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Industry News – January 12th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Thursday, January 12th, 2017…

J.C. PENNEY COMMITTED TO BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUT WILL STILL CLOSE SOME STORES – ChainStoreAge
“Look for J.C. Penney to close some stores as it moves forward. In remarks at the The Weitzman Group’s annual forecast event, Penney CEO Marvin Ellison said the company’s 1,014-store portfolio is too large and that the retailer is analyzing which locations don’t meet its “brand standard,” the Dallas Business Journal reported.”

NEW COLLECTIONS AND INSTALLATIONS AT DOVER STREET MARKET – TheNewYorkTimes
“If you haven’t been to Dover Street Market recently, you will hardly recognize the space come Saturday, when the fashion emporium reopens for its New Beginning seasonal changeover.”

DONATE A BRA, HELP CHANGE A LIFE – PRNewswire
“Women’s intimate apparel retailer, Soma, announces its 2017 Bra Donation event. With more than 1.3 million bras collected to date, this nationwide charitable initiative to collect bras for women in need is the largest of its kind. Now through January 31, 2017, Soma will collect both new and gently worn bras at all 293 Soma boutiques and outlets across the country and online.”

VALENTINO SHOWED A TIMELY COLLECTION INSPIRED BY ‘HOPE’ – TheCut
“In a time of complete tumult, a statement like this, modeled on that still-potent concept of hope, couldn’t have felt more current. And it seemed significant that Piccioli chose New York…”

IVANKA TRUMP APPOINTS NEW LEADER FOR NAMESAKE LABEL – Pret-a-Repoter
“The soon-to-be first daughter wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday that she has appointed Abigail Klem as the brand’s new president.”

THE MAKING OF A FIRST LADY’S WARDROBE AND FASHION INDUSTRY WAR OVER MELANIA – TFL
“So, what exactly goes into a modern First Lady’s wardrobe and does it really matter in the case at hand who has pledged – or in many cases not pledged – to support Mrs. Trump?”

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