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Discounters, Dollar Stores Rise in Top 100 Retailers List

Dollar Store

Washington—Consumers looking for lower prices and bargains helped move up discounters and especially dollar stores in the latest … [Read more...]

What’s Inside a Handbag? Billions in Valuables, Study Shows

What's carried inside a handbag is worth an average of about $516, a U.K. study found.

Hampshire, England—While designer “it” bags have been known to cost a small fortune, a new British study released Tuesday found … [Read more...]

JCPenney, Aldo Team Up for Shop-In-Shop Concept

JCPenney, Aldo Team Up for Shop-In-Shop Concept

Plano, TX and Montreal—JCPenney and Aldo USA announced today that the department store would be the exclusive U.S. retailer for … [Read more...]

Collective Brands Expands European Operations

Collective Brands

Lexington, MA--Footwear company Collective Brands has bolstered its set-up in Europe to take advantage of growing demand for … [Read more...]

K. Bell Donates 10,000 Pairs of Socks to Soles4Souls

K. Bell Socks

Los Angeles–K. Bell, Inc. has been doing some “sole” searching. This week donate the company, a leading supplier of branded and … [Read more...]

World Cup Timer Hublot Hosts Live Soccer Screenings

Hublot is the first luxury watch to ever become the official timekeeper of the FIFA World Cup

New York—The FIFA World Cup has thrown the world into soccer (ahem, football) fever, and watch company Hublot has been there every … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Latest Exclusive: Britney Spears for Candie’s

Kohl’s Latest Exclusive: Britney Spears for Candie’s

New York—Pop singer icon Britany Spears is exercising her prerogative as a designer. And she’s hoping for a hit “one more time” in … [Read more...]

Newbury Comics Breaks into Fashion with Punk.com

Furry "Spirit Hoods" are among the electic mix of fashion available at Newbury Comic's new website, punk.com.

Boston--Move over New York and L.A.! The fashion minded folks from one of America’s most renowned indie music chains, Newbury … [Read more...]

Madonna Revives ’80s Chic with New ‘Material Girl’ Line

adonna Revives ’80s Chic with New ‘Material Girl’ Line

You know that we are living in a material world, right? Just in case you forgot, Madonna’s bringing back her signature ‘80s flare … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept Reports Consumer Spending Increased in May

Mall shopping photo

Washington—Consumer spending—a key growth engine for the U.S. economy--edged up in May after being flat in April but still hitting … [Read more...]

Broadway Puts Catwalk on Sidewalk

Rachel Roy's design for the Fashion Center's Sidewalk Catwalk.

New York—Not A-list enough to get into live fashion shows in New York? Fear not. The Fashion Center and 30 top fashion designers … [Read more...]

Fendi Receives $2.5 Million Settlement with Filene’s

Filene's Basement

New York--Fendi has reached a $2.5 million settlement last week that resolved its 2006 lawsuit claiming that Filene’s Basement … [Read more...]