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Roundup: New Executives at Retail

Appointments

Executives changes and new appointments recently were announced at Barneys, Stage Stores, Bebe, Sears Holdings and … [Read more...]

French Regulator Approves Hermes Anti-Takeover Plan

Hermes

Paris—Hermès’ majority shareholders—descendants of the luxurygoods brand’s founding family—won an important round in their battle … [Read more...]

eBay Reports $2 Billion in Mobile Sales

eBay

San Jose, CA—Just how big is mobile commerce really? Plenty big according to eBay.The online auction site said Thursday it has … [Read more...]

Sold Out AccessorieTheShow Opens Sunday

AccessoriesTheShow

New York--Given how many retailers reported Thursday that accessories classifications were among top sellers for holiday, it’s not … [Read more...]

Liz Claiborne Lowers Second Half Forecast

Liz Claiborne

New York—Shares of Liz Claiborne Inc. fell 20% in afterhours trading after the fashion behemoth reported Thursday that it cut its … [Read more...]

Not So Powerful Power Bracelets?

Power Balance bracelet

Laguna Niguel,CA—Here’s one for that oh-no-you-didn’t marketing file.Power Balance bracelets, the hologram-embedded rubbery … [Read more...]

Kipling to Sponsor Figure Skating Event

Kipling to sponsor figure skating event

Greensboro, NC-- Kipling is skating on thin ice, and it’s a good thing!The handbag company has signed on to be the exclusive … [Read more...]

NPD Group Names Director for Footwear Accessories

NPD Group's Rhona Wulf

Port Washington, NY—In a nod to its expanding scope and research into accessories, The NPD Group Inc., a leading market research … [Read more...]

Strong November Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

New York--Despite the fact retail sales for November and December posted the strongest performance since 2006, December sales … [Read more...]

Marchon3D Gets Patent for Curved 3D lenses

Marchon3D

Las Vegas--Marchon3D announced it has earned U.S. patent 7,854,506 for its curved M3D 3D lenses. The patent "protects the … [Read more...]

Macy’s E-Commerce Expansion Could Add 3,500 Jobs

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New York—Macy’s is certainly doing its part to shorten those unemployment lines.The mega department store retailer plans to … [Read more...]

Kellwood Buys Rebecca Taylor Brand

From Rebecca Taylor's Spring/Summer 2011 runway

St. Louis--Kellwood today revealed it bought the Rebecca Taylor brand, which will join a line-up that already includes labels such … [Read more...]