Retail


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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
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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
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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
  • Gap names new global CMO amid push to revitalize brand

    Fabiola Torres joins the retailer from PepsiCo and was lauded for her ability to connect with globally diverse consumers.

    By Peter Adams • May 10, 2024
  • Celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a light blue shirt posed in front of three white product bottles
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    Amazon’s Summer Beauty Haul returns

    The beauty savings event is back for the second year — following the company teasing a July return to Prime Day.

    By Nate Delesline III • May 7, 2024
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    UPS’ Happy Returns now powers Shein returns at Forever 21 stores

    The company launched a cross-brand capability for online orders returned at stores as it pursues deals with more enterprise retailers.

    By Max Garland • May 6, 2024
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    How Cotopaxi navigated remediation of a tier 1 supplier

    The outdoor apparel and accessories brand chose remediation over removal to avoid exacerbating negative worker impacts, an executive said.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 2, 2024
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    Forever 21 unveils first bridal capsule collection

    The fast fashion company is the most recent retailer to expand its product assortment into the wedding category. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 26, 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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    The turnaround of Abercrombie & Fitch is finally here

    S&P Global Ratings on Tuesday upgraded the apparel retailer, not just on its better-than-expected 2023 performance but also its strong momentum.

    By Daphne Howland • April 25, 2024
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    Miu Miu’s popularity helps Prada Group revenue grow 11% in Q1

    Retail sales for the brand were up 89%, reinforcing its continued consumer appeal against a wider backdrop of luxury sector challenges.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Allbirds unveils Tree Runner Go sneaker as it refocuses on core products

    The shoe features improvements to the original design and comes after the successful launch of the Wool Runner 2.

    By Suzette Parmley • April 24, 2024
  • Shoppers wait outside of a Dior storefront.
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    Fast fashion clothing worn less, kept for shorter time than resold luxury: report

    Vestiaire Collective found that buying used, high-end goods is 33% more affordable than buying new fast fashion based on cost-per-wear metrics.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Eileen Fisher hosts inaugural resale e-commerce ‘Earth Day Takeover’

    The company’s Renew program directed online shoppers toward pre-worn garments rather than new ones as part of a larger take-back initiative.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Billy Reid acquires Knot Standard’s DTC business

    As part of the deal, the fashion brand will take over the DTC brand’s stores and start using its AI-based made-to-measure software in all its locations.

    By Cara Salpini • April 16, 2024
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    Rent the Runway turns to resale, advertising in renewed growth push

    The apparel rental service beat expectations in Q4 and struck a note of confidence, saying its restructuring earlier this year wasn’t just about cuts.

    By Daphne Howland • April 12, 2024
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    Nordstrom taps company veteran to lead Rack merchandising

    Lori Marten has held various merchandising roles at the department store for nearly 30 years, and will join the off-price unit later this month.

    By Daphne Howland • April 11, 2024
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    ‘It’s important to get going’: How fashion is navigating the many complexities of sustainability

    Understanding supply chains is key to both regulatory compliance and scaling solutions, executives said at an American Apparel & Footwear Association’s event.

    By Ben Unglesbee • April 10, 2024
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    Mango and Victoria Beckham to release capsule collection

    The limited-edition collaboration is part of a push by the retailer to lean into luxury materials and elevate its offerings as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Neiman Marcus and Loewe launch limited-edition collection

    The 19-piece line features pieces designed by the LVMH-owned luxury house’s creative director Jonathan Anderson and is inspired by looks from the company’s archives.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Dillard’s, Caelynn Bell team up on capsule collection for spring and summer

    The assortment of dresses, separates and footwear is part of the department store's exclusive women's label Gianni Bini.

    By Daphne Howland • April 2, 2024
  • A person wearing white gloves holds up a vintage Dior saddle bag against a white background.
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    Vestiaire Collective relaunches vintage category

    The resale platform’s Archive Room includes more than 250,000 items, and the company plans to roll out monthly themed curation events.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Lands’ End lays off 10% of corporate workforce

    Most of those layoffs came in January, though some were the result of earlier changes to the retailer's sourcing organization.

    By Nate Delesline III • April 1, 2024