Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.
Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.
In the spirit of Sephora, which has helped launch many hot new brands, the retailer is becoming an incubator for independents.
Beauty Architects is launching a line of single-use paper masks, popular in Asia but uncommon in the U.S., at Sephora.
Separately in Sears news, Fitch Ratings on Thursday downgraded Sears to “CCC” from “B.”