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A linen romper from Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart: A Plus-Size Business That Can’t Be Kept Down

In an apparel sector where it’s tough to make money and cast a stylish image, the ceo of the Ashley Stewart plus-size chain says his business is accomplishing both.

Hanley Mellon inspiration board

Hanley Mellon to Open its First Store

The luxury lifestyle company will relocate its showroom and offices to 29 East 61st Street, where half of the 2,400-square-foot space will be a boutique.

Her Velvet Vase

Her Velvet Vase Bows in U.S.

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.


VillageLuxe Monetizes the Closet

VillageLuxe is helping women monetize their wardrobes by renting items to members of the online community.

Michel Lhoste

Benetton Seeing Upturn From New Store Design

But even as the company continues to expand globally, the brand is downplaying the U.S., focusing instead on newer markets like India.


Otte to Set Up Shop in China

Kay Lee discovered that Otte has a large Chinese following online, which led her to secure a store location in Shanghai.

Gap store in Greenwich Village, NYC

Gap Inc. Ties One On in Times Square

Gap and Old Navy are taking big stakes in Manhattan's Times Square with two flagship stores expected to open early in 2017.

Les Copains

Les Copains Initiates American Retail Push

The Italian brand is expanding its retail presence in the U.S. as well as its partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue.


LACAUSA Line to Open First Storefront in Silver Lake

A steady stream of walk-ins wound their way into LACAUSA's new Silver Lake store earlier this week only to have owner Rebecca Grenell kindly tell them she's not yet open for business.