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LANE BRYANT LAUNCHED AN EXCITING NEW COLLABORATION – Nylon
“Lane Bryant is taking on a new chic and fashion-forward direction by collaborating on a collection with Otis College of Art and Design. The plus-size brand worked with 12 design students from the Los Angeles-based school to create a work-appropriate line as part of a mentorship program. Linda Heasley, CEO of the brand, said in a statement to Apparel News, “Working with the future of fashion is incredibly inspiring. We want students and future designers to see the possibilities of creating great design for all women.””
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NAVAJO NATION, URBAN OUTFITTERS DISPUTE – Yahoo!
“FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe’s name that the popular retailer has sold. The clothing chain will ask a federal judge in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Wednesday to limit how far back in time the tribe can go to seek money over the company’s products, which included everything from necklaces, jackets and pants to a flask and underwear with the “Navajo” name.”
THE FORMER CEO OF VICTORIA’S SECRET IS INVESTING IN A COMPANY THAT AIMS TO SOLVE A BIG PROBLEM WITH LINGERIE – Yahoo!
“Lingerie company ThirdLove just got a huge boost — and Victoria’s Secret should be nervous. The company just raised $8 million in Series A funding, Tech Crunch has reported, and one of the investors is Lori Greeley, Victoria’s Secret’s former CEO. Another investor is Laurie Ann Goldman, former CEO of Spanx. ThirdLove says it wants to sell bras that actually fit customers. ThirdLove has an app that helps users find the perfect bra size with just a photo. ”
HOW ‘PROJECT LEAPFROG’ HELPS LUCKY BRAND WIN – RetailingToday
“Lucky Brand may be 25 years old, but with two new prototypes performing well and a series of omnichannel investments yielding results, the private equity-backed company’s most significant growth could be just beginning. Lucky Brand operates 259 stores, about two thirds of which are in malls, and its namesake products are sold in specialty shops and leading department stores such as Macy’s and Dillard’s. Although it was founded in 1990, Lucky Brand is positioned to achieve its greatest success in the years ahead due to a series of events that include a new ownership structure, a recently introduced prototype and a major technology undertaking dubbed, “Project Leapfrog.””
DOV CHARNEY IS LAUNCHING A NEW AMERICAN APPAREL COMPETITOR – Pret-a-Reporter
“Just last week, the court formally approved American Apparel’s reorganization plan, thus thwarting Dov Charney’s last-ditch efforts to edge his way back into his former company through a $300 million takeover bid proposed by investors promising to reinstate him in some capacity. But after almost two years of failed attempts to gain control of the retailer which he founded in 1989, it looks like Charney has officially given up and moved on. Well, kind of.”