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Urban Outfitters Renames “Navajo” Items after Causing Offense

This Urban Outfitters flask is now called "printed" instead of "Navajo"

Flagstaff, AZ--When an ethnic group becomes a fashion adjective, prepare for backlash.There’s a current fashion trend that is … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Applaud As Obama Signs 3 Free Trade Agreements

President Obama with President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea during Lee’s State Visit last week. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Washington--President Barack Obama signed off today on three long-standing free trade agreements, deals with South Korea, Colombia … [Read more...]

Be Creative, “Rock Your Socks” Today!

A Rock Your Socks Off Facebook fan submitted her hosiery style

New York—Today’s a day when you don’t have to step along with the crowd, beat to the same drummer, or fall into line.Instead, … [Read more...]

Explore Fashion and Sports in FIT’S Sporting Life Exhibition

Manolo Blahnik, boot, tan and hunter green leather, rubber, c. 1994, England, gift of C. Hooper.

New York--Would you like style with your sports or function with your fashion?Sports and fashion have played off and … [Read more...]

Study: Shoppers Increasingly Turn to Mobile Retail Websites

Shopping  Mobile Retail Websites

Kirkland,WA—The importance of a retailer having an updated mobile presence is even more crucial than ever this year. In fact, … [Read more...]

LA Boutique Decades Launches 2 Pop-Ups in NYC

"Downtown" gunmetal ring from the Haskell for Decades Uptown/Downtown Collection

New York—Los Angeles vintage boutique Decades is hosting two pop-up stores in New York this weekend, one uptown and one downtown. … [Read more...]

Charming Shoppes Takes Plus Size Retail Global offers more than 300 plus size brands from Charming Shoppes' stores such as Lane Bryant

Bensalem, PA—Charming Shoppes, champion of plus size apparel and accessories through its Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, Fashion … [Read more...]

Talbots to Award $200,000 in Women’s Scholarship Program

100% Of The Net Proceeds From The Sale Of This Scarf Benefits The Talbots Scholarship Foundation.

Hingham, MA—In that long and winding road of life, sometimes you need to take a turn to get ahead. And Talbots, the specialty … [Read more...]

ShoeStats 2011: Footwear Sales Rebound

Women's Footwear

Arlington,VA—U.S. footwear business is indeed taking a step in the right direction.In its annual ShoeStats released this week, … [Read more...]

NRF: Holiday Shoppers to Spend Less on Gifts, More on Self Purchase?

NRF 2011 Holiday Survey

Washington–This holiday season may be a good news/bad news type of experience for retailers.According to the National Retail … [Read more...]

Family Feud: Italian Jeweler Sues Designer Laura Buccellatti for Misuse of Family Name

Laura Buccellati surrounded by exotic skin handbags from her namesake collection, now the subject of a legal dispute.

New York–Laura Buccellati, grandniece of famed jeweler Mario Buccellati, is the target of a lawsuit charging her and her handbag … [Read more...]

This Shapewear Burns Calories, PhD Says

ShaToBu GET FIT tights

New York—The tagline is “Workout you Wear” and it seems that “calorie burning shaper” ShaToBu (SHAping, TOning, BUrning) lives up … [Read more...]