RETAILERS MAKE NICE
DUTCH DESIGNER HAS HAND KNITTED HAT CHOSEN FOR UPCOMING EXHIBIT
HATS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM NEW YORK CITY
 
Volume 2 Newsletter 5
April 5, 2006
“Faith is the Bird that feels the Light and sings when the dawn is still Dark” - Tagore
The 2006 MILLI DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS were announced last week by Casey Bush, Executive Director of the MIB. more
 
Although Cargo Magazine created quite a buzz in the publishing industry, it wasn’t loud enough to rescue this glossy men’s fashion magazine from the ashes. more
 
New Era launched at Dodgers Stadium last week. The official Major League Baseball uniform cap maker launched their "Authentic Fit" interactive mobile tour.... more
 
The Marlborough Hunt Races at Roedown will have its first ladies hat contest. It will take place on April 9 - the gates open at 10 a.m. and admission is $5 per person. more
 
NEW RETAILER IN SOHO ADDS 40 MINI-BOUTIQUES UNDER ONE ROOF
Shecky's, the media company that publishes beauty and shopping guides and hosts a recurring shopping party "Girls Night Out," has opened its first store at 489 Broome Street in SoHo. more
 
Miss Annie Maes Hats, an exhibit featuring the chapeaus of Annie Mae McClain, will be on display at the Milwaukee County Historical Society from April 3rd to June 4th 2006. more
 
The article, “STARSTRUCK! How the cult of celebrity sells fashion designers to the public,” talks about how a celebrity endorsement can catapult a designer from obscurity to center stage. more
 
We hear that Canadian headwear designer Colin Campbell just introduced a new line of hats called Milo Shade. more
 
We recently met with headwear designer Yuka Hasegawa at her design studio in New York City. more
 
Family owned business Hofmann & Leavy changed its name to Tassel Depot to reflect their products mission. more
 
Debbie Jackson of beadydeb’s is trying to find a company called Designers Findings. more
 
Constance Willems had her hand knitted straw sun hat selected to be in the exhibition "Blurring the Boundaries: Fashion Design Innovation in Contemporary Knitting".... more
 
Retail business is either very good or very bad. It seems like only yesterday that retailers told us to either “take it or leave it.” more