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After selling their basics line C&C California to Liz Claiborne in 2005 for a whopping $28 million, founders Claire Stansfield and Cheyann Benedict have each moved on with their own projects. While Stansfield is exploring her love of interior design, Benedict has decided to return to the fashion world with a namesake line and boutique on La Brea.
WWD has a full report on Benedict's new brand and shop, which will offer a relaxed, luxe take on basics with cashmere sweaters, lightweight tees and silk caftans, dresses and pants. As she told the trade rag, "I'm drawn to pieces that you can buy over and over, in every color, like the classic C&C T. And I still like comfortable, wearable clothes, but this reflects 10 years of growing up." The store will also sell a few pieces of her furniture, like "benches inlaid with ground turquoise," as well as vintage Native American jewelry from the designer's own collection and Samantha Grisdale leather goods.
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