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Our friends over at Refinery29's bog Pipeline just posted an interesting rumor about designer Jane Mayle's next step after shuttering her much-loved ladies line Mayle. "In these days of non-disclosure contracts and non-competes, it's entirely probable that Mayle has already found a new home at a larger corporation. After some office speculation, names like Cacharel and Chloé (it's been rumored before) popped up. Large home brands—think Missoni Home or even Anthropologie—could satisfy her interest in 'creating atmospheres,' while big-box retailer Target could offer her a world of lifestyle possibilities as a creative director...Even with all those names in the very theoretical mix, there's one that stands out to us as a perfect balance of broad, mass-market appeal with a touch of the old-world style Mayle has perfected—Banana Republic. That's right, Banana Republic." Hm. Do they know something we don't? It sure sounds that way. [Pipeline; Previously]