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DON’T MISS “PARIS REFASHIONED: 1957-1968” AT THE MUSEUM AT FIT

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London wasn’t the only European city swinging in the ’60s. Paris was also coming into its own, breaking fashion rules and upending traditional couture with a more inclusive, accessible vision. Yesterday’s press event of “Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968” at the Museum at F.I.T. was a nice (and timely) closing to New York …

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BON-TON EXPANDS “CLOSE TO HOME” SHOPS OF LOCAL DESIGNERS; ROLLS OUT ONLINE SOURCING FAIR

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Bon-Ton Stores is keepin’ it local. The company, which operates Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, is expanding its “Close to Home” initiative by adding in-store shops to at least 100 stores this year after a successful launch in 45 stores in fall 2016. Bon-Ton aims …

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AN EXPERT’S TOP 10 TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL POP-UP

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Pop-ups are all the rage, from pureplay e-commerce sites or brands that want to test out a brick-and-mortar, to retailers that want to try out a new concept or location. The rise in retail vacancies also means that space options are more prevalent, and the evolution of technology is beginning to democratize what’s possible …

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BEYONCE’S GRAMMY OUTFIT TAKES “THE CROWN” TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

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When it comes to golden headpieces, we’ve been fixated on Netflix’s series “The Crown.” Turns out, we’ve been watching the wrong queen! Beyoncé, aka Queen Bey, aka The Supreme Royal, rocked the Grammys stage last night with a quasi-religious performance that celebrated pregnancy, motherhood, femininity, power and spirituality all at …

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN RETAIL AND POLITICS COLLIDE?

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In today’s heated political climate, when consumers on both sides of issues push their favorite stores to take sides, can retail really stay out of politics? And more importantly, should it? Nordstrom recently got caught in a crosshairs trifecta of a #grabyourwallet boycott movement, President Donald Trump’s Twitter finger and consumers’ credit cards. It’s …

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BERGDORF GOODMAN UNVEILS SPRING WINDOWS DESIGNED BY SALES ASSOCIATES

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Bergdorf Goodman’s spring windows definitely recognize the style talent of its sales associates. For the first time ever, and as part of the store’s spring campaign “BG Style Experts,” the retailer invited 25 of its sales associates (from both men’s and women’s stores) to show their skills and decorate the …

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ALIVE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET & EPONYM LAUNCH EYEWEAR

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Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet knows exactly who its girl is. She’s fun, whimsical, stylish and cool. But most of all, playful. This sentiment is carried into the brand’s new sunglass launch. Following the announcement of their long-term licensing agreement with New York-based eyewear company eponym in April 2016, the two …