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JCPenney Announces Stores Openings, Renovation Plans

JCPenney

Plano, TX—JCPenney announced plans to expand into "underserved" major markets as part of its long-range plan that also includes … [Read more...]

U.S. Firm, Samsung Near Deal on Buying Ferre

Gianfranco Ferré runway in Milan

Milan—Prodos Capital Management, a U.S. private equity firm, and Samsung’s textile division are reportedly the highest bidders in … [Read more...]

Maurices Kicks Off Nationwide Band Search

Maurices Kicks Off Nationwide Band Search

Duluth, MN—Maurices, a leading “small town” fashion specialty store, is doing its own version of “America’s Got Talent,” a … [Read more...]

Wanted: 8,000 Knit Scarves for Superbowl XLVI

Knitting for Super Bowl

Indianapolis—Tennessee may be known as the “volunteer state,” but don’t tell that to the good folks in Indiana where Super Bowl … [Read more...]

2011 Accessories Market Dates Revised

2011 Calendar

New York—Following industry feedback from the recently released 2011 accessories market dates, Fashion Accessories Shippers … [Read more...]

Nike Posts Q1 8% Increase in Profits

Nike Swoosh

Beaverton, OR—Nike announced Thursday robust first quarter sales, driven by sales and clean inventories, and has boosted future … [Read more...]

Sears Partners with UK’s Next on Online Exclusive

NEXT apparel, accessories and footwear are available through Sears.com

Hoffman Estates, IL—The British are coming again—to Sears. Only a week after Sears announced its agreement with French Connection … [Read more...]

NRF: After Spooky 2009, Halloween Spending to Rebound

Halloween costumes make up the largest portion of spending for the holiday.

Washington–There will be no shortage of ghosts or goblins this Halloween as 148 million Americans partake in some sort of holiday … [Read more...]

Material Girls: Madonna, Lourdes, Appear at Macy’s NYC

Material Girls: Madonna, Lourdes, Appear at Macy’s NYC

New York—While fashion news from across the pond this week circles around which A-lister went to Kate Moss’ party for her new … [Read more...]

AMEX: Fashionistas Still Spend (But Feel Guilty)

Fashionistas

New York—Just because times may be tough for some American consumers, don’t think that all fashionistas aren’t still interested in … [Read more...]

Italian Eyewear Exports See Rebound

Italian Accessories

Milan—Italy might be known for its chic eyewear style and designer labels, but it's not immune to global downturns.However, … [Read more...]

Juicy Couture’s ‘Two-in-One’ Sunglass Concept

Juicy Couture interchangeable sunglasses

Parsippany, NJ—Suffering from an identity crisis? Well, a new Juicy Couture sunglass collection might be just the antidote.The … [Read more...]