Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture

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Richemont's Bid to Buy YNAP Spurs M&A Speculation

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Abercrombie's Martinez to Retire as Executive Chairman

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Retail Markets

From Abercrombie's 2017 campaign, "This Is the Time."


Abercrombie’s Martinez to Retire as Executive Chairman

The company also provided an update to Q4, and scheduled its first Investor Day in almost 5 years.

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Outside a Bon-Ton location.


Bon-Ton Inks Forbearance Agreements

The retailer failed to make a $14 million interest payment on Dec. 15.

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Financo: Healthy Living Is the New Luxury

Wellness and healthy living are likely to have an impact on how retail spaces are used.

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The inspiration board from Xcel's textiles research team.

Business Features

Speed-to-Market Is the New Currency at Retail

Using technology to create virtual samples helps get goods to market sooner and meet consumer demand for instant gratification.

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Tiffany & Co. Valentine's Day 2016


Bain and Co. Report: Rough Diamond Market Faces Bumpy Road

Bain and Co. reports that rough diamond companies are assuming the role of marketers.

clock December 19, 2017Tracey Greenstein

Popular items targeted by fraudsters include women's watches, puffer jackets and beauty products, all popular gift giving items.


Forter Notes Top Online Fraudster Targets for Holiday 2017

Jewelry, watches, beauty products and puffer jackets are the top choices.

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A pop-up vending machine for Sole DXB 2017.


Sole DXB Sees Vending Machines as Viable Sales Channel for Fashion

The futuristic look at retail is a nod to Japanese street culture.

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The New York flagship on Fifth Ave. will close by the end of December.


More Debt Restructurings and Potential Bankruptcies in 2018

Charming Charlie — long on the watch list of distressed retailers — is closing stores, including its Fifth Avenue flagship.

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Elie TahariElie Tahari presentation, Fall Winter 2016, New York Fashion Week, America - 14 Feb 2016

Mergers and Acquisitions

Elie Tahari Close to Selling Tahari IP to Bluestar Alliance

A transaction could be completed by the end of this week.

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Michael Romanko

Business Features

Five Below’s Recipe for Disruption: Fast and Fun Product and Pricing

Michael Romanko, executive vice president of merchandising at the retailer, explains how the extreme-value, trend-right company has grown into a billion-dollar enterprise.

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Retailers and brands are heading into the key Black Friday to Cyber Monday selling period.


Fashion and Retail Shares Rise With Black Friday on Horizon

Companies are said to be heading into the holiday season with cleaner inventory levels.

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From Abercrombie's 2017 campaign, "This Is the Time."


Improvements at Abercrombie, but Wall Street Still Cautious on the Stock

As sales of graphic Ts increase, that has helped boost sales of logo merchandise.

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One of the newer Abercrombie & Fitch stores.


Abercrombie Shares Jump on Q3 Beat

The firm’s ceo said that Abercrombie is “beginning to show signs of stabilization.”

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AI Firm Forter Says It Can Prevent Account Takeovers

Forter’s expertise is in preventing online fraud.

clock November 16, 2017Vicki M. Young

A garment factory in Cambodia.


Study: Pressures Growing on Fast-Fashion Firms

The report from Kurt Salmon said countering rising costs by turning to lower-cost providers is not the answer for fast-fashion firms.

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On the street at the Sundance Film Festival 2018


They Are Wearing: Sundance Film Festival 2018

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