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Style Notes: Kylie + Kendall Launch Swimwear Capsule at Revolve; Gucci Launches Gucci Places

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Kendall (left) and Kylie Jenner

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Kendall + Kylie Launch Swim Capsule at Revolve [Fashionista]
Current controversies be damned, Kendall and Kylie Jenner are banking on their unflinching and loyal fan base buying into their latest product offering: a swim capsule collection for their Kendall + Kylie line (the same label that found itself in hot water for some unlicensed Biggie Smalls and Tupac tees), now available exclusively at Revolve. The 23-piece capsule includes bikinis and one-pieces, and ranges in price from $45 to $165. Not all fans are loving the Jenners right now, however. A Kendall Jenner fan account recently roasted the 21-year-old for her latest and previous controversies in a savage Twitter thread. "We are aware we should've stopped giving her a pass a long time ago," reads one Tweet, "but at least we came to our senses." 

Gucci Launches Gucci Places [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
The Gucci-fication continues. A week after Gucci launched its range of home decor, the Italian fashion house has announced its newest venture, Gucci Places. The new initiative invites consumers to visit places around the world that have inspired the brand. The first of Gucci's Places is the Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England, where the brand photographed Vanessa Redgrave for the 2017 Cruise campaign. The house is also home to an extensive exhibition of the house's past pieces called House of Style, curated by Vogue's Hamish Bowles. Smartphone users with Gucci's app will receive push notifications when they are nearby a Gucci Place, along with a detailed description of the location and its significance to the brand.

Controversial Thinx Founder Scores Book Deal [The Cut]
Miki Agrawal, the controversial founder of popular period-underwear brand Thinx, who was ousted as CEO after accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace behavior surfaced, is writing a book. Titled Disrupt-Her and published by Hay House, the tome is described as “a personal development manifesto that explores the good, bad and ugly for women who want to disrupt social norms, remove the filters that are holding them back and design more successful and meaningful professional and personal lives.” She also authored Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After, which was published in 2013.

Brides Wig Out After Bridal Store Alfred Angelo Closes Stores [Business Insider]
If there was ever an excuse for Bridezilla-like behavior, this might be it. Popular wedding dress store Alfred Angelo abruptly shuttered as many as 60 stores across the country last Thursday, leaving brides-to-be wondering if they would receive their gowns or be offered a refund. The company confirmed on Sunday that it had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and will close all remaining stores. Details regarding what brides who had already made the big purchase should expect were not offered, however. 

NYFW Opens Its Doors to Consumers [WWD]
New York Fashion Week is about to become even more consumer-friendly. The weeklong event, which is usually attended by select buyers, members of the press and, as of the past few years, fashion bloggers, is opening its doors to consumers. That is, those who can afford to purchase a seat (prices have not been disclosed, but we imagine they're steep). Beginning in September, IMG is launching "NYFW: The Experience," which will allow consumers the chance not just to view the runway show, but also get a behind-the-scenes tour, meet designers and models, access the TRESemme hair and makeup salon, take home luxury goodie bags and more. Designers are allowed to choose whether or not they want to participate in the program. 

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