Retail


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    Rent the Runway turns to resale, advertising in renewed growth push

    The apparel rental service beat expectations in Q4 and struck a note of confidence, saying its restructuring earlier this year wasn’t just about cuts.

    By Daphne Howland • April 12, 2024
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    Nordstrom taps company veteran to lead Rack merchandising

    Lori Marten has held various merchandising roles at the department store for nearly 30 years, and will join the off-price unit later this month.

    By Daphne Howland • April 11, 2024
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    ‘It’s important to get going’: How fashion is navigating the many complexities of sustainability

    Understanding supply chains is key to both regulatory compliance and scaling solutions, executives said at an American Apparel & Footwear Association’s event.

    By Ben Unglesbee • April 10, 2024
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    Mango and Victoria Beckham to release capsule collection

    The limited-edition collaboration is part of a push by the retailer to lean into luxury materials and elevate its offerings as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Neiman Marcus and Loewe launch limited-edition collection

    The 19-piece line features pieces designed by the LVMH-owned luxury house’s creative director Jonathan Anderson and is inspired by looks from the company’s archives.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Dillard’s, Caelynn Bell team up on capsule collection for spring and summer

    The assortment of dresses, separates and footwear is part of the department store's exclusive women's label Gianni Bini.

    By Daphne Howland • April 2, 2024
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    Vestiaire Collective relaunches vintage category

    The resale platform’s Archive Room includes more than 250,000 items, and the company plans to roll out monthly themed curation events.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Lands’ End lays off 10% of corporate workforce

    Most of those layoffs came in January, though some were the result of earlier changes to the retailer's sourcing organization.

    By Nate Delesline III • April 1, 2024
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    Despite last year’s declines, Torrid could grab more market share

    The plus-size leader faces ongoing reluctance to spend on discretionary goods, but has inventory control and other strengths on its side.

    By Daphne Howland • March 29, 2024
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    Canada Goose cuts corporate workforce by 17%, shakes up executive roles

    As part of a DTC focus, the brand said about a year ago that it would double its footprint within five years, but some analysts anticipate that slowing.

    By Daphne Howland • March 27, 2024
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    How Temu sales stack up to e-commerce competitors: report

    Data from Earnest Analytics found that the fast fashion company has nearly double the retention rate of companies such as Walmart and Target.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Has Lululemon peaked?

    Growth in North America has slowed, but analysts aren’t worried, given the brand’s innovation, past nimbleness and potential abroad.

    By Daphne Howland • March 25, 2024
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    Nike refocuses on innovation as Q3 revenues fall flat

    CEO John Donahoe said the sportswear brand “is not performing at our potential” and needs to lean back into wholesale and product innovation.

    By Cara Salpini • March 22, 2024
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    Untuckit to open 14 new stores in 2024

    The DTC apparel brand said the first seven stores will open by May across California, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey and New York.

    By Howard Ruben • March 21, 2024
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    Nordstrom revives namesake brand

    The new line, which features footwear and accessories, is part of a revamp following lagging Q4 sales at full-line stores.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Outdoor Voices shutters all stores

    The activewear brand, once a DTC darling, told staff last week it would close stores as it shifts to an online-only model.

    By Caroline Jansen • March 19, 2024
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    Gap and Palace collaborate on streetwear collection

    The 55-piece capsule with the London-based skate brand will feature adult and children’s apparel, plus skate decks and a limited-edition plush toy.

    By March 18, 2024
  • A Ross Dress for Less Storefront is shown at night, while customers walk towards it in the parking lot.
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    High levels of lead found in off-price fashion accessories: report

    The Center for Environmental Health said it detected the chemical in products from Ross and Burlington stores in California.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 18, 2024
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    Chanel seeks permanent injunction against What Goes Around Comes Around

    The years-long case could spur luxury companies to take a “more assertive stance” on protecting their brand integrity, a former FTC attorney says.

    By March 15, 2024
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    Allbirds taps new CEO, plans store closures

    COO Joe Vernachio takes over from co-founder Joey Zwillinger on Friday as the DTC brand reported a 15% sales drop in 2023.

    By Cara Salpini • March 14, 2024
  • Multiple people walk in front of a Matches storefront. The window display shows three mannequins.
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    Matches enters administration nearly three months after being purchased

    The Frasers Group said that restructuring the luxury e-commerce business would require “too much change.”

    By March 12, 2024
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    American Eagle ‘refocused’ logistics arm amid third-party business woes

    The retailer faced $98.3 million in impairment and restructuring charges from Quiet Platforms in Q4 as it adjusted to reduced e-commerce fulfillment demand.

    By Max Garland • March 12, 2024
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    Gap, Old Navy make progress on long road to recovery

    New Gap Inc. CEO Richard Dickson touted market share gains at the company’s biggest brands, but analysts say they have further to go.

    By Daphne Howland • March 11, 2024
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    H&M launches its H2 Exchange circular fashion initiative

    The program, created in partnership with designer Heron Preston, seeks to bring sustainable clothing concepts to a younger, wider audience.

    By Howard Ruben • March 8, 2024
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    REI releases first nongendered apparel collection for adults

    The company also said it is transitioning its in-house brand away from gender-specific merchandise “where it makes sense.”

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 8, 2024