Ken Downing Leaving Neiman Marcus

clock March 22, 2019David Moin


Galeries Lafayette's Billion Euro China Plan

clock March 23, 2019Nyima Pratten


Is L.A. the Future of the American Runway?

clock March 22, 2019Booth Moore

Donald Trump

Michael Evans, president of Alibaba Group

Government and Trade

China Talk Dominates AAFA Conference

The trade war and what the Chinese consumer wants were the hot issues of the two-day event.

clock March 15, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping. President Donald Trump, right, with China's President Xi Jinping, left, during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaTrump G20 Summit, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 01 Dec 2018

Government and Trade

The U.S.-China Trade War Could Soon Be Over

The U.S. and China are nearing a deal that would involve lifting tariffs, according to media reports, but this was not enough to boost retail stocks.

clock March 4, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

United States President Donald J. Trump address a group of governors during the 2019 White House Business Session at the White House in Washington, D.C.. Trump discusses the group on infrastructure, the opioid epidemic, border security and China trade policy.President Trump addresses the nation's governors, Washington DC, USA - 25 Feb 2019

Government and Trade

Trump Tariff Delay Good News for Handbag Brands

The Trump administration has extended its trade talks deadline with China.

clock February 25, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a joint statement to members of the media Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The U.S. is announcing that it will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods containing "industrially significant technology." The White House said, that the tariff will cover goods related to the "Made in China 2025" program. The full list of imports that will be covered will be announced by June 15Trade, Beijing, China - 09 Nov 2017

Government and Trade

Trade Truce Deadline May Be Delayed

President Donald Trump said this week that March 1 is not a ‘magical date,’ despite his chief negotiator previously stating it was a hard deadline.

clock February 20, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

First lady Melania Trump arrives for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in WashingtonState of Union, Washington, USA - 05 Feb 2019

Fashion Scoops

First Lady Melania Trump’s Designer Choice for State of the Union Carries No Mixed Message

FLOTUS and her stylist agreed on the no-nonsense, military-inspired dress was appropriate for the State of the Union address.

clock February 5, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

NCTO’s Auggie Tantillo to Retire

The textile lobbying group plans to reveal new leadership in the coming weeks.

clock February 4, 2019Evan Clark

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference, in Washington. The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged and promising to be "patient." It is signaling it could leave rates alone in coming months given muted inflationFederal Reserve Powell, Washington, USA - 30 Jan 2019


Retailers Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief Over Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve held rates, insisting it would be “patient” when it comes to further rises.

clock January 30, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

United States President Donald J. Trump makes a statement announcing that a deal has been reached to reopen the government through Feb. 15 during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.Donald Trump Agrees to temporarily end Government Shutdown, Washington DC, USA - 25 Jan 2019

Government and Trade

Shutdown’s $11 Billion Impact

Most of the shutdown’s losses will be recouped, but $3 billion were lost outright, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

clock January 28, 2019Evan Clark

US President Donald J. Trump leaves the podium after making a statement announcing that a deal has been reached to reopen the government through Feb. 15 during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 25 January 2019. Trump announced a deal had been reached to end the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government. The shutdown began when Congress and Trump failed to strike a deal on border security before a 22 December 2018 funding deadine.US President Donald J. Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House, Washington, USA - 25 Jan 2019

Government and Trade

Shutdown Impact Seen as Modest — If Government Stays Open

President Trump’s retreat opened a three-week window to negotiate on border security, but more budget fights loom.

clock January 25, 2019Evan Clark

Signs by furloughed government workers at the 2019 Women's March rally in D.C.

Business Features

Unlikely Tourism: ‘DC is Open’ Despite Government Shutdown

Now 30-days into the government shutdown, political protest and marketing promotion attempt to stir activity in D.C. as revenues falter.

clock January 21, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Kendall Jenner


Hazy IPO Market Amid Government Shutdown, Volatility

Revolve, Levi Strauss and Pinterest are all said to be considering going public this year.

clock January 18, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Federal employees and family members (C) that have been affected by the ongoing shutdown of the US federal goverment leave with free meals provided to them by World Central Kitchen, at Jose Andres' ThinkFoodLab in Washington, DC, USA, 16 January 2019. The disaster relief nonprofit World Central Kitchen, led by celebrity chef Jose Andres, opened a Washington DC feeding site 16 January to try to help some of the 800,000 federal workers that are either working without pay or have been furloughed. Free hot meals and to-go meals will be provided everyday, including weekends. The shutdown began 22 December 2018 and is now the longest in US history with no clear end in sight.Chef Jose Andres opens a World Central Kitchen feeding site to provide food to US federal government employees in need, Washington, USA - 16 Jan 2019

Government and Trade

The Wall Around the Mall: Shutdown Hits Economy Worse Than Thought

The partial government shutdown is equating to $3.38 billion in lost consumer spending.

clock January 16, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

The US Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, USA, 12 January 2019. The current partial shutdown of the US federal government, now the longest in US history, has many federal employees including Secret Service agents and officers working unpaid.The current partial shutdown of the US federal government becomes the longest in US history, Washington, USA - 12 Jan 2019

Government and Trade

How Longest Government Shutdown in History Is Impacting Retailers

The government shutdown is starting to dent consumer spending, while the IPO market is put on hold.

clock January 15, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Handbag brands that rely on Chinese production have gained some tariff breathing room.

Government and Trade

U.S.-China Trade Talks Spur Optimism

American and Chinese negotiators have been hashing out the fine details in Beijing this week.

clock January 8, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

The Fame trade show during this year's spring-summer 2019 NY Women's January marketplace at the Javits Center in Manhattan.


Retailers Eyeing Wicker, Crochet, Bright Colors for Spring and Summer

But fashion manufacturers are still wondering if Trump’s tariffs will hurt their bottom line.

clock January 8, 2019Kellie Ell

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A woman walks past a Tiffany & Co. store at a shopping mall in Beijing. The designer boutiques of Manhattan and Paris are feeling the chill of a Chinese economic slowdown that has hammered automakers and other industries. That is jolting brands such as Louis Vuitton and Burberry that increasingly rely on Chinese customers who spend $90 billion a year on jewelry, clothes and other high-end goods. The industry already is facing pressure to keep up as China's big spenders shift to buying more at the spreading networks of luxury outlets in their own countryLuxury Shopping Chill, Beijing, China - 29 Nov 2018


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