Gap Considers Home Decor, Ralph Lauren Signs With Theodore Alexander, and More News This Week

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Gap Considers Home Decor, While Ralph Lauren Partners With Theodore Alexander

Struggling fashion retailer Gap is heading into unchartered, expansive waters—thanks to a new agreement with IMG, as WWD reported. The licensing deal will make room for expansion into home furnishings, decor, and fabric, among other categories. However, when asked specifically about furniture, a spokesperson for the brand demurred: “It’s too soon to share what we’ll explore first and where it will show up, but the flexibility allows us to react to where the customer is and the categories they are interested in such as home.” Also of note, Ralph Lauren Home has inked a contract with Theodore Alexander, making it its sole manufacturer. Theodore Alexander will now handle

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