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Nordstrom Launches Give-Back Brand Treasure&Bond

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Seattle–Nordstrom announced today the launch of the company’s first-ever private label give-back brand, Treasure&Bond, which will be available in the TBD department at 86 stores around the country and on nordstrom.com. Drawing from classic wardrobe staples–think washed denim, soft plaid shirts, tees and moto jackets–Treasure&Bond offers customers an updated, lived-in …

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Ascena Retail Group to Award $150K in Grant Money

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Mahwah, NJ—Ascena Retail Group, Inc., parent to Lane Bryant, dressbarn and Justice among others, has launched the first-ever Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards. This new annual awards program honors the lifelong contributions of Roslyn S. Jaffe, who co-founded the first dressbarn store in 1962. “Ascena’s philanthropic vision is simple: empowering women …

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Pinup Prom: Pinup Girl Clothing Celebrates 15 Years of Vintage Shopping

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Burbank, CA—The tulle was out, the heels were high, and there was celebration in the air. On July 25, 2014, Pinup Girl Boutique, the flagship retail store of the vintage-inspired apparel company Pinup Girl Clothing, celebrated its two year anniversary with a spectacular gold tinsel, ‘50s prom-themed event. This anniversary …

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Hollister + Lucy Hale Launch First Ever Collection

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New Albany, OH—Hollister is amid a turnaround strategy—that ain’t no lie. And part of it involves a new collaboration with “Pretty Little Liars” star, Lucy Hale. The actress/musician/fashion “It” girl put her creative talents to work and designed an all-new collection for Hollister. Lucy’s collection includes soft dresses, leggings, skirts, …

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Alzheimer’s Association Voted Winner of $75,000 Donation from DSW

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Columbus, OH—DSW Inc., the branded footwear and accessories retailer, has announced its winner in its Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program: the Alzheimer’s Association, based in Chicago. This nonprofit organization was nominated by Patti Gilligan, director of Change Management at DSW, and its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease …

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Fred Segal to Debut First International Store in Tokyo

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New York–Fred Segal today announced that it will open its “first international lifestyle center” in Tokyo in Spring 2015. Marking the retail brand’s first location outside the United States, Fred Segal will occupy three of five buildings in a converted railway site at 13 Daikanyama-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. ‘Cutting-Edge California Style’ …

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Seventeen Fashion Collection To Launch Exclusively At Sears

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New York—Already boasting such junior brands as Bongo, Kardashian Collection and Nicki Minaj, Sears today held the exclusive launch of Seventeen Magazine‘s fashion collection. The addition of the Seventeen Fashion Collection to its brand portfolio is designed to make Sears a destination for teens to get stylish looks, offering apparel, …

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Victoria’s Secret Angels Gear Up For A Supermodel Cycle Ride To Benefit Cancer Research

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New York—Victoria’s Secret Models Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Lais Ribeiro, and Martha Hunt hosted Supermodel Cycle to benefit Pelotonia–an annual grassroots bike tour that raises funds for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Each year, more than 6,000 …