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Industry News – January 11th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, January 11th, 2017…

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND STORE FOR BED, BATH & BEYOND – ChainStoreAge
“Located in the Sunset Park neighborhood, the new store (called “Beyond at Liberty View”) in unique for the retailer in that it houses four of its brands under one roof: Bed Bath & Beyond, Face Values, buybuy Baby and Cost Plus World Market. In other unique features, the space boasts a food hall-style dining experience, The Bay Market Kitchen, which serves casual American cuisine and locally brewed craft beer, wine and more.”

COMFORT AND NOSTALGIA FOR A RAINY WEEK OF MEN’S WEAR IN LONDON – TheNewYorkTimes
“You couldn’t blame Mr. Anderson for seeking a measure of protection in an environment that is changing quickly — and not necessarily for the better in the field of men’s wear.”

ZAPPOS.COM BRINGS A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO ‘FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS’ WITH NEW CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD TRIP – PRNewswire
“Zappos.com, a leader in online apparel and footwear sales and famous for its customer service, is embarking on a year-long ‘Friends with Benefits Road Show.’ As a way of saying thank you to loyal customers, and in hopes of making new friends, Zappos will be popping by to say hello in select cities around the country. In addition to regular merchandise, the Road Show will feature many wonderful (and sometimes weird) special events and one-of-a-kind experiences.”

PRINCE’S ESTATE HAS FOUND A GLOBAL BRANDING PARTNER – Pret-a-Reporter
“According to a press release, Bravado will work closely with the estate to manage retail and licensing endeavors for Prince’s brand, and is tasked with “strategically curating global programs that embrace and honor Prince’s legacy, embody his invaluable influence on art and culture and provide exciting new connections for his millions and millions of fans.”

FRYE DIPS INTO ITS ARCHIVES FOR NEW VINTAGE WESTERN COLLECTION – FootwearNews
“Today, fashion is all about the real deal. So for a little Western boot nostalgia, iconic American footwear and accessories brand Frye is introducing Western Reissue, a men’s and women’s collection inspired by its archival looks.”

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