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LONDON — As the first luxury brand to work with Chinese fashion influencer Tao Liang, professionally known as Mr. Bags, to develop limited-editions bags and sell them through his WeChat mini program “Baoshop,” which has become a solid way for brands to engage with China’s hard-core handbag collectors, Tod’s is introducing a new bag shape,...
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As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, online shopping habits continue to evolve. Even with the easing of lockdown measures in most U.S. states (with some now reverting), a lot of people are still investing in staying at home, according to trends seen by media companies with large or growing affiliate businesses. This includes Wirecutter, owned...
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LONDON – Yet another British fast fashion retailer, Quiz, has launched a probe into one of its factories in Leicester, England, a city that is quickly making a name as the country’s sweatshop capital. Quiz, which is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland and is quoted on the London Stock Exchange, said  Monday it is investigating “an...
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MILAN — Leading cosmetics manufacturer Intercos Group said Wednesday it has taken over the joint venture it created with fashion and beauty retailer Shinsegae International by acquiring the remaining 50 percent of Shinsegae Intercos Korea Inc. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The operation mirrors Intercos’ strategy of further investing in the country, leveraging...
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The fashion industry has been struggling through the coronavirus pandemic and the effects it’s had not only on shopping but manufacturing. But some were among the lucky companies that got forgivable loans from the federal government.  The Paycheck Protection Program has been rife with flaws since the Trump Administration rushed it through in April as...
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In its weekly “Retail Impact Scoreboard,” data analytics firm Unacast said average foot traffic at retail across all segments is down 15 percent year-over-year — an improvement over the past month. Week-to-week traffic is up 16 percent, researchers at the firm noted, adding that home goods and home improvement stores are, to date, “the most...
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Between a global pandemic and looming recession, consumers are starting to shift priorities when it comes to shopping for beauty. As U.S. retailers begin to reopen and beauty sales begin to pick back up after a 14 percent dip in the first quarter due to coronavirus-induced closures, experts are seeing consumers spend on products based...
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It is no surprise that the uncertainty of COVID-19 poses a series of unprecedented obstacles and business challenges that all industries will have to face in the months to come. While many of us have not dealt with a situation quite like this before, there are learnings we can pull from the past to inform...
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Kerby-Jean Raymond is converting the Pyer Moss office into a donation center and establishing a fund in response to COVID-19. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ The New York designer, who grew up in Flatbush, posted on Instagram Wednesday explaining that his sister, a medical professional, has been exposed to COVID-19, and that her health and that of...
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A new polished elegance stole the spotlight at Milan Men’s Fashion Week. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Saying goodbye to a street-focused look, international retailers welcomed the return to a more sophisticated interpretation of classic men’s wear.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The overall rediscovery of polished elegance influenced all product categories, including outerwear, where a more luxurious take on down jackets...
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