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American Apparel Lays Off 2,400 Workers

American Apparel workers reported to the company’s Los Angeles factory Monday to pick up their final checks.

clock 20hKari Hamanaka


Marco Gobbetti to Join Burberry as Executive Chairman, and CEO

Gobbetti will join the company on Jan. 27, as executive chairman, Asia-Pacific and Middle East until July 4, when he will become ceo.

clock January 16, 2017Samantha Conti


Hermès to Open Meatpacking District Store

The neighborhood is constantly in a state of flux.

clock 11hSharon Edelson

Business Features

Revlon CEO Fabian Garcia at the company's headquarters.

Business Features

Revlon Reorganizes to Focus on Its Brands as Stars

Under ceo Fabian Garcia, Revlon plans to grow into a $5 billion company in five years.

clock 12mAllison Collins and Pete Born

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Consumer Spending Outlook Shrouded in Fog as Trump Readies Presidency

Consumer confidence soars, but doesn’t guarantee higher spending at retail.

clock January 13, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Navigating Change: As the designer merry-go-round slows, business concerns cast a shadow over the Fall European men's shows.

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Business Concerns Cast Shadow Over Fall’s European Men’s Shows

As the designer merry-go-round slows, business concerns cast a shadow over the fall European men’s shows.

clock January 13, 2017Luisa Zargani

Ricardo Ferrer teamed up with Carmen Busquets to found the business.

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Social Comes First at Trustluxe, Carmen Busquets’ China Venture

The consignment-based accessories business is done through a WeChat store and complemented with meet-the-designer client events.

clock January 6, 2017Tiffany Ap


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Oh, Ohio’s Columbus Region Ranks Third in Hosting Fashion Designers

Kenny McDonald, president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020, shares some insights on the market.

clock January 5, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Turkey Courts Middle East Visitors as Terror Attacks Hit Tourism

Travel agencies are looking for new markets as tourism officials estimate revenue fell 14 percent in 2016.

clock January 5, 2017Sebnem Arsu

Patrick Grant in his studio.

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Still Relevant? Designers Ponder Their Future at London Men’s Week

The calendar is coming under increased pressure, from sweeping changes in the industry to the more popular Pitti and Paris.

clock January 5, 2017Samantha Conti

Consumer confidence up in December.

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As Online Sales Swell, Retailers Turn to Tech Solutions to Manage Change

Lee Gill, group vice president, global retail strategy at JDA Software, shares insights on market challenges.

clock January 4, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Tapping Into ‘Animal Spirits’ Amid Brighter Economic Outlook

IHS Global Insight sees economy gaining speed this year as businesses and consumers are more optimistic.

clock January 3, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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The Tech Frontier: More ‘Human’ and Right Now

From AI and chatbots to personalization, the year ahead could bring a quantum commerce leap.

clock January 3, 2017Maghan McDowell

Paolo Gentiloni

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Italy in a Quagmire

Myriad worries from the political to the financial are casting a cloud over the country.

clock January 3, 2017Luisa Zargani

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Retailers on Ratings Agencies’ Watch List

The watch list and the reasons why.

clock January 3, 2017Vicki M. Young


Business Features

Brexit: Reality Starts to Bite

Britain’s formal exit from the EU, set to be triggered in March, will impact economic growth, retail, investment.

clock January 3, 2017Samantha Conti

François Fillon

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Calls for Optimism Amid Uncertainty for French Fashion

With an election looming uncertainty casts a shadow over France.

clock January 3, 2017Robert Williams

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After Brexit and Trump, Could It Be Le Pen?

Chances for the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen are being dismissed by most.

clock January 3, 2017Robert Williams

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clock January 16, 2017Luisa Zargani

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