Nynne, the fashion house created by Danish-born Nynne Kunde, is on a carefully plotted trajectory: a modern luxury brand focused on craftsmanship, and exaggerated silhouettes, that is ready to explore the American market in 2023.

Kunde graduated from the Istituto Marangoni in London in 2018 and a year later she was selling her eponymous label, initially into Japan through upscale retailer Ron Herman. The brand was picked up in Paris which, to date, is Nynne’s main sell-in location where it is showcased about four times a year.

In its early days, Nynne expanded through wholesale, keeping the online channel at arm’s length due to practical issues such as stock volumes, and the costs involved in returns, for example.

“Now that we are expanding we have pre-orders online, as well

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Jackets are hung on one wall of Bada Seck’s single-room atelier in the Ngor arrondissement of Dakar in Senegal, dresses are arranged alongside another. Half-made garments lie on top of an unused sewing machine and bags of fabric cover the floor.

Seck’s workshop, in this former fishing village on the westernmost edge of the Senegalese capital might be modest, but his clients come from as far away as France.

Bada Seck shopping for fabric

“If there is the means, I make European styles with African fabrics,” he says, as he takes a brightly patterned suit jacket off the wall to look over. Festivals are particularly busy time for him. “With Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr there’s a lot of work – a lot, a lot. More than we can keep up with. Even if we work all night, till 5am. It’s tough, because everyone dresses up, and our work isn’t fast.”

Seck creates mostly

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Translated by

Nicola Mira


Dec 19, 2022

Eleventy has expanded its international presence by opening the first London store. The men’s and women’s label’s store is located inside the Berkeley hotel in the luxury district of Knightsbridge. It features five extensive shop windows overlooking the street and a shop window and entrance also inside the hotel.

The Eleventy store in London

The store’s interiors are characterized by natural materials with fine-grained surfaces such as travertine, textured plaster and oak wood, enhanced by contrasting steel details.

“Investing in our direct retail presence by opening flagships on the world’s most iconic streets is a strategic choice for both our retail expansion and our positioning within the luxury segment. Establishing a presence in the most prestigious and exclusive hotels is a key, coherent element of that strategy,” said Marco Baldassari, co-founder of Eleventy.

The new London store is part of the label’s

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Sydney Airport plans to open Australia’s first department-store style retail outlets at its two domestic terminals next year in partnership with the hub’s existing core duty-free concessionaire, Gebr. Heinemann. This gives the German travel retailer a foothold in the domestic market, initially through home delivery.

Together, the new stores in terminals two and three will span 24,500 square feet and the first one is scheduled to open in July 2023. They will sell the typical categories found in international duty-free stores ranging from fashion, accessories, watches and jewelry, to perfumes, cosmetics, skincare, plus confectionery and wines and spirits.

T2 will house the largest unit spanning 19,000 square feet, with a much smaller footprint of 5,500 square feet allocated to T3. According to a statement from Sydney Airport, a mix of “iconic Australian brands” and international bestsellers

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Thrift shopping is having a moment among college students eager to save the planet—and their wallets.

The online consignment giant ThredUP published a resale report saying that, globally, secondhand clothing sales increased from $96 billion in 2021 to $119 billion in 2022, with sales expected to increase by $99 billion by 2026.

Four Northeastern University students studying fashion or the environment—three of whom are from California—told News@Northeastern their favorite brick and mortar locations and open markets to thrift in and around Boston and Oakland, where Mills College at Northeastern is located.

They also explained why they shop secondhand and why they plan to give pre-owned presents this holiday—and described a few of their finds.

Why thrift?

“I’ve been having this whole journey throughout college with environmentalism and finding ways for people to get involved in climate solutions,” says Nia Beckett, a fifth-year journalism major with a global fashion studies minor.

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