Apparel

Financial

Iconix Acquires Remaining 50% Stake in Iconix Canada for $19M

Iconix also decided to retain its 51% stake in the Buffalo brand.

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Technology

Amazon Adds Shoppable Photos With Spark Social Media Feature

Spark is a new part of Amazon’s app that lets Prime members shop user-generated photos.

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Government and Trade

Brazil Moves to Eradicate 10,000 Sweatshops in São Paulo Area

The AFL-CIO alleges the illegal factories employ workers in sub-standard conditions.

clock July 19, 2017Ivan Castano

Five months after Kim Ortengren started her sample making and manufacturing business in Portland, Maine, she already is ramping up production.

Business Features

American-Made Companies Gaining Ground in Cities Big and Small

A crop of apparel manufacturers and fashion start-ups are opting for secondary cities to make their way.

clock July 19, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from the Figs line of medical scrubs.

Financial

Christine Day on Investment Criteria and Figs

In Figs, Day saw positives in both styling and use of technological fabrications.

clock July 19, 2017Vicki M. Young

Grana's warehouse at its headquarters in Hong Kong.

Retail

Grana Expands to Mainland China Through Tmall

Grana has also expanded its global shipping to an additional 50 countries.

clock July 18, 2017Vicki M. Young

Retail

Forecast for Fashion: Second Half Less Grim

Consumers are in a position to shop more, though fashion is not necessarily top of mind.

clock July 18, 2017David Moin

Donald Trump, who met with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, last August, has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada.

Government and Trade

Mexican Apparel Makers Set Out Stance for NAFTA Renegotiation

The Mexican industry is pressing for the U.S. to maintain the TPL provisions of the pact.

clock July 17, 2017Ivan Castano

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Financial

Vince Gets a Helping Hand From Rebecca Taylor

Both companies have a connection to Sun Capital Partners, a private equity firm.

clock July 14, 2017Vicki M. Young

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8771916f)Shoppers browse through the vast selection of merchandise at the grand opening of the first Macy's Backstage in Georgia at Macy's Gwinnett Place Mall on in Duluth, GaMacy's Backstage Gwinnett Place Mall Grand Opening, Duluth, USA - 29 Apr 2017

Business Features

Smart Shoppers Had It Their Way — Long Ago

Today’s retail industry disruptions have roots in Seventies consumer trends.

clock July 14, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Target in New York's Herald Square.

Financial

Target Stock Pops on Q2 Guidance Update

The retailer said things have been looking up over the past two months.

clock July 13, 2017Kali Hays

Inside a True Religion store.

Financial

True Religion, Gymboree Eyeing Store Closures

Both firms were LBOs and are under bankruptcy court protection due to over-leveraged balance sheets.

clock July 12, 2017Vicki M. Young

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Financial

Amazon Bests Itself With Historic Prime Day Sale

Sales during the annual discount day grew 60 percent.

clock July 12, 2017Kali Hays

The Abercrombie & Fitch store prototype in Columbus, Ohio.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Abercrombie Calls Off Sale Process, Doubts About Turnaround Remain

Abercrombie seen as having a tough road ahead as it tries to regain its mojo.

clock July 11, 2017Vicki M. Young

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Retail

Amazon’s Prime Day Setting Off Discounts Across Retail

Apparel is becoming a big category for the shopping day’s discounts and other retailers are following suit.

clock July 10, 2017Kali Hays

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Kenneth Jay Lane Dies in New York at 85

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