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Children’s Wear Designer Joan Calabrese Dies at 77

During the decades she worked in fashion, Joan Calabrese designed dresses worn by an assortment of well-known girls from presidential families including the Kennedys and the Bushes.

clock 17hRosemary Feitelberg

Online fraud continues to grow.

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Think Tank: Is AI the Future of E-commerce Fraud Prevention?

Michael Reitblat, chief executive officer of Forter, explains how AI can play a key role in fraud prevention.

clock July 20, 2017Michael Reitblat

Five months after Kim Ortengren started her sample making and manufacturing business in Portland, Maine, she already is ramping up production.

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American-Made Companies Gaining Ground in Cities Big and Small

A crop of apparel manufacturers and fashion start-ups are opting for secondary cities to make their way.

clock July 19, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Street Style, Day 4, Fall 2017, New York Fashion Week, USA - 12 Feb 2017

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Think Tank: Consumers Are Pushing the Retail Industry Forward

Brand-building specialist Ryan Patel explains.

clock July 17, 2017Ryan Patel

Affluent Chinese Millennials come to the U.S. to shop.

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Chinese Millennials Planning U.S. Shopping Trips

Luxury shopping is the draw for affluent Chinese Millennials to the U.S.

clock July 14, 2017Vicki M. Young

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8771916f)Shoppers browse through the vast selection of merchandise at the grand opening of the first Macy's Backstage in Georgia at Macy's Gwinnett Place Mall on in Duluth, GaMacy's Backstage Gwinnett Place Mall Grand Opening, Duluth, USA - 29 Apr 2017

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Smart Shoppers Had It Their Way — Long Ago

Today’s retail industry disruptions have roots in Seventies consumer trends.

clock July 14, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Gobbetti Debuts at Burberry AGM as Shareholders Affirm Pay Policies

“The dialogue is constant,” said Gobbetti of his rapport with Christopher Bailey.

clock July 13, 2017Samantha Conti

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Think Tank: Are Your Favorite Brands Making House Calls?

Stephan Schambach, founder and chief executive officer of NewStore, explains.

clock July 13, 2017Stephan Schambach

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Rethinking Regional Malls, Shopping Centers

Two recent reports note the changing role of regional malls brought on by retail market changes.

clock July 10, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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For BWX, Mineral Fusion Deal Boosts International Presence

The Australian company is adding its first U.S.-based business to the mix.

clock July 10, 2017Allison Collins

Bouchra Jarrar

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Jarrar Out at Lanvin, Designer Wanted

The designer leaves the house after a brief tenure that included two collections.

clock July 7, 2017Bridget Foley

Bouchra Jarrar

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Bouchra Jarrar Leaving Lanvin

The designer leaves the troubled house after 15 months and two collections.

clock July 6, 2017Bridget Foley

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Retail’s Future? Being Happy With Less

The days of expansion equaling sales growth for the industry’s most ubiquitous brands are gone — probably for good.

clock July 6, 2017Kali Hays

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Think Tank: The Opportunity in Online Returns for Apparel Retailers

Sucharita Mulpuru, a retail industry analyst, explains.

clock July 6, 2017Sucharita Mulpuru

Consumer shopping preferences could change the makeup of malls.

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RKF Founder on the Future of U.S. Retailing

Robert K. Futterman shares his perspective on the shifting sands of the retail market.

clock July 5, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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