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Phillip Lim and Wen Zhou at the opening of the 3.1 Phillip Lim "A Dialogue in Bloom" exhibition in Shanghai.

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American Designers Poised to Seize China Opportunity

American brands are still underrepresented in China’s huge designer fashion market.

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Billboard advertisements for Alibaba's upcoming Singles Day, or Double 11, promotional activities.

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Alibaba Launches Singles’ Day Pre-Sale Activities

Singles’ Day is spreading out its promotions to lighten the load of half a billion shoppers trying to get online during the traditional 24-hour sales period on November 11.

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Industry Research Shows Retailers Still Need to Up Their Omnichannel Game

Recent surveys reveal consumer preferences for online and in-store, but retailers are struggling to deliver a true omnichannel experience.

clock 19hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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Athletic Companies Lean Toward Lifestyle Options to Fuel Sales

Just as American and European designers have taken inspiration from activewear brands — or jumped in altogether — now the tables are turning with more sportif labels offering shoppers everyday options.

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Angelababy arrives at the Dior flagship opening at Plaza 66 in Shanghai.

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Dior Defends China Influencer Strategy, Reopens Shanghai Flagship

Dior’s China ambassadors have come under fire for not aligning with the brand’s core values, a charge Dior’s ceo disputes.

clock October 18, 2017Casey Hall

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Post-Harvey: Marchesa Regroups in Wake of Weinstein Debacle

While some retailers expressed concern over the label’s future, or in at least one case, fear of a consumer boycott, Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo pledged the store’s support for the brand.

clock October 16, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

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Think Tank: Take Advantage of the Pre-Holiday Period Lull

Staffing strategies from ShopperTrak include understanding the ebb and flow of business.

clock October 13, 2017Brian Field

Marimekko's Unikko design in action.

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Microsoft Finds ‘Modern Timelessness’ With Marimekko Partnership

The companies have teamed up to launch products for the Surface line.

clock October 13, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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No Fixed Abode: Browns to Open First Nomad Concept Store

The new store will shape-shift and travel the world.

clock October 12, 2017Samantha Conti

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Future Proof: C Ventures Looks to Millennial-, Gen Z-Focused Businesses

Adrian Cheng and Clive Ng are looking to Millennials — and beyond — as they create a portfolio stuffed with media, tech and fashion brands.

clock October 11, 2017WWD Staff

Teens spend the most on food and apparel.

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Piper Jaffray Survey: Teen Shifts in Spending, Mind-set

At 20 percent of spend, apparel is second behind food, which has a 22 percent share of wallet.

clock October 11, 2017Vicki M. Young

Music at runway shows might need to be licensed.

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Think Tank: When It Comes to Copyright, Licensing Music Is Always in Fashion

Unauthorized use of music owned by another may be copyright infringement.

clock October 11, 2017Monica B. Richman and Francesca Montalvo Witzburg

Nike is the top brand when it comes to loyalty.

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Brand Keys Says Nike Ranks Top in Loyalty Among Retail Brands

Nike ranks number 12 on the overall list of the top 100 brands when it comes to loyalty.

clock October 10, 2017Vicki M. Young

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Consumer Demand Pushing Fashion to Close the Loop

Shoppers want more sustainably made products. And the fashion industry is responding.

clock October 10, 2017Tracey Greenstein

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Think Tank: How Technology Is Transforming the Retail Market

Stephen Lebovitz, president and chief executive officer of CBL Properties, shares insights on technology’s role in today’s retail market.

clock October 6, 2017Stephen Lebovitz

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