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Yoox Group and Net-A-Porter Group Merge

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Net-A-Porter Group, the U.K.-based luxury e-commerce retailer, will merge with Italian e-commerce giant Yoox—ending speculation about a possible acquisition by Amazon.

Bread & Butter Names Hamansutra Creative Director

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Bread & Butter, the Berlin-based trade show, has hired Haman Alimardani, better known as Hamansutra, as its new creative director.

Allen Questrom Gives $50 Million to Boston Univ. for Business School

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Boston University’s School of Management was officially renamed the Questrom School of Business yesterday. The money will endow 10 faculty chairs and help plan for a new classroom building.

Anti-Ball Crushing Pants Help Lululemon’s Men’s Business

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CEO Laurent Potdevin is crediting the “Anti-Ball Crushing” pant for a 16% boost in men’s sales.

Menswear Sales Growth Overtakes Women’s and Electronics

Two recent market reports have the menswear business eclipsing other sectors, including women’s wear and electronics, in growth.

Kenneth Cole Debuts Smart Watch

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Kenneth Cole enters the growing smart watch category with an Apple- and Android-compatible watch in 12 styles for $135 to $165 retail.

Kanye West and Damon Dash Say They Are Buying Karmaloop

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Kanye West and Damon Dash said on Instagram that they are buying Karmaloop, but CEO Greg Selkoe says it’s far from a finished deal.

Suitsupply Opening Shops in Two Bloomingdale’s Stores

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The leased shops, both around 1,100 sq. ft., will be in the 59th Street Manhattan flagship and the Beverly Center store in Los Angeles.

GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America for 2015

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GQ has announced its annual Best New Menswear Designers in America: Nick Friedberg and Jamie Haller of NSF (pictured above); David Hart; Chris Stamp of Stampd; and brothers Emil and Sandy Corsillo of The Hill-Side.

Oxford Industries Puts Ben Sherman Up for Sale

Atlanta-based Oxford Industries says it is putting its Ben Sherman business up for sale.