The Venice's Ponte di Rialto.

Retail

With the Coronavirus Spiking in Italy, Domestic Consumption Drops

In September, the sales of fashion, beauty, interior design products, as well as the business of restaurants, bars and cultural institutions, decreased 34.8 percent compared to last year.

clock 24hAlessandra Turra

Facebook's LDU transition period — set up to ease businesses into the data privacy tool — expires on Tuesday.

Technology

Facebook’s Limited Data Use Transition Expires Tuesday

Facebook developed LDU in response to California’s privacy law. Here’s what it means to brands. 

clock 1hAdriana Lee

Li Jiagi, China's "King of Lipsticks"

Retail

Livestream Shopping, Social Selling Help Evolve Retail Industry

These emerged as key topics at the latest edition of the e-Pitti innovation and technology summit, virtually hosted by Pitti Immagine on Wednesday.

clock 2hAlessandra Turra

shopping online

Business Features

Reports Reveal Disproportionate Impact on Women Amid Pandemic

The social media giant conducted two reports to better understand how the crisis is showing gender inequality in business and at home.

clock 2hAlexandra Pastore

Gap Holiday

Financial

Gap May Close European Stores Or Seek Partnerships

The group is reviewing the warehouse and distribution model, and Gap and Banana Republic e-commerce operations in Europe.

clock 3hMimosa Spencer

Front view of two people in eyeglasses and protective masks sitting in a street cafe

Mergers and Acquisitions

Retail M&A Update: Is It Time to Sell?

Andrew D. Postal, managing partner of MMG Advisors Inc., discusses the state of M&A trends in the retail and fashion apparel market.

clock 13hArthur Zaczkiewicz

Malika Savell

Human Resources

Prada Group Appoints Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

This is a new role for the Italian luxury company, which Malika Savell joins from the LVMH group.

clock 13hLuisa Zargani

Los Angeles Retail Reopening amid COVID-19 Pandemic - 28 May 2020

Government and Trade

L.A. Stuck in Strict COVID-19 Measures as California Starts Loosening

Personal-care services are now open statewide, but too many COVID-19 cases in L.A. continue to have the area’s businesses restricted.

clock 19hKali Hays

An image from Banana Republic's holiday campaign.

Media

Banana Republic Returns to TV Advertising for Holiday Season

The TV campaign, which starts Nov. 9, will be accompanied by a digital and direct mail campaign that begins Wednesday.

clock 19hLisa Lockwood

j.c. penney store

Legal

Penney’s Firms Up Sale Deal With Lenders and Landlords

The retailer said Tuesday that it’s on track to sell to Simon, Brookfield and lenders, insisting that “failure has never been an option.”

clock 21hSindhu Sundar

Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears before the House Judiciary Committee to be questioned about the internet giant's privacy security and data collection, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Pichai angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation to testify about foreign governments' manipulation of online services to sway U.S. political elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Technology

DOJ, 11 States Slap Google With Antitrust Lawsuit

The Department of Justice, along with 11 states, accuses the search giant of anticompetitive practices. This could be just the beginning.

clock October 20, 2020Adriana Lee

Gap Holiday 2020

Business Features

Gap Celebrates Modern American Optimism With New Campaign

The “Dream the Future” engages Gap’s community through dance to share hope and happiness during the holiday season.

clock October 20, 2020Alexandra Pastore

online shopping

Business Features

Etsy Launches Expands Payment Options With Klarna

The partnership will launch in the U.S. with plans to extend to global markets in 2021.

clock October 20, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Grant Pearce and Jacky Tam at a Santoni event.

Media

Vogue Hong Kong Expands Into Men’s Coverage With Vogue Man

Former GQ China editors Grant Pearce and Jacky Tam will spearhead the Vogue Man Hong Kong team.

clock October 20, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Government and Trade

Trade of Made in Italy Counterfeit Goods Said to Be Worth 5.2B Euros

The issue is highlighted by Confindustria Moda and Italy’s government as part of the fifth Anti-Counterfeiting Week.

clock October 20, 2020Martino Carrera

online shopping

Business Features

Online Shoppers Seek Convenient, Transparent Experience — With Returns, Too

Narvar’s consumer survey revealed what needs to be done to retain new and repeat customers.

clock October 20, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Mergers and Acquisitions

Alibaba Takes 6.1% Stake in Dufry Travel-retail Operator

Following a capital increase Advent International Corp. will own an 11.4 percent stake in Dufry.

clock October 20, 2020Jennifer Weil

Saks' 2020 holiday book cover.

Retail

Saks Spotlights ‘This Is How We Celebrate’ for Holiday

The retailer will have 20 lighting ceremonies starting with the unveiling of the windows and theatrical light show Nov. 23.

clock October 20, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Valerie Jarrett

Retail

Valerie Jarrett Named to Ralph Lauren’s Board of Directors

Jarrett was the longest-serving senior adviser to the Obama administration.

clock October 20, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Alibaba

Technology

Alibaba to Offer Supply Chain, Digital Training for Small and Midsized U.S. Businesses

The new training program will help firms manage the digital transformation.

clock October 20, 2020Kellie Ell

Ashley Graham on the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK July 2020 issue.

Media

Hearst U.K. Promotes Lydia Slater to Editor of British Harper’s Bazaar

Slater had been serving as acting editor in chief since last year, following the departure of Justine Picardie.

clock October 20, 2020Samantha Conti

Jane Fonda on the cover of Vanity Fair Italia.

Media

Vanity Fair Italia Collaborates With American Edition on Special Issue

Dubbed “America Anno Zero” and focusing on the American presidential elections, the issue will feature Jane Fonda on the cover and include content curated by the Vanity Fair U.S. editorial team.

clock October 20, 2020Sandra Salibian

Ath-leisure from Madewell's new MWL line.

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: Madewell Launches Ath-leisure; Assortment Evolves

Madewell often listens to its “community” of followers for ideas on adapting the mix.

clock October 20, 2020David Moin

Gucci and Genies

Technology

Gucci Expands Relationship With Genies

New 3-D figures will allow the luxury brand to sell digital products for avatars.

clock October 20, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Natalia Vodianova

Financial

Model Natalia Vodianova Turns Tech Investor

The well-known model is making a new name for herself as a “hands-on” early stage investor of many tech start-ups.

clock October 20, 2020Kali Hays

Woman sitting by fireplace and christmas tree holding tablet cozy concept

Business Features

New Data Reveals Predictions for Reimagined Holiday Traditions

From smaller gatherings to unexpected gifts, new consumer behaviors point to a very different holiday.

clock October 20, 2020Alexandra Pastore

VanMoof

Business Features

Fashion and Gear for the Decidedly Outdoorsy

This week’s Field Notes is focused on what’s great outdoors.

clock October 20, 2020Tracey Meyers

Fitbit Versa 3.

Technology

Japan to Join U.S., Europe in Big Tech Antitrust Scrutiny

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is set to look into potential market abuses by Big Tech — perhaps starting with the $2.1B Google-Fitbit deal.

clock October 19, 2020Adriana Lee

Forever 21

Retail

Forever 21 to Expand in Latin America Through Deal With AR Holdings

The licensing arrangement covers nine countries in the region.

clock October 19, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Bustle Digital Group

Media

Bustle Digital Group Staffers to Form Union

Staffers at a number of media organizations have formed unions over the past year.

clock October 19, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Instagram messaging for business expands, thanks to a new integration with Messenger tools.

Technology

Facebook Expands Insta Biz Messaging With Messenger Tools

Say goodbye to channel hopping: Now brands can manage Instagram DMs, Story and Profile messages in other applications, like CRM platforms.

clock October 19, 2020Adriana Lee

online sales

Business Features

Small Business Shifting to E-commerce, Social Media

A new survey by Chase Ink reveals the changing habits of small business owners.

clock October 19, 2020Alexandra Pastore

This is how a street in central Milan looked like on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Government and Trade

Italian Government Takes New Steps in COVID-19 Fight

A new stimulus package of 39 billion euros has also been approved to fuel an economic rebound and companies, such as YNAP, are beginning to roll out their own new measures.

clock October 19, 2020Luisa Zargani

Bethann Hardison

Business Features

Ten Companies From the Designers Hub to Receive $150,000 in Funding

The financial support is to help the companies weather financial fallout from the pandemic.

clock October 19, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Kohl’s Introducing Cole Haan Next Spring

The move reflects the value-oriented, promotional department store’s efforts to dominate the active and casual categories.

clock October 19, 2020David Moin

Philipp Plein

Legal

Ferrari Wins Legal Battle Against Philipp Plein

The Swiss fashion house will pay Ferrari 300,000 euros for copyright infringement occurred in 2017.

clock October 19, 2020Alessandra Turra

Model Eman Deng in the new Tings magazine.

Media

New Tings Magazine, Studio Aims to Be Arbiter of Digital Integration

The new publication is combining editorial and studio work, along with a direct link from print to online editorial, audio and visual offerings.

clock October 19, 2020Kali Hays

R.M. Williams

Mergers and Acquisitions

Tattarang Acquires Australian Boots Brand, R.M. Williams

L Catterton sells the brand for a reported $135 million to the private equity firm owned by mining tycoon Andrew Forrest.

clock October 19, 2020Tiffany Ap

HATCH digital showroom.

Business Features

Are Virtual Showrooms the New Standard in Wholesale?

The leading providers behind fashion’s new showrooms are delivering more sustainable and customizable virtual experiences.

clock October 19, 2020Alexandra Pastore and Madeleine Streets

De Fursac store in London

Business Features

De Fursac Kicks Off Expansion Drive With Focus on London

The tailoring specialist, SMCP Group’s latest acquisition has plans to gradually expand outside of its home market of France.

clock October 19, 2020Mimosa Spencer

The home page of the new Dundas World store on Amazon.

Retail

Dundas World Set to Open Store on Amazon, Adds Myriad Categories

The Amazon store will launch this week, offering a curation of loungewear, activewear, rtw and eyewear under the Dundas World banner.

clock October 19, 2020Samantha Conti

woman with phone opening box of clothes

Business Features

Fashion’s Pivot to E-commerce and the Future

Consumer and merchants are both settling in to stay-at-home realities — and experts see the logged-on habits lasting beyond the pandemic.

clock October 19, 2020Evan Clark

Rania Masri, Chief Transformation Officer, Chalhoub Group

Business Features

Designing the Store of the Future

Chalhoub Group’s Rania Masri is transforming how stores interact with customers, starting with Level Shoes.

clock October 19, 2020Ritu Upadhyay

Rania Masri, Chief Transformation Officer, Chalhoub Group

Business Features

Designing the Store of the Future

clock October 19, 2020jilliansollazzo

JNBY Group's headquarter, designed by Renzo Piano

Retail

China’s JNBY Unveils Headquarters with Tsutaya Books, Retail Concept B1ock

The OōEli complex designed by Renzo Piano will host the Hangzhou-based fashion company, as well as offer space for retail, theater, and exhibitions.

clock October 18, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Daniel Marks, Julietta Dexter and David Pemsel of ScienceMagic.Inc.

Media

TCS Founders Team With David Pemsel on New Company: ScienceMagic.Inc

The new company, based in London and New York, plans to take an holistic approach to promoting brands and talent, and put equal emphasis on data, creative and digital.

clock October 18, 2020Samantha Conti

Tory Burch

Markets

Jill Biden, Tory Burch Discuss Challenges of Women-owned Businesses

They spoke about expanding access to capital, removing barriers to government contracts and providing technical assistance to businesses.

clock October 16, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Hot off Prime Day, Amazon launches right into Holiday Dash sales, starting Friday.

Retail

Amazon Rolls Prime Day Into Holiday Dash Event

The e-tail giant wastes no time, launching “Black Friday-worthy deals” on Friday right after record-breaking Prime Day.

clock October 16, 2020Adriana Lee

Condé Nast

Media

Masthead Changes at Vogue, Glamour

There have been changes to the top of Vogue’s masthead and Glamour’s fashion team.

clock October 16, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

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