Coast!," describes the focus of Ocean Pacific Apparel Corporation. It's all beach, all the time. If you're into flip-flop foot gear and a sunhat, OP is in your style wheelhouse. From a home sewing project started in the early 1970s, to today's mega-corporate operation that produces hundreds of thousands of bathing suits and casual wear, OP still brings the beach attitude in a big way. Surf's up!]]>
About Rampage http://www.typef.com/article/rampage/ Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:52:18 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/rampage/ About Vince http://www.typef.com/article/vince/ Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:52:18 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/vince/ About Weston Wear http://www.typef.com/article/weston-wear/ Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:23:12 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/weston-wear/ About Patagonia http://www.typef.com/article/patagonia/ Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:58:43 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/patagonia/ About Ripe http://www.typef.com/article/ripe/ Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:58:43 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/ripe/ About Roberto Cavalli http://www.typef.com/article/roberto-cavalli/ Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:35:30 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/roberto-cavalli/
You like metallic more than mauve. You don't mind a little snakeskin on your boots or a lot of baubles on your belt buckle. Boots and platforms edge out ballerina flats in your closet. That's the Roberto Cavalli woman--funky, splashy and with a dash of bohemian flavor. Whether you are at the latest bistro on the Left Bank or the front row at fashion week, you are destined to be in the spotlight.]]>
What Is the Origin of Prada Brand? http://www.typef.com/article/origin-prada-brand/ Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:35:30 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/origin-prada-brand/
Prada is an internationally recognized symbol of status and luxury. Women (and men) love the shoes, clothes and bags created by Prada. There's a whole market devoted to making knock-off Pradas, and there are even some illegal sellers that try to pass off their fakes as the genuine article. As you're drooling over that $1,500 handbag, you might be surprised to learn that the history of Prada is almost as rich as the people who buy its products.]]>
About Ports 1961 http://www.typef.com/article/ports-1961/ Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:35:30 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/ports-1961/
Ports 1961 was launched under the umbrella of a large Canadian sportswear company, but founder Tia Cibani's designs are definitely not mistaken for sportswear, though -- Ports 1961 designs are classic, structured and sexy with an ethnic edge. That sexy edge inspired "New York" magazine to put Ports 1961 on their "up-and-coming" list.]]>
About Winter Kate http://www.typef.com/article/winter-kate/ Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:16:00 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/winter-kate/
Nicole Richie transitioned from singer Lionel Richie's misfit rebel daughter to one of Hollywood's best-dressed A-listers after she starred opposite former BFF Paris Hilton on their reality show "The Simple Life." These days, Richie focuses her time on her growing family with husband, rocker Joel Madden, and her growing fashion empire that includes the vintage-inspired and oh-so-romantic clothing line Winter Kate.]]>
About O'Neill http://www.typef.com/article/oneill/ Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:16:00 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/oneill/ About Ocean Pacfiic http://www.typef.com/article/ocean-pacfiic/ Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:16:00 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/ocean-pacfiic/ About TSE http://www.typef.com/article/tse/ Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:20:31 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/tse/
When it's time to break out the cashmere, the truly fabulous go for the best of the bunch. TSE, a New York-based luxury knitwear brand, makes the most of yarn and fiber in its featured designer collections and core pieces. Like First Lady Michelle Obama's style? TSE's Spring/Summer 2011 collection showcases the designs of past Presidential artiste Jason Wu. For Fall/Winter 2011, TSE's creative director Jessica Groom combined with house designer Dushane Noble for a simple, clean collection. For a glimpse into the world of super-soft, cozy knits, look no further than TSE's modern, yet wearable, lines.]]>
About Versace http://www.typef.com/article/versace/ Mon, 08 Aug 2011 10:25:49 -0700 http://www.typef.com/article/versace/
Born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, Gianni Versace practically started the rag trade from the crib, helping his dressmaker mother place beads and braids on fabric. As a young man, he ventured to the international design capital of Milan, where he mastered the art of cutting and sewing leather. In 1978, he showed off his tailoring talents with his first collection. His career ended early when, in 1997, he was murdered at his Florida home.]]>