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Blair Waldorf's Favorite Shopping Boutique Is Closing After 123 Years

Here's your weekly digest of everything new in the world of fashion.
Blair Waldorf's Favorite Shopping Boutique Is Closing After 123 Years
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Here's your weekly digest of everything new in the world of fashion.

Start your week with all the hottest fashion news you need to know now:

1. Marc Jacobs repeated the The Great Wait of 2007.

New York Fashion Week ended on quite a dramatic note—after Nicki Minaj and Cardi B's shoe-throwing fiasco—with Marc Jacobs' tardiness. His show started 90 minutes late, overlapping with Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show. This delay seemingly echoes his infamous 2007 show, which started two hours later than scheduled.

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2. Pregnant models walked down Rihanna's lingerie show.

Speaking of Rihanna, the actress turned designer closed NYFW with a celebration of women at her lingerie show. The runway saw a vast inclusion of different body types and skin tones, which included two very pregnant models. One of them was Slick Woods, a close friend and muse of Rihanna.

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3. Prada is bringing back its sportswear line.

At the height of athleisure, Prada brings back its '90s sportswear line, Linea Rossa. The line can easily be identified for its distinct red stripe logo. Linea Rossa is brought to life under the creative direction of Michael Rock/2×4 New York.

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4. Apple launches its collaboration with Hermès.

Apart from the launch of three brand new iPhones, Apple is also releasing another intriguing gadget you'll soon covet: the Apple Watch Series 4. What exactly makes this smartwatch even more interesting? It's a collab with French luxury house Hermès .

PHOTO BY Courtesy of Hermes
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Hermes

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5. The iconic Henri Bendel store is officially closing.

Blair Waldorf's favorite shopping mecca will soon be closing its stores. Henri Bendel's 23 boutiques and website will be shut down after 123 years in business. Its parent company, L Brands, says that the move will help the company "focus on the brands that have better potential for growth, like Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works," Town & Country reports.

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Henri Bendel was originally a hatmaker from Louisiana and opened his first store in Greenwich Village in Manhattan in 1895 but stopped selling clothing in 1985 when it was bought by L Brands. Henri Bendel was the first luxury store to have an upper Fifth Avenue addres, and the first to hold a fashion show and a semi-annual sale. It also pioneered in-store displays, introduced Coco Chanel's designs to the US, and even hired Andy Warhol as an illustrator, according to Fortune.

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