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Italy Steamrolls Fakes in First Nat’l ‘Anti-Counterfeiting Day’

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Venice–-Italy is saying “No to knockoffs.” In a public demonstration to kick off the country’s First National Anti-Counterfeiting Day,” Italian officials drove a steamroller and crushed a pile of confiscated merchandise, destroying 5,000 pairs of counterfeit glasses as well as fake Murano glass and branded footwear, all representing goods produced …

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Bulgari Premieres its Rossellini Bag

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London—Bulgari unveiled today its latest “it” handbag, named for actress/model Isabella Rossellini, who collaborated with the brand’s designers on the collection. “We are extremely pleased with this wonderful collaboration with Isabella Rossellini,” says Francesco Trapani, ceo of the Bulgari Group. “The bag gracefully expresses the essence of Isabella’s impeccable elegance. …

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Item of the Day

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In a world where just about everyone is eco-conscious “Going green” has shifted from a radical idea to a lifestyle–yet just because it’s green doesn’t mean it has to sacrifice style.  Designer Rachel Dooley of Gemma Redux, queen of the ‘messy chain” look, and Jenny Hwa of eco-fashion powerhouse Loyale joined forces–just check out …