Supermodel turned media tycoon Tyra Banks is launching a theme park inspired by her modelling years. Set to open in late 2019 at Santa Monica Place, the open-air shopping mall next to Santa Monica beach, the park will be called “Modelland” -- the same title as the 2010 novel Banks wrote based on her […]

Foot Locker is introducing America to the Power Store. The concept functions as both a store and an activation space to support community events. Foot Locker has already launched the retail concept in London, Liverpool and Hong Kong. The first U.S. Power Store opened in late January in Eastpointe, Michigan, […]

Contemporary women's footwear brand Naturalizer has shared plans for new stores and lines intended to "entice and delight shoppers." The brand is owned by the Caleres group, along with companies including Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Famous Footwear and LifeStride. It currently operates a number of direct-to-consumer […]

Luxury online retailer Farfetch has confirmed that it is to ban the sale of animal fur from its website from December 2019. The move has been applauded by animal charity Humane Society International (HSI), and its US affiliate, who worked with the online luxury retailer for years to bring about the […]

REPORT”They’re kinda like Robin Hood”. That’s how Marco Cini, owner of artisanal textile company Lanificio Arca in Prato, Italy, defines his new partners, Amsterdam-based Crafted Society. Founded in 2015 by husband and wife Martin Johnston and Lise Bonnet, the luxury label offering apparel and leather […]

French luxury house Celine is to open dedicated men's only boutiques to coincide with the spring summer 19 launch of its first-ever men's collection. The first men's boutique will open in Paris' 1st district on rue François, followed by Milan on via Santo Spirito. The launch of men's wear is one of […]

It seems like only yesterday when luxury companies including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Prada were hesitant to embrace digital commerce. Where once they lagged behind more technology savvy fashion businesses, only dipping their dainty toes into online sales with risk-free products like perfume or accessories, […]

American fashion brand and retailer Kohl's has teamed with WW - the newly rebranded Weight Watchers - to promote its new mission for healthy living. The strategic collaboration is meant to bring together the companies' shared dedication to empowering families to live healthy lifestyles. Kohl's has been […]

Women may still be fashion's biggest spenders, but the fastest rise in online shopping and those frequenting physical stores, is men. This may be a reversal of gender stereotypes as much as a new revelation as to where brands should focus their marketing dollars. No longer is shopping a behaviour mostly […]

Nordstrom has announced plans to close its stores at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Virginia and Wellington Green in Wellington, Florida. A total of 85 employees will be affected in Norfolk, while in Wellington 65 people will lose their jobs. Customers will be served until April 5. According to a company […]




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