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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Government and Trade

A Coach travel bag.

Government and Trade

AAFA Lauds Administration’s Intent to Review Travel Goods Benefits

Industry groups and apparel and accessories brands pressed the Obama administration to give duty-free benefits to more countries.

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Hillary Clinton

Government and Trade

Hillary Clinton Ad Features New England Shirt Manufacturer

Massachusetts shirtmaker accuses Trump of “taking the shirts right off our backs” in new television aid set to air this week.

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Hillary Clinton

Government and Trade

Hillary Clinton Unveils Sweeping Plan to Help Small Businesses

Clinton’s plan would provide new tax breaks for small businesses and tax incentives for state and local governments, lessening the burdens on small businesses.

clock August 23, 2016Kristi Ellis

The U.S. military's chemical biological defense suit.

Government and Trade

U.S. Military Launches Design Competition, Seeks Fashion, Textile Help

The Defense Department’s competition is yet another step the Obama administration is taking to collaborate with the fashion and textile industries.

clock August 23, 2016Kristi Ellis

Chaz Dean

Government and Trade

Rep. Pallone Calls for Hearing on Cosmetics Regulatory Reform

The personal-care products industry is also pressing for FDA reform of cosmetics oversight.

clock August 22, 2016Kristi Ellis

Retail apparel prices fell in April.

Government and Trade

Retail Apparel Prices Flat in July

Retailers saw some strength in women’s and men’s apparel prices in July.

clock August 16, 2016Kristi Ellis

iphone

Government and Trade

Support Broadens for Apple in Court Case, Online Petition Launched

Designers continue to voice support for Apple and concern about the potential for the case to hurt fashion and broader design patents.

clock August 15, 2016Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Reebok Files Patent Infringement Complaint at ITC

The brand is seeking relief from footwear imports allegedly infringing on some of its patented footwear technology.

clock August 15, 2016Kristi Ellis

President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address, Washington D.C.

Government and Trade

Obama Administration Takes Procedural Step to Advance TPP

The step incrementally advanced TPP but the trade deal faces significant hurdles in Congress.

clock August 12, 2016Kristi Ellis

Maersk Line

Government and Trade

Maersk Group Sunk by Low Freight Rates in Q2

Maersk Line reported a loss of $151 million compared to profit of $507 million in the second quarter of 2015.

clock August 12, 2016Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

China’s Retail Sales Grow 10.2% in July

That is a slight contraction from the 10.6 percent growth seen in June.

clock August 11, 2016Casey Hall

Port of Los Angeles TraPac container terminal

Government and Trade

West Coast Dockworkers Union Votes to Move Forward With Early Contract Talks

The move is viewed as a step towards ensuring stability and avoiding the supply chain disruption that impacted retailers and other industries in late 2014 and into early 2015.

clock August 11, 2016Kari Hamanaka

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