UK designer resale website BuyMyWardrobe has merged with HEWI London (Hardly Ever Worn It) as resale grows but competition gets tougher. It also comes as resale sites expand faster than the overall retail sector.
American actress Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by Givenchy creative head Clare Waight Keller for her wedding to Prince Harry and later changed into Stella McCartney, a label also chosen by other big names.
The Paris Court of Appeal has acknowledged the exclusive rights of designer Christian Louboutin for red shoe soles in a dispute pitting the label against Kesslord, a brand offering models with similar features for sale.
Forget plunging necklines and thigh-high splits: the red carpet trend of the moment is a backless dress -- at least, if the celebrity looks coming out of the Cannes Film Festival are anything to go by.
Think embroidered papal mantles inspiring a John Galliano masterpiece for Dior, Joan of Arc armor refashioned as sexualized corsetry by Jean Paul Gaultier or the monk habit re-styled as eveningwear by Valentino.