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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 …

View Post 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 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 …

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Macy’s Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2015 with Nigel Barker

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This May, photography and fashion are in focus as Macy’s celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Nigel Barker. Barker will visit six Macy’s stores across the country to discuss fashion, photography and his Sri Lankan heritage. Barker has been internationally celebrated for his photography and creative presence in all …