Kellie Ell

Kellie Ell is a reporter on WWD’s financial team, covering retail apparel, lingerie and the stock market. Kellie has previously worked for CNBC Digital and USA Today Money in New York City, covering national business news. She also spent nearly four years in South Korea where she worked as an editor, covering basic science. Kellie received her master’s degree from City University of New York in business journalism and undergraduate degree in photojournalism and American Sign Language from San Francisco State University.

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Alibaba

Technology

Alibaba Rolls Out Tools for U.S. Small and Medium-sized Businesses

The additional features are meant to help small and medium-sized businesses compete with larger retailers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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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

Financial

Tiffany Annual Shareholder Meeting Avoids Talk of COVID-19 or Unrest

Instead, the luxury retailer emphasized the markets around the globe where it continues to grow.

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Michael Kors store

Retail

Michael Kors, Versace Parent Company Slowly Reopening Stores

The fashion house hopes to have the majority of its retail fleet open by July.

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Victoria's Secret store Herald Square Manhattan

Real Estate

Victoria’s Secret Files Suit to Get Out of Manhattan Lease

The busy Herald Square location has been closed since March 17 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Shefit

Intimates

Sports Bra Brand Shefit Thrives During Pandemic With D-to-C Model

Sales at the business, which counts former Oscar de la Renta ceo Jeffry Aronsson as a shareholder and adviser, grew 250 percent from March to April.

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Rob Zeidel Moose Knuckles

Human Resources

Moose Knuckles Names Rob Zeidel Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

The luxury brand is known for selling fashion parkas with price tags of $900 on up. 

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Tabacaru Swim

Fashion Features

Escapist Fashion

Forced to stay home, even as the weather warms up, consumers are indulging in a little retail therapy by way of swimwear and resort wear.

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Victoria's Secret store

Intimates

Victoria’s Secret Ramps Up Spin-off, Store Closure Plans

The company will begin by closing about 250 stores this year. But execs say there will likely be more next year and beyond.

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Victoria's Secret interior store

Intimates

Victoria’s Secret Parent Company Posts $296 Million Loss

The retailer expects to close about 250 stores in North America this year.

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Target

Financial

Target’s Digital Sales Surge During the Coronavirus Pandemic

But the sudden surge in e-commerce proves to be expensive.

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shopper in mask at mall coronavirus signrecautions in place as Phase 1 of retail reopening begins in Broward and Dade County amid the Coronavirus outbreakCoronavirus outbreak business reopening, Sunrise, Florida, USA - 18 May 2020

Financial

The Long Road Back for Retail

Updates from Walmart, Kohl’s, Gap and Urban Outfitters show just how far fashion still has to go to come back from the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Urban Outfitters Paris store.

Financial

Urban Outfitters Loses $138 Million in First Quarter

Revenues fall across all three major brands with stores closed during the pandemic.

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Shoppers walk out of a Nike store in Miami Beach, Fla. Nike Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017Earns Nike, Miami Beach, USA - 08 Aug 2017

Financial

Nike’s U.S. Stores Start to Reopen

But the retailer warns of a fourth quarter impact to the North American business because of store closures.

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Onia storefront NYC

Fashion Scoops

Swimwear Brand Onia Offering Same-day Delivery to Manhattan Residents

The news comes as delivery giant FedEx limits the number of packages from about a dozen retailers.

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Coach store

Retail

Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman Stores Slowly Reopening

More than 300 locations across North America will be open for curbside and storefront pickups by this weekend.

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