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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.

This story first appeared in the May 25, 2007 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.