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Fashion FYI: Walmart.com teams up with upscale Lord & Taylor

| Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
WearWoof, a women's clothing and accessories boutique, located at McIntyre Square, right on the Ross/McCandless border, is closing and having a liquidation sale. The store donated proceeds to Western Pennsylvania animal shelters and rescues.
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WearWoof, a women's clothing and accessories boutique, located at McIntyre Square, right on the Ross/McCandless border, is closing and having a liquidation sale. The store donated proceeds to Western Pennsylvania animal shelters and rescues.

Walmart.com teams up with upscale Lord & Taylor

Walmart will devote a section on its website to upscale Lord & Taylor, the latest strategic partnership as retailers make alliances.

The initiative announced Monday will start next spring. Lord & Taylor hopes it'll attract new customers already buying higher-end products on walmart.com. For Walmart, which has bought trendy fashion brands like ModCloth and Bonobos as it tried to broaden its customer base, the partnership is another move toward trying to create a premium online fashion destination.

Neither company would disclose the financial details of the arrangement.

Walmart's big push to expand online comes as it tries to position itself to challenge Amazon. Department stores have lost customers, and Lord & Taylor's parent company is selling the New York flagship building and will lease back some of the space.

Store closing

WearWoof, a women's clothing and accessories store, featuring new and used items, located at 3400 McIntyre Square Drive in McCandless, that donated proceeds to Western Pennsylvania animal shelters and rescues, is closing. Over the next several weeks there will be a liquidation sale.

Details: 412-315-5441 or wearwoof.org

Competition

The Pittsburgh Film Office is inviting area designers to create fashion with a rated Pittsburgh flair. The challenge is to create a garment utilizing the “Rated PGH” logo T-shirt into your design. Deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 5. Finalists will be selected by Jan. 13 and given $50 to be used on materials from Loom Exquisite (loomshowroom.com). Entries will be judged March 4 at the film office's 2018 Highmark Presents Lights! Glamour! Action! gala at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Details: pghfilm.org

Help needed

The Garment Project, based in Pittsburgh, a company that empowers women in recovery from an eating disorder by providing them with size-less clothing individualized for their healthy bodies, is looking for volunteers. Areas needed include fundraising, social media and fashion and styling.

Details: thegarmentproject.org

Trunk show

Henne Jewelers, 5501 Walnut St., Shadyside, is having a Monica Rich Kosann trunk show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 18-19.

Details: 412-682-0226 or hennejewelers.com

Pop-up shops

Grove City Premium Outlets welcomes holiday pop-up shops. They include Wendell August Forge, which offers handmade Christmas ornaments and tree toppers forged in aluminum, pewter and other metals. Webb Winery has a variety of wines from locally and regionally sourced fruits. Leggings World has items from high-end fashion to athletic wear. Triple L T-Shirts sells a variety of apparel. Get your sweets at Chocolate Moonshine Co.'s artisan confections — all handmade using the finest imported Belgian chocolate and locally sourced cream. Philson & Friends represents a group of 12 artisans offering locally crafted gifts, including jewelry, scarves and sweaters.

Details: premiumoutlets.com

— Staff reports

Send Fashion FYI items to JoAnne Klimovich Harrop at jharrop@tribweb.com.

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