Apparel

Looks from the core Abercrombie & Fitch brand.

Retail

Abercrombie Aims to Be $5B Global Lifestyle Brand

The opportunities overseas include Europe at a $1 billion opportunity and China at $500 million.

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Photo courtesy of HanesBrands.

Retail

Hanesbrands Partners With National Park Service for Five-Year Deal

Hanesbrands launched an exclusive new T-shirt collection in celebration of National Park Week.

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A liquidation plan will shutter 730 stores.

Retail

THE WWD LIST: Who’s Closing Stores in 2018

Retailers and brands typically realign their store fleets, but sometimes store closings are due to bankruptcies and liquidations.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Credit-checking Firm Credit2B Sold to Billtrust

Credit2B will operate as an independent subsidiary of Billtrust.

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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on . The European Union will set out its strategy Wednesday on how to counter potential U.S. punitive tariffs on steel and aluminumEurope US Trade War, Brussels, Belgium - 07 Mar 2018

Government and Trade

European Union Sends ‘Strong Message’ With Mexico Trade Pact

Europe looks eager to buck some more protectionist economic and policy trends seen in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Markets

Chinese Luxury Market: Chanel Tops in Handbags and Fashion Apparel

Second place went to Gucci for handbags and Armani for fashion apparel, according to an RBC study.

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Denim

Fabric Report Spring 2019: Neatness Counts

Tailored designs and delicate colors are sweeping aside gritty vintage looks.

clock April 17, 2018Katya Foreman

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Denim

Book Sheds Light on Denim Sustainability and Solutions

Paulina Szmydke-Cacciapalle’s “Making Jeans Green: Linking Sustainabilty, Business and Fashion” is coming out in June.

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The Walmart website redesign.

Technology

Walmart.com Takes Fashion Up a Notch

Walmart Inc. is focused on attracting apparel brands to its web site.

clock April 17, 2018Sharon Edelson

Katherine Bernhardt's 'Jungle Jaguar'

Marketing and Promotion

Jaguar, Land Rover Race Past Hermès in Brand Intimacy Ranking

The MBLM ranking is based on the “emotional connection” consumers have with brands.

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Courtney Trop, @alwaysjudging.

Fashion Scoops

Influencer Campaign Raises Awareness, and Money, to Fight ‘Labels’

The social media campaigns has reached more than 6.4 million people.

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Photo courtesy of AmericasMart.

Retail

Atlanta Apparel Welcomes Record Number of New Exhibitors

AmericasMart Atlanta will hold its April Atlanta Apparel Market on April 10 through 14 in Atlanta.

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Financial

Subscription Management Firm Zuora Completes IPO

Shares of the cloud-based software company trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Zara's AR experience in front of a desktop.

Markets

Zara Offers AR Experience at Its Global Flagships

The augmented reality experience showcases the company’s Studio Collection for women.

clock April 12, 2018Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Contraband Apparel Trade Could Disrupt NAFTA Talks

Mexican executives say there has been no letup in the amount of illegally imported apparel from Asia.

clock April 11, 2018Ivan Castano

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Wilhelmina, Major Models Receive Letter Banning Models From Pier 59

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