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Banana Republic, Marimekko Collaborate on Capsule Collection

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New York—For its latest designer collaboration, Banana Republic will be bringing a venerable name in the history of 60s Pop Art: Finnish fashion and design house Marimekko. Scheduled to launch at select Banana Republic locations and online beginning in late May, the capsule collection will include women’s dresses, separates and …

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Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had an unintentional effect. Consumers may be lured in by promotions but purchasing isn’t as strong as hoped for. According to several metrics, November comparable store sales were modest—actually decelerating from October increases. …

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Banana Republic, Issa London Collaborate on Limited-Edition Pre-Fall Collection

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New York—Issa London, a contemporary brand known for its feminine shapes and signature prints and a favorite of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is collaborating with Banana Republic on a limited edition apparel and accessories collection to premiere August 6. According to Banana Republic, the nearly 40-piece collection will combine …

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Enter to Win Mad Man Sweepstakes at Banana Republic!

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San Francisco—It’s a Mod, Mod World over at Banana Republic, where the retailer’s latest collaboration with “Mad Men” costume designer Janie Bryant hits floors (and websites) recently. “The spirit and fashion-forward thinking we see on-screen in Megan was really inspirational for the capsule,” says Bryant. Other key influences include Joan’s …

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American Shoppers Reveal: Nordstrom, The No. 1 Fashion Favorite

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Boulder, CO—The results are in and American shoppers have named their new favorite fashion retailer: Nordstrom. In its annual consumer survey about what qualities make a retailer a favorite with shoppers, Market Force Information, a customer intelligence research company, said the Seattle-based better department store was praised for its customer …