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In Brief: Caoch Fire… Girlshop Coda

Coach's worldwide headquarters at 516 West 34th Street in Manhattan were evacuated after a fire Thursday.

COACH FIRE: Coach’s worldwide headquarters at 516 West 34th Street in Manhattan were evacuated after a fire Thursday. The fire department received a call at 5:50 p.m. and found a two-alarm blaze at 515 West 33rd Street, according to a fire department spokesman. The flames were under control at 6:23 p.m., and no injuries were reported at press time. The cause of the fire had also yet to be determined, the spokesman added.

GIRLSHOP CODA: It’s not quite over for Girlshop, the Internet pioneer. Net-a-porter said Thursday that it had acquired the company’s trademarks, domain name and customer database. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, adds approximately 100,000 shoppers to Net-a-porter’s e-mail list. Earlier this week, Net-a-porter sent out an e-mail welcoming Girlshop customers to its site and informing them that Girlshop “is sadly closing down.” The company closed its doors last month.