Style Notes: Nasty Gal Gets a Temporary Reprieve; Neiman Marcus Gets Into Clothing Rental Business
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Nasty Gal Approved for Temporary Access to $20M Loan [WWD]
After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, Nasty Gal — the e-tailer founded by #GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso — has been approved for temporary access to a $20 million loan it secured one year ago to continue operating its business. Last Friday, lender Hercules Technology Growth Inc. filed a motion against Nasty Gal in an effort to halt the retailer's emergency request to dip into the loan, alleging that the e-commerce site rejected offers for additional liquidity that would have prevented them from filing for bankruptcy. The company has access to the loan until next month, when a bankruptcy judge will rule on the petition.
Lara Stone Designs Capsule Collection for Frame Denim [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Model Lara Stone collaborated with Frame Denim founders Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson on a nine-piece capsule collection of off-duty model staples inspired by her Dutch roots, including bomber jackets, hoodies and slashed skinny jeans in "dirty" washes. Stone's love for the Dutch soccer team is reflected in the black and vivid orange color palette. The limited-edition collection, which retails between $179 and $349, will be available online and at the brand's Melrose store Wednesday.
Kardashian Jenner Females Are Highest-Paid Reality Stars With Net $122M [Forbes]
No surprise here. Kris Jenner and her daughters nabbed six of the seven spots on Forbes' first-ever ranking of American reality stars, with a combined income of $122.5 million. Kim (who took home $51 million in 2016), Khloe ($15 million) and Kourtney Kardashian ($10 million), as well as Kylie ($18 million), Kendall ($17 million) and Kris Jenner ($11.5 million), were joined on the selective list by Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel ($8.5 million), whose income on the show was supplemented by her Skinnygirl empire.
Neiman Marcus Partners With Rent the Runway [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Neiman Marcus and Rent the Runway — the website that lets users rent designer gowns for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them — have partnered for an in-store experience which will kick off on Friday. Rent the Runway is opening up shop inside the Neiman Marcus' San Francisco store; more locations to open in 2017 will be announced at a later date. The Rent the Runway collection will include a rotating selection of gowns, jumpsuits, jewelry and more from the site's inventory of more than 400 designers — Diane Von Furstenberg, Derek Lam and Jason Wu among them. Shoppers can also sign up for personal stylist appointments and use the brand's app to browse the latest selection at their local store.