Brazil’s potential, Bill Blass’ revival, Retail bankruptcies, Ted Lapidus dies

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Image courtesy of Daslu   Italian Luxury Brands See Potential in Brazil (WWD) With its growing GDP and rising number of affluent people, Brazil is an attractive market for luxury brands. Bill Blass’s New Owner Plans to Revive Couture Line (WSJ) Peacock International Holdings LLC, the new owner of Bill Blass plans to revive the line “within nine to 12 monthw.” Parent Company, a Retailer, Files for Bankruptcy (NY Times)

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