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China Currency Bill Divides Textiles, Apparel Groups

China Currency

Washington--China currency legislation being considered by Congress has divided textile makers and apparel importers over its … [Read more...]

Dressbarn Honors Teachers with In-Store Events

Dressbarn Honors Teachers with In-Store Events

Suffern, NY--Teachers truly have the most important job, and retailer dressbarn is making sure they receive extra credit where … [Read more...]

Target to Try on New Size at Retail

Target to Try on New Size at Retail

Minneapolis—Bigger isn’t necessarily better when planning new store locations these days. Case in point: Target announced recently … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]