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Style trends are pointing in the direction of Lululemon Athletica. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based athletic apparel and accessories-maker revealed the results of a new survey today on evolving attitudes toward workplace apparel.  While the findings aren’t entirely new — 96 percent of consumers said they want to be comfortable — what is new is that...
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Research released this week from Shopkick, the shopping rewards app, showed significant concern about the COVID-19 Delta variant among consumers, which could impact how, where and why they shop. The report follows consumer behavior research from Gravy Analytics which looked at trends prior to the pandemic and compared them to now. Researchers at the firm...
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Kohl’s Corp.’s business bounced back in the second quarter — and chief executive officer Michelle Gass teased that the company was ready to make more new friends.  Already the retailer brought Sephora into the fold and the pair have begun to roll out to 850 Kohl’s doors. That followed a link up with Amazon that...
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Netflix has revealed more photos of the upcoming fifth season of “The Crown,” showing the new Princess Diana and Prince Charles.  On Tuesday, the official Twitter and Instagram accounts for “The Crown” posted images of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, who will be played by Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West, respectively.  The pictures show West...
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Levi’s and Naomi Osaka are creating something new from old stock.  The denim maker and tennis star teamed up for a four-piece limited edition Levi’s x Naomi Osaka collection this summer, with each piece made of vintage upcycled Levi’s denim.  Osaka worked with the brands design team on the collection, which draws on her style,...
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NEW DELHI — Seeking a valuation of about $4 billion, online beauty player Nykaa, the largest in its space in India, has filed with the regulatory SEBI for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Board of India. In a sector dominated by global players — U.S. e-commerce giants Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart,...
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PARIS — Zara owner Inditex is ramping up its sustainability initiatives, moving forward its zero net emissions ambition to 2040, instead of 2050 previously. At its annual general meeting Tuesday, the company unveiled an ambitious set of new targets including a number of actions on increasing its use of more sustainable textiles. “This is a...
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As consumers start getting back into the swing of things, they are looking to spend money on casual clothing, high-end jewelry and watches, and salon services such as haircuts and color. That’s according to a national poll conducted by Amex Trendex: Pent Up Purchases between June 2 and June 14, of 2,000 adults with a...
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As retail industry leaders and real estate executives virtually convene later this month for the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon Digital event on May 25 and 26, the current state of physical retail will be top of mind. When online sales soared during the COVID-19 outbreak, retailers had to rethink the role of their...
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The Carlyle Group has made a majority investment in Beautycounter that values the company at $1 billion. Beautycounter sells clean skin care, makeup and personal care products through a network of sales people, brick and mortar locations, and online. The company plans to use the capital to increase brand awareness and further its omnichannel business...
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