Retailing


TV Hit ‘Glee’ Adds Licensed Merch to its Repertoire

TV Hit ‘Glee’ Adds Licensed Merch to its Repertoire

Los Angeles—Some might call it the “revenge of the ‘Gleeks.’” But the unlikely success of Fox TV’s show “Glee” which went from … [Read more...]

Talbots Adds Linda Evangelists in New Market Strategy

Linda Evangelista for Talbots

Hingham, MA--Talbots reported this week it has reversed first quarter losses and plans an aggressive new marketing strategy that … [Read more...]

Retailers and Handbag Vendors Agree to New Industry Standards on Lead

New standards for lead content in handbags and other accessories go into effect December 1.

Oakland, CA--More than 40  retailers and vendors, including Macy's, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl's, JCPenney, Guess, Victoria's … [Read more...]

Target to Debut Mulberry Handbags this Fall

Target to Debut Mulberry Handbags this Fall

Minneapolis—The British are coming to Target. The latest designer brand to partner with the mass merchant is Mulberry, the … [Read more...]

Zappos CEO Pens Success Story

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

Tony Hsieh built a billion dollar company on the premise of customer service and employee satisfaction. In his new hardcover book, … [Read more...]

Retail Ventures Sales Leap Drives Improvement

DSW Shoes Store Front

Columbus, Ohio--Retail Ventures, the parent company of DSW, reported rising sales and a move back into profit from continuing … [Read more...]

Gap and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Introduce Limited-Edition Collection

Gap and CFDA

SAN FRANCISCO--Yesterday Gap debuted its limited-edition collection of designs created exclusively for Gap by this year’s … [Read more...]

NY, Philly Boutiques Gear Up for Independent Retail Week

Independent Retail Week

New York— Nolcha’s Independent Retail Week returns, this time June 7 through June 13 (in New York) and June 14 through 20 (in … [Read more...]

World Cup Accessories Cheer on Teams

Go team! Havaianas, ToyWatch, Happy Socks and Try Change by Allison add to the team spirit

 Every year, millions of avid sport fans gather to watch the FIFA World Cup live, on TV or the Internet, cheering … [Read more...]

May Retail Comps Bode Caution

Mall shopping photo

New York--We’re not out of the woods yet. Retailers posted their May comps and it’s clear that a major turnaround is not yet here. … [Read more...]

HSN to Introduce Liza Minnelli Collection

Liza Minnelli at last week's premiere of "Sex and the City 2"

St. Petersburg, FL--Liza Minnelli, who has a cameo appearance in “Sex and the City 2”, will bow her own limited edition apparel … [Read more...]

Facing Luggage Fees, Americans are Traveling Lighter This Summer

Sales of smaller travel pieces such as garment bags and duffles are on the increase, NPD Group reports

As travelers face the prospect of airline baggage charges even for carry ons, Americans may be traveling lighter this … [Read more...]