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Marika Signs Multi-Year License Agreement with Glance Eyewear

Marika style 53301 features a lens with a mirrored coating for superior glare and UV protection. The frame is made of a lightweight polycarbonate material for added fit and comfort.

Commerce, CA and New York—Marika, the shape-enhancing activewear and yoga brand belonging to FAM Brands, continues to expand into … [Read more...]

Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

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Washington—In an effort to stave off any work stoppage as shipments arrive to West Coast ports for the crucial holiday selling … [Read more...]

Steve Madden Launches New Socially Integrated Website

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Long Island City, NY—When Steve Madden, designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories for women, men and children, … [Read more...]

Pent Up Demand Gives March Biggest Sales Increase in 18 Months

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Washington—Thank heavens for pent up demand. The bitter winter that chilled sales in January and February thawed in March, … [Read more...]

H&M Announces Its First U.S. Designer Collaboration: Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang arrives at the Alexander Wang X H&M Coachella Party held at the Indio Performing Arts Center on April 12, in Indio, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for H&MShare)

Palm Springs, CA—Why it must be music to fashionistas’ ears. At a party held Saturday at the Coachella Music Festival, H&M … [Read more...]

Looking Ahead: Accessories Directions Analyzes Spring, Summer 2015 Trends

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New York--Trends happen faster than ever, driving demand for accessories trend projections that are right on the money! … [Read more...]

NRF Announces Retail Information-Sharing Platform for Cybersecurity

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Washington—To help stave off data breaches like those recently at Target and Neiman Marcus that affected millions of consumers, … [Read more...]

Bankrupt Coldwater Creek Plans Liquidation Sales by Mother’s Day

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Sandpoint, ID—In a move that didn’t surprise anyone, Coldwater Creek Inc. today filed for bankruptcy protection, planning to start … [Read more...]

Stuart Weitzman, Kurt Geiger to Operate as Independent Companies

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New York—Just days after its acquisition of The Jones Group Inc., Sycamore Partners announced today that two of the brands that … [Read more...]

Gap Inc.’s March Sales Disappoint

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San Francisco--Shares of Gap Inc. were down in trading earlier today following the retailer’s disappointing March comp sales … [Read more...]

American Apparel Reports 5% Decline in March Comps

Limited edition prints from American Apparel's Natalie Du Pasquier collection

Los Angeles—In what will be its last monthly sales report, American Apparel Inc. reported late Thursday that it posted a 5% … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

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New York—A lot of “Big Picture thinking” this week…Glen Senk, former chief executive for Urban Outfitters and David Yurman, … [Read more...]