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Galliano Emerges From Exile to Head Martin Margiela

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Paris—Following three years of exile for inappropriate comments, British designer John Galliano is emerging from the shadows to … [Read more...]

Wrist Power: will.i.am to Unveil Wearable Smartband Device During Dreamforce

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San Francisco and Hollywood—Although he doesn’t have the clout of an Apple or Google in the burgeoning wearable tech market, he … [Read more...]

American Apparel Picks Outsider as Interim CEO

First for Fall at American Apparel:
Essential knits and minis. French employee Julie in the Knitted Classic Crop, Plaid Circle Skirt and Wool Beret.

Los Angeles--Struggling retailer American Apparel has hired turnaround specialist Scott Brubaker as its interim chief executive … [Read more...]

Ascena List Winners in First Jaffe Awards for Women

Ascena Retail Group, Inc., first-ever Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards honors the lifelong contributions of Roslyn S. Jaffe, who co-founded the first dressbarn store in 1962.

Mahwah, NJ--Ascena Retail Group, Inc., announces the winners of the Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards recognizing individuals who help … [Read more...]

Farah’s Move to Tory Burch: What’s Next?

Co-CEOs Roger Farah and Tory Burch

New York—Tory Burch’s hiring coup of Roger Farah as co-chief executive officer on Thursday may have ended speculation on where … [Read more...]

Coach Announces the Retirement of Lew Frankfort, Executive Chairman

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New York-- Coach, Inc. today announced that Lew Frankfort, Executive Chairman, will retire from the Company at the expiration of … [Read more...]

10 Minutes With…Elaine Turner

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They say things are big in Texas, and to that end, designer/retailer Elaine Turner has a big personality, a big (and growing) … [Read more...]

Lululemon Athletica Founder Sells 50% of His Stake

Former Lululemon Chairman Chip Wilson

Vancouver—Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson has sold 50% of his ownership in the Canadian yoga wear brand to Advent … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Movado

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(Warning: For all you NY Mets and Boston Red Sox fans, just to let you know, today’s Item of the Day deals with the NY Yankees, … [Read more...]

Hunt Slonem X Echo Design: Wearable Art

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New York—It was an evening of bunnies, butterflies and birds (painting, printed and real) at Wednesday’s Hunt Slonem X Echo Design … [Read more...]

Changing Places: New Chiefs Named at Bon-Ton, Belk

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York, PA and Charlotte, NC—It’s a case of retail trading places. Kathryn Bufano, president and merchandising officer at Belk was … [Read more...]

Deadline for 2015 Merchants Hall of Fame: August 15

Ramin Mozafari of Kohl's accepts his 2014 Merchants Hall of Fame plaque at this year's FABB

There’s still time to submit your nominations to buyer_hof@busjour.comWhat’s the best way to honor outstanding accessories … [Read more...]