FASHION AND STYLE
Dennis Keller 23, Sep 3 mins
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The Gabrielle Union line relaunched with New York & Company and Lord & Taylor for Fall 2021

Gabrielle Union announced the relaunch of her namesake fashion line with New York & Company under the Saadia Group, a leader in multi-category product manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing. The actress, author and entrepreneur returns to fashion design with her most expansive release yet.

The Gabrielle Union line was first launched exclusively at New York & Company in Fall 2017. The retailer saw immediate success and high demand from its customers with the introduction of the collection. With the relaunch, Gabrielle will continue to bring her individual style to the Saadia Group’s diverse portfolio of brands.

“We are excited to have Gabrielle Union join the Saadia Group, her brand is the perfect fit for our family of brands. We are excited to offer our product development expertise to relaunch her line bigger than before, with product at New York & Company and a debut at Lord & Taylor,” said Jack Saadia, Principal and Cofounder of The Saadia Group. “Our customers have been asking for the return of her line and we are confident that Gabrielle’s creativity and authentic style will continue to resonate with them.”

The first release of the line celebrates key staples in Gabrielle Union’s personal wardrobe. From errands and work to date night, and everything in between, the collection is comprised of styles for every occasion. Featuring a color palette of soft neutrals with subtle pops of color, the standout pieces include a stunning multi-color swirl maxi dress, bold sexy knits and matching sets. The new fall pieces embrace luxe textures and fabrics and will introduce denim to her line for the first time ever.

The relaunch of the line will roll out with monthly releases,…

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