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    André Leon Talley, 'always at the forefront of inclusion,' dies at 73

    With creativity, intellectual rigor and passion, he became a cultural and fashion icon — not despite his humble beginnings, but in part because of them.

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    Amazon to open first physical clothing store

    Amazon Style will launch later this year in Los Angeles, bringing technology and personalization to the forefront of its shopping experience. 

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    Morgan Stanley 'less confident' in Gap Inc. leadership

    The mall-based retailer recently missed its third quarter earnings and cut its full year guidance due to supply chain and inventory constraints. 

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    5 tech trends to watch in 2022

    In an increasingly digital consumer environment, brands need to pick up the pace to stay relevant.

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    Bonobos CEO exits after 5 years at the company

    Micky Onvural is leaving the company to assume the role of chief marketing and communications officer at financial services firm TIAA, effective Monday.

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    Luggage brand Monos raises $10M in Series A funding

    The company plans to use the capital to expand its offline presence, acquire talent and create a more robust product development pipeline.

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    6 DTC trends to watch in 2022

    While 2021 marked a year of growth for DTC brands, existing problems became more apparent. Brands will need to address those challenges in the year ahead.

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    Forever 21 turns to retail veteran Winnie Park as CEO

    Park has left her post as Paper Source chief executive to take over a job that's been vacant since Daniel Kulle's abrupt departure a few months ago.

  • Women's fashion retailer Escada America files for bankruptcy

    After lawsuits from landlords and ongoing pandemic disruption, the company is trying to close some stores to preserve operations.

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    Are Sephora and Ulta on a collision course?

    Signs point to yes. Here's what the retailers' new shop-in-shop partnerships mean for their own competition and the rest of the space.

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    The Bay names Alexander Meyer chief customer officer

    Meyer will manage marketing and creative, communication, loyalty initiatives and brand strategy at both The Bay and its offline counterpart Hudson's Bay.

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    Neiman Marcus names new supply chain and technology chiefs

    The department store retailer has been sorting out its finances, digital operations and executive leadership over the past few years.

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    Settlement in Amazon-Visa dispute may be near

    Amazon backed off a threat to stop taking Visa credit cards in the U.K. this week, as both companies issued statements suggesting they'll avoid a pitched battle over "swipe" fees.

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    Walmart signals metaverse plans with trademark applications around virtual goods, NFTs

    While plenty of companies are eyeing the tech, a potentially large push from the retailer could go a long way in spurring mainstream consumer adoption.

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    Kohl's investor suggests company sale, sets stage for board fight

    An activist is pushing for more buybacks and asset sales, and alluded to a potential e-commerce spinoff, if not a sale of the entire company. 

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    Holiday rewind: How the shopping experience changed in 2021

    From the return of Macy's Santa visits to augmented reality stores, holiday shopping took on a new form.  

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    LVMH investment arm takes minority stake in streetwear brand Aimé Leon Dore

    The brand will continue to operate in New York City, but the French conglomerate's backing will be key to growth, founder Teddy Santis said.

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    Save now, buy later startup raises $25M

    Amid the buy now, pay later buzz, fintech Accrue Savings is going a different route. CEO Michael Hershfield said Accrue is on a mission to encourage consumers to save.

  • December retail sales soar nearly 14% from 2020

    Inflation accounts for some of the increase, but volumes were also up.

    Updated Jan. 14, 2022
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    Nordstrom taps Vogue editor to direct women's designer business

    Rickie De Sole brings not just merchandising and content experience, but also knowledge of key Nordstrom audiences.

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    Parade launches free recycling program in the US

    Through the initiative, consumers can send the DTC brand gently used underwear from any brand in exchange for a 20% credit.

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    Supreme Court deals final blow to Biden vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers

    The high court did agree to a requirement for healthcare workers, the latest sign that certain workplaces can be subject to such rules. That could eventually include some retailers.

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    Walmart adds digital tools to match products with health preferences

    A new online and in-app experience includes a "Shop-By-Diet" scanner and dietary profile feature that incorporates wellness criteria into grocery shopping.

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    Almost 6 in 10 US consumers shopped at a DTC brand in 2021: report

    Traditional retailers are winning the love of American shoppers over digitally native brands, according to a report from Diffusion.

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    How retailers weathered the holidays in 2021

    Some have raised their Q4 guidance after a successful season, while others suffered from supply chain challenges and soft foot traffic.