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Heat Wave Warmed Retail Sales?

Apparel sales may have wilted during this week's heat wave, but casual footwear and hats sales were on the rise.

New York—The record breaking heat wave that hit most of the Northeast United States this week had another effect besides pushing … [Read more...]

Cubavera Adds Sunglass License

Cubavera's Latin style

Miami—Cubavera, the brand that has transformed the idea, joy and “sabor” of Latin culture into apparel, is adding a sunglasses and … [Read more...]

NRF Releases ‘Blueprint’ for Mobile Retailing

Mobile Commerce

Washington--Thanks to features like texting, GPS and web browsing, mobile phones have quickly become a necessity many consumers … [Read more...]

June Sales Mixed as Promotions Increase

June Sales

New York--While retailers are still reporting in on their June sales figures--most of which turned out to be a mixed bag--market … [Read more...]

GIA Commemorates Anniversary with New Scholarships

GIA Logo

Carlsbad, CA--The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, announced this week that it … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Back to School Contest to Give Out $500,000 Each to 20 Schools

Kohl’s Back to School Contest to Give Out $500,000 Each to 20 Schools

Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s today announced a contest to give $500,000 each to 20 schools each this year. By year’s end, the … [Read more...]

‘Lucky’ Bracelets Raise Money for (Product) Red

Carolina Bucci's Lucky bracelets.

London—Jewelry designer Carolina Bucci is ready to tie one on for charity this month with a special edition of her Lucky bracelet … [Read more...]

Galliano Signs Hat, Scarf License

Designer John Galliano donned his owned veiled Charlie Chaplin-inspired hat this week at the Christian Dior couture show.

Paris--John Galliano is putting on yet another hat. The designer, who is the creative force behind his own brand and Christian … [Read more...]

China: The Largest Luxurygoods Mkt by 2015

Chinese consumers

Beijing--China is set to become the world's largest market for luxury goods in five years after overtaking the United States for … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley to Raise $175 Million in IPO

Vera Bradley Designs

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Designs, the brand that launched thousands of prints in handbags and other accessories, plans to start … [Read more...]

Tommy Hilfiger to Open Paris Flagship

Tommy Hilfiger logo

Amsterdam--The Tommy Hilfiger Group has announced plans today to open a large flagship store in Paris. Tommy Hilfiger, recently … [Read more...]

Bebe to Close PH8 Chain

Bebe's PH8 chain

Brisbane, CA--Less than a year after deciding to convert its Bebe Sport stores to a new retail format called PH8, Bebe Stores Inc. … [Read more...]