Kate Spade & Co. surged the most in more than five years after Dow Jones reported that the luxury handbag maker — which had been under pressure from an activist investor — is working with bankers to explore a sale.Shareholder Caerus Investors had pushed the New York company last month to find an acquirer that could help it improve its profit margins. Kate Spade is now working with an investment bank and has reached out to potential buyers, Dow Jones reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Whether you wear a uniform or are a fashion chameleon, you need a wardrobe of scents to finish each look. “Fragrance completes a person’s style,” says Rochelle Bloom, president of the Fragrance Foundation. “With the array available, it’s easy to have scents for different moods and events,” adds fragrance consultant Ann Gottlieb, who worked on Calvin Klein Secret Obsession. Society fixture Helen Schifter says, “Guerlain Vetiver, which is very green, is perfect for summers in the country, when I’m in shorts and moccasins. For nights in winter, I wear Estée Lauder Private Collection. It smells romantic and inspires me when I’m dressing up for a black-tie event.”
Each season, the runways inspire us to update our look and our signature style. And this fall, designers wowed us with more lustworthy items than ever. So, you’ve filled your closet with metallic bags and brightly colored heels; now, it’s time to choose the perfect scent to match. “Fragrance is the ultimate accessory because it is so personal,” says Michael Kors. “It is really a way for a woman to connect with the designer in a different way from carrying a fabulous handbag.” How do you know what’s right for you? It’s as easy as looking to the fashions you love. “Style and scent usually marry well together. When we create designer fragrances, we look to the brand’s aesthetic and translate it olfactorily,” says Trudi Loren, vice president of corporate fragrance development worldwide at the Estée Lauder Companies, who helped create Michael Kors Very Pretty.