Retailers are hoping for an okay holiday season, amid rising online sales and less mall traffic than a year ago.
The $1 billion Italian brand has cut distribution, elevated its product offering and is remaking its retail network.
Trends and Analysis
Key shopping trends from the Black Friday weekend.
Ascena Retail beat its earnings estimates, but warm weather and slow traffic caused the company to report a net loss.
Designer and Luxury
The former Hugo Boss executive joins from Michael Kors, where he headed up men’s wear.
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
The potential of social commerce lies not so much in driving sales, but in meeting customers on their own turf.
Marketing and Consumer Behavior
Early promotions and exclusive offerings could have consumers completing their lists sooner than expected.