Day: May 24, 2022

Johnson County chain store closes after 5 years in Leawood

Suitsupply offers men’s suits, as well as shirts, ties, sunglasses and more.

Suitsupply offers men’s suits, as well as shirts, ties, sunglasses and more.


After five years in Leawood, Amsterdam-based Suitsupply has closed its retail shop in Town Center Crossing and plans to relocate in the Kansas City metro.

The privately held men’s fashion brand was founded in 2000 and now has more than 121 stores worldwide.

A company spokeswoman described it as a one-stop shop for men’s fashions. Its suits are made from Italian fabrics and tailored while the customer waits, usually in about 30 minutes for basic alterations on pants. (Larger alterations on jackets have a turnaround of three days.) It also sells shirts, ties, shorts, sunglasses, bags and more. It offers custom-made items at all of its stores and online.

She wasn’t able to share the new metro location yet. But area real estate sources said the company has been looking at two Crossroads sites.

Officials with Town

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Karlie Kloss Blends Fashion, Sport and Technology in Adidas Collaboration

“This is one of my babies,” said Karlie Kloss, the supermodel and entrepreneur, talking about her third collection with Adidas that incorporates QR codes that provide insight into the inspiration behind them.

“I’m somebody who’s super-passionate about fitness and technology and leading an active lifestyle, and helping to create access for others to do the same. This, for me, is a culmination of all the things that I care about boiled into this collection,” said the 29-year-old Kloss, in a Zoom interview Monday.

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The Adidas x Karlie Kloss collection features “fun and stylish design,” according to Kloss, but also has functionality around which they built a website that shows the behind-the-scenes of the collection and the ad campaign, and processes of bringing the collection to life.

The collection is being introduced Tuesday to early access AdiClub members and Thursday to the general public on

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The Curve Edit show my body-shamed self has waited a lifetime for

Tears pricked my eyes, threatening to escape. I’d just watched Australian Fashion Week’s first ever Curve Edit show, where women in a range of everyday sizes, ages and colour walked in a show featuring size Australian labels which not only cater to women with curves, they celebrate them.

It’s been asked of me, why the need for a separate show? And I answer: why not? How absolutely bloody glorious to watch woman after woman come out owning the runway in a way they’ve never had a chance to before. 

Yes, we should see a diverse range of body shapes in all shows and thankfully that was evident for the first time this year in other Fashion Week shows. To see labels which have long said they couldn’t get samples in anything other than a size 6 so couldn’t put other sizes in their clothes do so was groundbreaking for an

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How French Retail Is Spearheading Circular Fashion; Vestiaire Collective, Printemps, Galeries Lafayette

If Vestiaire Collective’s March acquisition of U.S. resale marketplace Tradesy put the French company head to head with behemoth The Real Real, the deal also spotlighted French retail’s progressive, vanguard mentality when it comes to circular fashion.

In France, buying secondhand comes second nature. “Vintage fashion and savvy shopping have always been part of French culture,” says Alix Morabito, Galeries Lafayette Head of Womenswear, Kids and Lingerie, Trade Marketing and Special Projects, citing Paris’s plethora of thrift shops and flea markets. This motivation springs from both “economic advantage and the desirability of the past,” she adds.

Indeed, while B-Corp certified Vestiaire Collective continues to innovate with a new and ultra sustainable central Paris headquarters, — inaugurated this week — luxury department store players Printemps and Galeries Lafayette are evolving their own ongoing

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