Profiles

In-depth interviews with top retailers

Luxottica Buys Israeli Erroca Sunglass Chain

Israeli Erroca sunglass chain will eventually all convert all doors to Sunglass Hut

Milan, Italy—Luxottica Group, which owns and operates more than 2,000 Sunglass Huts in the world, just purchased Erroca, an … [Read more...]

Frye Opens First Flagship–in NYC

Frye store: Photos by John Calabrese/Frye

New York--Basking in its almost 150-year heritage, Frye has opened a gorgeous vintage-contemporary flagship store in Soho, New … [Read more...]

Ten Minutes With….XSRE

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At the time when many retailers are downsizing, XSRE, a new all-accessories ‘superstore,’ is betting that bigger is better, with a … [Read more...]

Piero Guidi Opens NY Store

Piero Guidi Grand Shopper

New York--Renowned Italian handbag manufacturer Piero Guidi is making its retail debut in America with a store down in … [Read more...]

Tourneau Bows New Watch Retail Concept in NYC

Tourneau's New Madison Avenue concept store

New York—Tourneau opened the doors today not only to its latest store, situated on Madison Avenue at 53rd Street, but into what … [Read more...]

Deb Shops to Restructure Under Chapter 11

Deb Shops

Philadelphia--Deb Shops filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Sunday as part of plans to sell the company to … [Read more...]

2011 Retailer of the Year: Lord & Taylor

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The oldest upscale, specialty-retail department store chain in the U.S. shows off its makeover and kicks off a new chapter.The … [Read more...]

Genesco Acquires UK Footwear Retailer, SCHUH Group

Schuh store in the United Kingdom

Nashville--Genesco Inc. today announced that it has acquired Schuh Group Ltd., a specialty retailer of casual and athletic … [Read more...]

H&M Q2 Profit Misses Expectations

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Stockholm—Faced with higher cotton prices, rising labor costs in Asia  and a strong Swedish crown, H&M, the “world’s No. 2 … [Read more...]

Versace to Launch Fall H&M Collection

Donatella Versace in an upcoming Versace for H&M studded dress

Stockholm--Versace is the latest fashion house to team up with H&M for an exclusive collection slated to hit 300 stores and … [Read more...]

Macy’s Inc. Inks $1.5 Billion Bank Credit

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Cincinnati--Macy’s Inc. said today it has entered into a $1.5 billion bank credit agreement with J.P. Morgan, Bank of America … [Read more...]

Ash Opens First U.S. Store in New York City

Ash store interior in NY

New York—Ash, the contemporary footwear and accessories brand, opened its first U.S. store at 44 Mercer Street in SoHo this … [Read more...]

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