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Richemont Now Owns Net-a-Porter; Clogs Proliferate

• Richemont just bought the remaining 67 percent stake in Net-a-Porter, valuing the company at $533 million. Natalie Massenet will remain the executive chairman. [Reuters]

• Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment, announced that he is leaving the company. The company owns Storm Models, Victoria Beckham Collection, and RM by Roland Mouret, so those could be affected by the change. [Fashionologie]

• Coach is coming out with clogs for fall. [Nitrolicious]

Abbey Lee Kershaw covers the new Korean Vogue. [Design Scene]

• Nicole Richie will add a line of handbags to her House of Harlow 1960 line next spring. [WWD]

Carmen Marc Valvo announced he will launch a collection of wedding dresses. [WWD]

• Italian clothing company Franklin & Marshall has the same name as a college in Pennsylvania. Students love the label’s collegiate, Hollister flavor, and the company just announced that it will donate a scholarship to the school. [HuffPo]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was approached to appear in an American version of Harry Potter, but said she didn’t want to ride on a broomstick, preferring action movies instead. [My Fashion Life]

• Kelly Cutrone watched the season finale of Kell on Earth with Jane Fonda and Richard Perry. [Page Six/NYP]

Matthew Williamson teamed up with Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman to create windows inspired by the April 5 episode of the show. Big letters that read “What Would Chuck Do?” are splashed across the front of the store. [WWD]

Richemont Now Owns Net-a-Porter; Clogs Proliferate