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Industry News – March 21st, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, March 21st, 2017…

A BELOVED BRITISH DESIGNER’S NEW FRONTIER: SNEAKERS – TheNewYorkTimes
“Their first project, the Artist Shoe, which debuts on March 23, pairs Toogood’s materials (raw, sculptural canvas) with Feit’s construction (a one-piece upper and thick leather sole, assembled by hand).”

REPORT: DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILER IN DATA BREACH – ChainStoreAge
“Saks inadvertently exposed personal information, including email ad-dresses and phone numbers of some of its shoppers on its online shop-ping site this weekend, according to BuzzFeed News.”

TARGET WILL BATTLE MACY’S IN HERALD SQUARE – Forbes
“Target announced the opening of a 43,000-square foot store in New York’s Herald Square this fall. Slated to open in October, the Target store will directly face Macy’s mammoth headquarter store, and like David, hopes to bring down Goliath.”

EDDIE BAUER AND CELEBRITY STYLIST ILARIA URBINATI ANNOUNCE LIMITED-EDITION WOMEN’S COLLECTION FOR FALL 2017 – PRNewswire
“Eddie Bauer announces it has reunited with celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati to design a limited-edition women’s collection, launching in Fall 2017. Urbinati is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stylists today…”

UNIQLO IS GOING TO START PRODUCING CLOTHING AT ZARA SPEEDS – GQ
“Uniqlo and Zara are both in the business of fast fashion on a global scale, but style-wise, they’re on opposite ends of the spectrum. While Zara is trend-driven to a fault, Uniqlo is all about wardrobe essentials.”

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