Vicki M. Young

Many beauty consumers trust recommendations from influencers on what to buy.

Financial

Online Beauty Consumers Have No Loyalty to the Point-of-Sale

Consumers are shopping based on price, and they’re relying on influencers to get information before they buy.

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An Edie Parker clutch on 1stDibs for $1,095.

Fashion Scoops

Edie Parker Brand and 1stdibs in Partnership

1stdibs ceo David Rosenblatt said he’s seeing growth in luxury purchases from emerging markets.

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Marc Heller, CIT Commercial Services

Financial

A Q&A With Marc Heller of CIT Commercial Services

Despite a shift in the credit markets and uncertainty over cross-border taxes, Heller is still optimistic about how successful vendors and retailers will weather the current storm.

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Fashion Scoops

Brooke Jaffe Joins Fitz as Fashion Director

In her new role, Jaffe will oversee the stylists and what they are recommending to clients, as well as create content for Fitz’ site.

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Inside The Mall at Short Hills, a Taubman Center property.

Financial

Land and Buildings Launches Proxy Fight Against Taubman Centers

The activist is seeking to replace two board members with nominees of its own.

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Kate Spade RTW Fall 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions

Deal for Kate Spade Still Could Get Done

Kate Spade’s Q1 showed gross margins were up, indicating a greater reliance on full-price selling.

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The "Make it Mine" personalized handbag.

Markets

Kate Spade Sales Decline as Strategic Review Continues

Kate Spade missed Wall Street’s first-quarter estimates for both earnings and sales.

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Alexa could change the way consumers shop for brands -- or not.

Business Features

Amazon’s Alexa Could Change How Consumers Shop for Brands — Or Not

For fashion brands, opportunities on Amazon include core replenishment product, testing product and using the platform as a digital outlet to clear out inventory.

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Retail

Gymboree Is Latest Distressed Concern on Retail Front

Gymboree is on Fitch’s list of issuers with significant risk of default.

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Shopping interests vary by consumer profile.

Financial

Connecting With Consumers Is Key to Gaining Loyalty

Personalization, loyalty cards and great service were cited as opportunities to create customer loyalty.

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Human Resources

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. Adds Philip Bleser to Its Board

Bleser is the former chairman of Global Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

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Millennials do online research before they commit to making a purchase.

Retail

Millennials May Prefer Stores, but 20% of Apparel Purchases Are Online

Millennials get inspired by social media, which then encourages research online before they decide to buy.

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A Citi Trends storefront.

Financial

Citi Trends Escalates Fight for Proxies Against Activist Investor

Citi Trends said an activist’s proposed strategy indicates a lack of understanding of the retail business.

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Financial

J.C. Penney to Rebrand 50 More Salons

Over time, the total number of salons that will receive a makeover is expected to be over 750 locations.

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Apparel spending represents just 19 percent of a teen's budget.

Business Features

Teens Love Nike, But Not So Much Under Armour, The North Face or Ralph Lauren

Brands that rose in the ranks this year were Adidas, Lululemon and Patagonia.

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