Bad news for Rachel Roy. The designer was hit with the news that the production company Jones Group will no longer produce or distribute the Rachel Roy Collection.
Despite showing the Rachel Roy fall 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week last month and celebrating the label’s 10th anniversary, Jones Group announced it has discontinued the line. According to reports, a source says it was not in line with Jones’ strategy.
Jones, which is being sold to Sycamore Partners, has held a 50 percent stake in Roy’s business since 2008. The rep also said it will “continue to support” contemporary label Rachel Rachel Roy, which is exclusively sold at Macy’s.
The Rachel Roy collection was exclusively sold at high-end stores like Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Saks. But don’t count her out. Roy told WWD that she somehow plans to produce the line herself.
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