Style Scoop: Coach Acquires Stuart Weitzman, Nanette Lepore Focuses On Lifestyle, C. Wonder Shuts Down


Coach Inc. is set to acquire footwear brand Stuart Weitzman in a transaction valued at $574 million. Founder Stuart Weitzman and the existing management team will continue to work with Coach to oversee the brand’s operations. Of the union, Weitzman said, “In Coach, we have found a strategic partner that respects our culture, and offers the scale, resources, and global business acumen to enable us to realize our full potential.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Nanette Lepore is preparing to go beyond your closet and douse your entire life in bright colors, floral-inspired prints, and feminine details. The contemporary label entered an agreement with Bluestar Alliance that will focus on extending the Nanette Lepore name into new licensed categories and markets, both domestic and international. The “brand management company” specializes in licenses, and currently works with Catherine Malandrino, Kensie, and English Laundry. [Fashionista]

Say goodbye to everyone’s favorite tchotchke store—the remaining 11 C. Wonder stores will all be closing their doors in the next few weeks. The company as a whole is shutting down, and has already begun the process by pulling its social media accounts and is set to close its website soon. A company spokesperson issued the following comment: “Due to the highly competitive nature of the current retail environment, C. Wonder will be closing its remaining stores. The Company continues to evaluate its best alternative to maintain the C. Wonder experience for its customers.” [The Cut]

Everyone loves a good Instagram that showcases a pair of red-soled heels. And now, Christian Louboutin is capitalizing on that. With the help of Olapic, a tech starup that helps brands use images and videos from social media to boost sales, Louboutin will unveil a user-generated gallery online. Starting today, images uploaded by fans to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #LouboutinWorld will have the chance to appear on the brand’s digital flagship. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Lole and goop are a match made in athleisure heaven—and now they’ve got a whole line to prove it. The activewear label and lifestyle mecca joined together to create WHITE BY LOLE, an activewear collection that is available exclusively on goop. The collection is dedicated to peace, well-being, and inner beauty and designed with the yogi who goes from the studio to the street in mind. [Glam Inbox]