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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 10:44am
DUBAI — Puzzled — and upset. That’s how some women working in the Islamic fashion industry view the furor in France over burkinis, the body-concealing swimsuit that has been banned in a growing number of seaside towns. “I am quite upset to say the least. Wearing a burkini is... 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 10:28am
Danskin has decided to step it up by signing actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum as its latest spokeswoman. The 125-year-old dance label, owned by Iconix Brand Group Inc. since 2007, is in the midst of a brand reimagining that couldn’t come at a better time. Women’s brands... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:17am
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton unveiled a new comprehensive plan Tuesday aimed at helping small businesses grow and create jobs. The Democratic presidential candidate released several new proposals in an effort to streamline the process of starting a small business and make it... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:06am
LONDON — An edible beauty regime? While no one may be spreading face cream on a cracker anytime soon — or smearing salsa on their cheeks — there is no doubt the food and beverage industry is having a big impact on the ingredients going into new beauty products. The Future... 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 9:50am
Fashion Positive, an initiative of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, will hold a webinar next month to introduce Fashion Positive Plus. The new work stream is meant to harness the expertise of the institute in circular systems and drive the availability of... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 9:41am
“It’s about eye contact, it’s about facial expressions, it’s all of those little things. It’s about the smile.” Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard was sharing the acting tips he’d given Usher, who portrays Leonard onscreen in the biopic “Hands of Stone.” The film had its New York... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 9:41am
LONDON — British retailer John Lewis infused a sum of 9 billion pounds, or $11.8 billion at current exchange, into in its in-store beauty hall and product range in an effort to “supercharge its beauty business.” The investment will see several store refurbishments with the... read more

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