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Industry News – December 20th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, December 20th, 2016…

SPECIALTY RETAILER NAMES NEW CEO – ChainStoreAge
“Land’s End has appointed a seasoned fashion and luggage veteran as its next chief executive. The apparel retailer named Jerome Griffith to be its next CEO, effective March 6, 2017. Griffith most recently served as president and CEO of upscale luggage brand Tumi Holdings from 2009 until its sale in August 2016 to Samsonite International. He will also join the Lands’ End board of directors.”

NATALIE MASSENET IS HEADED TO FARFETCH – TheCut
“According to the paper, her non-compete agreement with Net-a-Porter ended this September, freeing her up for the position.”

MAKEUP ARTIST BOBBI BROWN LEAVING NAMESAKE BRAND – Pret-a-Reporter
“The renowned beauty guru is leaving her namesake label, which she started with 10 lipsticks in New York City in 1991 and later became acquired by Estee Lauder Companies in 1995. “The brand’s 25-year anniversary was a wonderful milestone that made me realize it was time to start a new chapter and move on to new ventures,” Brown said in a statement.”

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA IS GETTING INTO THE SHEEP FARM BUSINESS – TFL
“The $1.3 billion Italian suiting company has acquired an ownership stake in Achill, a 6,100-acre farm about 40 minutes east of Armidale, Australia, complete with 10,000 sheep that have been bred to produce some of the finest merino wool on earth.”

THESE RETAILERS JUST ENDED THIS ANNOYING PRACTICE FOR THEIR WORKERS – Fortune
“Christmas has come early for about 50,000 retail workers: Chains like the Disney Store and Aeropostale have agreed to end the practice of on-call shift scheduling.”

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