Retail


  • Shedeur Sanders, a football player, is pictured laying on a football field wearing a jacket and pants form Pacsun's new collection. He holds a football.
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    Pacsun steps into men’s activewear category

    The new collection follows last year’s brand expansion of women’s activewear, which included a dedicated storefront.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Macy’s ends talks with Arkhouse and Brigade, foiling $6.9B takeover

    The firms raised their bid in June, but their financing, tied in part to Macy’s own real estate, was lacking, the department store said Monday.

    By Daphne Howland • July 16, 2024
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    Urban Outfitters blends physical, digital with back-to-school campaign

    The retailer’s “Shift Happens” campaign brings influencer-created Pinterest boards to life at a two-day activation in New York.

    By Sara Karlovitch • July 12, 2024
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    Bloomingdale’s names new men’s fashion director

    David Thielebeule, founding editor-in-chief of Grazia USA, takes on the role effective immediately.

    By July 10, 2024
  • People walk around in front of Saks Fifth Avenue and Hudson's Bay department stores.
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    "Hudson's Bay" by Jeff Hitchcock is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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    Saks COO is out

    Following HBC’s deal to take over Neiman Marcus and form “Saks Global,” RJ Cilley left to become chief executive at HVAC startup Voomi Supply.

    By Daphne Howland • July 10, 2024
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    Express bankruptcy spurs layoffs at Ohio facility

    The company's logistics and shipping partner Bath & Body Works is shrinking its distribution operations for the apparel retailer due to declines in volume.

    By Philip Neuffer • July 9, 2024
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    Saks Fifth Avenue parent company to acquire Neiman Marcus Group for $2.6B

    The rival companies will continue to operate independently and the deal is partially funded by e-commerce giant Amazon.

    By July 8, 2024
  • The Nike "swoosh" on the side of a building, with another building seen behind it.
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    Lawsuit claims Nike CEO John Donahoe misled investors about the success of its DTC strategy

    The lawsuit alleges that Donahoe and Chief Financial Officer Matt Friend continually touted the strength of its strategy when in fact it was “unable to generate sustainable revenue growth.”

    By Cara Salpini • June 26, 2024
  • Two models wear distressed denim outfits featuring artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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    H&M collaborates with designers on Basquiat collection

    A 30-piece line, created with 2024 LVMH Prize semi-finalists Ev Bravado and Téla D'Amore, will hit stores in July.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob’s Stores file for bankruptcy

    The chains, in a “liquidity crisis” since their bank found them to be in default, require emergency funding to make payroll Friday.

    By Daphne Howland • June 24, 2024
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    Gap Inc. names new CTO

    Like CEO Richard Dickson, Sven Gerjets joins the apparel company from Mattel where he served as its chief technology officer.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 20, 2024
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    Ikea launches textile collection for home and fashion

    The line of pre-cut fabric was created to encourage “countless opportunities for design.” It will be available starting in July.

    By Howard Ruben • June 18, 2024
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    Crate and Barrel debuts home collection with fashion designer Laura Kim

    Kim, who is the co-creative director of Oscar de la Renta, is making her debut in the homewares space with the retailer. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 11, 2024
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    Designer Brands acquires Canadian footwear retailer Rubino

    The retailer also named a new chief marketing officer for its largest banner, DSW, as it reported flat sales for Q1.

    By Nate Delesline III • June 6, 2024
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    Luxe Pack highlights packaging psychology and sustainability trends

    Estée Lauder’s chief sustainability officer and other speakers shared their perspectives on upcoming trends in the cosmetics and luxury packaging sectors.

    By Hayley Lind • June 5, 2024
  • Storefront of Abercrombie & Fitch in a mall. Store windows on the left and right have mannequins wearing long pants and shirts.
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    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. sets a record with billion-dollar Q1

    The retailer is considering more brand extensions as one way to maintain its momentum.

    By Daphne Howland • May 30, 2024
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    Mytheresa and Vestiaire Collective expand partnership

    The luxury digital platform will allow all customers in Europe and the U.S. to receive store credit when they sell their pre-worn designer goods.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Vuori opens first store in China

    The store marks the athleisure brand’s 67th location as it works toward a goal of opening 100 stores by 2026.

    By Howard Ruben • May 29, 2024
  • A white brick Lululemon storefront in WIlliamsburg, Virginia
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    Lululemon restructures product, marketing teams as Chief Product Officer Sun Choe exits

    The roles of chief brand officer and global creative director will expand as Choe leaves for a new opportunity and won’t be replaced.

    By Cara Salpini • May 28, 2024
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    Shipping carrier diversification benefits Lulus in Q1

    The fashion brand has added more delivery providers in recent quarters to offset rising shipping costs.

    By Max Garland • May 24, 2024
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    The Vampire’s Wife shuts down

    Susie Cave, designer of the luxury dress label, posted an announcement on the brand’s e-commerce site saying it would cease operations immediately.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Destination XL marketing campaign focuses on ‘clothes that actually fit’

    The multichannel effort, which is being tested in three markets, focuses on “simplicity, quality, and fit,” CEO Harvey Kanter said. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 16, 2024
  • A pair of underwear and a bralette with cats and planets on it, as well as a model wearing the set. Text reads "Celestial cats in outer space."
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    Adore Me launches AI design tool

    AM by You, which uses generative AI, allows consumers to create their own customized bralette and panty set.

    By Howard Ruben • May 14, 2024
  • Two models sit together, hugging, wearing pieces from the Gap and Dôen collection.
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    Gap launches collab with Dôen

    The 51-piece collection features women’s and children’s apparel, including a “feminine take” on Gap’s classic styles.

    By May 14, 2024
  • Exterior of an Allbirds store in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood
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    Allbirds revenue plummets 28% in Q1 as CEO says the brand is ‘executing with urgency’

    Joe Vernachio said the retailer shuttered three stores in the quarter and is on track with its planned closures, which will amount to 10 to 15 this year.

    By Cara Salpini • May 13, 2024