KKR, Sycamore and Bain are said to have looked at the department store chain.
Sisters Clare and Magdalena Chan started Her Velvet Vase, a blogshop, in Singapore. They've brought the concept to the U.S. with an e-commerce site.
Trends and Analysis
Weekly sales up 2.7 percent year-on-year and 2.2 percent from prior week, according to The Retail Economist LLC and Goldman Sachs.
During the midday trading session U.S. issues were mostly in the red, but had resisted the steep declines of Europe and Asia following a thumbs-down vote in Greece over bailout terms for the troubled country.
Designer and Luxury
BB&T Capital Markets analysts say that their investigation, "provides further evidence of reduced demand for Coach."
The incident on Friday came on the third day of men’s ready-to-wear shows in Paris.
Mass and Off-Price
Moody’s Investors Service expects off-pricers' share of apparel and footwear sales to approach 10 percent by 2018.
The up and coming British band talk their musical rise and Sixties sound.
Nordstrom will begin selling Madewell products in 15 doors and online.
Direct, Internet and Catalogue
The company has begun working with Harrods and 10 other U.K. retailers.
Marketing and Consumer Behavior
How can brands cultivate a consumer who also markets the company to her friends?