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Anthony Lupo and Mark Fawer Talk Fashion-Branded Hotels

Why limit yourself to simply traveling in style when you could also live it? Over the years, fashion designers have branded everything from furniture to luxury food products, yet the emerging trend of branching out into hotel design is becoming increasingly popular. While some have partnered with existing spaces to curate custom suites, others have gone a step further and have actually acquired high end premises to showcase their brands.  

Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector

Gone are the days where a brand's DNA is defined solely by clothing and accessories. With the luxury goods sector experiencing a recent downturn, more and more companies are breaking into the perfume and cosmetic spheres. The movement may be attributed, in part, to the "lipstick index," a phrase coined in 2001 by Leonard Lauder, then-chairman of Estee Lauder, to describe how beauty products may act as affordable indulgences during times of economic recession.

The Real Deal: Anthony Lupo and Michelle Marsh Discuss Clothing and Copyright

Exclusivity and uniqueness are the cornerstones of the fashion industry. From Louboutin’s iconic red-soled pump to Burberry’s famed trench, brands pride themselves on creating exceptional albeit timeless pieces. So what prevents a rival company from simply replicating success? Which begs the age old (and hotly debated) question – can clothing be copyrighted? The answer is anything but black and white.  

Market Alterations: Anthony Lupo and Steve Birkhold Talk Retail Trends

California has been a target for shoppers across the globe long before Rodeo Drive made its debut on the big screen in Pretty Woman. Yet because many major metropolitan areas in California are sprawling and lack the densification found in most urban areas, shopping centers must have strong strategies to attract customers for reasons other than to simply shop.

Defending Design: How Fashion Brands Protect Products with Trade Dress

Fresh from the runway to the front pages of the internet, fashion designs are now instantly available for anyone to examine and copy. However, designers are not without legal protection. Fortune reports that major fashion brands like Tory Burch, Belstaff, Christian Louboutin, Hermès, and Alexander McQueen are successfully utilizing trade dress and design patent laws to defend and protect their creations from pirates.

Fashion's Philanthropy: How Brands Set-up Foundations to Give Back

Corporate social responsibility has an undeniable effect on how companies engage with the world and shape brand perceptions. In the fashion industry, the consumer and the media are increasingly taking note of philanthropic efforts.

Fashion Counsel: Protecting Fashion's Trade Secrets

The wearables market is enticing fashion brands like Diane von Furstenberg and Kate Spade to create tech savvy accessories. Technology is one of many areas a fashion company can legally protect its innovative ideas as a trade secret.

Former H&M General Counsel and Anthony Lupo Discuss the Multinational Retailer's US Expansion in NYC

As one of the most recognizable names across the globe, H&M uses their visibility to remain on the cutting edge of fashion.

Senator Byron Dorgan: Why the Fashion Industry Should Monitor the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is one of the key buzzwords in today’s global marketplace. The policy issues involved in the TPP are inherently linked to the fashion and apparel industry and its internationally interlaced supply chains. Recently, President Obama visited Nike headquarters to promote his trade agenda, including the TPP. Although negotiations are still in progress, his appearance at the iconic, international apparel brand signals the impact this major trade agreement has on the fashion and apparel industry.

Fashion Counsel Executive Series: Diane von Furstenberg President & Anthony Lupo Consider the Future of Global Luxury Retail

With each collection, Diane von Furstenberg fearlessly forges new paths for luxury fashion brands with her iconic company. In an interview with the New York Times, she said, "I am not a good CEO, but I have the passion and the force of a founder, and therefore I can make things happen. I can inspire people and motivate people." Her industry leadership combined with her strong business team has kept DVF at the forefront of fashion's future.