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Must Read: Anthropologie Expands into Superstores, Asos Creates a Princess Diana-Inspired Capsule Collection

Plus, meet Christopher Kane's new CEO.
An Anthropologie store in New York City. Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

An Anthropologie store in New York City. Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines on Wednesday.

Get ready for bigger, better Anthropologie stores
As Anthropologie continues to expand its categories in home, beauty and wedding, the retailer is looking to establish itself as a premier lifestyle store — and as such, is settling into increasingly large store spaces, essentially filling the void of department stores. Case in point: the expansion of two of its key locations, in Portland, Ore. and Newport Beach, Calif., where each store doubled to nearly 30,000 square feet. And most recently, the Urban Outfitters-owned retailer opened a concept store in Walnut Creek, Calif. called Anthropologie & Co., which will include a shoe salon carrying designers options and a "design center" where shoppers can shop the store's wallpaper selection and create custom furniture with fabric swatches. {Business of Fashion}

Asos pays homage to Princess Diana with new capsule collection
The British e-tailer is remembering the iconic Princess Diana with a 20-piece collection spanning suits, shirts, sweaters, dresses, jeans, skirts, outerwear and accessories, all inspired by the Princess's polished, yet youthful style. Created in collaboration with Sharmadean Reid, founder of British nail brand Wah Nails, the pieces are currently available for purchase, with prices ranging from $13 for select jewelry to $129 for a velvet minidress. {WWD}

Christopher Kane has a new CEO
Nikolas Talonpoika, who worked most recently as Kering's (Christopher Kane parent company) strategic marketing and media director, has been appointed CEO of Christopher Kane, effective immediately. He succeeds Sarah Crook, who held the position for two years, during which the brand opened its first flagship in London and expanded its leather goods division. {WWD}

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Time to dig out that red dad sweater
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Meet the designers behind "A Seat at the Table"
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Alibaba Group cracks down against counterfeiters
China's largest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., has recently taken measures to tighten policies against copyright infringements and enable brands to issue complaints regarding counterfeit items on its platforms. Alibaba recently removed 380 million product listings and closed about 180,000 Taobao (similar to eBay in the U.S.) stores within the last 14 months, according to a letter submitted to the U.S. Trade Representative. Also, the group is reportedly addressing the problem at the source, and has closed nearly 700 production, storage or sales operations of counterfeit goods. {Bloomberg}

The Victoria & Albert Museum to stage Balenciaga retrospective
As part of its 2017 calendar, London's Victoria & Albert Museum will host a fashion exhibition next year from May 27, 2017 to February 18, 2018 showcasing the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga. "Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion" will be the first U.K.-based exhibition dedicated to the iconic Spanish designer, and will feature around 100 garments and 20 hats crafted by Balenciaga and his protogées, in addition to sketches, photographs, film and fabric samples. {Vogue UK}

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