Macy’s Buys Bluemercury In Major Beauty Drive

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Macy's Inc. gave a strong statement Tuesday that it is revving up its omnichannel strategy on all cylinders, revealing plans to acquire the Bluemercury indie beauty chain for $210 million in cash. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Lifestyle

Owen + Alchemy Juice Bar Attracts Chicago A-Listers

In a city famous for its robust steaks, craft beer and deep-dish pizza, the latest buzz reads more glamorous granola.

clock January 6, 2015Kristin Larson

Fashion Scoops

IMG, SGIA Collaborate to Expand Shenzhen Fashion Week

IMG seeks to leverage its relationships with top media, models and designers to help international designers break into China.

clock January 30, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren

Designer and Luxury

Viktor & Rolf to Halt Ready-to-Wear

Dutch duo plans to concentrate on couture after completing the fall-winter 2015 season.

clock February 3, 2015Miles Socha and Luisa Zargani and Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Mario Boselli to Step Down

The longtime president of the Italian Fashion Chamber is expected to become honorary president.

clock February 3, 2015Alessandra Turra

Bernard Arnault speaking in Paris on Tuesday.

Financial

LVMH Shares Rally on Solid Q4

The French luxury giant reported a 10 percent jump in sales.

clock February 3, 2015Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Band of Outsiders Postpones Show

A rep for the line said it will likely present in March but declined further comment.

clock February 3, 2015Jessica Iredale

Human Resources

Topshop Names Jacqui Markham to New Post

Markham returns to the company with global role.

clock February 3, 2015Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

Levi’s Settles ITC Denim Patent Case

Levi’s follows four other defendants who have settled the case.

clock February 3, 2015Kristi Ellis

Media

Marie Claire U.K. to Launch Beauty Retail

The title will partner with Speciality Stores Ltd., a subsidiary of the Ocado Group.

clock February 3, 2015Nina Jones

Sculptural tailoring by Mark Kenly Domino Tan.

Fashion Features

Upbeat Mood at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Buyers praised the city’s focus on men’s wear, its young design talents and cool street-style scene.

clock February 3, 2015Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Releases Biannual Health Initiative Letter

Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb reminded the industry of the CFDA’s health and diversity guidelines.

clock February 3, 2015Jessica Iredale

The Bluemercury store in Union Square, N.Y.

Retail

Macy’s Acquires Bluemercury

Macy’s also shifts a number of executives’ responsibilities.

clock February 3, 2015Julie Naughton and Evan Clark

Rainey Qualley

People

Rainey Qualley’s Musical Calling

After trying modeling and acting, the daughter of former model Paul Qualley and actress Andie MacDowell finally found her place in music.

clock February 3, 2015Jenny Sundel

Suki Waterhouse and George Barnett in the campaign for Burberry's new Brit Rhythm fragrances.

Fragrance

Burberry Debuts New Brit Rhythm Fragrances

Musician George Barnett and model and actress Suki Waterhouse are both fronting the campaign for the two fragrances.

clock February 4, 2015Nina Jones

MaryAnne Morin

Retail

Hudson’s Bay Promotes MaryAnne Morin, Mary Turner

The group consists of the Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor department store chains.

clock February 3, 2015David Moin

Media

Magazine Publishers Discuss Future at 360 Conference

Editors and their bosses did their fair share of hand wringing at American Magazine Media’s 360 Conference.

clock February 4, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

L.K. Bennett to Open New Store on Madison Avenue

L.K. Bennett is taking Manhattan with a store set to open at 59-60 Madison Avenue at the end of March.

clock February 4, 2015Samantha Conti

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Fashion Scoops

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Designs Valentine’s Day Stamps

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has designed two stamps showing lovers rubbing noses for the French postal service’s annual Valentine’s Day “Heart” collection.

clock February 4, 2015Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Neva Hall to Deliver Keynote at LIM College Commencement

Neva Hall, the executive vice president of Neiman Marcus Stores, will deliver the keynote address at the commencement exercises of LIM College.

clock February 4, 2015David Moin

Mugler's chocolate-brown wool jacket is worn atop a wool sweater from & Other Stories and a Protagonist silk skirt.

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall 2015 Trend: Falling Into Place

Merging men’s wear influences with a retro sensibility, designers got behind a casual pre-fall aesthetic.

clock February 4, 2015Mayte Allende

Halston jumpsuit, 1976; Yves Saint Laurent gown, 1974

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: That Real Seventies Show

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s opens on Thursday at the FIT Museum.

clock February 4, 2015Bridget Foley

Human Resources

Ed Kinnaly Joins Flywheel Sports

Indoor cycling brand Flywheel Sports has recruited longtime Nike and Bauer Performance Sports veteran Ed Kinnaly as chief executive officer.

clock February 4, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Lucy Pinter is partnering with Peter Koral for the relaunch of Superfine.

Denim

Superfine Added to Peter Koral Stable

Peter Koral is leveraging his denim manufacturing know-how to relaunch Superfine in the U.S.

clock February 4, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

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