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It looks like Vera Wang's exclusive Kohl's line has undergone a name transformation. While initially slated to be launched as Very Vera by Vera Wang, save-the-date calls for a launch event next month made late on Friday referred to the line as Simply...

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ROTH BUTTONS UP: Henry Roth, a bridal house run by the brother-and-sister team of Henry and Michael Roth, is reportedly shutting down its wholesale business. The pair told the 10 employees who work in its Eighth Avenue Manhattan office that the company is winding down its wholesale operations, according to one staffer who requested anonymity. The owner of a bridal specialty store, who also asked not to be named, said she, too, heard the label would no longer be offered to retailers. Reached by phone, Henry Roth declined comment.

NUMBER ELEVEN'S NEW LIFE: Number Eleven Cadogan Gardens, the London town house hotel that, over the years, has achieved cult status among the international fashion crowd and rich Americans, is getting a facelift. The Chelsea hotel famous for its faded grandeur, rickety elevator and solicitous staff (there's even a friendly ghost named Winnie, a former head housekeeper) has just been purchased by Paul Davies. A luxury property developer and a major sponsor at the Royal College of Art, Davies has vowed to preserve the hotel's charm — and not isolate the old clientele. He also plans to add a private members' bar, library, guest lounge and restaurant, and offer clients personal butlers and access to a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Aston Martins. "I want to make it a showcase for the lifestyle brand we have created — a home away from home for all those people who want the best in quality, interior design, service and style," he said.
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