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Alibaba Moves to Stop Counterfeits on its Websites

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Washington—Following some scathing comments of the U.S. Trade Represenative, Alibaba has brought in a former counterfeit-battling executive from Apple to battle its problem of fake goods. Matthew Bassiur , who was vice president Deputy Chief Security Officer at Pfizer, now will become Vice President, Head of Global Intellectual Property Enforcement at …

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Shopbop.com Bows Capsule Collection by Mira Mikati

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New York—Known for her playful motifs on sophisticated ready-to-wear silhouettes, Mira Mikati widens her signature aesthetic beyond apparel into cold weather accessories, jewelry, and lifestyle product, exclusively available on Shopbop.com. The exclusive styles were created from key silhouettes in Mikati’s eponymous collection, featuring varsity jackets, sweaters, pom-pom beanies, scarves and …

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Fashion Jeweler Etailer Charm & Chain Adds First In-House Collection: Diamond Jewelry

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New York—Charm & Chain, the etailer specializing in women’s designer fashion jewelry, launched today its first in-house collection, MINED, a “fashion fine jewelry line” consisting of 14K diamond jewelry. The move marks a major evolution in the e-commerce site that Haskell Jewels purchased 50% of in August. Haskell is manufacturing …

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Shoes.com to Acquire Richer Poorer Lifestyle Brand

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Vancouver—Shoes.com recently announced the acquisition of lifestyle accessories brand, Richer Poorer, for an undisclosed amount. “Richer Poorer has built a culture founded on hard work and hustle, and a brand that resonates with the Shoes.com customer,” said Roger Hardy, co-founder/ceo of Shoes.com. “Not only is this acquisition a natural extension …

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Bill Blass Brand Under Chris Benz to Launch Nov. 2

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New York—Bill Blass, the designer brand established in 1970 that became associated with classic American style, is back. Today, the brand is poised to re-enter the market with a modern strategy, catering exclusively to e-commerce customers worldwide.  The launch collection, designed under Creative Director Chris Benz, includes women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, …

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The Italian Collection Unveils Website for 100% Italian Made Accessories

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Milan–The Italian Collection, an e-commerce fashion business, depends on three things: first, digital technology to secure an e-gallery; second, “sprezzatura”; and third, passion. The Italian Collection fuses these elements to champion independent Italian artisans and enables them to reach market–think North America–of which they could only dream before the days …

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Kohl’s Amps Up Digital to Make Omnichannel Shopping Easier

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Menomonee Falls, WI—As holiday approaches there’s an increase in promotional ads and these days an increase in retailers touting their latest omnichannel upgrades. Today, Kohl’s release its own set of digital upgrades including a store mode for Kohl’s mobile app, enhanced mobile payment options like Apple Pay, a seamless omnichannel …

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Sole Society Opens Its First Brick-and-Mortar Store in LA

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Los Angeles–Sole Society, a lifestyle brand of women’s shoes, handbags, and accessories, today opened the doors to its first brick-and-mortar retail store at Santa Monica Place. Launched in 2011, the online footwear brand kicked up buzz by delivering $100-and-under shoes directly to consumers’ doors. Now, with a physical presence in …