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Nordstrom in Santa Monica under the watch of National Guard as its boarded up Monday.

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Nordstrom Sues Insurer for $25M to Cover Damages From Summer Protests

Nordstrom claims its insurer is making “a transparent effort” to avoid damage costs sustained amid mostly peaceful protests last year.

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Dolce and Gabbana in New York City on Black Friday, 2020.

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Diet Prada Cofounders Push Back Against Dolce & Gabbana Suit

Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler responded to Dolce & Gabbana’s defamation suit in Milan following controversy over the Italian brand’s ads.

clock March 4, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Bankruptcy attorneys expect retail Chapter 11s to continue later this year.

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Retail Bankruptcies’ Appeal to Investors

When valuable brands wound up in bankruptcy, Chapter 11 also afforded incentives for buyers looking to fast-track purchases, attorneys say.

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A 1986 Birkin bag in beige Veau Doblis suede with gold-plated hardware.

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Hermès Counterfeit Ring Gets Prison Sentences

A Paris court judged nearly two dozen people guilty for their roles in making and selling fake Hermès bags.

clock February 25, 2021Mimosa Spencer

The Belk department store chain pushed through a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan.

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Belk Pushes Through Quick Reorganization

The retailer filed for bankruptcy in Texas and had its Chapter 11 plan confirmed within 24 hours as it had planned.

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Amazon

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Amazon Hit With Suit by New York AG Over Pandemic Safety

The suit alleges that the e-commerce giant, which has made record revenues during the pandemic, hasn’t done enough to keep workers safe.

clock February 17, 2021Sindhu Sundar

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Congress Eyes Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

Long-standing efforts to challenge the proliferation of arbitration clauses may gain traction, with implications for retailers and other large employers.

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Sean Combs

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‘Diddy’ Sues Global Brands Group Over Sean John and Vote and Die

The hip-hop entrepreneur is seeking $25 million for “false endorsement” surrounding the Sean John x Missguided women’s line.

clock February 12, 2021Jean E. Palmieri and Sindhu Sundar

store with sale signs

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Getting Through a Retail Bankruptcy During the Pandemic

Dozens of retailers have reorganized during the pandemic so far, and their experience has some lessons for those on the brink.

clock February 11, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2021

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Amazon, Salvatore Ferragamo File Two Joint Lawsuits Against Counterfeiters

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and alleges the defendants conspired to use Ferragamo’s registered trademarks without authorization, offering the counterfeit products on Amazon.

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Philipp Plein at his Men’s Fall 2019 show in Milan.

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Philipp Plein Accused of Workplace Homophobia in Discrimination Lawsuit

The designer, known for gaudy looks and presentations, is accused of homophobic remarks and wrongfully firing an HIV-positive manager.

clock February 8, 2021Kali Hays

Stella McCartney

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Stella McCartney Countersues NYC Landlord Over $10M Pandemic Rent Fight

The luxury fashion brand said the coronavirus’ impact “eviscerated” Madison Avenue shopping, effectively canceling its sublease.

clock January 28, 2021Kali Hays

Furla USA received a New York bankruptcy court's approval for its Chapter 11 plan.

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Furla USA Gets Approval for Chapter 11 Plan

The Italian luxury goods brand’s U.S. unit will execute a plan that provides $3 million for creditors and payments and keeps seven stores open.

clock January 28, 2021Sindhu Sundar

California coronavirus nail salons

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Calif. Governor Vows to Fight Beauty Salons’ Lawsuit on Closures

Despite the state lifting a stay-at-home order, a state beauty industry association intends to keep backing a legal challenge.

clock January 27, 2021Kali Hays

Guess store

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Model Sues Guess for ‘Enabling’ Paul Marciano Sexual Abuse

A former unnamed Guess model claims the company is protecting a “sexual predator” who assaulted her last year.

clock January 22, 2021Kali Hays

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