Pricey Leather Forces Designers to Get Creative

Between May 2010 and May 2011 rates for domestic leather surged 13.9 percent. Meanwhile in Italy, home of the world’s most sought after tanneries used by most major brands the price of raw hides increased a whopping 40% over the same period. While this increase in price, and for most brands thereby cost, has not […]

House of Harlow 1960 to Launch Handbag Line for Fall

Reality TV star turned real serious designer Nicole Richie announced earlier this week that her lifestyle collection, House of Harlow 1960, would be offering a small selection of handbags for fall. “Handbags have always been a part of the equation since we first launched the House of Harlow 1960 brand” Richie was quoted as telling […]