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Rihanna Named Creative Director for Sock Co.

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Rihanna has joined Stance as a contributing Creative Director and a Punk & Poet brand ambassador. As a creative partner, … [Read more...]

Survey: 90% of Shoppers Use Smartphones in Stores

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You've seen it time and time again. Consumers walk through the aisles in a retail store, then pull out their phone to do some … [Read more...]

Amazon: Nation’s Top Apparel Retailer by 2017

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Macy's, watch your back, Amazon is coming for you!Amazon will become our country’s top apparel retailer by 2017, “comfortably … [Read more...]

DICK’S Sporting Goods to Add Women’s Fitness Boutique

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DICKS Sporting Goods is hopping on the women's athleisure trend with the launch of Chelsea Collective, a specialty women's fitness … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Stores Names William Tracy as COO

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. has appointed retail veteran William Tracy to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective July 27, … [Read more...]

Retail Bestsellers: What’s Hot Now at Charm & Chain

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As a new feature, Accessories is asking leading retailers of accessories to tell us exactly what is selling. This week, we chat … [Read more...]

AAFA Sends Letter to Alibaba Calling for New Anti-Counterfeit Measures

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AAFA, the American Apparel and Footwear Association, is demanding more transparency from Alibaba.After years of "unproductive … [Read more...]

Secondhand is Cool for Back to School

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While maybe not great for business retailers, secondhand clothing (and accessories) are good for the environment, and the movement … [Read more...]

Macy’s Might Spin Off Property into a REIT

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Should Macy's sell its stores and then lease them back to maximize shareholder value?That is the question being kicked around … [Read more...]

Xcel Brands Plans to Acquire C. Wonder

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C. Wonder is about to make a wondrous recovery.Brand development and media company Xcel Brands, Inc. has entered into a … [Read more...]

Embellished, Interchangeable Handbag Straps Are Now a Thing

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We've heard of It bags, but It straps?There is a growing trend for unique and interchangeable handbag straps, and Fendi is … [Read more...]

Study: 67% to Spend More on Back to School

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The Back-to-School (BTS) season is officially underway in the United States, and the news looks good.More than one-third (34%) … [Read more...]