Bridget Foley's Diary: Fall 2018: A Look Back

clock March 23, 2018Bridget Foley


How Ulta Is Resetting the Mass Beauty Shopping Experience

clock March 23, 2018Ellen Thomas


Tory Burch, Tresalia Tap Banks

clock March 23, 2018Evan Clark

Donald Trump

Donald J. TrumpTrump places tariffs on Chinese imports, Washington, USA - 22 Mar 2018US President Donald J. Trump speaks before signing a presidential memorandum targeting what the White House termed 'China?s economic aggression' in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 22 March 2018. China is threatening retaliation for the tariffs on $50 billion US dollars (40 billion euros) of Chinese imports, sparking further fears of a trade war.

Government and Trade

Trump’s New China Tariffs Roil Retail, Fashion Groups

The industry sees its much-loved tax cuts slipping away with the strong possibility that new tariffs will hit apparel.

clock March 22, 2018Kali Hays

President Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One at Los Angeles International airport, in Los AngelesTrump, Los Angeles, USA - 14 Mar 2018

Government and Trade

Retailers Worry China Tariffs Could Cancel Out New Tax Benefits

Walmart, Target, Gap and others are urging Trump to “carefully consider” trade actions against China.

clock March 19, 2018Kali Hays

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Women in the World Summit Has More to Say Than Ever

A blowhard in the White House means more to react to.

clock March 15, 2018Sharon Edelson

President Donald Trump shows off the tax bill after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House, in WashingtonTrump, Washington, USA - 22 Dec 2017

Government and Trade

No Timeline for Amending Mistakes in Tax Reform Bill

Retailers could be stuck with worse tax write-offs, and related cash-flow problems, for a while.

clock March 12, 2018Kali Hays

Donald J. TrumpUS President Donald J. Trump signs a presidential proclamation on tariffs, Washington, USA - 08 Mar 2018US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks before signing a presidential proclamation on steel and aluminum tariffs, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 08 March 2018. President Trump is imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. A decision to impose the tariffs on Canada or Mexico will not be decided until negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Fashion Scoops

Retail, Fashion Industries Worried by New Trump Tariffs

Industry groups aren’t up for a “trade war” that may well have broad effects.

clock March 8, 2018Kali Hays

A woman works at an Abercrombie & Fitch store in Chicago. The government reports how much consumers spent and earned in March on Monday, April 29, 2013Consumer Spending, Chicago, USA

Government and Trade

Retailers Add More Than 15K Jobs in January

January worker additions to specialty retail nearly made up for several months of cuts.

clock February 2, 2018Kali Hays

U.S. President Donald J. Trump arrives for the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC.State of The Union address, Washington DC, USA - 30 Jan 2018This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress.

Government and Trade

Trump’s State of the Union Leaves Retail, Fashion Groups Wanting Specifics

Trump managed to do little but retrod old ground in a near-record-breaking hour-and-20-minute address.

clock January 31, 2018Kali Hays

First lady Melania Trump arrives before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in WashingtonState Of Union, Washington, USA - 30 Jan 2018

Fashion Scoops

First Lady Melania Trump Presents Her Own State of the Union

First Lady Melania Trump is said to be at work on new initiatives that are meant to better define her priorities.

clock January 30, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Customers leave Wal-Mart as a machine pushes shopping carts back to the store in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Wal-Mart Stores stores will be phasing out selling's Kindle tablet and e-readers, the world's largest retailer said Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012Wal-Mart Stores-Kindle, CHEEKTOWAGA, USA


Spending Retail’s Tax Windfall

Retailers have a once-in-a-generation chance to invest a big windfall from tax reform and lots of places to spend.

clock January 29, 2018Evan Clark

Donald Trump, #metoo, protest, trump hotel


Trump Hotels, CNN Top List of Most Polarizing Brands in America

Fashion brands — including Ivanka Trump’s line — were spared in Morning Consult’s latest analysis.

clock January 26, 2018Elizabeth Doupnik

Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump. President Donald Trump, left, stands beside his daughter Ivanka Trump as she makes remarks at H&K Equipment, Inc. on in Coraopolis, PaTrump, Coraopolis, USA - 18 Jan 2018

Government and Trade

Ivanka Trump Still Improperly Promoting Brand, Group Claims

Democracy Forward urged an ethics agency to investigate claims Trump still uses her profile in the White House to circuitously boost her brand.

clock January 23, 2018Kali Hays

Women's March 2018, New York.

Fashion Scoops

Women’s March Draws Tens of Thousands

The second Women’s March had signs, slogans and those pink hats in cities across the U.S.

clock January 20, 2018Kali Hays

Shepard FaireyThe Art of Elysium, John Legend's Heaven, Host Committee Dinner, Los Angeles, California, USA - 13 Dec 2017

Fashion Scoops

Shepard Fairey Joins Emerson Collective in Support of DREAM Act

The artist and Obey Giant founder, along with a slew of celebrities, is putting his support behind legislation to protect young immigrants.

clock January 19, 2018Kali Hays

Walmart employee Kenneth White, left, is coached by Shabazz Bonner while using an inventory app during a class at the Walmart Academy at the store in North Bergen, N.J. The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than the 16 million Americans working as shelf stockers, salespeople and cashiersFuture of Work-Changing Retail, North Bergen, USA - 08 Nov 2017


Walmart Bumps Up Hourly Wage Citing New Tax Breaks

The retailer bumped up wages for the third time since 2015 the same day it closed more than 60 Sam’s Club locations.

clock January 11, 2018Kali Hays

A look from the Rise + Riot collection.

Fashion Scoops

Shepard Fairey’s Obey Label Joins Forces With Wildfang to Create the Rise + Riot Capsule Collection

The timing of the launch was scheduled to coincide with the first anniversary of the Trump inauguration and the Women’s March.

clock January 10, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

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Nike Still ‘Most Valuable’ Apparel Brand Despite Recent Setbacks

clock March 23, 2018Kali Hays and Lorelei Marfil

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