Fashion

New Report Highlights House of Fraser’s Mounting Debt to Brands

clock August 17, 2018Fiona Ma

Fashion

Debenhams to Cut Jobs Amidst Restructuring

clock August 17, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Fashion

Saks Fifth Avenue Supports American Fashion

clock August 17, 2018Jessica Iredale

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Tiffany & Co.'s new Paper Flowers collection.

Markets

Tiffany Goes to Tmall’s Luxury Pavilion

The Alibaba-operated luxury portal has grown rapidly in its first year.

clock August 16, 2018Evan Clark

A worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is forming a partnership with China's largest online direct retailer, giving JD.com ownership of its Yihaodian marketplace platform assets, including the brand, website and appWal Mart Stores JDcom, La Habra, USA

Financial

Retail’s Second Quarter: Spending Up, Tariffs Loom

Wall Street continues to see value retailers as a safe bet for the future.

clock August 15, 2018Evan Clark

Kmart chairman Edward Lampert listens during a news conference to announce the merger of Kmart and Sears in New York . Kmart is acquiring Sears, one of the most venerable names in U.S. retailing, in a surprise $11 billion deal that will create the nation's third-largest retailerKMART SEARS MERGER, NEW YORK, USA

Financial

Edward Lampert Exploring Sears Real Estate Deal

The Sears investor and executive also submitted a $470 million offer to buy Kenmore and the firm’s home improvement services business.

clock August 14, 2018Evan Clark

Wrangler jeans.

Financial

VF Corp. Spinning Off Jeans Business

The tax-free transaction will also see the core VF trimmed down and based in Denver.

clock August 13, 2018Evan Clark

A look from the Wrangler 70th anniversary collection.

Financial

VF Exploring Jeans Sale?

Wrangler and Lee could be spun off or sold, according to a published report.

clock August 10, 2018Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Nike x Off White Air Prestos

Legal

Nike Hit With Equal Pay Lawsuit

Two women who used to work at Nike claim they were paid less than their male counterparts and subjected to harassment.

clock August 10, 2018Evan Clark

Canada Goose jacket

Financial

Canada Goose’s Summer Heats Up

The company’s first-quarter sales rose 59 percent, although losses widened on spending for more growth.

clock August 9, 2018Evan Clark

HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JULY 23:  Victoria's Secret Angels Martha Hunt (L) and Josephine Skriver pose for photographs to promote the launch of Victoria's Secret Hong Kong Flagship Store in Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay, on July 23, 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Financial

Victoria’s Secret Connects Online, but Not in Stores

The lingerie retailer saw 22 percent comp growth online in the second quarter, but it wasn’t enough to drive an increase.

clock August 9, 2018Evan Clark

Lord & Taylor 5th aveLord & Taylor 5th Ave Store Closing, New York, USA - 21 Jun 2018

Retail

Hudson’s Bay Co. Director Denise Pickett Steps Down

The retailer is looking for a new voice for the boardroom.

clock August 8, 2018Evan Clark

The Fossil Q Venture.

Financial

Smartwatches Power Fossil

Connected watch sales grew 91 percent in the second quarter, helping offset weakness in the company’s traditional offering.

clock August 7, 2018Evan Clark

House of Fraser outlet at Fremlin Walk

Retail

Troubles Mount for House of Fraser Owner Sanpower

Sanpower-owned Brookstone Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection while House of Fraser continues to look for an investor.

clock August 7, 2018Samantha Conti

retail stores jobs

Government and Trade

Specialty Stores Add Workers, Trade War Intensifies

Retailers are fighting for workers and worrying over the escalating trade war with China.

clock August 3, 2018Evan Clark

Magazines on the newsstand

Media

Everyone’s Selling, but Is Anyone Buying?

W may have a surprise buyer in the wings, but there are many more media brands in need of a savior.

clock August 2, 2018Kali Hays

The Rent the Runway's flagship store in New York.

Financial

Rent the Runway Secures $200 Million Credit Facility

The company plans to use the line of credit from Temasek to build on its fast-growing subscription business.

clock August 2, 2018Evan Clark

United States President Donald J. Trump speaks during a meeting with inner city pastors in the Cabinet Room of the White HouseDonald Trump meets with inner city pastors, Washington DC, USA - 01 Aug 2018

Financial

Trump Considers Bigger Guns for China Trade War: 25% Tariffs

President Trump’s administration is considering more aggressive duties for $200 billion in Chinese imports.

clock August 1, 2018Evan Clark

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clock August 17, 2018Fiona Ma

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