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Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock 20hDavid Moin and Evan Clark

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Jewelry Brand Kendra Scott Puts Stake on the Block

The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.

clock 16hEvan Clark

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Hear J. Crew's Mickey Drexler Getting Succession-Minded

J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin

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Handbags made from repurposed records.

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Designer Transforms Vinyl Records Into Handbags, Earrings and Bowls

Brianne Olsson takes old vinyl records and redesigns it into one-of-a-kind handbags, purses and earrings.

clock 6hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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20 Fashion Companies Scored on Transparency on Forced Labor

Adidas scored the highest among the 20 companies.

clock 7hKristi Ellis

John Pizzarelli and Christian McBride  perform at Ralph Pucci.

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Jazz Night at Ralph Pucci International

A jazz benefit and a major Rebecca Moses installation made for a special evening at Ralph Pucci International.

clock 21hDavid Moin

Wage growth and tax cuts expected should give consumer spending a boost.

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Expectations of Tax Cuts Under Trump Administration Good for Retailers

Wage growth would also help fuel consumption.

clock 24hVicki M. Young

Supply chain tactics.

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Think Tank: Five Retailer Strategies for Creating a Better Supply Chain

Thatcher Spring, chief executive officer of GearLaunch, offers strategies for retailers large and small.

clock December 6, 2016Thatcher Spring

Louis Vuitton wallet Emilie

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Small Leather Goods Stoke Louis Vuitton’s ‘Speedy’ Recovery

HSBC lauds renewed momentum at flagship brand at LVMH.

clock December 5, 2016Miles Socha

big data changes shopping journey

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Think Tank: Data and the Art of Curating Meaningful Retail Journeys

Linda Shea, global managing director of customer strategies and Chris Robson, chief innovation officer, at ORC International, explain.

clock December 5, 2016Linda Shea and Chris Robson

Maddalena De Padova

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Maddalena De Padova Dies at 88

The entrepreneur founded the renowned Italian design company De Padova in 1956.

clock December 4, 2016Sandra Salibian

A look from the dual branded Columbia-Manchester United outerwear line.

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G-III is Latest Victim of Climate Change as Fund Managers Chill to Sector

Analysts reduce price target on share of the company as it pulls back on outerwear.

clock December 2, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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China’s New Monitoring Plan Seen Having Minimal Impact on Consumers

Though many of the details of the policy are still unclear, observers here are largely downplaying its potential influence on a category of consumers who are already accustomed to being closely watched.

clock December 2, 2016Casey Hall

Glossier

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Digital Beauty Brands Attract VC Dollars

Big exits like Dollar Shave Club’s sale to Unilever are bringing VC interest into the beauty market.

clock December 1, 2016Allison Collins and Rachel Strugatz

A look from Piazza Sempione Pre-fall 2017 Collection

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Sinv Reorganizes Its Structure

The Italian fashion manufacturing company takes direct control of Piazza Sempione by incorporating PS Srl subsidiary.

clock December 1, 2016Alessandra Turra

Recent data from QuestMobile shows a 79 percent increase in monthly average users (MAUs) for the site from the 12 months to September 2016.

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Weibo Bounces Back to Relevance on China’s Social Media Scene

Rumors of the impending death of the platform seem to have been grossly exaggerated with recent data from QuestMobile showing a 79 percent increase in monthly average users (MAUs) for the site for the year ending in September.

clock November 30, 2016Casey Hall

Milan's mayor Giuseppe Sala, New York’s chief digital officer Sree Sreenivasan and Milan’s councilor of Digital Transformation Roberta Cocco.

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Milan Partners With New York for Digital Initiatives

The two cities inked a collaboration agreement as part of Milan’s Digital Bridge program, created by the city’s municipality to develop its tech features.

clock November 29, 2016Sandra Salibian

Apparel sizing issue cost retailers billions.

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Think Tank: An Ill-Fitted History That Data Technology Can Fix

Daina Burnes, cofounder and chief executive officer of Fashion Metric, explains.

clock November 29, 2016Daina Burnes

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