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New Brand: Hanwag

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Hanwag® has made high-quality and long-lasting hiking, trekking, and hunting footwear at their headquarters in Vierkirchen, near Munich, Bavaria since 1921. Throughout their 90-year history Hanwag has combined constant innovation with premium craftsmanship and durability. Hanwag boots are primarily made in Europe in areas renowned for their history of quality shoemaking.

While Hanwag is known for their boots being lightweight and flexible, they are also famous for their double-stitching technique, which few contemporary shoe makers master, making their boots incredibility durable.

Sustainability is also extremely important to Hanwag – as they consider nature and the mountains everyone's playground. This is why Hanwag is committed to using resources efficiently, keeping transport to a minimum and working with materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible.


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New Brand Spotlight: Faviana

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The collection is designed with current trends in mind and includes innovative prom, homecoming, and special occasion dresses featuring daring cutouts, elegant beading, and other high-fashion details. Quality craftsmanship, exceptional fit, and meticulous attention to detail ensure every girl looks and feels her best.

Faviana gowns have been featured on television, in print ads, and in fashion blogs and have been worn by countless celebrities, including actress and brand ambassador Ashley Benson. Dress like a celebrity and feel like a star on your special occasion in a Faviana dress.


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New Brand Spotlight: ASH

Ash Footwear, ASH women's footwear, ASH sneakers, ASH fashion sneakers, new brand spotlight, Erin Wasson, Ash sneakers, Ash boots, Ash heels, contemporary fashion, ASH was founded in 2000 by Leonello Calvani and Patrick Ithier. They formed a creative partnership through their similar tastes and desires to create a unique line of urban shoes. The ASH shoe collection reflects the duo's passion and experience in the world of French luxury and Italian craftsmanship, updated with a current metropolitan take.

The ASH philosophy is built on the creation of intense and exotic footwear for fashionistas all around the globe. Their heels and boots offer a balanced mix of contemporary designs for the fashion-forward customer. ASH also brings a cool edge and rebellious glamour to the traditional high-top sneaker, using leather and studded hardware in many of their designs. Trendsetters will love ASH’s urban sneaker wedges made in a variety of colors, suedes, and metallic leathers.


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Emerging Designer: raquelle

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The raquelle Collection was born on a breezy, sunny summer morning…one of those serendipitous encounters that epitomizes New York City at its magical best.

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Needing the materials to fulfill her first order, Raquelle headed to her most beloved fabric store in the Fashion District. As soon as she entered, she knew that she would be making more than just the three dresses. Reams of silk needed to become flowing blouses, towering piles of cotton just had to be skirts, and heaps of fine Italian jersey demanded new life in dress form. She left the store with enough fabric to create an entire collection-and that’s exactly what she did.

This first collection was the beginning of a thrilling journey. Today, raquelle enraptures passersby from windows and storefronts of fashion boutiques across the country. Truly a mix of her Colorado roots (Howdy, Dad!) and Parisian background, (Bonjour, Maman!), the raquelle Collection is easy-going, but flirtatious, lively, yet graceful. The colors and prints are modern and feminine, but reference other times. The clothing line takes inspiration from different eras like 1960s with its clean, dramatic silhouettes, and the softly geometric echoes of the Art Deco era can be found in the prints she hand draws.

Raquelle has managed to fuse comfort with couture to create a line of high fashion that isn't afraid to have fun and live in the moment! She believes that the most important part of the dress is the woman wearing it. Like that first magical dress she dreamed of years ago, each piece is the product of one woman’s love for the beauty of life and commitment to making wearable pieces that aim to express a part of that beauty.


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New Brand Spotlight: Mary Frances

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In 2004, Mary Frances proudly received the Accessory Designer of the Year Award at the Dallas Fashion Awards and was one of five designers acknowledged as a "Star of the Show" during Paris Fashion Week in 2004 and 2005. Mary Frances' handmade treasures are all available at an accessible price point at over 3,000 boutiques and department stores around the world.

Seen on the arms of quite a few notable celebrities, Mary Frances handbags transition smoothly from the red carpets to quiet, elegant evenings out. Known for their signature ornate embellished facades, these beaded and embroidered handbags serve as opulent statement pieces. Primarily inspired by fabrics, textures, and unique combinations of materials and colors, Mary Frances embodies the latest trends, but doesn’t allow those trends to define her designs. Mary Frances creates from her instincts and inspirations, and firmly stands by her motto that "life is too short to dress boring!"


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New Brand Spotlight: Filson

In 1897, C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with apparel and goods strong enough to contend with the toughest spots on Earth. Today, Filson is a global manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer constantly developing new products to serve those who refuse to stay indoors.

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With company headquarters located above its factory in Seattle, Washington, Filson remains committed to producing unfailing goods that live up to its founder’s promise of: “We guarantee every item purchased from us. No more, no less. Your satisfaction is the sole purpose of our transaction.”

C.C. Filson patented the Cruiser Jacket pattern in 1914. Though the patent has long since expired, the jacket remains the company’s flagship garment, which Filson continues to manufacture to their founder’s exacting standards at its Seattle factory. The Cruiser was originally offered in a heavy waxed cotton called Oil Finish Tin Cloth and thick Mackinaw Wool. Both fabrics remain central to their line today. Other core products include Oil Finish Tin Cloth Pants, Rugged Twill Luggage, and collections of garments and tools to outfit hunters, fisherman, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Filson is committed to manufacturing its goods at the factory best equipped to create products of the highest quality. Filson is proud to manufacture the majority of its products at its union factories in Seattle.


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New Brand Spotlight: DDF Skincare

In 1991, renowned New York dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel founded DDF (Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula) to enable his patients to care for their skin at home. The DDF skin care system is designed with advance protocols targeting one or more of the specific skin concerns. DDF targets root causes with antioxidants to help neutralize surface-free radicals, cleaning formulations to help remove excess sebum, and surface-penetrating hydration to help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier.

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For over 20 years, DDF has brought the inspiration of dermatologic methods to skin care. DDF’s focus is on personalization and matching the latest dermatological technology to the individual’s personal skin needs. In Dr. Sobel’s words, “One size most certainly does not fit all.” This is why they’ve developed DermCode™ Skin Analysis, a dermatologist-inspired tool which helps us tailor a “protocol” of products to your particular skin issues.

By combining DermCode technology with leading-edge, dermatologist-approved ingredients such as turmeric, DDF can decode and understand your skin in greater depth. With this knowledge and understanding, you can take your skin to a whole new level. Just as if, in fact, you had your own personal dermatologist.


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New Brand Spotlight: Zanerobe

What started off as a bet over a beer between two friends has now become an internationally recognized label and a dream come true for friends Leith Testoni and Jonathan Yeo of premium menswear label Zanerobe. When asked how Zanerobe came to be, the duo recalled seeing a guy dressed in a hideous striped shirt that prompted Jono to bet Leith, who originally had the more prominent interest in fashion, that he couldn’t design a better shirt. In Jono’s words: “It was on.”

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The unique name was a joint decision between the boys; ZANE from Leith’s longing to be called that name as a kid, and ROBE from Jono’s reworking of the French word “garde robe” (an old piece of French furniture that held clothing). In just over a week a business name was registered, logo developed, and a 6-8 piece shirting collection designed and hawked to a select few boutique clothing stores in Sydney. Within two years, Zanerobe presented a full menswear collection.

Today, Zanerobe is synonymous with strength and masculinity, and the collection is known internationally for quality workmanship and clever, bold designs like the Sureshot Chino and Slingshot Jean. In recent times, the label has embarked on an alternate journey with their collection designs—paths that explore the realms and nuances of fashion through music and art—and the popularity of the brand has intensified globally.