Must Read: The Demise of Sears, COS Debuts Official Kids' Line

Plus, Karl Lagerfeld and Puma unveil capsule collection.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

The demise of Sears
Over the last 126 years, Sears has gone from an innovative retail powerhouse to a bankrupt department store chain. WWD tracked what exactly led to the store's demise and asked retail analysts to weigh in on whether it will be able to recover from the Chapter 11 filing. {WWD}  

COS debuts official kids' line 
H&M-owned COS is launching an official kids' line on Oct. 19, with items for children aged 1-10 years. And on Nov. 16, the Swedish retailer is dropping its baby line for ages 0-12 months. The elementary school offering boasts the same cool minimalist garments as the adult collections, and the unisex baby line features a neutral-toned assortment of rompers, cardigans and blankets. {WWD

Karl Lagerfeld and Puma unveil capsule collection
Puma teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld as a part of its Suede 50 program of collaborations marking the 50th anniversary of the sports brand's original Suede sneaker. While originally focused on the shoe, the project grew into a 13-piece capsule fusing the labels' respective codes. The Karl Lagerfeld x Puma men's and women's capsule collection launches on Oct. 19, and you can preview the complete line in the gallery below. {Fashionista inbox} 

Vestiaire Collective rebrands to grow sales in Europe and Asia
Vestiaire Collective is refreshing its image by releasing a new logo and website, as well as by updating its packaging. The luxury resale site is also launching a campaign in Europe and Asia, which promotes resale as a modern alternative for the luxury and sustainability-conscious consumer. Vestiaire's rebrand comes after a €58 million ($62 million) funding round last year, which the company is using to expand internationally. {Business of Fashion

How Chrissy Teigen wittily navigates social media 
Vogue paid a visit to the Los Angeles home of Chrissy Teigen for its November issue to talk Kanye West and what it feels like to get blocked by President Trump on Twitter. The magazine also talked to the multihyphenate about how she manages to wittily navigate social media and make her millions of followers smile when there's so much garbage on the internet. {Vogue

Tibi's founder and creative director on the state of American fashion
"You could characterize American fashion as dominated by brands that are completely faceless and driven by venture capitalists or private equity, or it's driven by struggling brands who are trying to figure out," said Tibi's founder and creative director Amy Smilovic in a new interview with WWD on the state of American fashion. When asked about the weaknesses of American fashion, Smilovic said she feels female designers don't get as much support or respect as they do internationally. {WWD

Remembering Anna Harvey, the renowned fashion editor who dressed Princess Diana 
Anna Harvey, the Vogue editor who advised Princess Diana on her clothing for nearly two decades, passed away last week at the age of 74. "She was the brisk embodiment of old-school English reserve, a deeply experienced behind-the-scenes champion of talent — frosty on the outside, kind on the inside — whose influence went global when she became Editorial Director of New Markets, overseeing new editions in China, India, Russia and more," writes Vogue's Sarah Mower. "Behind her intimidating exterior, Harvey was a mother figure and life coach to two generations of young women at Vogue in Britain, and then around the world." {Vogue

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