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Everpurse Announces Partnership with Kate Spade

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Chicago--Everpurse, the fashion-tech startup that developed a line of handbags with embedded smartphone chargers, has recently … [Read more...]

Will Leather Goods Create Retail Shop in Train Boxcar

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Eugene, OR—Here’s one train that reaches its destination without ever leaving the station. In its latest experiment in … [Read more...]

Retail Trade Groups Applaud U.S. Senate Passage of TPA

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Washington—U.S. retail trade associations joined in a chorus of thanks yous to the U.S. Senate which last week passed the Trade … [Read more...]

Trend Finder: Spiritual Motifs

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We don’t need a crystal ball to see that spiritual motifs are a hot trend for Fall.  Evil eyes, Hamsas and Buddhas adorn and … [Read more...]

Trend Finder: Fringe and Tassels

Fringe and Tassels

Fringe and tassels are a charming trim and embellishment and are a great way to add texture and movement to accessories. Relaxed, … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Baccarat Ring

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It's peony flower season, which means we not only got/gave them for Mother's Day, but we're seeing them in bunches at florists all … [Read more...]

New Nordstrom Service Lets Customers Shop by Text

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Having launched TextStyle today in all its 116 Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom Inc. is now the only retail company in the U.S. … [Read more...]

Powerful Documentary Reveals “True Cost” of Fashion

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While hard to face, the fashion industry is being forced to confront what is truly considered the "true cost" of inexpensive, … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Jennifer Haley Handbags

Jennifer Haley Handbags

While premium denim jeans have relinquished much of their reign to leggings, denim as a fashion material is actually stronger than … [Read more...]

Shopify IPO Soars; Co. Valuation at $1.89 Billion

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Shopify, a Canadian tech company that helps small and mid-sized retailers build e-commerce sites, has incited a bit of investor … [Read more...]

TJX Reports Q1 Earnings Up 8%, Beats Estimates

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TJX Companies beat Wall Street’s earnings estimates by three cents per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. The company, … [Read more...]

JCPenney Hires Mary Beth West as New CMO

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Mary Beth West, who served on JCPenney’s board of directors since 2005, will resign from that position to become the retailer’s … [Read more...]