GQ x Lacoste Sport Opening Night Event

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GQ and Lacoste Sport hosted an opening night cocktail party for their latest collaboration: a pop-up shop and gallery in NYC.

In Other News: Ron Johnson Raises $25 Million For New E-commerce Startup

Forbes recently reported that former Apple SVP of retail operations and former JCPenney CEO raised $25 million in funding for his latest venture, a new e-com start-up called Enjoy.

Sears Holdings to Close 110 Stores, Lay Off 6,000

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In a report on Seeking Alpha, a Wall Street site, Sears is evidently planning to lay off more than 6,000 employees and closing 110 stores.

Nylon Media Inc. Names New CEO

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Nylon Media Inc. recently announced that Paul Greenberg will take over as CEO, effective immediately.

H&M, North Face Agree to Down Standard

Several major retailers and apparel brands have adopted new guidelines for the humane treatment of down-producing birds.

Skechers Reports Record Q3

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Skechers reports the highest quarterly revenues in the company’s 22-year history.

Schmoozing: American Woolen Co. Mill Opening

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The American Woolen Company hosted a cocktail reception in September to celebrate the reopening of the historic Warren Mills (built in 1853) in Stafford Springs, Conn.

In the Market: Lacoste and Luxottica

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Elise Diamantini looks at Lacoste’s made in France capsule of knits and eyewear giant Luxottica’s latest collection of designer frames for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Armani.

Gianluca Flore Named CEO of Brioni

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Luxury group Kering has named Gianluca Flore chief executive of Brioni, replacing the outgoing Francesco Pesci.

Kering Names New CEOs at Bottega Veneta, Christopher Kane

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Marco Bizzarri, head of Kering’s luxury couture and leather goods division, named new CEOs at Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane.