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New York & Company, Eva Mendes Collaboration Extended to 2019

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New York—Just because a retailer collaborates with a celebrity or designer doesn’t mean it’s always successful. Witness the disastrous Target + Neiman Marcus Christmas merchandise.Or Linda Lohan collaborating with Ungaro (what were they thinking?) One that is working: New York & Company and actress and style icon Eva Mendes. They both announced Thursday …

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Shoe Carnival to Bow New Small-Market Store Concept

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Evansville, IN—Shoe Carnival, Inc., a leading retailer of moderately priced footwear and accessories, announced Thursday the launch of a new, complementary, small-market store concept. “We believe there is a tremendous, un-tapped opportunity to expand into new and fill-in existing markets with a complementary, smaller store concept. This will provide consumers …

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JTV Invites Designers with New Initiative

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Knoxville, TN–Jewelry Television (JTV) announced the launch of “JTV Invites You.” The new initiative encourages amateur and professional jewelry designers, as well as jewelry manufacturers, to present their collections to JTV merchants for retail consideration. Interested companies or individuals may complete a brief online application and submit images of jewelry …

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Ann Inc. is First Women’s Specialty Retailer to Partner with Give Back Box

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Ann Inc., parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, is making it super-easy (and free) for their customers to donate gently worn accessories and apparel to Goodwill. The company is the first women’s specialty retailer to partner with Give Back Box, which facilitates charitable donations and sustainability. To participate, clients …

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Lands’ End Announces “Lands’ Friendly” Initiative in Celebration of Earth Day

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Dodgeville, Wis.–Just in time for Earth Day, Lands’ End announces its “Lands’ Friendly” #IAMLANDSFRIENDLY initiative, a mission to continually strive to be a leader in sustainability. Founded 50 years ago by Gary Comer, an active environmentalist who encouraged Lands’ End employees to be good stewards of the Earth, the company …

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H&M, Olivia Wilde, and Conscious Commerce Celebrate The Launch Of The Conscious Pop-Up

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New York—In honor of H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive Collection’;s pop-up store, the Swedish retail giant–along with Olivia Wilde and Barbara Burchfield of Conscious Commerce–celebrated the launch of an intimate dinner Tuesday night at Cafe Clover. Guests including Catarina Midby (Sustainable Fashion Advisor, H&M), Dakota Fanning, Jason Sudeikis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosario …