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Pieces from Jessica Alba’s closet up for sale [Pret-a-Reporter inbox]
Jessica Alba has donated a handful of items from her closet — including the laser-cut Tory Burch gown she wore to the 2013 Met Gala — to luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective, where the pieces are being sold for between $125 and $995. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sales will benefit Baby2Baby (where Alba is on the board).
Prabal Gurung created a Pokemon-inspired collection [Refinery29]
Designer Prabal Gurung took sartorial inspiration from Jiggly Puff, Pikachu and Charmander for his new Pokemon collection, created with permission from Pokemon International (yep, it’s a thing). The collection is a bit more subtle with its references than say, Baja East’s Minions-themed pieces, choosing to add pops of shimmer or color rather than more straightforward motifs. Gurung’s Pokemon collection is available today at Jeffrey New York for $325-$1,795.
Maddie Ziegler has a pre-teen clothing collection [Fashionista]
Fourteen-year-old dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler, who is just wrapped up her tour with Sia, is just beginning to build the inevitable Maddie Zielger empire. The teen, whose rise to fame was first chronicled on Bravo’s hit Dance Moms, has launched a clothing line for tweens and juniors in partnership with Kahn Lucas called Maddie, which will be sold direct-to-consumer on her e-commerce site as well as six Nordstrom locations. The 30-piece collection is priced between $15 and $89, and includes flannels, tees, denim and outerwear, all of which is, as Ziegler proved in her promotional video, dance-ready.
Madewell launches kitchen utensil collection with Food 52 [Pret-a-Reporter inbox]
Madewell has partnered with Food 52 on an 11-piece collection of housewares and utensils ($10-$36), which includes hand-dyed Shibori tea towels, marble cheese plates and a “Winter Wreath”-scented candle, all of which meet the retailer’s minimalist aesthetic standard. To celebrate the collection, Madewell and Food 52 will host events in select stores on Nov. 22.
Estee Lauder acquires Too Faced for $1.45 Billion [Forbes]
Estee Lauder acquired cheeky California-based cosmetics brand Too Faced — which was founded by former Estee Lauder employees — for $1.45 billion on Monday. The brand has been making a play for the younger, millennial customer lately; in 2014, the company cast Kendall Jenner as its beauty ambassador. That said, stock for Estee Lauder has fallen 16 percent in the past three months.
New York Magazine launched an e-commerce site [WWD]
New York Media, which operates The Cut, Vulture and Grubstreet under the New York Magazine umbrella, has launched The Strategist, an e-commerce site that curates different products from around the web with testimonials from editors across New York Mag‘s various outlets. New York receives an affiliate fee for each product purchased. Because The Strategist is an editorial product, deputy editor David Haskell says that recommendations won’t be swayed by ad dollars.
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