Stefan Larsson’s Departure Rattles Gap Debt Investors

Fitch said it’s become dramatically more expensive to insure Gap’s debt from default.

– 1 minute ago


Baggallini Names Krantzler President

The executive had been with Tumi for over a decade.

– 8 minutes ago

Post-holiday rush


Weekly Sales Slump With Holiday Challenges Ahead

Consumers pulled back on spending last week, and for fashion apparel sales September’s warmer weather may have delayed expenditures on fall items.

– 21 minutes ago


U.S. Stocks Mixed as Trade Deficit Grows

Stock markets were mixed at the open as the trade deficit grew and Alibaba’s Taobao site was accused of selling fakes.

– 9:51 AM, EST

Gina Rodriguez and Catalina Girald of Naja.

The Markets

Actress Gina Rodriguez Partners With Lingerie Start-up Naja

The Golden Globe-winning actress is now an equity holder and partner at Naja, a lingerie start-up.

– 8:00 AM, EST


Apple Watch Hermes Attracts Fashion, Tech Customers

The arrival of the Apple Watch Hermes in stores Monday drew lines and sell-out styles at both Apple and Hermes locations.

– October 5, 2015


Style Expert Bobbie Thomas to Launch Cosmetics Line on HSN

“Today” show style expert Bobbie Thomas is teaming up with her best friend Andrea Devos Abraham to launch Woosh Beauty by ProGirl via HSN later this month. Thomas’ first appearance on the channel is Oct. 30.

– October 5, 2015


Nazr Mohammed, Mike Magee, Joe Minoso Walk the Runway in Chicago

The stars modeled in the 89th annual Woman’s Board of Rush University Fashion Show last Thursday at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago’s West Loop.

– October 5, 2015

Iskra Lawrence


Styleite to Re-brand as RunwayRiot, a Plus-Size Site With E-Commerce

Dan Abrams’ Styleite will become Runway Riot, a plus-size site run by model Iskra Lawrence, which includes e-commerce.

– October 5, 2015


Ghost Economy Robs Retailers of Trillions

A report by IHL Group and DynamicAction sheds light on a shadow economy that’s siphoning trillions of dollars from retailers’ bottom lines.

– October 5, 2015