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Industry News – September 9th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, September 9th, 2016…

GAP AMONG THOSE UNFAZED BY MACY’S COMING STORE CLOSURES – ChainStoreAge
“Gap chief executive Art Peck told attendees at Goldman Sachs’ Annual Global Retailing Conference that he sees the Macy’s store closures as an opportunity to grab market share, the report said.”

GOOGLE IS MAKING STREET STYLE FASHIONS SHOPPABLE IN NEW LIKETOKNOW.IT PARTNERSHIP – Forbes
“What this means for the user is that when you search for “outfit for a wedding” for instance, a carousel will show up at the top of Google results showcasing images of women wearing cocktail dresses based on relevant content, or metadata, found in the LiketoKnow.It database.”

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, DAY 3: UPSTARTS, ICONS AND A HADID – TheNewYorkTimes
“Good morning, New York Fashion Week. The forecast calls for a high of 94 degrees. Yesterday a woman seated in the front row wore a fur coat. Will we see another?”

LOU & GREY IS “SO.CRAZY.SOFT” OPENING IN NYC FLATIRON – PRNewswire
“Lou & Grey’s laid-back approach to dressing complements the dynamic lives of women: it’s her go-to traveling attire, her yoga class uniform, her all-weekend ensemble. Fall’s Signaturesoft collection is made up of touchable pieces perfect for the New York woman’s active lifestyle– whether it’s a cocoon cardigan, a painterly pastel print or an easy swing dress, the modern, do-it-all styles feel both luxurious and comfortable.”

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE OPENS BOUTIQUE-LIKE DOWNTOWN STORE SHOWCASING EMERGING FASHION TALENT – Forbes
“Featuring a much tighter edit plus exclusivity on certain designers (some lines like Balenciaga, Vetements and Dries Van Noten will only be available at Brookfield Place), products are laid out in such a way that clothing and accessories comingle with each other rather than live in departments unto themselves. So when a customer wants to shop, they no longer have to run through the store to choose a handbag to go with a dress–everything is within reach.”

PHOTOGRAPHERS WORE BLUE IN A SWEET TRIBUTE TO BILL CUNNINGHAM – TheCut
“As Fashion Week kicks off, more than 75 photographers paid tribute to someone whose absence this season is sorely felt: legendary photographer Bill Cunningham, who passed away in June.”

TAMARA MELLON FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST JIMMY CHOO AS BRAND CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY – FootwearNews
“Mellon is alleging that Choo initiated a boycott among Italian factory producers who refused to do business with Mellon and her new company. The suit said the boycott led to the bankruptcy of Tamara Mellon Brand LLC in December, costing Mellon millions of dollars.”

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