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Industry News – March 10th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, March 10th, 2017…

FIRST LOOK: TARGET OPEN HOUSE’S NEW REDESIGN – ChainStoreAge
“Target Open House in San Francisco has opened its doors after a seven-week renovation inspired by feedback from visitors and entrepreneurs.”

BCBG MAX AZRIA GROUP APPOINTS BERND KROEBER AS EVP, CREATIVE DIRECTOR – PRNewswire
“BCBG Max Azria Group, LLC today announced the appointment of Bernd Kroeber as Executive Vice President and Creative Director. Lubov Azria is no longer with the Company.”

REPORT: LVMH IS PLOTTING ITS OWN E-COMMERCE GIANT – TheCut
“According to the piece, it would sell all 70 of LVMH’s brands (which include Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and, of course, Louis Vuitton) as well as other labels. The site would be branded with the name of the eminent French department store Le Bon Marché, which LVMH owns.”

SPERRY’S NEW COLLECTION IS DESIGNED FOR BOTH LAND AND SEA – FootwearNews
“Performance and lifestyle brand Sperry today launched its new 7 Seas collection, a line designed for wear on both land and sea. The series of technology-driven boat shoes was developed in partnership with America’s Cup athletes. Sperry also serves as the official footwear supplier for Oracle Team USA and SoftBank Team Japan.”

MACY’S JUST SIGNALED THE END OF DEPARTMENT STORES AS WE KNOW THEM – BusinessInsider
“Macy’s is morphing into a discount store. The department-store chain is testing self-service systems in its shoe departments and at its beauty counters, meaning customers would serve themselves instead of finding a salesperson to retrieve shoes or make eyeliner recommendations.”

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