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Shoefitr, Nordstrom Partner to Provide Better Fit to Online

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Seattle—Nordstrom.com is looking to remove any reticence consumers may have over buying shoes online. This week the retailer announced a partnership with Shoefitr (www.shoefitr.com) to help consumers find the right fit. As part of the partnership, Nordstrom has also made an investment in Shoefitr for an undisclosed amount. Shoefitr’s 3-D …

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AAFA Welcomes Bill to Add Travelgoods to Duty Benefit

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has welcomed a new measure which would make U.S. imports of travelgoods such as luggage, backpacks and handbags, eligible for duty benefits. Introduced in the U.S. Senate, the GSP Update Act–full name Generalized System of Preferences Update for Production Diversification and Trade …

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Macy’s to Build Major New Fulfillment Center

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Cincinnati, OH—Macy’s, Inc. today announced it will build a major new direct-to-consumer fulfillment center near Owasso in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, to support continued sales growth driven by Macy’s omnichannel strategy. Construction of the 1.3 million-square-foot, $170 million facility is expected to begin in spring 2014, with operations starting in April …

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Eyewear Website to Offer Made-to-Measure Optical Frames, Sunglasses

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New York—Made-to-measure has become an important factor in satisfying consumers buying suits, footwear and other fashions, so why not eyewear too? That’s the premise behind Atelier Eyewear, a new website that sizes up shoppers faces using a proprietary online measure technology and creates optical eyewear or sunglasses for them. “Almost …