Style Notes: Cara Delevingne Covers Two September Issues; Kate Spade Shares Fall
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Cara Delevingne Lands Second September Issue Cover [Elle, Fashionista]
It's that time of year again: Yep, the September issue covers have begun to roll out, and if you're keeping score, Cara Delevingne is in the lead. The Suicide Squad actress landed the coveted cover slot of both British Vogue and, as was revealed Wednesday, Elle magazine. Speaking of keeping score, Balenciaga and its new creative director, Demna Gvasalia, are also having a good September. The fall collection made its way onto four of the international covers (including British Vogue) that have been revealed so far.
Ellen DeGeneres' ED Collection Adds Handbags [WWD]
Ellen DeGeneres' apparel and lifestyle brand, ED, will add handbags to its lineup for spring. The company has partnered with Camuto Group, which manufactured its sneakers that launched earlier this year, for the project. Totes, crossbody bags, handbags and leather goods, priced between $38 and $128, will be available at ED retailers. Said DeGeneres of her new digs: "They’re unique. Simple and beautiful. Perfectly put together. … They’re like if Ryan Gosling had a shoulder strap.”
Ulta Launches Credit Card [The Cut]
Beauty fanatics be warned: Ulta has launched two new credit card options. The Ulta Rewards MasterCard can be used at any merchant that accepts MasterCard, while the Ulta Rewards Credit Card is valid only at Ulta. Benefits for both cards include 20 percent off your first purchase, no annual fee and a points system for in-store rewards and discounts.
Kate Spade Shares Take a Dip [CNBC]
Shares for Kate Spade fell 18.2 percent on Wednesday after the brand reported comparable sales growth slowed significantly in the last quarter, coming in well under analysts' estimates. The company's dip was a surprising one considering its high performance in the past few quarters, in which they reported double-digit same-store growth. Management noted slowed international tourism as well as their commitment to decreasing discounts — part of their overall brand strategy — as cause for the decline.