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Industry News – February 13th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, February 13th, 2017…

WOMEN’S APPAREL RETAILER FILES IPO – ChainStoreAge
“J.Jill Group is looking at a return to the public markets. The apparel retailer, which is owned by private-equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners LP, announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.”

MILES CAHN, CO-FOUNDER OF COACH HANDBAGS, DIES AT 95 – TheNewYorkTimes
“Miles Cahn, who with his wife founded the Coach Leatherware Company, which helped redefine the American handbag as both chic and practical, died on Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 95.”

CLUB MONACO ANNOUCES AN ALL-ACCESS FASHION SHOW – PRNewswire
“On February 10th, the lifestyle brand was the first to invite customers to view its new men’s and women’s Spring collections at its global flagship store.”

THE BEST, WORST, AND GUCCI-EST LOOKS AT THE 2017 GRAMMYS – TheCut
“But every season a little more serious fashion creeps in. And if this year’s Grammys red carpet had an official designer, it would probably be Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.”

FASHION GETS POLITICAL: ON AND OFF THE RUNWAY STATEMENTS – Pret-a-Reporter
“Fashion designers and attendees are making their voices heard with statement-making soundtracks and collection inspirations, slogan T-shirts and personal accessories. Here, a running list of political statements being made during NYFW, which runs until Feb. 16.”

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