Chanel to add e-commerce, Yoox merges with Net-a-Porter

Chanel to add e-commerce, Yoox merges with Net-a-Porter
Designer Karl Lagerfeld at the finale of the fall 2015 Chanel ready-to-wear runway show during Paris Fashion Week. Chanel, a longtime e-commerce holdout, has announced plans to make some of its pieces available online by 2016. (Ian Langsdon / EPA)

E-Chanel: French luxury brand Chanel appears to be moving into e-commerce, a fashion industry trade paper reports today. According to WWD, the label, a longtime holdout in the online-shopping space, is aiming to make at least some of its luxe apparel and accessories available via e-commerce in 2016, most likely by September. [WWD, subscription required]

Goodbye Marc by Marc Jacobs, hello Hillier Bartley: A week after news broke that the Marc by Marc Jacobs diffusion line would be absorbed into Marc Jacobs proper, word comes that its designers -- Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier -- are set to launch their own luxury label, Hillier Bartley. According to New York Magazine, the line will launch with a fall 2015 collection of ready-to-wear, bags and accessories. [The Cut]

Super stylish: L.A.-based subscription-only contemporary menswear label Five Four has partnered with Marvel Entertainment for a collection of shirts, suits, zip-front hoodies and accessories inspired by the studio's Avengers franchise. [All the Rage]

Meet Yoox Net-a-Porter: It's official -- after years of discussion and weeks of swirling rumors, Bologna, Italy-based Yoox Group has announced plans to merge with the Richemont-owned luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter to create Yoox Net-a-Porter, an impressive online fashion entity that, according to WWD, will have combined revenue of $1.41 billion. [WWD]

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