The Connaught Group, a direct seller of couture-level apparel, will be sold at a bankruptcy court auction later this month.
The firm, founded in 1982 by William Rondina, who is also chief executive officer and creative designer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection on Feb. 9 in Manhattan. Connaught sells three distinct collections: Carlisle, Per Se and Etcetera. Each line is sold four times a year via 1,300 independent sales consultants through trunk shows.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)