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Macy’s Teams Up with AwesomenessTV for New Gen Z Brand

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New York– Macy’s has partnered with AwesomenessTV to debut In Awe of You, a lifestyle brand aimed at the Gen Z (AKA “Post-Millennials” or “Plurals”) ingénue. The line features coquettish dresses, trendy clutches and other whimsical accessories such as nail decals, mobile chargers and temporary tattoos. Hitting stores this month, …

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Celebrities to Raise Awareness Of Heart Disease In Women at Go Red For Women 2016 Fashion Show

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New York—It’s become a semi-annual event, a highlight of New York Fashion Week. The American Heart Association announced Thursday that the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2016 presented by Macy’s will return to New York Fashion Week at Skylight at Moynihan Station on Thursday, February 11. The fashion …

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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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Citing Disappointing Holiday Sales, Macy’s to Eliminate 3,000 Employees

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New York—Blaming warmer-than-usual weather for disappointing holiday sales, Macy’s Inc. today announced a series of store closures and job cuts in a cost-cutting initiatives. Macy’s plans to close 36 of its 770 existing Macy’s stores early this spring, on top of the four stores it closed late last year. Some 3,000 associate …

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Former Macy’s DMM Joins Haskell Jewels as EVP

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Garth Leas has joined Haskell Jewels as Executive Vice President of Merchandising Licensed Brands, Jewelry and Timepieces. Prior to this position, he was at Macy’s for 24 years, most recently as DMM Fashion Jewelry, and Fashion and Fine Watches. An outstanding merchant with a strong industry following, Leas was inducted into Accessories Magazine’s …

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Macy’s Announces Plans for 35 to 40 Store Closings

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Cincinnati—Although specifying that soon-to-be closed Macy’s stores represent only 1% of the department store company’s total, Macy’s Inc. today announced plans to close 35 to 40 in early 2016 as the company works to “optimize its omnichannel approach to customers across America.” Repercussions of Omnichannel “Physical stores remain absolutely vital …

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Macys.com Launches Alliance to Provide Independent Designers an Outlet

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New York—Determined to attract yet another generation to its department store business, Macy’s today announced the launch of a collaboration with online fashion tech start-up company Nineteenth Amendment on macys.com. The exclusive partnership will expose Nineteenth Amendment’s stable of up-and-coming designers to Macy’s Millennial shoppers who will have the opportunity …

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Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s Roll Out Same-Day Delivery to Additional Markets

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Cincinnati—If you don’t think same-day delivery is being a key marketing tool for major retailers, take a look at this news today from Macy’s, Inc. The department store company announced that Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are expanding same-day delivery service to nine additional markets, beginning this month, for products purchased online …

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Accessories Magazine and FABB Honor 2015 Merchants Hall of Fame Inductees

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Accessories magazine is proud to honor the newest round of inductees into its 5th Annual 2015 Merchants Hall of Fame. FABB also honored this impressive group of merchants at its annual ball on May 6th, where the merchants received their plaques and took the stage to much applause from vendors …