An authentication programme from eBay, Nordstrom’s clothing donation initiative, a new creative director for Marie Claire, and other style news that caught our attention in October.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that the colour magenta takes its name from a town in Northern Italy. The deep purplish red dye was first made and patented in 1859, and originally named fuchsine. It was renamed to celebrate Napoleon III’s victory at the Battle of Magenta between the French and Austrians, near the Italian town of Magenta in Lombardy.