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Industry News – February 6th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, February 6th, 2017…

MACY’S, KOHL’S MERGING OFFLINE AND ONLINE EXPERIENCES – ChainStoreAge
“The first step in this journey is to embrace their omnichannel retailing strategy at store-level — then use it to drive a “unified commerce” experience. Going beyond just breaking down operational silos, unified commerce requires retailers to transform their organization, business processes and technology to align with the demands of their customers.”

LADY GAGA, IN VERSACE, SENDS A SPARKLY SUPER BOWL MESSAGE – TheNewYorkTimes
“The point: Family is what you make of it; the bigger, the more expansive, the better. That’s not explicitly political, but it is pointed. No matter how dressed up in glamour it comes.”

FREDERIC CUMENAL ‘STEPS DOWN’ AS TIFFANY CEO – Forbes
“Michael J. Kowalski, chairman of Tiffany’s board of directors and previous CEO, will serve as interim CEO while the company works with an executive search firm to find a successor.”

REBECCA MINKOFF’S SOCAL RUNWAY SHOW WAS ABOUT FEMALE EMPOWERMENT – Pret-a-Repoter
“From a runway featuring fashion influencers to a front row packed with Hollywood’s leading ladies, the show found the designer focusing on “the indomitable strength of women.”

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE PARENT HBC REPORTEDLY WANTS TO BUY MACY’S – Fortune
“Hudson’s Bay Co (HBC) has made an overture to Macy’s for a potential takeover of the struggling department store, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.”

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