Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1:56pm
CHANGING LANDSCAPE: As the ongoing conversation about the changing retail landscape continues, the retail research agency Verdict has released a clothing survey which highlights consumers’ demand for items they can see now, buy now and wear now. Among the consumers polled, 85.6... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1:38pm
YOU’VE GOT MAIL: Papyrus, the premium stationery and greeting card company, is deepening its relationship with the fashion industry. The company has launched a fashion designer collaboration series, kicking off with Lela Rose and Zang Toi. The custom card lines will hit Papyrus... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1:34pm
FEET FIRST: Industry talk is swirling that Paul Andrew could be named as Salvatore Ferragamo’s first-ever creative director for shoes. If hired, this role would add to Andrew’s already-steep roster of daily tasks. He, of course, designs a namesake men’s and women’s brand sold... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 12:15pm
British clothing brand Boden is partnering with the late storyteller Roald Dahl to recognize landmark anniversaries — 25 and 100 years, respectively. Boden will bring Dahl’s best-known stories to life in an U.S. exclusive collection for children, available this fall. In... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:53am
For its 100% Bloomingdale’s fall campaign bowing Sept. 1, the retailer has tagged graffiti artist Greg Lamarche. The New York native, who is known for his eye-popping collages combining found materials and commercially printed papers from his vast vintage archive, has lent his... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:51am
Although RFID technology has been readily available in the retail industry for over 15 years, its adoption is ramping up now as companies revise inventory management strategies to bolster profits as well as meet the demands of omnichannel retailing. Loss prevention is also... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:48am
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Westminster City Council has approved the planning bid for the construction of The Wellington Hotel, a luxury boutique in Covent Garden. As reported, other developments in the works for real estate developer Capco included a planned revamp to the areas near... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:36am
The latest read on consumer sentiment from KPMG reveals the chilling effect that digital security breaches are having on shopper loyalty as 19 percent of respondents said “they would stop shopping at a retailer that had been a victim of a cybersecurity hack, even if the company... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:00am
Turnkey eyewear licensing platform Eponym has raised $7 million in a Series A financing round. Tenfore Holdings, Tribeca Venture Partners, RiverPark Ventures and WTI led the investment round. The latest raise will enable the company to expand its staff and accelerate its... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 9:20am
CUSTOM-FIT FOR FLOTUS: Jonathan Simkhai’s signature fit-and-flare macramé lace dresses have gained a new fan. First Lady Michelle Obama, who graces the cover of the Aug. 23 issue of Variety on newsstands today, wore a custom-fit style from Simkhai’s pre-fall collection for the... read more