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Industry News – September 19th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, September 19th, 2016…

UNUSUAL DEAL GIVES AEROPOSTALE NEW LEASE ON LIFE — AND IT JUST GOT BETTER – ChainStoreAge
“A consortium made up of Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and two of the nation’s largest real estate companies — General Growth Properties and Simon Property Group — announced it has finalized the acquisition of the teen apparel retailer. It is the first time that mall operators have participated in a deal to acquire a retail chain.”

SUKI WATERHOUSE AND POPPY JAMIE’S NEW ACCESSORIES LINE IS SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE – Vogue
“Their Fall 2016 offering comprises of two key bag shapes (a camera and a tote) affixed with their various sweeteners: “Best Friend” heart tags, clip-on leather tassels, and initial-bearing key chains. As Waterhouse and Jamie’s new candy-washed lookbook confirms, Pop & Suki is a hit of sugar on top of streamlined design for a cheeky-chic effect.”

VICTORIA’S SECRET RELAUNCHES ATHLEISURE LINE, BUT IS IT TOO LATE? – Forbes
“Victoria’s Secret is relaunching its athleisure brand, called VSX, ideally with its customers in mind. But even if the company nails this comeback, will it be too late? There have been rumblings among the fashion media that athleisure may be on its way out, which means even a well-executed product launch in this space may fall flat.”

STITCH FIX LAUNCHES STITCH FIX MEN – PRNewswire
“Stitch Fix, the leading online personal styling service, launched Stitch Fix Men, bringing its highly popular and successful women’s service to men in the US; offering a range of styles, sizes, and price points unmatched in online personal shopping for men today and effectively doubling the company’s total addressable market.”

EMMY AWARDS BEST DRESSED – Pret-a-Reporter
“From 3D embroidery (Sarah Paulson in Prada), to red hot classicism (Priyanka Chopra in Jason Wu), the top looks of the night.”

HOUSE OF HOLLAND MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH MORE “PARODY” TEES – TFL
“After being one of the first designers to introduce the so-called “parody” trend, Henry Holland of House of Holland is back at it for Spring/Summer 2017 with an array of new slogans to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary. Models hit the runway for Holland’s S/S 2017 finale in London this weekend in bold graphic tees that read…”

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