Nicole Richie is joining the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Alberta Ferretti and Giambattista Valli, as the latest designer to collaborate with Macy's on a limited-edition capsule collection, WWD is reporting. Of course, this isn't the first time Richie and Macy's have worked together. They both star on NBC's glitzy new fashion reality show Fashion Star. Perhaps Macy's liked what they saw in Richie on the judging panel. Or maybe it's just good timing. Either way, it seems like a good fit.
Macy's designer collaboration line Impulse continues to give Target's Go International line a run for its money. Giambattista Valli is the latest designer to pair up with the mass retailer, according to a report in WWD. Even though Macy's won't confirm WWD's report (they "do not comment on speculation"), Fashionista hears from a reliable source that Valli is up next. Valli's collection for Macy's is said to launch in November, following Karl Lagerfeld's, which hits stores in September. Valli is the fourth designer to partner with Macy's for their Impulse line--Kinder Aggugini was first up in January, followed by Matthew Williamson's which launched in April.