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U.S. Ski Jumpers Land Major Sponsor For Olympic Debut

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For a decade the U.S. women’s ski jumping team was largely ignored. Ignored by corporate sponsors, ignored by the national governing body, and, most significantly, ignored by the International Olympic Committee.

After petitioning for an Olympic spot for more than 10 years, women’s ski jumping will make its hard-fought debut at the Sochi Games. Finally, the world has taken notice.

The U.S. women will be featured in a got chocolate…

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Coast-Wide: Age-Old Workwear With An Artistic Twist, Produced By Hand In The USA

A well-made chambray shirt will outlast most items in your closet and only looks better as it ages. Operating on a trademark and manufacturing process that has been in business for over 70 years, LA-based Coast-Wide is producing some of the highest quality chambray shirts on the market—with a twist. Looking for a new outlet for their art (while looking to produce the best shirts possible) the creative team at The POP Studio revived the heritage brand and began incorporating their…

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Wayfair.com Acquires DwellStudio

Expands Brand Portfolio; Adds Expertise in Product Design and Development with Plans to Launch New Lines and Brands in 2013 

BOSTON, MA – August 2, 2013Wayfair.com (http://www NULL.wayfair NULL.com), the largest online retailer of home furnishings and décor, today announced it has acquired DwellStudio, a lifestyle retailer known for groundbreaking design and impeccable quality in modern home furnishings with expertise in upholstery, case goods, furniture and textiles for baby, kids and home. The acquisition further strengthens Wayfair.com’s leadership position…

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Wayfair.com buys lifestyle retailer DwellStudio

Boston’s Wayfair has bought DwellStudio, the New York-based seller of high-design home goods, the companies said Friday.

The deal adds another brand to Wayfair’s line of Web retailing sites that includes Joss & Main and AllModern.com. DwellStudio will operate as a stand-alone brand.

“The acquisition is a logical step on Wayfair.com’s path to becoming the dominant retailer in home,” said John Mulliken, Wayfair.com’s senior vice president of strategic initiatives, in a statement.

The deal is the first major acquisition for Wayfair, which…

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Tailored Swim Trunks

Big and baggy is about as flattering as a Snuggie. Consider the pool of current swimwear that’s cut as well as your favorite jacket and trousers

WHEN RONEN JEHEZKEL, co-founder of men’s clothing line Parke & Ronen, debuted his first collection of swimwear in 2002, he called it “a culture shock.”

“The mass market was wearing all of the surf-inspired stuff—Hurley, Billabong, Quiksilver,” said Mr. Jehezkel. “I liked to call them ‘cheerleader skirts,’ those big, white, baggy swimsuits.” The few alternatives…

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5 Watch Brands We’ve Seen on “Mad Men”

AMC’s hit series “Mad Men” — which wraps up its sixth season tonight — achieves its authentic 1960s look thanks to the meticulous attention to detail in everything from in set design and clothes. One of the aspects the show’s staff pays special attention to is the watches worn by the characters on the show, with vintage watches carefully selected to be as true to the era as possible. In anticipation of tonight’s finale, we’re taking a look at…

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The Miraculous Revival of the Legendary Hawaiian Brand M. Nii

Summer, 2012. After some 44 years passed, now the Hawaiian brand M. Nii has been brought back. BEAMS started to carry them as they were being revived, and despite it only being the first season after its revival there was a huge reaction. The board shorts that started in a tailor shop, and have a legendary existence in surfing, had the best possible restart.

Local Hawaiians know Makaha, on Oahu Island, as a “paradise.” M. Nii was created here in…

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“Made in USA” Trend Enters Licensing Thought Process; Price Points Remain A Challenge

U.S. consumers are increasingly aware of where the products they purchase are made, and they say they want to buy American, even if it means paying more. But whether that will actually translate to sales of licensed products, and whether that will lead to more domestic manufacturing within the U.S. licensing business, remains to be seen.

“For a long time, most manufacturing has been happening abroad, and consumers are becoming more and more aware of that,” says Rachel Terrace of…

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The Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection

Attention all you Mad Men fans—Estée Lauder is coming out with their second cosmetics collection based on the hit series! The launch will coincide with the sixth season premiere on April 7th, 2013, so get ready to channel 1960′s beauty in a big way because there are three new products you’re going to be obsessed with this time around.

Nail Lacquer in ‘Pink Paisley,’ See Thru Blush in ‘Light Snow,’ and Rich, Rich Lipstick in ‘Pinkadelic’ are the gorgeous gems…

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Travelpro Announces Partnership with Women’s Ski Jumping USA

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Jan. 18, 2013 – Travelpro, the inventor of Rollaboard® luggage and a leader in innovative, high quality luggage design, is proud to announce its partnership with Women’s Ski Jumping USA (WSJ-USA) as the team’s national luggage sponsor throughout the 2013 World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

“We are honored to be the luggage sponsor of the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team during the 2013 World Cup and the 2014 Winter…

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