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Macy's to Close 100 Stores, Focus on e-Commerce Development
August 17, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Macy's said it plans to close about 100 stores, or 14 percent of its store base, and would continue to seek partnerships for its flagship locations as it seeks to turn around its business after six quarters of falling sales. Department stores have been struggling with stiff competition from online and off-price retailers. They also…

The Wrap: How Many Crystals Are On Those Gymnastic Uniforms & More
August 17, 2016 at 3:38 pm

A closer look at the Final Five's Olympic gymnastic uniforms, Alexander Wang gets $90 million lawsuit settlement, Trimark expands its sales force, researchers create self-repairing fabric, and temporary tattoos can be used as computer interfaces: Here's what's happening in the apparel world…

The Importance of the Personal Touch in Business
August 17, 2016 at 6:43 pm

We all know how well a shirt fits is an essential factor in how well an apparel promotion turns out. In most cases, a one-size-fits-all option just doesn’t work. But fit isn’t the only aspect where the one-size-fits-all approach fails. Customer service and engagement—whether it’s for clients or end-users—needs to be personalized, too...

8 Styles to Run the Women's Apparel World
August 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Maybe it's the constant stream of strong and inspiring women taking home medals at the Olympics, or maybe it's the recent historical nomination of the first female presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party. Whatever the case, we've been embracing our inner girl power recently. So this one's for the ladies. Or rather, those of you in the world of ladies' apparel...

Why a Judge Dismissed Claims in this Alibaba Counterfeit Lawsuit
August 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed part of a lawsuit filed last year by Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and other luxury brands accusing Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group of promoting the sale of counterfeit goods. U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan dismissed racketeering claims asserted by brands owned by Paris-based Kering SA, saying their…

Nike, Under Armour Go for Rio Stock Gold
August 10, 2016 at 4:29 pm

It’s Nike vs. Under Armour in the competitive quest for Wall Street-style Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. Nike’s swoosh has become synonymous with the Olympic Games and the athletes that wear its apparel and footwear. In fact, in the past eight Olympics since Nike became a public company in the early 1980s, shares of…

The Wrap: Forever 21 Copies Another Indie Designer & More
August 10, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Forever 21 sells a sweatshirt that is nearly identical to one from an indie designer, mysterious Lululemon board member steps down, one organization redesigns hospital gowns to lift teens’ spirits, Olympics create its own knockoff merchandise, and Barneys sells more overpriced band tees: Here's what's happening in the apparel world…

The Best and the Worst Olympics Logos
August 10, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Simone Biles—these are some of the standouts at this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. But, while I've been marveling at all the amazing athletic performances this year, there's one thing I can't quit thinking about: this year's logo. …

12 Rugged, Safety Gear Options for the Hard-worker
August 10, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Just like you would never cut corners while building a skyscraper, digging a water line or fixing a subway car, labor workers don’t want the companies that make their apparel to cut corners, either. End-users want apparel and gear that works as hard as they do...

Non-Olympics Sponsor Fights Rule 40 with Generic Sportswear
August 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro kickoff Friday. But as of July 27 (nine days before the Olympics officially begin), brands that sponsor specific Olympic athletes, but not the overall Games, are barred from using Olympian terms and branding under Rule 40 through Aug. 24...