Must Read: Riccardo Tisci and Kim Kardashian Front 'Sorbet Magazine,' H&M Features Hijab-Wearing Model in New Ad

Plus, the merger between Yoox and Net-a-Porter will be effective starting Oct. 5th.
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Plus, the merger between Yoox and Net-a-Porter will be effective starting Oct. 5th.

These are the stories making headlines this Monday.

Riccardo Tisci and Kim Kardashian flaunt their BFF status for the cover of Sorbet Magazine.
Designer Riccardo Tisci is on yet another cover, this time with his pal Kim Kardashian West for "The BFF Issue" (their words, not ours). So, which one do you prefer: Tisci's cover with Kim K. or his Vogue Brasil cover with Naomi Campbell and Mariacarla Boscono? We're leaning towards the latter, although we have to admit, Tisci is looking really good on Sorbet. {Sorbet Magazine}

Mariah Idrissi becomes the first hijab-wearing H&M model.
For its latest "Close the Loop" video campaign, H&M has tapped into a diverse group of models, including hijab-wearing Mariah Idrissi, who was discovered via Instagram by the Swedish retailer. The 23-year-old, whose parents are Pakistani and Moroccan, stated: "Our style, in a way, hasn't really mattered, so it's amazing that a brand that is big has recognized the way we wear hijab." You can watch a video from the campaign below. {Fusion}

Yoox and Net-a-Porter signed a merger deed.
Despite some bumps along the road, Italy-based e-commerce retailer Yoox and Net-a-Porter have finally signed a deed. The merger will be effective on Oct. 5. {WWD}

Pope Francis's visit impacted NYC retailers.
With numerous security checkpoints and street closings, the Pope's visit to NYC made a noticeable impact on shopping on Thursday and Friday. A|X Armani Exchange's Fifth Avenue store closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday, and H&M's Herald Square manager Carleena Felder stated that Friday shopping felt less busy and more "like a normal weekday." However, most affected retailers stated that shopping went back to normal by Saturday or Sunday. {WWD}

Fashion bloggers spend a LOT of time working.
On the surface, fashion blogging seems like a relatively easy, glamorous gig. But according to new research to be published in Social Media + Society, the reality often involves grueling 100-hour workweeks. Self-promotion is not as easy as it looks, kids. {The Atlantic}

Anna Wintour spent a few hours in Madrid as a guest of ambassador James Costos.
Before making her way to Paris Fashion Week, Vogue's Anna Wintour stopped by the Museo del Traje for a talk with students, aspiring designers and members of the Spanish Fashion Designers' Association (ACME). Michael Smith, the White House interior decorator and partner to ambassador James Costos, also took part in the conversation. {WWD}

Macy's unveils "One Below," a floor for millennial shoppers.
As part of a $400-million renovation at Macy's flagship location, the retailer unveiled "One Below," a floor catering to shoppers between the ages of 13 and 22. Customers can find a Benefit BrowBar, MAC makeup shop, brands like Material Girl and a technology station featuring items like Samsung's Gear Fit watch. Last but not least, there's a "selfie wall," because millennials are all about the Insta. {Bloomberg Business}

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