Shopper numbers at Moncler stores in China have plunged 80 percent since the country's outbreak, the Italian luxury puffer jacket maker said www.monclersoutlets.com on Monday, joining other high - end brands in warning of a big hit from the epidemic.
Conveniently located on top of a mall, you can also easily head down to the food court to recharge with some snacks and drinks, or simply take a break from skating on the large green areas nearby.
A deal for Moncler would give Kering, which is now run by Pinault's son Francois - Henri, a label whose growth has stood out over the past decade, even in a booming luxury sector. As bankers shuck suits, ties and overcoats in favor of more casual attire, its 2,000 puffy down jackets have moved beyond the ski slopes of St. Moritz to the conference rooms of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Moncler's profit margins rival those of Hermes International.
"And sometimes we have to dye it twice. If it's cotton and a poly, those have more highs and lows. It just gives a real depth to the piece." The result is a crunchy, incandescent piece that sort of seems to glow from within. "It feels - not worn as in it's dirty, but it doesn't feel completely crisp," Williams says.
But even with all the stars and stunts, the clothes were the true MONDOGENIUS standouts. Featuring classic colours, contrasted with bold branding and prints, the Moncler collection is one that is not to be missed.
You see the thing a Moncler does (aside from conveying an unapologetically cool Alpine vibe) is actually insulate. Layers of wool, p0lymide, nylon, cashmere, elastane and down work to create a cocoon of warmth regulated by body temperature. As a result layering - arguably the focal concept of winter dressing - now becomes an option.