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LeSportsac: Unexpected Partnerships, Surprises in 2014

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New York—LeSportsac celebrates its 40 years in casual handbags and leathergoods with a new store design, e-commerce site, through products and various collaborations. Across four seasons of retrospective-yet-modern collections LeSportsac will be employing the concept of “looking back, and moving forward.” “This year we are celebrating every way possible, from …

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Banana Republic, Marimekko Collaborate on Capsule Collection

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New York—For its latest designer collaboration, Banana Republic will be bringing a venerable name in the history of 60s Pop Art: Finnish fashion and design house Marimekko. Scheduled to launch at select Banana Republic locations and online beginning in late May, the capsule collection will include women’s dresses, separates and …

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Hope Paige, Celebrities to Donate Bracelet Profits to Charities

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Philadelphia—Hope Paige Designs, the foremost designer of fashionable medical accessories, has announced the release of their second annual celebrity-driven campaign after the previous year’s immense success. An additional four celebrities have recently joined the existing eight to create customized Hope Paige medical ID bracelets to benefit a variety of charities …

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Macy’s Inks Deal for Thalía Fashion Brand

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New York—Looking to expand on the growing Latino fashion market, Macy’s announced last week that it had signed a multi-year agreement for an exclusive apparel and accessories brand inspired by Thalía, an internationally recognized actress, recording artist, music producer, author and philanthropist. The new brand, which will be called Thalía …

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Steve Madden, Blonde Salad Collaborate on Capsule Collection

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Long Island City, NY—Shoe mogul Steve Madden is about to go blond…at least metaphorically speaking. Madden announced today that his footwear company is partnering with internationally-renowned blogger Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad to create a limited edition collection that will be available starting Spring 2014. The capsule collection consists …

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Go native with your boots—Native American that is. Boho-chic Koolaburra footwear has teamed up with Los Angeles-based designer Lauren Moshi. You may know Moshi for her apparel company that features screen print artwork that has developed a “massive cult” following. The team hopes those followers will be as equally ravenous …