Yoox, Net-a-porter Deal Aims at Scale

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Overview

  They flirted with each other for years, and now Yoox Group and Net-a-porter are about to be married at last. The two e-tailers — which both debuted in June 2000 — believe their moment has come to raise the bar on luxury fashion e-commerce in an underexploited market where size, scale and speed count for everything.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Chanel to Launch E-commerce in 2016

Chanel, long a holdout in the rush to offer shopping by device, will soon launch e-commerce. The move could come as early as fourth-quarter 2016, according to Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion.

clock March 31, 2015Bridget Foley

Textiles

Kering, H&M to Test Recycling Technology

Kering and H&M said they are to test a new recycling technology that separates and extracts polyester and cotton from used garments.

clock March 31, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Madewell

Sportswear

Madewell Previews Fall Collection

For Madewell, volume growth doesn’t imply a change in fashion strategy.

clock March 31, 2015David Moin

Retail

Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom Opening Stores in CT

Both retailers indicated they will create three-level, 150,000 square-foot units.

clock March 31, 2015David Moin

Mergers and Acquisitions

TowerBrook Capital Partners Signs Agreement to Acquire J. Jill

TowerBrook Capital Partners has signed an agreement to acquire the J. Jill business from Arcapita and Golden Gate Capital.

clock March 31, 2015Vicki M. Young

Marion Cotillard, Caroline Scheufele

Jewelry

Marion Cotillard Designs ‘Green’ Jewels for Chopard

The Oscar winner said it was the first time she had turned her hand to jewelry design.

clock March 30, 2015Joelle Diderich

Exterior view of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, France.

Retail

Galeries Lafayette to Shutter 2 Stores

The French retailer plans to close locations in Béziers and Thiais.

clock March 31, 2015Miles Socha

President Barack Obama

Government and Trade

Obama Vetoes Congress Measure on Unions

President Obama vetoed a measure Tuesday that would have blocked a controversial National Labor Relations Board rule shortening the time frame for union elections.

clock March 31, 2015Kristi Ellis

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Mergers and Acquisitions

JD.Com Enters Equity Crowdfunding Business

JD.Com's model creates an ecosystem for early-stage startups.

clock March 31, 2015Vicki M. Young

Wale

Parties

Rihanna Attends M$$ x WT Launch Party in New York

The collection is Melissa Forde’s new line of bucket hats, a one-off capsule collection for rapper Wale’s Wrkng Title hat line.

clock March 31, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Gap’s Art Peck and Levi’s Chip Bergh Speak Out Against Discrimination

Art Peck, ceo of Gap, and Chip Bergh, president and ceo of Levi’s, joined others in the business community in opposition to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Joanna Coles, Elizabeth Warren

Media

Joanna Coles Interviews Elizabeth Warren at Hearst Tower

Joanna Coles interviewed Elizabeth Warren Tuesday morning at Hearst Tower in Manhattan.

clock March 31, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Flip-flops from Dylan Lauren's collaboration with Havaianas.

Footwear

Dylan Lauren and Havaianas Team for Flip-flops

Dylan Lauren hopes to hit a retail sweet spot with her newest collaboration: flip-flops with Brazilian sandal brand Havaianas.

clock April 1, 2015Julie Naughton

primary.com

Retail

Quidsi Site Becomes E-Tail’s New Incubator

The marketplace site Jet is perhaps the most buzzed about e-commerce company right now — and it hasn’t even launched.

clock April 1, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Jeff Rudes

Designer and Luxury

Jeffrey Rudes Launching Men’s Collection, SoHo Store

Jeffrey Rudes is launching a luxury men’s wear brand called Jeffrey Rüdes with headquarters in Los Angeles and a design and production studio in Bologna, Italy.

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Tiffany's

Watches

Tiffany Looks to Boost Watches With CT60

On Thursday, Tiffany will launch the Tiffany CT60, a collection of watches inspired by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany.

clock April 1, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Andrew Bolton

People

Costume Institute’s Andrew Bolton Talks Fashion and Museums

Andrew Bolton, a curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, talks about his career.

clock April 1, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Simone Rocha’s silk-velvet jacket, silk slip and viscose and lace skirt.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2015 Trend: Spanish Class

Graceful translations of aristocratic proportions gave a regal elegance to a number of fall collections.

clock April 1, 2015Mayte Allende

Michael Polish, Kate Bosworth, Dior

Parties

Dior Hosts Mid-Winter Gala in San Francisco

Kate Bosworth, Kate Mara, Jordana Brewster, and Suki Waterhouse, all in Dior, provided the eye candy.

clock March 31, 2015Diane Dorrans Saeks

Net-a-porter adds beauty offerings.

Financial

Yoox Shares Rise on Net-a-Porter Merger

Yoox Group and Net-a-porter believe their moment has come to raise the bar on luxury fashion e-commerce in an underexploited market where size, scale and speed count for everything.

clock March 31, 2015Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani

Monica Rich Kosann, Blue Nile

Fashion Scoops

Blue Nile Taps Monica Rich Kosann for Exclusive Collection

Monica Rich Kosann has created a new collection exclusively for online jewelry retailer Blue Nile.

clock April 1, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Essentialist

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Business

Small Business Owners Turn to E-commerce and Social Media in 2020

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Social Studies

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