Fashion & Finance Friday!

Beach + Friday = PURE HAPPINESS!

That’ll learn him!  Chip Wilson – ousted founder and former CEO of lululemon just sold 20.1 shares to Advent International – the investment banker brought in by lulu’s board once they decided to throw Chippy out.

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Remember when Chip told the bigger girls that lulu’s yoga pants were not meant for curvy body types on national tv?  BEST AWESOME CORPORATE F-UP EVER!!!!  (Click here for a reminder of the awesomeness!)

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The board wanted Chip gone immediately after that, and so Chip agreed to sell 20.1 million shares yesterday and made $845 MILLION.  reversecommuter is quite sure Chippy learnt a valuable lesson here…

Luxury design houses are starting to report lower sales and earnings, based primarily on China not buying as much as was projected.

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Tod’s just released a profit decline, citing China as well as two major US boutiques closing for renovations as the reason behind the lag.  CEO Diego Della Valle is optimistic that 2014 Fall Collection is strong enough to rally Tod’s clientele back into power shopping mode.

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Note to Diego, the awesome car shoe and delicious Italian leather handbags are what makes Tod’s clients deliriously happy, and apparently Simon Doonan a little bit hungry!   Attempting to draw us in for a clothing line hasn’t accomplished the same pull.  Stick to what you know, let the profits grow (catchy huh?!).

Champs in a flute and the sun shining is reason enough to slap on the fancy shoes and wow the world with that outfit you secretly want/need to wear…Do It!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion and Finance Friday!

Hellllllo Weekend!

apologies for not posting yesterday, here is my excuse   🙂

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Fendi is coming to the aid of the Romans, or at least to the aid of Trevi Fountain in Rome.

The fashion house is investing $2.9 MILLION to repair and restore the famous fountain and all the gorgeous gods that stand and spout over 80,000 cubic meters of water, Ocean, Abundance and Health.  (click here to visit the Trevi Fountain website).

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This admirable move is reminiscent of what Diego Della Valle of Tod’s did for the Colisseum in Rome (click here to see the earlier post).  Not only do these fab Italians design gorgeous clothes, bags, shoes, furs, etc etc, but they also have SO MUCH class and loyalty to their beautiful country!   reversecommuter applauds!

StuperBowl Sunday (tee hee) is February 3rd and the commercials are absolutely the best part (unless of course Beyonce decides to actually sing at half time!).  The 30 second slots go for an average cost of  $4 MILLION!  Sometimes it is worth every single fabulous penny…click here to giggle and sing along with VW!

Happy Weekend – and don’t forget to wear heels to the SuperBowl party!