Style Scoop: Kanye Saves Karmaloop, Kate Middleton’s Pink Coat Reappears, Stuart Weitzman’s Sandals Do Good


Kanye West is here to save the day—or, well, Karmaloop’s day. The 15-year-old streetwear retailer was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, but West and entrepreneur Damon Dash stepped in at just the right time. The duo posted a series of Instagram videos on Dash’s account on Thursday announcing that the deal was done, and they had bought the site. Dash tagged publications including WWD, Vogue, The New York Times and Vanity Fair, indicating that they might have their sights set on transforming the retailer into more of a high-fashion player. [Fashionista]

Kate Middleton finished out her round of public engagements on Friday before she begins maternity leave. The Duchess, who is due to give birth to her second child in April, joined the Duke of Cambridge for a tour of Stephen Lawrence Center, a London facility that helps disadvantaged youths. For the occasion, Middleton wore the same fuchsia Mulberry coat she wore during her official tour of New York last year. [Women’s Wear Daily]

You’re buying spring sandals, right? Well, this year Stuart Weitzman is giving you an opportunity to benefit a good cause while you do just that. The brand released a capsule collection of shoes whose proceeds will go toward the Folkman Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital’s groundbreaking cancer research. The shoe is available, in four different colorways, on the brand’s website. [The Cut]

Cynthia Vincent is getting techy with the help of Best Buy. The designer’s will debut a line of tech accessories featuring cases for tables, smartphones and laptops designed with prints sourced from her archives. The hope for Best Buy is that the collection drives more female customers into Best Buy stores. The designs launch on on Sunday and will roll out to stores on April 12. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Sarah Jessica Parker is headed to Vegas, baby! The actress-turned-shoe-designer will host Zappos Couture’s first pop-up at The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas on Friday, April 16th through Saturday, April 17th. SJP created an exclusive video for Zappos Couture that debuted when SJP Collection launched in January 2015. Incase you forgot what she’s is all about (shoes, duh), watch the video below for a little refresher. [Glam Inbox]