QVC and FFANY Welcome 12 New Footwear Brands for Annual Charitable Shoe Sale

QVC Takes A Stylish Stand Against Breast Cancer

Help make cancer a part of the past with QVC’s annual shoe shopping bash. Leading multiplatform retailer QVC is set to join forces with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) to help conquer cancer with its annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast event, scheduled to air Thursday, October 12 from 6 to 9 PM (ET). As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has generated more than $53 million, benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.

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As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has generated more than $53 million, benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.

Each October, the entire QVC community looks forward to uniting with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York as we continue our crusade against breast cancer,” said Mike George, President, and CEO of QVC. “This event is truly a shining moment for us as we leverage the power of relationships to address an issue of paramount concern not only to our customers but to our team members and surrounding communities as well. I am incredibly proud of the impact we have made in the field of breast cancer research and education, and I look forward to building upon that momentum and bringing us one step closer to eradicating this deadly disease once and for all.”

During the event, shoe aficionados will be offered a chic selection of approximately 140 donated shoe styles from more than 80 brands, including 12 newcomers like Imagine by Vince Camuto, Marc Fisher LTD, Eric Javits and 1.State, among others. All shoes will be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price* with a minimum of 80 percent of the purchase price** benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions, including:

  • Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
  • The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
  • Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

The success of this event is contingent upon the generous donations of so many brands. This year, four footwear companies have been designated as Special Pink Benefactors for contributing more than $500,000 in shoe donations each. Nine West Holdings, Inc., which boasts such brands as Anne Klein, Bandolino and Nine West; Caleres, offering items from Bzees, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Dr. Scholl’s Footwear, Fergie Footwear, Franco Sarto, Lifestride, Naturalizer, Rykä, Sam Edelman and Via Spiga; Camuto Group, whose donation includes styles from 1. State, ED Ellen DeGeneres, Imagine by Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson, Lucky Brand and Vince Camuto; and Marc Fisher Footwear, with styles from Guess, Indigo Rd., Kendall and Kylie, Marc Fisher, Marc Fisher LTD, Tommy Hilfiger and Tretorn.

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QVC, Inc. is the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer, committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products.

This year, QVC and the Special Pink Benefactors are encouraging shoppers to share photos explaining why and for whom they are shopping. Select photos will be featured on-air during the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast. QVC is also collaborating with influencers who will post “shoefies” of their favorite styles from this year’s event using #shoes4acure and encourage their followers to do the same.

In addition to the broadcast event, shoe lovers can shop the Shoe of the Day, a special style unveiled each weekday between 7 and 9 AM (ET) on QVC during the month of October. Additional styles can be found in the online collection offered on QVC.com. Shoes will be available through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television through QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation‘s annual charity benefit, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.” Funds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2017 event. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org.

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based on supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at this price.

**Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America And Fabletics Launch Global Campaign For Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Actress and Fabletics Co-Founder Kate Hudson returns as Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Ambassador for FTBC 2017

Doing Good is Always in Fashion” is the message behind the 2017 Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Campaign from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in partnership with Fabletics, a global active-lifestyle brand co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013.Fabletics

The collaboration returns for a second year with the actress, fashion tastemaker and mother of two serving as the FTBC ambassador for the month of October. Hudson follows in the footsteps of previous FTBC Ambassadors including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Karolina Kurkova among others.

The Fashion Targets Breast Cancer® (FTBC) name and symbol were created by Ralph Lauren and subsequently entrusted to the CFDA Foundation. In 2011, FTBC began working with The New York Community Trust to develop a focused grantmaking program covering the critical areas of breast cancer screening, treatment, and survival. It established the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Fund, which is guided by an advisory committee of fashion industry representatives, experts in the content area, and Trust staff, to make grants to New York City organizations that assist women with breast cancer. Specifically, grants from the FTBC Fund help low-income, minority, and immigrant women, with screening, treatment, and support services to help them cope with their cancer.

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Image Credit: Actress and Fabletics Co-Founder Kate Hudson return as Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Ambassador for FTBC 2017. | Photo Credit: JUCO

Fabletics is a global active-lifestyle brand designed with every woman in mind. Co-founded by Hudson, the brand combines fitness and fashion to make women feel stylish and confident at, and beyond, the gym. Fabletics brings new monthly collections—in sizing ranging from XXS-3X and customized lengths —to a loyal community of over one million members across eight countries. See (and shop) the full selection of premium quality activewear, accessories, shoes and more at fabletics.com and 22 retail locations across the US.

I’m really honored to have been asked to be an ambassador for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for a second year. Continuing to support this cause proactively is so important to me — and to so many other people whom have had a personal experience with a friend or family member diagnosed with breast cancer. We’ve made great strides but it’s my hope that with our collective voices, we can continue to spread awareness and produce the ground-breaking research needed to make progress in the mission to end breast cancer forever,” said Hudson.

Our inaugural ‘Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’ campaign in partnership with Fabletics was so successful that we all decided to renew the effort for this important cause,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “We are thrilled that Kate Hudson agreed to return as our ambassador, as our values of health, fitness, and philanthropy are aligned with those of Kate and Fabletics.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 with a membership of over 500 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the organization owns the Fashion Calendar and stages New York Fashion Week: Men’s. It also offers programs which support professional development and scholarships, including the CFDA {Fashion Incubator}, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship, the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award, the Kenneth Cole Footwear + Accessory Innovation Award, and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship. Member support is provided through the Strategic Partnerships Group, a group of high-profile companies offering designers strategic opportunities. The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate, not-for-profit organized to mobilize the membership to raise funds for charitable causes. Through the Foundation, the CFDA manages the worldwide Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative and raises funds for HIV/AIDS organizations, among other programs.

As part of the partnership, Fabletics is launching a FTBC-branded capsule collection available during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. It features three two-piece outfits designed in signature FTBC colors: a sports bra and high-waisted leggings, a sports bra and capri, and a tank with a legging. Proceeds of sales from the three looks will directly benefit FTBC global. The items will be available for purchase across eight countries and available on Fabletics.com as well as in the 22 Fabletics stores nationwide. Fabletics will also host an FTBC event at all retail locations, where a percentage of net proceeds of all sales will be donated to the initiative.

For more information, please visit www.CFDA.com, facebook.com/cfda, instagram.com/cfda, twitter.com/cfda, cfda.tumblr.com, and youtube.com/cfdatv. For general information on Fabletics, please visit the TechStyle website. Visit Fabletics Blog to experience the brand’s editorial content site.

Barbie® Is Christian Siriano’s Latest Muse In One-of-a-Kind Collection Highlighting Body Diversity

Siriano Recreates His Iconic Red Carpet Looks for all Four Body Types Found in the Barbie Fashionistas Line

Christian Siriano, a New York-based fashion designer known for advocating for body positivity, has partnered with Barbie to launch a one-of-a-kind collection showcasing red carpet glamour on the four different Barbie® body types found in the brand’s Fashionistas® line.

Four of the one-of-a-kind Barbie looks were inspired by red carpet moments Siriano designed for celebrities, which showcases the evolution of red carpet beauty. The final doll’s gown was inspired by the designer’s Resort 2018 collection to complete the diverse line-up. Siriano continues to challenge the fashion industry’s standards by being more inclusive—a shared value for the Barbie brand.

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Christian Siriano designs one-of-a-kind looks for Barbie highlighting the diversity found in the brand’s Fashionistas line.

Barbie has always been a huge inspiration to me and I’m honored to be teaming up with this iconic brand,” said Christian Siriano. “It’s especially exciting to be designing an array of inclusive and diverse doll looks that can allow girls to see themselves better represented when they play. It was incredible to recreate iconic red carpet moments and dress my latest muse, Barbie, in a new look from my Resort 2018 collection.”

Over the past three years, the Barbie brand has infused a variety of skin tones, body types, hairstyles and fashions into its line—making it the most diverse doll line on the market. The brand is a better reflection of the girls who play with them, and culturally depicts a broader view of beauty currently seen on runways, red carpets, in magazines and with the rise of social media influencers. The Barbie Fashionistas segment continues to exceed expectations, as sales of the line see high double-digit growth globally. Diversity continues to roll out across brand content, marketing, and product, including the Fantasy, Entertainment and Careers segments.

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Barbie is a fashion icon—she’s been dressed by a multitude of designers over the years who have used her as a canvas to reflect beauty of the moment,” said Sejal Shah Miller, VP Global Marketing of Barbie. “We are thrilled that Christian is the next designer to be inspired by Barbie and is showcasing a diverse and inclusive view of red carpet looks.

Nordstrom Announces Latest Retail Concept: Nordstrom Local

New Retail Initiative A Neighborhood Hub For Free Personal Styling, Onsite Alterations And A Suite Of Nordstrom Services

Nordstrom, Inc. has announced the launch of Nordstrom Local – the company’s latest retail concept and neighborhood hub where customers can shop and access Nordstrom services in a convenient, central location. This brand new Nordstrom experience will launch in West Hollywood on October 3, on the same day as the company’s Westside Pavilion store relocation to Century City.NORDSTROM LOGO

As the retail landscape continues to transform at an unprecedented pace, the one thing we know that remains constant is that customers continue to value great service, speed, and convenience,” said Shea Jensen, Nordstrom senior vice president of customer experience who led the Nordstrom Local initiative. “We know there are more and more demands on a customer’s time and we wanted to offer our best services in a convenient location to meet their shopping needs. Finding new ways to engage with customers on their terms is more important to us now than ever.”Nordstrom Local Logo

Nordstrom Local will have a 3,000 sq. ft. footprint; much smaller than an average 140,000 sq. ft. Nordstrom store. This service-focused concept store has no dedicated inventory – rather, customers who want to shop will have access to Personal Stylists, who can transfer merchandise in for customers, as well as a suite of convenient services like Buy Online, Pick-Up In-Store (available same-day), Alterations & Tailoring, Trunk Club services, manicure appointments and more (please see full list below). Customers will also be able to make returns at Nordstrom Local from Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com and Trunk Club.

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Nordstrom Local @ 8401 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, California 90069

Nordstrom Local will have one styling suite and eight dressing rooms, while the majority of the space will consist of a centrally-located meeting space where customers can sit comfortably, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and chat with their Personal Stylists. Customers will also find Alterations & Tailoring and Order Pickup at the entrance, and items can be hand-delivered to a customer’s car via Curbside Pickup.

The full list of services available at Nordstrom Local includes:

  • Personal Stylists – Fast, fun, free – and zero pressure. A Nordstrom Personal Stylist can help customers with everything from a little fashion advice to a whole new wardrobe to finding the perfect gift at any budget. Customers can make an appointment with a stylist online, over the phone or in-person.
  • Buy Online, Pick-Up In-Store – Customers can shop Nordstrom.com and pick up their purchases at Nordstrom Local on the same day, if ordered before 2pm.
  • Onsite Alterations & Tailoring – Customers can get professional alterations and tailoring at Nordstrom Local. On-site tailors will assure that any garment fits perfectly, from a simple jeans hem to a meticulously tailored suit.
  • Same-Day Delivery – Available for completed alterations or purchases, and delivered directly to a customer’s home on the same day, if ordered by 2pm.
  • Curbside Pickup Alterations and Buy Online, Pick-Up In-Store orders can be hand-delivered to a customer’s car via Nordstrom Local‘s Curbside Pickup.
  • Trunk Club & Trunk Club Custom – Another convenient location for customers to meet a Trunk Club Stylist or pick up or return a trunk. The Nordstrom team of expert tailors will help customers select the right fabrics or create a Trunk Club Custom garment that suits them perfectly from workweek to weekend.
  • Nordstrom Gift Card – Nordstrom donates 1% of all Gift Card sales to nonprofits in local communities.
  • Style Boards Nordstrom Style Boards is a new salesperson tool that allows salespeople and Personal Stylists to create digital boards filled with personalized fashion recommendations, like a summer vacation or wedding, which customers can view on their phone and purchase directly through Nordstrom.com. In addition to fashion recommendations, customers can get the expert advice of a salesperson or Personal Stylist by having a conversation with them through the app.
  • Nail Services Nordstrom Local offers eight different manicure services to help customers complete the perfect look.
  • Easy Returns – Customers can make returns at Nordstrom Local from Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com, and Trunk Club.
  • On-Site Refreshments Nordstrom Local will serve a full beverage menu including California-sourced beer and wine, cold-pressed juices from Pressed Juicery, and handcrafted espresso drinks from Nordstrom Ebar.

Nominations Announced for the 2017 Metropolitan Fashion Awards.

Award Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Fashion and Costume Design in Motion Pictures, Television, and Live Performance

Winners will be announced at the 5th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala & Fashion Awards on October 5th at Warner Bros. Studios

Nominations for the 2017 METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion picture, television, and live performance were announced by Metropolitan Fashion Week Founder Eduardo Khawam. The winners will be revealed during the 5th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards to be held Thursday, October 5th at Warner Bros. Studios. (To View MetroFW official video reel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBsDwEYiZX0.)

We are so excited to receive a record number of entries from all over the world,” said Khawam. “The enthusiastic response of the entertainment and fashion community is remarkable. These awards are unique because they also embrace fashion influencers in television, film and live performance.”Metropolitan Fashion Nominations

The Nominees For The 2017 Metropolitan Fashion Awards Are:

Costume Designer of the Year – Motion Picture

  • Atomic Blonde – Cindy Evans
  • Beauty and the Beast – Jacqueline Durran
  • Dunkirk – Jeffrey Kurland
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Judianna Makovsky
  • Wonder Woman – Lindy Hemming

Costume Designer of the Year – TV

  • EMPIRE – Paolo Nieddu, Mary Lane & Jennifer Salim
  • Homeland – Katina Le Kerr
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – Zaldy Goco
  • Suits – Jolie Andreatta
  • This Is Us – Hala Bahmet
  • The Last Tycoon – Janie Bryant

Costume Designer of the Year – Live Performance

  • Celine Dion Las Vegas – Annie Horth
  • Hamilton – Paul Tazewell
  • Le Reve – Claude Renard
  • Circus 1903 – Angela Aaron
  • Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil – Giovanna Buzzi

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Rihanna Launches Fenty Beauty, a Global Makeup Brand, in 17 Countries

Rihanna, in partnership with Kendo Brands, a LVMH-owned beauty developer, has launched her global makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, in an unprecedented 1,600 stores across 17 countries on one day. Beauty industry’s most anticipated launch, Fenty Beauty was created by Rihanna with a vision that’s always ahead of the game – Fenty Beauty redefines the rules with light-as-air formulas that love to be layered, in a global lineup of shades designed for all.

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The new generation of beauty – Fenty Beauty by Rihanna (PRNewsfoto/Fenty Beauty by Rihanna)

The singer/actress was inspired to create Fenty Beauty after trying to find products that worked across all skin types and tones. With Rihanna’s mandate of inclusivity, Fenty Beauty offers a wide range of products for traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, creating formulas that work for all skin types, and pinpointing universal shades.

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Just like Rihanna, the brand is both edgy and feminine, with a complexion-focused product assortment developed to work together and provide everyone with Rihanna’s real-life method for killer radiance, The Fenty Face. “The Fenty Face was created for women of all skin tones, of all personalities,” she says. “These steps are key to starting your makeup, no matter the look you’re going for. This is where the fun begins

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For Rihanna, the secret to radiance lies in the very first step of the Fenty Face, a soft matte filt’r because no matter your skin type, adding glow on glow equals unwanted shine. The second step? Layer your highlight for strategically-placed glow-it’s all about lighting up where you want. Lastly, get ahead of shine by blotting on the fly, wherever and whenever; Rihanna believes that being photo-ready means being shine-free. Tested backstage, on stage, and in real life, The Fenty Face is the key to unlocking all of makeup’s limitless possibilities.

This process is at the core of this 91-SKU line, which includes 40 shades of Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation; 1 universal Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer; 30 magnetic Match Stix Skinsticks, in both matte and shimmer finishes to contour, correct, conceal, highlight and blush; 6 cream-powder hybrid Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters for face and eyes; Invisimatte Blotting Powder and Paper; 1 universal lip gloss known as Gloss Bomb; and a variety of application tools.

In addition to creating every detail of each product in her cosmetics collection, Rihanna also personally appointed three prestigious makeup artists to represent Fenty Beauty around the world. This Global Artistry Team includes James Kaliardos as Resident Artist, and Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal as Global Makeup Artists.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is available starting today at Sephora, FentyBeauty.com and Sephora.se (Sweden)

It’s Time to Get Ready for Fall Fashion with Macy’s

Macy’s Presents The Edit Curates The Fall Season’s Key Trends And Newest Essentials As Selected By Macy’s Team Of Fashion Experts And Trend Setters

Get Ready For Fall With Bold Prints, Sharp Silhouettes, Luxe Fabrics, To-Die-For Accessories, And Fierce Makeup From Macy’s.

Beginning this month, Get Ready, Macy’s Fall 2017 Fashion Campaign, introduces an expansive assortment of styles that will elevate our fearless shopper’s closet as well as her attitude. A curated range of fashion-forward styles from innovative brands along with gasp-worthy collections created for Macy’s by groundbreaking designers combines to ensure our fashion warrior steps out to take on her day in high style.macyslogo

This fall is about confidence and stepping out ready to take on the world,” said Cassandra Jones, Senior Vice President of Macy’s fashion. “With a dazzling assortment of the best clothing, accessories, and beauty products, Macy’s shoppers won’t just look amazing in the carefully curated items we’ve assembled, but they will feel extraordinarily self-assured each time they walk out the door. Getting ready has never been this fun.”

Macy’s Presents The Edit takes the guesswork out of rocking the season’s hottest trends. A mix of fashion ideas and inspiration, The Edit is a collection of hand-selected items for our customers by Macy’s Fashion Office. A group of style setters, the fashion team travels the globe to find and distill cutting-edge style, commission and collaborate with top designers on collections created for Macy’s, and cull together the very best product from the world’s runways and streets to refresh and transform the Macy’s shopper’s wardrobe. Presented in trend statements encompassing a variety of products for him, her and home, customers can also take guidance from the It List, a detailed selection of products within The Edit that are key for the season.

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Get ready for fall with amazing fashion from Macy’s. Levi’s seamed trucker jacket, $64.50; plaid shirt, $54.50; mended 711 jeans, $54.50; available at select Macy’s stores and on macys.com. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Western Trend gets a jolt of rock-and-roll for fall with re-invented denim leading the charge. Patches, fringe, studding, distressing, embroidery, and DIY mix to create declarative pieces for a country meets punk aesthetic. Partnering with iconic denim brand, Levi’s®, Macy’s is bringing this western vibrations movement to fashion lovers through Levi’s® Limited, a special collection created for Macy’s. Floral embroidery on jeans and denim jackets epitomize California whimsy, and patched denim from head to toe make a strong statement. The fringe series channels the Wild West and includes black and white denim with boho trim that moves with each stride. There’s also the studded range for instant rocker edge. The limited-edition Pinnacle Trucker jacket in Stud Muffin is the standout premium item — covered with thousands of shiny dome studs, this collector’s piece is guaranteed to turn heads.

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Get ready for fall with amazing fashion from Macy’s. Anna Sui x INC fringe dress, $219.50; available at select Macy’s stores and on macys.com. (Photo: Business Wire)

Offering an eccentric, glamorous take on western is legendary designer Anna Sui, who has partnered with I.N.C International Concepts to create a jaw-dropping collection for Macy’s this fall. Known for her boundless creativity and unparalleled originality, Sui has applied her penchant for mixing vintage styling and of-the-moment obsessions to the Anna Sui x INC collection for a range that is declarative, daring and loads of fun. Get ready to spin, dance, kick, and hair-flip in wildly-printed dresses with long fringe, eye-popping tops with feminine prairie accents, vibrant floral-embroidered jackets, and sassy multi-hued miniskirts and flare-legged pants. Crystal-studded and embellished cowboy boots, mules, flats and handbags compliment chokers, broaches and a bevy of fabulous jewelry. Additionally, Sui curated a collection of her favorite pieces from I.N.C, aptly titled Anna Loves INC, which will be available at Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com this fall. Continue reading