Fashion & Finance Friday!

Last week of January – Done & Done!  Greetings & Salutations FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here it comes….earnings season, and you know how much reversecommuter loves the numbers!

LVMH had a year of flat growth, with an profit increase of only 0.4%.  Don’t be too blue for the house that Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Celine, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, etc etc. built, they still managed to rock 4.7 BILLION in profits!  reversecommuter thinks that Bernard Arnault and Salma Hayek won’t need to adjust the budget too severely!!

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But this splat flat is interesting in that it reflects China and European luxury markets slowing considerably.  Suddenly vintage is in (aka nobody is buying anything new!!).

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Breach is Bad. First Target, then Neiman Marcus and now Yahoo!  Yahoo announced Jan 30 that some of it’s email accounts had been hacked.  Neiman Marcus is working with federal investigators to provide insight into the 1.1 MILLION credit cards that were hacked over an estimated 3 month time frame.  Target had 40 million customers’ credit and debit card info stolen during the holiday shopping season.

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You know those websites that offer a grading of your password?  Maybe it’s time to start paying special attention to creativity!

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Don’t forget to enter reversecommuter’s first ever give away contest!  Deadline is fast approaching – January 31 midnight est.  Click here to go to reversecommuter’s FaceBook page, simply like it et voila, you are entered!   GOOD LUCK!!!

enjoy the weekend and remember, it is absolutely acceptable to watch the Super Bowl in heels while sipping champs!!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Happy Happy Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not only are the holidays upon us, so is earnings season!  JC Penney delivered some extremely disappointing (yet unsurprising) numbers.    But investors love a good comeback kid situation, so the honest reporting by the company (numbers are down because of a massive clean up operation from Ron Johnson’s merchandise selections while CEO) resulted in a spike in the stock price of over 9%.  reversecommuter’s guess is that JC Penney will return to what the retailer built itself on, a solid lower price department store.

T J Maxx is on a serious upswing and delivered some WOWZER numbers – apparently digging for designer bargains is a very popular pastime…shocker!

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Got a spare $700?  There is nowhere better to spend it than at the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V on December 2nd.  UNICEF, for the 11th year, has invited designers such as Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and many more, to create a doll.  The dolls are displayed at the Petit Palais and then auctioned off at the Hotel Georges V.  This year the campaign is directed towards the children of Darfur.  How can these dolls not be on every fashionista’s list?!?!

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1.7 MILLION euros have been raised in the first 10 years, all going to vaccines for 300,000 children.   reversecommuter adores this campaign, as this is what Christmas should be about.

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Click here to see the entire collection on French Vogue’s website.  

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reversecommuter NEED/WANTS the Lanvin dolly really really badly!!!!

Enjoy the weekend, pour yourself a glass of champs & take inventory of all your party frocks because the season is coming!!!

xo reversecommuter