Why Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is an ‘Important Test’

If you’ve spent any time in the Instagram fashion bubble recently, you probably know that Nordstrom Inc. is holding a massive promotional event that kicks into high gear on Friday. It’s called the Anniversary Sale, and it weeks-long run of price reductions on new merchandise the retailer has done a remarkable job of getting the fashion influencer–set to hype. Big […]

H&M Makes Sustainable Fashion Miscue in Norway

Global fast-fashion giant H&M’s environmental sustainability credentials are being questioned by a Norway consumer agency. According to Ecotextile, the company has run afoul of the Norwegian Consumer Authority, which claims the brand’s Conscious collection is misrepresenting its “sustainability credentials” with “symbols, statements and colors.” H&M describes the collection, including t-shirts, knit blouses, and shoulder-baring frocks, […]

Old Navy Launches Purple 4th Inclusion-and-Unity Campaign

Old Navy is trending purple. Although the color isn’t associated with American patriotism, the retailer, starting today, is leaning into the hue for the Fourth of July as a sign of unity–a blend of Old Glory’s red, white, and blue. The company has created a digital Purple 4th pop-up shop “with all the purple items […]

Old Navy Launches Inclusion and Unity Purple 4th Campaign

Old Navy is trending purple. Although the color isn’t associated with American patriotism, the retailer, starting today, is leaning into the hue for the Fourth of July as a sign of unity–a blend of Old Glory’s red, white, and blue. The company has created a digital Purple 4th pop-up shop “with all the purple items […]

Fila Making Strides With 1990s Fashions. Remember Dad Shoes?

They’re the chunky, thick-soled throwbacks to the 1990s known as dad shoes. And they’re beloved by millennials, whose fascination with retro footwear has brought Fila back from the dead. They’ve also helped Yoon Yoon-soo amass an unlikely fortune. Gene, as he’s known in English, is estimated to be worth about $830 million through his stake […]

Trump’s ‘Nightmare’ China Tariffs Could Destroy the U.S. Bridal Gown Industry

U.S. bridal gown designers and retailers are saying “I don’t” to President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China, arguing his latest call for tariffs on Chinese imports will devastate the $2 billion industry. Trump’s proposed 25% tariff hit list on $200 billion of Chinese imports includes silk and other materials used to make wedding […]

A Strategy to Skirt the Retail Carnage: Hudson’s Bay Aims to Go Private

Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Co., owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, has tried everything to appease shareholders, from cutting costs to selling off assets. None of it has halted the stock’s steady decline, so chairman Richard Baker is stepping in with a cash bid valued at about $1.31 billion to take the company private. Baker is teaming […]

Millennial Online Fashion Retailer Revolve Trending in Wall Street Debut

California-based, millennial-focused online fashion retailer Revolve Group Inc.’s stock jumped Friday in its trading debut, after raising $212 million in its initial public offering. Selling on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RVLV, shares quickly climbed to $27.01, 50% above their IPO price, valuing Revolve at about $1.8 billion. By mid-afternoon, the stock […]