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Target Teams With Who What Wear on Accessories, Apparel Launch

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Yesterday, editorial platform and e-commerce site whowhatwear.com announced the inauguration of its first clothing and accessories line, a collaboration with Target launching in February of 2016. The exclusive collection will feature classics and on-trend items, with all pieces priced under $50. “We’ve kind of taken our expertise as fashion editors …

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Banana Republic, CFDA Partner to Support Emerging U.S. Designers

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New York—Made—and designed—in the USA is something that’s on the minds of many retailers these days—from Walmart to Macy’s to online up-and-comers that expose small struggling designers. Now Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are joining forces to support emerging designers based in America who …

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Macys.com Launches Alliance to Provide Independent Designers an Outlet

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New York—Determined to attract yet another generation to its department store business, Macy’s today announced the launch of a collaboration with online fashion tech start-up company Nineteenth Amendment on macys.com. The exclusive partnership will expose Nineteenth Amendment’s stable of up-and-coming designers to Macy’s Millennial shoppers who will have the opportunity …

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Cherie Christmas, Jessica London Collaborate on Plus-Size Apparel, Accessories

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New York—Cherie Christmas, the handbag and accessories designer and founder of MAXX New York, is returning with a new collection. For the first time ever, Jessica London embarks on a collaboration with Christmas to launch a capsule collection, Cherie. Created exclusively for Jessica London with product also available on fullbeauty.com, the Cherie …

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New York & Company, Eva Mendes Collaboration Extended to 2019

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New York—Just because a retailer collaborates with a celebrity or designer doesn’t mean it’s always successful. Witness the disastrous Target + Neiman Marcus Christmas merchandise.Or Linda Lohan collaborating with Ungaro (what were they thinking?) One that is working: New York & Company and actress and style icon Eva Mendes. They both announced Thursday …

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Surf’s Up: Watanabe Collaborates with Reef on Capsule Collection

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Los Angeles—Japanese designer Masafumi Watanabe is going for a swim. In collaboration with surf-inspired brand Reef, the designer has juxtaposed Reef’s authentic beach culture with high-end Japanese design. The Japanese-born, London-educated designer is known for viewing American and British heritage through a Japanese fashion lens. Watanabe is best known as …

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Teva Collaborates with National Forest on Latest Artist Series Footwear

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Goleta, CA—Iconic sports sandal brand Teva continues to celebrate the expression of freedom embodied by the Original collection with two new webbing designs by National Forest. A design firm and creative consultancy founded by artists and designers Steven Harrington and Justin Krietemeyer, National Forest brings their trademark bright, iconic and …

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Lane Bryant Taps Christian Siriano for Exclusive Collection

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New York– Lane Bryant announced Wednesday that renowned designer Christian Siriano will be creating a limited-edition line exclusively for the specialty-sized retailer. The collection is set to hit stores Spring 2016, and will be sold under the Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant label. Christian Siriano combines old-school glamour with a modern …