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  1. Loehmann’s Out of Step and Closing Out
    The Loehmann’s chain, which got its start in Brooklyn in 1920, is liquidating its stores and shutting down.
  2. Pinterest Rolls Out a “Sneak Peek” of its New, Interest-Based Homepage
    Pinterest is officially announcing a sneak preview of its new “Interests” page, designed to highlight items that match your own personal tastes.
  3. Times Styles Adds Reporter Matthew Schneier
    The New York Times Styles section has added Style.com deputy editor Matthew Schneier to its ranks as a reporter.
  4. Eye on E-Commerce: WeTheAdorned
    WeTheAdorned, a members-only site featuring limited-run designer collaborations with Sarah Jessica Parker as curator.

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Last night, Zac Posen showed his Fall 2013 collection at the Plaza—we only wish it was digital too!

He took some new direction than his past seasons, which are traditionally full of evening gowns. Style.com noted that “Posen focused less on evening gowns with his famous anatomical seaming than he usually does on the runway, favoring evening separates and a surprising number of pants, but the clothes were nonetheless loaded up with detail: soutache embroidery, origami draping and folds.”

We like the change, though, and hope thats a sign of new things to come for his brand, including dipping into more tech. He’ll be launching a more affordable line, Zac Zac Posen, and we want to see it sell online. What do you think? Hear more when he talks with WIRED’s Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich—register now. And check out all the looks, including Coco Rocha’s closing number, on Style.com here.

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On Feb. 2-3, Decoded Fashion held the world’s first Fashion Hackathon, a 24-hour event where 550 registered participants and 78 teams competed to build a technology that helps American fashion designers.

About 300 developers, designers and entrepreneurs—40 percent women—worked on a variety of projects, from B2B software for production and merchandising to analytics for social media and e-commerce. Many projects were inspired by the Fashion Brief, a conversation with designer Rachel Roy, DKNY’s Aliza Licht, Rebecca Minkoff’s Uri Minkoff, Michael Kors’ Farryn Weiner, and the CFDA’s Kelly McCauley and Sideways’ Nathaniel Catanio, on what areas of the fashion industry could utilize technology to increase efficiency and drive business.

Five finalist teams were chosen to compete for the top prize—$10,000 and the chance to have its app launched by the CFDA. They will pitch live on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week during the Decoded Fashion Forum, to a panel of fashion judges including the CFDA’s Steven Kolb, Style.com’s Dirk Standen, Zac Posen, Rebecca Minkoff’s Uri Minkoff, and Gilt Groupe’s Susan Lyne.

Finalists:
42 personalizes the brick-and-mortar experience by using the best intelligence of online commerce. Founders: Cathy Han, Sarah Hum, Lucas Lemanowicz, Nicolas Porter

Avant-Garde remakes targeting marketing by matching customers with products by visually analyzing products and social media streams to understand exactly what customers want right now. Founders: Vladimir Dedov, Ajay Mantha, Carrie Mantha

Coveted is a 1-click platform for brands to sell their products through shareable tumblr images. Founders: Ian Culley, Michael Dizon, Jason Fertel

Fashion Dashboard optimizes commerce through competitive social media and merchandising analysis. Founder: Stephan Alber

SWATCHit is a peer-to-peer platform connecting global designers with emerging market artisans and overseas producers. Founders: Ramzi Abdoch, Jagjeet Gill, Jackson Lin, Henrika Makilya, Paul Yun

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