Retailers are hoping for an okay holiday season, amid rising online sales and less mall traffic than a year ago.
In the Eighties and Nineties, Holly Pressman was vice president of business events at Barneys New York.
Trends and Analysis
Key shopping trends from the Black Friday weekend.
The Retail Economist-Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index fell 0.4 percent, but year-over-year sales were up 3.4 percent.
Designer and Luxury
A battle for luxury brands is unfolding in Northern New Jersey, pitting three shopping centers, including one that won’t open until 2017, against each other.
Attendance at the retail real estate fair was down 3.5 percent in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, but the mood was defiantly upbeat.
Mass and Off-Price
CEO Tony Spring stresses Bloomingdale’s won’t join the industry race to open outlets.
Charles von Abercron, who launched the Berlin-based beauty sampling-service, will stay on as a consultant.
Nordstrom will begin selling Madewell products in 15 doors and online.
Direct, Internet and Catalogue
Kylie Jenner unveiled her Kylie Lip Kit Monday, a collection of three liquid matte lipsticks that come with a corresponding liner.
Marketing and Consumer Behavior
Early promotions and exclusive offerings could have consumers completing their lists sooner than expected.