Why Chanel Remains A Popular Fashion Brand

Chanel is perhaps one of the most recognizable fashion brands in the world, especially for women’s fashion. The logo has become a symbol of quality designer fashion and cool chic which many women dream of owning, whether through a pair of earrings, handbags or the fashionable dresses that are worn by celebrities worldwide, as well as those who know their fashion. When a well known celebrity appears on television or just out on the street on their day out with a Chanel product, you can be sure that the demand for that item would instantly increase overnight. With young women, the popularity can even be extremely overwhelming as many stores retailing Chanel products constantly run out of stock for the more popular products.

One of the reasons why Chanel remains so popular with fashionable young women is the simple designs they arrive at for every category of product they have, such as the cute earrings which are constantly sold out, and Chanel handbags which often adorn the arms of movie stars. They may look simple overall, but the designs also exude an underlying sophistication that attracts the female eye. A lot of care goes into the creativity aspects of designing and the production also pays full attention to details. That also contributes to the high regard with which Chanel products are often held, and another reason why they are considered high fashion items.

A measure of how popular Chanel items can be would be the earrings which quickly sell out in stores. Many fans even try to get their hands on Chanel earrings the moment they are released to the public. Some even travel to the Chanel boutiques in different countries in search of these fashion accessories when the store in their own country do not receive any stock. They are willing to pay for the additional cost of travel and currency exchanges that inflate the cost of the earrings, simply because owning and wearing a pair of Chanel earrings automatically signals to the whole world that you have great fashion sense and high taste. Some women might think that an exaggeration, but it can hardly be disputed that having a pair of beautiful earrings dangling from your ears will increase your personal stock in the eyes of admirers.

Not only have Chanel fashion products become a global icon, even the beauty scents produced by the fashion line have established their own place in popularity stakes. Chanel No. 5 has been a top selling perfume since it was first produced and set free on the unsuspecting public. It has remained the top choice for women worldwide who use perfume despite constant new competition from other brands. And the testimony given by men certainly will not lie, as it is also well loved by the opposite sex.

With the wide ranging products that encompass the Chanel catalog, to continue being so popular and recognized as an established fashion brand is testament to the timeless quality of design that the company produces. Without question, the Chanel brand will stay relevant for years to come, and a top choice for both women and men all across the world.

Carhartt Jeans – From a Workman’s Wear to a Fashion Brand

Wearing jeans has been a trend for the longest time already. Perhaps, because of the quality and the comforts it brings, jeans have become a staple for people of all ages and sizes. Today, consumers have many brands to choose from ranging from the mass produced to designer jeans. How about you, how many different pairs do you have in your closet?

No clothing company caters to the need of every workman more than Carthartt does. This vision emerged from Hamilton Carhartt’s desire to establish a clothing company that will meet the demands of a harsh environment. In 1889, at the age of 34, Carharrt introduced his first overalls exclusively for use of railroad workers.

Success did not happen overnight for Mr. Carhartt. Although the overalls were an instant hit among railroad workers, the company hired the services of salesmen to peddle the products to the different railroad divisions. Well, in this generation, one would wonder if this strategy will even work. But it did for Carhartt. Why was it a hit among this specific market group? Because only Carharrt carries that zeal of durability and resistance to fire, water and abrasion. Even to this day, Carhartt jeans remain as a workman’s choice of jeans and apparel.

Evolution to A Fashion Brand

Did you know that it was only after a century that Carhartt jeans evolved into a competitive fashion brand? This was all thanks to rap and hip-hop music because everybody started wearing workman’s clothes. From the singers to the dancers, everybody is into wearing their products. The Carhartt epidemic, so to speak, has spread all throughout the country and eventually in key cities all over the world. They were even featured in leading fashion magazines.

The company struggled with a happy problem. They had to turn down their orders from department stores because of its inability to cope with the growing demands of their products. And just as fate would have it, more plants have now been put up and there was increased production.

While it is true that the fad for worker’s clothing has taken ground, the company never lost its primary vision of providing quality jeans and overalls to the American worker. It has even expanded it’s clothing line! Its marketing strategies have been intensified and strengthened. As they call it, the rest is history.

If you are on the lookout for quality denims, then jeans created by the Carhartt company, are something that you should own. For one, they are made to last a lifetime and are tailored to resist wear and tear. Interestingly, to ensure durability, the denim used is thick and double stitched. Although it may be rough at first but after constant washings, it will become softer and more comfortable to wear.

7 Reasons Fashion Brands Should Be Nice to Bloggers

In the fashion world bloggers are rising to prominence as a force to be reckoned with. For some reason many new and established fashion brands still seem to treat them as second class citizens. We think this is a mistake, and here are a few reasons why we think so.

1. 40% of the press at New York Fashion Week are bloggers.

According to Reuters the presence of online media at fashion week has grown more than 20% over the last six months. This means that of the 3, 600 members of press present, nearly 40% are fashion bloggers.

2. Major fashion brands are inviting them to shows.

Designers like Carl Lagerfeld and John Galliano are inviting bloggers to their shows. In some cases they are even paying all costs to fly the bloggers to the show. If top end designers are doing this, don’t you think it’s time you start being nice to your local fashion blogger?

3. In the USA fashion bloggers are becoming very popular.

Blogs like Style Bubble are getting up to 25 000 hits a day. While some bloggers have tens of thousands of twitter followers. If this isn’t enough to make you sit up and notice then I don’t know what is.

4. Bloggers are now judges for CFDA

For the first time ever bloggers have been invited to be judges for the Council of Fashion Designers of America. This is a landmark event for the fashion blogging industry. It is an indicator of the power and influence that is moving into the hands of fashion bloggers.

5. Traditional fashion editors are losing control.

Just like the film and music industry is struggling to come to grips with the fact that the internet has made them largely irrelevant; the fashion editorial industry is losing much of it’s power. In the good (or bad depending on your point of view) old days fashion editors could control what and who the public sees. With the advent of the internet and growth of fashion blogs this power is now gone.

6. Enthusiasm = Influence

Everybody knows that the thing that sells clothes is enthusiasm and passion; not knowledge. The average person out there doesn’t care about technical details and high-brow descriptions of the “silhouette” and “architectural lines” of a garment. On the other hand, having somebody who clearly loves clothes recommend an item they love carries much more weight. Bloggers mostly do this because they love clothes and fashion, yes some of them make money from their blogs, but they only make money because they are passionate about what they do.

7. The rest of the world lags behind the USA

If you are based outside the USE this might be the most important reason to start building relationships with local bloggers. The developing world runs 3-4 years behind the states when it comes to the adoption of internet trends. This means that before long all the major local brands will be beating a path to the door of your favorite blogger. Shouldn’t you be there first?