Fashion

Forbes names Kylie Jenner youngest self-made billionaire

NEW YORK (AP)  — Move over Mark Zuckerberg. At 21, Kylie Jenner has been named the youngest-ever, self-made billionaire by Forbes magazine. Forbes estimated that Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics is worth at least $900 million, and she owns it all. She hits the billion-dollar mark when you add in cash she has already pulled from the profitable … Continue reading Forbes names Kylie Jenner youngest self-made billionaire

CEO of fashion house Ted Baker quits over workplace claims

LONDON (AP) — The CEO of fashion retailer Ted Baker has resigned after allegations that he enforced a “hugging” culture at the company. Ray Kelvin had been forced to take a leave of absence last year following the allegations of harassment. Kelvin denies the allegation. Executive Chairman David Bernstein said Monday that “in light of … Continue reading CEO of fashion house Ted Baker quits over workplace claims

Lanvin makes a comeback at designer’s debut show in Paris

PARIS / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) After several years in the creative wilderness, Lanvin is back on form. There was a palpable sense of relief — as well as praise — as noisy applause erupted at the end of the French couture house’s catwalk show Wednesday, a debut from Bruno Sialelli, Lanvin’s fourth designer in four … Continue reading Lanvin makes a comeback at designer’s debut show in Paris

NEW YORK | Pinks and warrior metallics among Oscar fashion highlights

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga sported the Tiffany Diamond around her neck and Glenn Close wore 40 pounds of gold dress to the Oscars. Charlize Theron rocked a bob in transformative dark brown and Jennifer Lopez was fit for battle in a head-to-toe mirror mosaic on a mighty silver dress. Hollywood’s fashion show Sunday … Continue reading NEW YORK | Pinks and warrior metallics among Oscar fashion highlights

MILAN | Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

MILAN (AP) — Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made a rare fashion week appearance, sitting in the front row of Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday. The mayor’s presence had the hallmark of an institutional show of support after the designers were forced to cancel a Shanghai show following comments by one of the designers deemed as … Continue reading MILAN | Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

MILAN | Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

MILAN (AP) — Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made a rare fashion week appearance, sitting in the front row of Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday. The mayor’s presence had the hallmark of an institutional show of support after the designers were forced to cancel a Shanghai show following comments by one of the designers deemed as … Continue reading MILAN | Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

MILAN | In Milan, Ferragamo, Cavalli focus on color, inclusiveness

MILAN (AP) — Color was the watch word on the fourth day Saturday of the mostly womenswear collections during Milan Fashion Week. The Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli fashion houses each set off neutrals with bursts of hues while combining their women’s and men’s previews for Fall/Winter 2019-20. Ferragamo’s color palette ranged from a peacock … Continue reading MILAN | In Milan, Ferragamo, Cavalli focus on color, inclusiveness

MILAN | Fendi honors Lagerfeld and fashion’s ‘longest love story’

MILAN (AP) — Fendi paid understated tribute Thursday to Karl Lagerfeld, who died this week and was the Rome-based fashion house’s creative director for 54 years. The fashion house said in notes for its Milan Fashion Week show that the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection “is the final collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld, representing a lifetime of … Continue reading MILAN | Fendi honors Lagerfeld and fashion’s ‘longest love story’

PARIS | Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s iconic couturier whose designs had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man in the trademark white ponytail, high starched collar and dark enigmatic glasses who dominated high fashion for the past 50 years. Although … Continue reading PARIS | Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris

PARIS | The Latest: Schiffer says Lagerfeld was fashion’s Warhol

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Karl Lagerfeld’s former muse, Claudia Schiffer, says the German couturier was the equivalent of Andy Warhol in the fashion world. Ruing the loss of someone “irreplaceable,” Schiffer, one of the most famous top models in the 1990s, … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Schiffer says Lagerfeld was fashion’s Warhol

LOS ANGELES | Stars turn politics into fashion on Emmy gold carpet

LOS ANGELES — Stars vamping on the arrivals carpet before the 70th Emmy Awards on Monday talked about politics and turned them into fashion statements. Jenifer Lewis of “black-ish” wore a sweatshirt adorned with a metal-studded Nike “swoosh,” pushing back against criticism of the brand for featuring former San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick in its … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Stars turn politics into fashion on Emmy gold carpet

Beyond the Threads: Jade Marlin Releases New Men’s Falls 2018 Fashion Line that has a Philanthropic Outreach for Children Nationwide through his Foundation, Jade Loves Kids

CA – Jade Marlin is a celebrity designer from Southern California who is making a huge statement in NYC underscored with class and substance.  Jade started from modest means and overcame a great deal of adversity to become the Fashion Mogul is today.  His ambitious nature and strong business acumen have enabled him to lead … Continue reading Beyond the Threads: Jade Marlin Releases New Men’s Falls 2018 Fashion Line that has a Philanthropic Outreach for Children Nationwide through his Foundation, Jade Loves Kids

NEW YORK | Holy haute couture: Divine designs grace carpet at Met Gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday’s religion-themed Met Gala in red and fuchsia, crowns and crosses and even a pair of wings. Katy Perry rose to the occasion of night’s theme challenge with larger-than-life feathered angel wings, metallic boots and dress by Versace. After wowing on the red … Continue reading NEW YORK | Holy haute couture: Divine designs grace carpet at Met Gala

Stella McCartney hopes fashion can have a ‘Me Too’ moment

LOS ANGELES/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Designer Stella McCartney is ready to see the Me Too movement sweeping Hollywood make its way to the runways. “It’s about time the fashion industry spoke up a little more,” said McCartney during an interview Tuesday at a Los Angeles concert event showcasing her autumn collection. “We are nearly 80 percent … Continue reading Stella McCartney hopes fashion can have a ‘Me Too’ moment

Consignment is a Great Way to Free Up Space, Make Some Holiday Cash

Buy and Sell High Fashion on Consignment at Women’s Closet Exchange St. Louis, MO/October 15, 2017 (STL.News) – The holidays are just around the corner and that has a lot of us focused on two things: getting the house ready for guests, and earning a little extra holiday cash.  One way to accomplish both is … Continue reading Consignment is a Great Way to Free Up Space, Make Some Holiday Cash

Ulta Beauty Makes a Splash with Grand Opening in Creve Coeur

Ulta Beauty Store Arrives in Creve Coeur for Ultimate Beauty Experience St. Louis, MO/October 1, 2017 (STL.News) – Ulta is by far one of the largest beauty retailers in the United States.  It’s considered a leading destination for cosmetics, fragrances, skin care products, hair care products and salon services.  Nationwide, the company runs 1,010 retail … Continue reading Ulta Beauty Makes a Splash with Grand Opening in Creve Coeur

Local Fashion Designer Qristyl Frazier Heads to Pulp Fashion Week in Paris

The QFD Brand Makes a Come Back starting at Pulp Fashion Week in Paris St. Louis, MO/October 01, 2017 (STL.News) –Fashion is an art form that you live your life in, whether you plan to or not. Not everyone likes poetry, not everyone likes looking at beautiful paintings, but fashion is that art form that … Continue reading Local Fashion Designer Qristyl Frazier Heads to Pulp Fashion Week in Paris

Amazonian color, dramatic silhouettes hit the Paris runways

PARIS/October 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Amazonian color and exaggerated silhouettes reigned at Paris Fashion Week shows, as actresses Abbie Cornish and Emily Robinson joined it-girl Olivia Palermo on the coveted front row seats. Here are the highlights of the spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collections on Saturday. ELIE SAAB’S AMAZON FEVER Elie Saab always adds a little … Continue reading Amazonian color, dramatic silhouettes hit the Paris runways

Invitation to Women’s Closet Exchange Second WCE Live Insider Broadcast

Nationally Recognized Designer Resale Boutique “Women’s Closet Exchange” Holds Second WCE “LIVE SHOPPING” Insider Event ST. LOUIS, MO/August 27, 2017 (STL.News) When a woman feels good about how she’s dressed, she feels great about herself.  Dressing great isn’t just a matter of one’s personal taste.  It encompasses so much more…it’s a matter of style, of … Continue reading Invitation to Women’s Closet Exchange Second WCE Live Insider Broadcast

WCE INSIDER VIP’S: Designer Resale Boutique “Women’s Closet Exchange” Goes LIVE Online

Nationally Recognized Designer Resale Boutique “Women’s Closet Exchange”  First Ever LIVE SHOPPING Event ST. LOUIS, MO/August 17, 2017 (STL.News) – Women’s Closet Exchange, the popular nationally recognized designer resale and consignment boutique in the South County is at it again!! Owner, Krista Tolbert, is always pushing the envelope coming up with new ways to make shopping … Continue reading WCE INSIDER VIP’S: Designer Resale Boutique “Women’s Closet Exchange” Goes LIVE Online

The “New Face” of Women’s Closet Exchange Celebration is Saturday

Celebration to Showcase Local Designers, New Look of Women’s Closet Exchange ST. LOUIS, MO/July 26, 2017 (STL.News) Even if you’re not someone who knows a lot about high fashion–haute couture, you most likely have heard of Louis Vuitton and Coco Channel.  High fashion is exciting and more popular than ever. U.S. ready-to-wear brands Proenza Schouler … Continue reading The “New Face” of Women’s Closet Exchange Celebration is Saturday

Women’s Closet Exchange: A ‘Fresh’ Take on Enhancing Women’s Lives

St. Louis’ LEADING Nationally Recognized Designer Resale Boutique “Women’s Closet Exchange”

ST. LOUIS, MO/July 13, 2017 (STL.News) Whether you’re a die-hard fashionista or merely someone who admires the talents of the fashion industry overall, the fact that St. Louis is working toward reviving its historic legacy in the US fashion industry is exciting news for everyone.  After all, St Louis’ once celebrated garment district was second only to New York as a major fashion hub in the late 19th century.  St. Louis is seeing a fashion revival thanks to the efforts of some dedicated business leaders.

The Saint Louis Fashion Fund, the non-profit at the helm of the city’s cultural rebirth in fashion, recently opened the doors to its fashion incubator.  The two-year, intensive program offers emerging designers tools and guidance to elevate their business to the next level.  The incubator, positioned as the centerpiece of the garment district at 1533 Washington Ave, houses six designers in residence who were named last August.  The Fund’s $2 million-dollar campaign launched in 2015 has already raised more than $1.3 million toward helping breathe new life into the once dynamic local fashion industry.

Key in restoring St. Louis’ once remarkable legacy is the huge support given to local designers and to major events such as St. Louis Fashion Week.  This fall will be the 12th season for the show, which is the largest of its kind in the Midwest.  It provides designers with valuable resources, important networking opportunities, and a showcase for both local and national designers to connect with a Midwest audience.

Women’s Closet Exchange: A ‘Fresh’ Take on Enhancing Women’s Lives
Women’s Closet Exchange: A ‘Fresh’ Take on Enhancing Women’s Lives

One extremely progressive business leader playing a pinnacle role in recognizing and promoting local artists is Krista Tolbert.  Her business, Women’s Closet Exchange, is a nationally recognized designer resale and consignment boutique on the corner of Sappington and Gravois Road in the South St. Louis County.  Her boutique is holding a designer showcase featuring local St. Louis designers.  The New Face of Women’s Closet Exchange Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 11 am – 3 pm.

Krista brings an extensive 25 year background in the retail industry and her own innate panache for fashion and unique pieces. She is a University of Missouri-Columbia graduate and has held several executive management positions with large department stores and specialty shops, as well as roles in human resources and recruiting.  She is also a proud member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), and N.A.R.T.S (National Association of Resale Professionals.)

When Krista took over as new owner of the Women’s Closet Exchange in 2016 she came in with a ‘fresh’ new take on the vision of enhancing women’s lives.  The boutique was the brainchild of resale queen Sue McCarthy, and setting for Style Network’s Resale Royalty.  The Women’s Closet Exchange has been successfully dressing women in St. Louis and around the country for nearly to 30 years.

Besides continuing the legacy of providing fabulous, exclusive designer brands and styles at an affordable price to all her customers, Tolbert has raised the bar even higher.  In an effort to make the shopping experience more personal for her customers, she has elevated the boutique to a new level with her special “Pamper Me” personal wardrobe styling services, plus private shopping parties.

Krista also recently had St. Louis Media, LLC do an entire website makeover, adding E commerce, making shopping even easier for her customers.  The boutique is now selling and shipping elegant items all over the United States.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with latest new arrivals and special sales.

Look for more exciting news regarding the up-coming local designer showcase, “The New Face” of Women’s Closet Exchange Celebration, on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 11 am- 3 pm, and the many other exciting future events to come.

Contact Information:

Women’s Closet Exchange
Owner: Krista Tolbert
11575 Gravois Rd
Sappington, MO 63126
Phone (314)842-8405

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.womensclosetexchange.net/

Hours:

Monday – Friday 10 am-6 pm
Saturday – 10 am-5 pm
Sunday – Closed

Stars hit Dior’s encyclopedic 70th birthday show in Paris

PARIS/July 3, 2017(AP)(STL.News) — Christian Dior feted its 70th birthday at Paris’ Couture Week Monday in style with an accomplished, star-filled show that mapped the iconic house’s journey across the world. It was an unabashed, encyclopedic celebration of femininity in all its guises for Maria Grazia Chiuri — the house’s first female designer. Here are … Continue reading Stars hit Dior’s encyclopedic 70th birthday show in Paris

American brands move to Paris to kick off couture week

PARIS/July 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. ready-to-wear brands Proenza Schouler and Rodarte switched from their regular New York slots to open Paris couture week Sunday, in a sign the business and organizational model of global fashion is evolving to meet the industry’s changing needs. Here are some highlights from day one of fall-winter 2017 collections. … Continue reading American brands move to Paris to kick off couture week

Designer Pierre Cardin skips US fashion show after accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I./June 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Fashion designer Pierre Cardin said he won’t be able to attend a fashion show in the United States because of an unspecified accident. The 94-year-old designer was scheduled to host the show in Newport, Rhode Island, on Saturday to celebrate an exhibition of his designs. “I regretfully inform you … Continue reading Designer Pierre Cardin skips US fashion show after accident

Raf Simons wins both top fashion honors at CFDA awards

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Designer Raf Simons of Calvin Klein scored a rare double win at fashion’s glittery awards ceremony on Monday, winning both womenswear and menswear honors at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. The ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers, had an activist bent this year, reaching outside the industry to … Continue reading Raf Simons wins both top fashion honors at CFDA awards

Womens Closet Exchange Is St. Louis’ Designer Resale Boutique

Exclusive, Designer Labels for Less at Women’s Closet Exchange ST. LOUIS, MO/April 2, 2017 (STL.News) — Dressing well isn’t just a matter of personal taste.  It’s a matter of style, of first impressions, and of self-expression.  Well made clothing fits better, looks better, and boosts confidence.  It feels great to know your clothes look good. … Continue reading Womens Closet Exchange Is St. Louis’ Designer Resale Boutique

Burberry draws on sculptor Henry Moore in fashion highlight

LONDON (AP)(STL.News) — All eyes were on Burberry and creative director Christopher Bailey Monday night as London Fashion Week reached its starry climax. Bailey didn’t disappoint, drawing on the sculptor Henry Moore for inspiration in a startling new collection that built on the English heritage brand’s traditional appeal. The Burberry spectacle capped four days of … Continue reading Burberry draws on sculptor Henry Moore in fashion highlight