Black Friday shoppers in New York City.

Retail

Holiday Shopping Driven Less by Marketing, More by Tradition

Recent statistics released by NRF detail the primary factors motivating consumers this holiday season.

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Financial

Europe’s Major Markets Make Gains in Late Morning Trading

Retail, luxury stocks were uneven.

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A pedestrian walks past an advertisement for Rolex watches China.

Financial

Swiss Watch Exports Jump 9.3% in October

Hong Kong and China led the sharp increase that offset ongoing weakness in the U.S., the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry said.

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Business Features

Valentino Said Eyeing IPO in 2nd Half of 2018

The speculation about a potential Valentino IPO continues as Sebastian Suhl joins the company as managing director of global markets, effective in January.

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Allbirds San Francisco store

Markets

Function as Fashion: Focus Tilts to Usefulness

Brands seeking to do more while looking good are gaining traction.

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Financial

Urban Outfitters’ Richard Hayne Sees Return of Fashion

The ceo said Urban is showing some positive momentum after a year of shrinking sales and profits.

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Rendering of Lafayette 148 New York headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard being designed by Gensler

Business Features

For Brooklyn-Bound Lafayette 148 NY, Relocating Means Innovating

The fashion brand’s operations will relocate to a sprawling space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Spire Health Tag

Technology

Spire Reveals Health Tag, a Washable, Wearable Tracker

Spire courts consumers and the fashion industry, with a stick-on device that turns items into smart garments.

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An Alibaba Singles' Day display.

Financial

Alibaba Investing $2.9B in Chinese Hypermarket

The web giant is looking to help digitize Sun Art Retail’s business.

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Retail

New Year, New Retail?

That depends on the quality of in-store associates.

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