The Daily Fix: Fashion Industry News Wedviews: 0
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QVC ADDS SOME HIPSTER CRED WITH ACQUISITION – RetailingToday
“QVC just gained some credibility among hipsters and millennials by buying a popular Internet flash sale site that caters to those younger shoppers.”
URBAN OUTFITTERS HAS A BOHEMIAN SECRET WEAPON – Yahoo!
“Urban Outfitters’ smaller sister brand is exploding in popularity. Sales at Free People stores open at least a year grew 14% in the most recent quarter. By comparison, sales at Urban’s namesake brand grew 2%.”
PATAGONIA DROPS WOOL SUPPLIER FOLLOWING PETA REPORT – Hollywood Reporter
“Patagonia has decided to drop one of its wool suppliers, Argentinian-based farm Ovis 21, following a graphic PETA report as well as the company’s subsequent independent investigation into the accusations.”
CAN ONE APP REVOLUTIONIZE THE MODELING INDUSTRY? – Style
“The modeling industry has evolved significantly over the past few decades—the days of Polaroids kept in a file have been replaced by Instagram’s dominance—but one thing that has remained relatively unchanged is the agency template.”
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH HIRES NEW WOMEN’S DESIGNER FROM KARL LAGERFELD – Yahoo!
“When Abercrombie & Fitch announced several new hires in June, it was still looking to fill the important role of head designer for A&F Women’s. On Tuesday, the retailer confirmed that the search was over: Kristina Szasz — most recently design director for denim at both Tommy Hilfiger and Karl Lagerfeld (Tommy parent company PVH has a minority stake in Karl Lagerfeld) — will take on the role starting in September.”