Cut Lines for Dec. 6 2013

It’s a relatively slow news week in the fashion biz, but there are still a few tasty bits. Conde Nast is getting into e-commerce starting in the new year. WWD has the details. Chanel has acquired a tannery it has partnered with for the last 30 years to produce its quilted lambskin handbags. Business of Fashion says this kind of acquisition is becoming more common for luxury houses that want a firmer control on the quality of its raw materials. The Daily Beast has “Tales of  Bergdorf Window Dresser.” It’s a nice little look at the man behind the legendary…

It’s a relatively slow news week in the fashion biz, but there are still a few tasty bits.

  • Conde Nast is getting into e-commerce starting in the new year. WWD has the details.


  • Chanel has acquired a tannery it has partnered with for the last 30 years to produce its quilted lambskin handbags. Business of Fashion says this kind of acquisition is becoming more common for luxury houses that want a firmer control on the quality of its raw materials.


  • Last year Pantone picked emerald and this year the company has selected radiant orchid as its 2014 color of the year. Fashionista has helpfully rounded up some apparel and accessory swag in the hue.

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.