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Beyoncé Unveils Ivy Park

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It’s been a long time coming. Back in 2014, Beyoncé announced an activewear and accessories collaboration with Philip Green of the U.K.’s Arcadia retail group (think Topshop, Miss Selfridge). Then she wouldn’t even confirm the brand name, Ivy Park, until February 1 of this year. But now, finally, the full …

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Handbag Awards Schedules Open See

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Think you have what it takes to design the new “it bag?” Here’s one way to find out. On Wednesday, April 13, Emily Blumenthal, owner of Handbag Designer 101 and founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards, will be holding an open see in New York City. Designers will have …

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Moynat Opens on Madison Avenue

In Retail News, What's New by Marilise Gavenas

Last week, as part an aggressive expansion plan for its Moynat brand,  luxury conglomerate LVMH opened the accessories maker’s first U.S. boutique at 937 Madison—putting it on the same block as the newly opened Met Breuer (site of the former Whitney Museum) and a new Apple store. Since the opening …

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Furla Announces Record Profits

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Italian accessories brand Furla last week announced that net profits were up 41 percent for fiscal 2015, an all-time high since the company’s 1927 founding in Bologna. The brand, which currently operates 415 stores, has been on an aggressive international expansion that has doubled turnover during the last five years, …

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Target Debuts Marimekko Collection

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Minneapolis-based Target Corporation, America’s second-largest discount retailer, rolls out another of its highly anticipated designer collaborations on April 17, when its exclusive Marimekko merchandise goes on sale in stores and online. But the lookbook is already out. Comprising women’s clothes and accessories, girls’ clothes, and home furnishings, Target’s summer-centric collection …