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Industry News – November 7th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, November 7th, 2016…

HUDSON’S BAY CO. GOES ROBOTIC — IN FULFILLMENT – ChainStoreAge
“Called the first of its kind in Canada, the new state-of-the-art robotic fulfillment system is housed in the department store chain’s 752,000 sq.-ft. Scarborough distribution center, which manages the chain’s e-commerce operations.”

BARNEYS NEW YORK PROMOTES JOSH LIEBERMAN TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF DIGITAL – PRNewswire
“Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announces the promotion of Josh Lieberman to Executive Vice President of Digital. In his new role, Lieberman oversees the entire e-commerce and digital businesses forBarneys.com and BarneysWarehouse.com, and is responsible for marketing, merchandising, operations, creative, and technology. Lieberman joined Barneys New York in November 2012, and was most recently Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing.”

SAY GOOD-BYE TO J.CREW’S BRIDAL COLLECTION – TheCut
“Bad news for bargain-hunting brides: J.Crew will no longer be selling a bridal collection, according to Racked. They’ll be replacing it with an extended line of party dresses.”

ALICE + OLIVIA DEBUTS BASQUIAT COLLECTION – Pret-a-Reporter
“The capsule is part of the organization’s efforts to promote young talent — 50 percent of the proceeds from sales of the 17-piece collection ($150-$1295) will be donated to the CFDA.”

RICHEMONT ABOLISHES CEO ROLE IN BIGGEST SHAKEUP IN YEARS – TFL
“Richemont, the owner of Cartier, Chloé and Azzedine Alaïa, among other brands, will abolish the CEO position as part of the most sweeping management overhaul in years amid plummeting sales of luxury timepieces and leather goods.”

FOSSIL IS CLOSING STORES – Fortune
“The fashion brand said it will reduce the number of products in its assortment and close stores. The news sent shares 7% higher on Friday.”

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