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Must Read: Hedi Slimane Revealed His First Handbag for Celine, Nike Hits an All-Time High Thanks to Colin Kaepernick Ad

Plus, Ralph Lauren generated the most social media buzz at NYFW.
Celine's 16 bag. Photo: @celine/Instagram

Celine's 16 bag. Photo: @celine/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Hedi Slimane revealed his first handbag for Celine 
We won't see a single stitch of clothing from Hedi Slimane's first Celine collection until it comes down the runway on Sept. 28. However, the designer has revealed his debut Celine creation, which is a '60s-inspired top-handle handbag named the "16." Available in three sizes and in a range of colors, the bag is expected to go on sale Nov. 12. Slimane will also launch two more handbags this fall. {WWD

Nike hits an all-time high thanks to Colin Kaepernick ad
In spite of boycotts, Nike's new Colin Kaepernick campaign has helped the company's shares hit an all-time high, according to Bloomberg. And its sales are up as well: Edison Trends scanned receipts from more than 200 online retailers and found that the first full day after Kaepernick's ad went viral, Nike purchases were 22 percent higher than the same day in 2017. On Wednesday they were 42 percent higher, and they remained above 2017 levels through the end of the week. {Bloomberg

Ralph Lauren generated the most social media buzz at NYFW
Ralph Lauren's 50th anniversary blowout in the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park generated more than twice as many social engagements than all other brands showing at NYFW this Spring 2019 season. The designer also published the five most engaging Instagram posts of the week. {WWD

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Robin Givhan recaps the NYFW collections that worked and the ones that didn't
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The RealReal's chief merchant on buying and selling in the luxury market
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Laura Dern's son Ellery Harper signs with IMG
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Justin Bieber reportedly wed Hailey Baldwin on Thursday 
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin reportedly got married on Thursday in New York City, just two months after the young couple announced their engagement. A "religious source" confirmed to People that the Insta-famous duo legally wed at a courthouse, and that Bieber thanked the court official "for keeping it on the DL." The newlyweds do plan on having a proper religious ceremony and celebration with friends and family soon. {People

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