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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9:22am
LONDON — British retailer John Lewis has teamed with TrueStart, an investment fund specializing in retail, to launch the Eureka Initiative, which aims to help start-ups by offering innovative new products and services. Start-ups within TrueStart’s existing accelerator program... read more
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5:00am
Costume designer Julia Caston has gotten very familiar with mom style as of late — and we’re not talking mom jeans. She dressed the cast of the new comedy “Bad Moms,” in theaters today, and all the various iterations of modern mom-dom were repped in the film. “These characters... read more
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:40am
TOKYO — Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings said Friday that net profit for the first quarter of its fiscal year dropped 43.5 percent, which a spokesman for the company attributed to lower sales and a change in its membership card system. Rising costs also played a part in the decline.... read more
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:59am
PARIS — Leila Yavari, Stylebop’s fashion director, will leave the online fashion retailer at the end of today, it said. She joined the Munich-based e-tailer in May 2011 as editor in chief of its site. In 2012, Yavari became its fashion director, playing an active role on the... read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 9:01pm
The vast potential of the Chinese e-commerce market is well-known to the readers of these pages. Yet equally well-known are the extensive challenges that brands face as they take advantage of these possibilities. Counterfeiters deceive consumers and put them at risk, while... read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 9:01pm
Japan’s long-standing culture of cute, known as Kawaii, is toning down its froth. The style was once entirely focused on girlish femininity: encouraging women to exude a childlike sweetness through their wardrobe, restaurant preferences, and even their tone of voice, to an... read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:34pm
Always on message, Hillary Clinton stayed the course Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, keeping voters’ focus on her words and not her white pantsuit. And why not? Fans, delegates and even former Bernie Sanders supporters had waited all week to witness her... read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:34pm
Visit the original post to see all 2 images from this gallery. Nike has just dropped the new hypnotizing “3D” iteration of Kobe Bryant’s Kobe 11 signature. The eye-catching pair boasts a stereoscopic leopard print on the upper, paired with a translucent sole unit. Branding has... read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:30pm
You’ve probably never thought to use the adjective “clever” on a piece of furniture before, but you’ll definitely reconsider after seeing this. Anyone who has ever lived in a smaller space is familiar with folding furniture, like folding chairs. However, it’s extremely rare... read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:00pm
Hong Kong-based travel retailer T Galleria by DFS has chosen a crop of nine international influences, celebrities and its own employees to star in its fall campaign. The ads, which pose the question: “What are you loyal to?” feature the likes of Tory Burch, French music... read more

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