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Industry News – March 24th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, March 24th, 2017…

DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILER CREATES ‘DRESS DESTINATION’ – ChainStoreAge
“Lord & Taylor is looking to engage shoppers with a new luxe concept dedicated entirely to one of its core categories: dresses. The retailer has transformed the fifth floor of its Manhattan flagship into a dedicated space for dress shopping for all occasions. Spanning over 30,000 sq. ft., the updated space includes a rotating pop-up shop that launches with one-of-a-kind vintage designer dresses, a concierge service, and The Gallery, a dedicated area for designer dresses.”

THIS NEW STORE IN SOHO IS STOCKING A DOZEN DESIGNERS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF – Vogue
” Since closing Dernier Cri, she’s worked in e-commerce, buying, and merchandising, but felt the itch to open another store while attending the shows last year with a friend. “My previous store was a bit more wild and rock ’n’ roll, and this is a little quieter,” Canon explained. Of course to Canon, quiet still equates to clothes and accessories that are pretty bold.”

ELLEN DEGENERES TO LAUNCH FOOTWEAR LINE WITH QVC – Forbes
“The comedian and talk show host, known for her quick wit and fancy footwork, has been in partnership with the Camuto Group since September 2015, and the first ED Ellen DeGeneres footwear line debuted the following spring. At 8 pm EST on Thursday, March 23, her latest shoe collection will launch on QVC, featuring “comfortable sneakers, sandals, slip-ons and more…”

THIS LINGERIE STARTUP SURVEYED THOUSANDS OF WOMEN TO CREATE THE BEST-FITTING BRA ON THE MARKET – BusinessInsider
“Instead of using one fit model to determine hundreds of sizes, ThirdLove used tens of thousands of women’s measurements to find the perfect fit. Each size is tested on both employees and customers to ensure it fits as many women as possible.”

ONLINE STYLING SERVICE STITCH FIX REPORTEDLY EYEING IPO – Fortune
“Online styling company Stitch Fix is considering an initial public offering, Bloomberg reports. The startup’s executives have reportedly met with bankers to have preliminary discussions about a potential deal.”

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