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Industry News – December 13th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, December 13th, 2016…

INTERIM CEO OF LIMITED STORES JOINS FAST-GROWING SPECIALTY RETAILER – ChainStoreAge
“John Buell has joined Altar’d State as senior VP, CFO. Buell is a 13-year Limited Stores veteran, having most recently served as Interim CEO. Prior to joining Limited, Buell spent 15 years at Sears, Roebuck, and Co. In addition, Kelly Walker has been appointed VP, merchandise planning at Altar’d State. For the past eleven years, Walker served as executive director of planning, allocation, and tactics at Urban Outfitters and supported the company during their rapid growth expansion.”

MILLENNIAL START-UP ‘LOVE YOUR MELON’ PROVES THAT GIVING BACK IS ALSO GREAT FOR YOUR BOTTOM LINE – Forbes
“Since founding Love Your Melon back in October 2012 as part of a student “lemonade stand” challenge in their entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, Quinn and Keller have given more than $1.5 million to the fight against childhood cancer and donated over 80,000 hats to children suffering from the disease.”

MOVADO HOSTS A SPECIAL NIGHT ON BROADWAY WITH DEREK JETER’S TURN 2 FOUNDATION – PRNewswire
“On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Movado hosted the Turn 2 Foundation’s “Jeter’s Leaders” to an extraordinary evening where the high school students experienced the 2016 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Color Purple.”

SELENA GOMEZ SIGNS $10 MILLION DEAL WITH COACH (REPORT) – Pret-a-Reporter
“Gomez has reportedly signed a $10 million deal to become the face of Coach and to design her own collection with the American heritage brand, reports Page Six. A spokesperson for Coach told The Hollywood Reporter, “Coach has a long-standing policy of not commenting on rumors and speculation.”

DOLCE & GABBANA THREATENS TO SUE PHILIPP PLEIN FOR POACHING EMPLOYEES – TheFashionLaw
“Designer Philipp Plein took to his personal Instagram account on Sunday to post an image of a legal document, which he claims is from legal counsel for Dolce & Gabbana. The Italian luxury brand’s lawyers reportedly sent Plein a letter outlining his company’s alleged attempts to poach roughly 10 employees from Dolce & Gabbana, most of whom work at the company’s flagship store on Via della Spiga in Milan.”

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