Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 9:47am
SAN FRANCISCO — Improving the customer experience is a major focus of online and in-person retailers, and it’s going to take both humans and robots to do it. That was the message at an event at Westfield Labs’ Bespoke. The first class of graduates from the Connected Commerce... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 9:34am
Fondazione Furla has teamed with Milan’s Museo del Novecento, which will be the foundation’s partner in the development of its artistic program for the 2017-18 two-year period. Museo del Novecento focuses on modern and contemporary art. Established in Bologna in 2008 by Furla... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:41am
Wall Street investors and retail competitors will be closely watching Amazon’s third-quarter financial update today for hints of just how far the web giant wants to go in fashion. Amazon’s long been the e-commerce player to beat (or at least with which to compete), but that... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:33am
Synchrony Financial found consumers in its annual holiday shopping season to be more optimistic this year compared to last with some saying they expect to spend more money as well. The financial services firm said as a result, it expects retail sales this season to rise between... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:15am
NEW YORK — “I’m no longer a heavyweight. I’m lightweight. I’ve changed my class now to lightweight but with the muscle of a heavyweight and with the brain of an extra heavyweight like Ali,” said Jean-Claude Biver, chief executive officer of Tag Heuer. The Swiss watch brand held... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:08am
It would be a mistake to label these photographers by their gender. Despite their shared chromosome, their aesthetic wonderfully varies. Like so many other fields, it’s taken women longer to claim their stake in the fashion photography industry. But the equalizer effect of... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:31am
A recent report released by Slice Intelligence revealed that leggings outperform jeans in U.S. volume ordered year-on-year. The research concludes that legging orders have increased by 41 percent in the last year – by comparison, denim orders rose three percent in the same time... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:28am
TOKYO – Kao Corp. said Thursday that its nine-month net income grew 18.1 percent on increased sales in certain divisions, as well as a decrease in the cost of raw materials. The company’s net profit for the nine months ended Sept. 30 totaled 86.36 billion yen, or $797.08... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:10am
LONDON — Major expansion and refurbishment plans dented Selfridges’ operating profit 1.9 percent in the 2015-16 fiscal year, although gross sales rose 5 percent in the 12-month period. The British department store group said operating profit amounted to 152 million pounds, or $... read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00am
WHAT A FRIGHT: This year Halloween spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion — an all-time high, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation. Costumes alone are expected to generate $3.1 billion in sales, thanks in part to the expectation that two-thirds of... read more