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While most specialty retailers these days are hoping they can just hold on to the business they have (or at least some of it), Dale and Jimmy Parker have opened a third J. Parker Ltd. store, this one in Savannah’s historic district. “We couldn’t resist the opportunity,” Dale explains. “It’s a brand-new fabulous quarter-mile entertainment...
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Hugo Boss is celebrating the future of its BOSS brand in its new fall/winter 2020 campaign. Directed by Fabien Baron and shot by David Sims, the monochromatic images star an international cast of ten up-and-coming models: Malick Bodian, Benno Bulang, Sora Choi, Romaine Dixon, Leon Dame, Veronika Kunz, Achenrin Madit, Bente Oort, Maartje Verhoef, and...
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Many retailers are searching for clues on how to act most effectively. With the prospect of the pandemic continuing for the foreseeable future, many retailers are searching for clues on how to act most effectively. It doesn’t help that when you have a physical store, you’re subjected to unrelenting stories like how department stores are...
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Consumers have been experimenting with ways to safely return to some semblance of normalcy. This is set to expedite the transition from indoor malls to outdoor shopping centers, a shift that was in the works even before COVID-19 began. “Open-air malls provide a safe space for people to congregate,” said Stenn Parton, chief retail officer...
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Q: It seems like every day I’m reading about new retail bankruptcies and it really has me down. As a small business owner, how can I stay motivated to keep my business improving? Are you seeing a different outlook among smaller apparel stores? Steve Pruitt: You’re right, the news can be depressing, which is why...
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Just as shoppers were beginning to inch back to stores, with local economies reopening and malls turning their lights back on, retail traffic declines are accelerating yet again, according to a report. Retail traffic in the U.S. was down the most so far in 2020, on a year-over-year basis, during the week ended April 18, according...
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Fredy Joudieh After 21 years in his San Carlos, CA store, Fredy Joudieh used the pandemic’s shelter-in-place mandate as an excuse to remodel. “We added a wine bar and an espresso bar to serve clients while shopping. We built a state-of-the-art music system into the walls and ceiling and play Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Michael...
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Are you wearing a pair of Tevas or Birkenstocks right now? This summer has already proven to be unlike any other, but not even a pandemic will stop some in the perennial quest for a new seasonal sandal. And this year, it’s the “ugly” sandal — that orthopedic-looking or sport-leaning comfort sandal that many of...
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Childrenswear professionals are pivoting on the fly in a gallant effort to weather the Covid-19 pandemic. Hang on Tight Elizabeth Leu, owner of Fiddlesticks and Orange Bird, on navigating “the wildest ride” in nearly two decades as a retailer. Owner Elizabeth Leu puts safety first. How has the pandemic impacted your business?  When the shelter-in-place...
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The bad news keeps piling up for the American Dream megamall project in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Previously, the developer and its lenders revealed that Triple Five has missed the April and May payments on the mortgage loan on its signature property, the Mall of America. Triple Five had used a 49% stake in the...
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