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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 $25 million makeover of Lord & Taylor’s historic Fifth Avenue flagship serves as an apt metaphor for the 185-year-old retailer’s repositioning. In addition to modernizing, contemporizing and revitalizing, much …

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Henri Bendel Makes Changes to Grow Accessories

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Columbus–Ed Bucciarelli is concentrating on his main love: accessories. Limited Brands, the parent company of Henri Bendel, announced that Bucciarelli will broaden his focus beyond Henri Bendel to help “strengthen and expand accessories development.” Lately, the specialty retail has been opening its own all-accessories stores with private-branded merchandise focusing on …

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Accessorize Retail Chain Aggressively Targets U.S.

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London–Despite 750 retail stores across 61 international markets, Accessorize–the UK-based chain of fast-fashion accessories–remains virtually unknown in the States. That is about to change. The Monsoon retail group, which owns the chain, has embarked on an aggressive strategy for the brand. The initial Stateside rollout will be 10 stores across …