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Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Selling 20.1M Shares to Advent

The $845 million deal gives the private equity firm control of 13.9 percent of activewear company and two board seats.

Perry Ellis International on the Block?

According to reports, father-son duo George and Oscar Feldenkreis might be considering a sale of the Miami-based company.

Walgreens to Acquire Balance of Boots; HQ to Remain in U.S.

The planned transaction will create a global pharmacy-led retailer with more than 11,000 stores in 10 countries.

Aspinal Handbags Founder Said to Consider Minority Stake Sale

Chairman Iain Burton has held talks with private-equity firms over selling about 30 percent.

Alibaba Invests in Mobile Games Studio

The e-commerce giant has invested $120 million in San Francisco-based mobile games studio Kabam, the latest in a string of U.S. investments.

Everything But Water to Acquire Aqua Beachwear

The combined retail chain will total 93 stores across 26 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

JOHN HARDY, Catterton, acquisition, jewelry brand,  Robert Hanson, ceo, Damien Dernoncourt, Guy Bedarida, Miles Graham

Catterton Buys John Hardy Brand

WWD has also learned that Robert Hanson, former ceo of American Eagle Outfitters, has been named ceo of the luxury jewelry brand.

Authentic Buys Four Footwear Brands From Payless

The brands are Airwalk, Hind, Vision Street Wear and Above the Rim.

Chris Burch Talks BaubleBar Investment

The online jewelry retailer has raised $10 million in a Series B financing led by Burch Creative Capital.

LBO for Lululemon?

Maybe not, according to one analyst.

Wal-Mart on the Prowl to Boost Web Expertise

The retailer said Tuesday that it would buy social marketplace Luvocracy through its @WalmartLabs research and development arm.

Rue La La Said Exploring Sale

Boston-based Rue La La, which has attracted interest from online shopping site Gilt Groupe, has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to advise a potential sale.

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