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Industry News – November 4th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, November 4th, 2016…

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE CONTINUES BRICK-AND-MORTAR EXPANSION – ChainStoreAge
“Saks Fifth Avenue has opened its third location in Miami, and seventh location year to date, at the just opened Brickell City Centre in the city’s financial district.”

MARA HOFFMAN ON HER NEW SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS—AND CHANGING HER LABEL’S LOOK – Vogue
“We’ve been working on these changes for the past two years, but I’ve wanted to do it for a while,” Hoffman says. “I think having a kid really shifted things for me. For so long, it was all about my own personal drive and making the business work, making sure I can actually pay my employees—every day was scrappy,” she continues.”

VICTORIA’S SECRET GIVES LITTLE LIFT TO L BRANDS – Forbes
“The change in bra preference is happening as L Brands Inc. has also decided to exit the swim and apparel categories and is losing that sales cushion that would’ve helped during this major style transition.”

MANHATTAN LANDMARK REVAMPS FOR RETAIL – TheWallStreetJournal
“The owners of the historic American Telephone & Telegraph Company Building at 195 Broadway have completed a $47 million restoration and renovation of the first floor, creating high-end retail space and opening up an interior that largely has been closed to the…”

ZENDAYA LAUNCHES DAYA BY ZENDAYA – PRNewswire
“Today multi-talented actress and recording artist Zendaya officially unveiled Daya by Zendaya, the first ever direct-to-consumer celebrity fashion line with the power of an e-commerce website, www.dayabyzendaya.com. Daya by Zendaya is inspired by Zendaya’s own journey and represents all aspects of her life – who she is in front of the cameras and at home.”

THIS NEW LINE MIGHT BE THE FIRST-EVER CROWDSOURCED FASHION COMPANY – TheCut
“Pigozzi is not here, corporeally speaking, but he is one of the “designers” of the new conceptual fashion line Everybody, which marks what might be the first attempt to design a fashion line by committee. American Apparel alums Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo came up with the idea, turning to friends, and friends of friends, and even passersby (like a 70-something man who plays chess in the park in Alonzo’s L.A. neighborhood) to turn their hand to design.”

RIHANNA DETHRONES KANYE WEST TO BECOME ‘QUEEN OF SHOES’ – FootwearNews
“The Fenty Puma Creeper was the only choice for the 2016 Shoe of the Year: The sought-after honor will be presented at the 30th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York on Nov. 29.”

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