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Etsy Shop Opens in Re-Designed Macy’s Herald Square Basement

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New York—It wasn’t so many years ago that traditional bricks and mortar retailers were worrying about the prospect that websites promoting emerging designers would take away business, especially twenty-somethings. A lot has changed. For example, today Etsy, the peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items, opened the first …

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Visionworks Focuses on Younger Generations with Project Runway Junior Sponsorship

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San Antonio, TX—The ever-popular “Project Runway” has had its share of sponsorship and tie ins with the fashion industry. Now, its spin-off “Project Runway Junior” is getting the same treatment. Visionworks, a national eyewear retailer with 700 locations, is partnering with Lifetime’s “ “Project Runway Junior.” For the two-part season …

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Belk Searches for Designers in 4th Annual Southern Designer Showcase

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Charlotte–Fashion designers who have a deep connection to the South and want to showcase Modern. Southern. Style. can have their clothes and accessories sold at Belk and on belk.com in spring 2017 if they’re selected as winners in Belk’s fourth annual Southern Designer Showcase. Charlotte-based Belk is seeking Southern designers …

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Monkey Business at Bloomingdale’s for Lunar New Year

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New York–Bloomingdale’s will ring in the Year of the Monkey this Lunar New Year with special merchandise, events and cultural presentations through March 1. “Bloomingdale’s looks forward to honoring Chinese culture and tradition as we celebrate the Year of the Monkey,” says Tony Spring, Bloomingdale’s chairman and CEO. “It is …

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Lord & Taylor Gets Design Award for Holiday Windows

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New York—Even with construction scaffolding obscuring its street level façade, Lord & Taylor has scored a win with its holiday windows. The department store has received the top honor—of design:retail magazine’s Winning Windows award for its 2015 holiday window display in New York City. design:retail‘s Winning Windows awards honor the …

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Express Debuts 1st Capsule Collection, “Edition”

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New York—In an effort to distinguish itself this holiday, Express Inc. has launched the specialty retailer’s first high-end capsule collection, “Express Edition.” The capsule collection is described as classics with a “mix of cool sophistication and street style with an emphasis on luxury fabrics, elevated techniques and a sharpened attention …

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Charming Charlie Kicks Off Partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers with $3.7M Donation

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Houston—Charming Charlie sure lives up to its name. This week the accessories retailer announced announced it donated more than $3.7 million worth of product to women in need through its charitable giving partnership with the nonprofit organization K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. More than 260,000 pieces were recently given away to various community …

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Retail Dish: Urban Outfitters to Buy Gourmet Pizza Chain

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Philadelphia—In a move to diversify that left many analysts scratching their heads in wonderment, Urban Outfitters Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all The Vetri Family group of restaurants including award winning Pizzeria Vetri. Tremendous Opportunity? Terms of the acquisition went undisclosed. The Vetri …

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Stein Mart’s “Give Back to Our Veterans” Promotion

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Jacksonville, FL—In honor of Veterans Day, Stein Mart will introduce its latest chain-wide charitable program, “Give Back to Our Veterans,” to support VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) and help the country’s veterans facing homelessness. Starting Nov. 3, shoppers can contribute to the effort by purchasing a new package of underwear or socks …