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Industry News – February 28th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, February 28th, 2017…

MARKET IS TOUGH, BUT THIS TEEN RETAILER IS THRIVING – ChainStoreAge
“American Eagle’s intimates brand, Aerie, has enjoyed five consecutive quarters of 20% plus same-store sales increases, and plans to open 50 new stores in 2017, CNBC reported.”

DAME NATALIE MASSENET JOINS FARFETCH – PRNewswire
“The Farfetch Group announces that Dame Natalie Massenet, Founder of the Net-A-Porter Group and Chairman of the British Fashion Council, will join the Board of Directors as non-executive Co-Chairman of Farfetch, partnering with José Neves, CEO, Founder and executive Co-Chairman of Farfetch to continue to revolutionise the way the world shops for luxury fashion.”

WOMEN ARE KEEPING STEVE MADDEN’S BUSINESS AFLOAT DURING RETAIL’S ROUGH PATCH – FootwearNews
“Thanks to strength in its core women’s business, Steve Madden is remaining fairly nimble during retail’s turbulent times. The fashion-footwear maker today announced fourth quarter earnings that were roughly in line with forecasts.”

OLIVIER THEYSKENS SHOWS SECOND COLLECTION UNDER RECENTLY REVIVED LABEL – TFL
“Olivier Theyskens is making a comeback. The Belgian designer, who launched his own label in the late 1990’s before he landed at Nina Ricci and Rochas and put the label on hiatus, has been the topic of much industry speculation over the past several years, particularly given the many high profile creative director position openings in recent years.”

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