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Rachel Roy’s Designer Line Has Been Discontinued

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Last month, fashion designer Rachel Roy celebrated a full decade of running her label at New York Fashion Week. However, her parent company, Jones Group, recently announced that it would no longer continue to run the label. The division let go its designers and closed the pattern and sample rooms last week. The designer line was sold to retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. According to sources, the designer collection "didn’t fit in with Jones’ overall strategic direction". Jones, which is currently being sold to Sycamore Partners, has held a 50 percent stake in Rachel Roy’s business since 2008. It will “continue to support” contemporary label Rachel Rachel Roy, which is sold exclusively at Macy’s. However, this might not be the end of Roy's line just yet. Reports surfaced last month that brand management firm Bluestar Alliance had been looking to acquire Rachel Roy. And the designer isn't backing down just yet as she says hat she plans to produce the collection somehow herself.

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