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October 3, 2014

Aeropostale Inc. plans to launch the Aeropostale and P.S. from Aeropostale brands in Chile through a licensing agreement with Sociedad Comercial Grupo Yes S.p.A. ("Grupo Yes").

October 3, 2014

Nordstrom is searching for about 250,000 sq. ft. of space in which to open a full-line store in downtown Manhattan, Women’s Wear Daily reported.

October 3, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a Muslim woman who was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. store because she wears a head scarf was required to specifically request a religious accommodation at the time of her job interview.

October 2, 2014

LVMH announced the appointment of Caroline Brown as CEO of Donna Karan International, effective Jan. 15.

October 1, 2014

Authentic Brands Group, a global brand development and licensing company, announced an agreement with Reliance Brands Limited (Reliance) to bring casual luxury lifestyle brand Juicy Couture to India in fall 2015.

September 29, 2014

Microsoft said it will open 10 stores across the United States in time for the upcoming holiday season.

September 25, 2014

More than half of consumers will spend more for the Halloween holiday than they’ll spend for either Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, according to the 2014 Halloween Happenings Survey by Alliance Data Retail Services, which manages credit card programs.

September 24, 2014

Last year, 37.3% of traditional “Black Friday” consumers began shopping between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Shopper traffic over the two-day Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday period at retail outlets totaled more than 1.07 billion store visits. Sales during the two-day period were $12.3 billion, and online sales grew an explosive 18.5%.

September 24, 2014

One of the nation’s most venerable department store brands, Saks Fifth Avenue, has given a big boost to the retail revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

September 22, 2014

Haggar Clothing Co. has hired Eve Richey as chief digital officer, effective Sept. 15.

September 22, 2014

Potomac Mills, an outlet and value retail shopping center in the Washington, D.C., area with more than 220 stores, is adding A|X Armani Exchange, Steve Madden, an outlet concept for Swarovski and a first-in-market location for Great American Cookies.

September 15, 2014

Neiman Marcus Group has signed an agreement to acquire the German luxury fashion e-commerce site Mytheresa.com and Theresa, its flagship Munich store from Christoph and Susanne Botschen and Acton Capital Partners.

September 15, 2014

So far, the November 2013 purchase of Saks Fifth Avenue by Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) is paying dividends.

September 11, 2014

Starbucks Corp. is reportedly considering changing its policy that forbids visible tattoos on baristas. According to CNNMoney, more than 21,000 employees have signed an online petition asking Starbucks to allow baristas in its stores to display visible, non-offensive tattoos.

September 11, 2014

Starbucks Corp. is reportedly considering changing its policy that forbids visible tattoos on baristas.

September 10, 2014

Kohl’s Department Stores is launching an omnichannel partnership with lifestyle brand Juicy Couture.

September 8, 2014

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group announced the appointment of Frank G. Paci as president and CEO, effective Sept. 15.

September 5, 2014

Instagram has become a mainstream social media tool for retailers. However, while most retailers limit their Instagram usage to maintaining an official page or encouraging customers to post photos with Instagram hashtags as part of promotional campaigns, some retailers are more forward-thinking in their Instagram approach.

September 5, 2014

Tiffany & Co. has named Jill Beraud as an executive VP, effective Oct. 13.

September 4, 2014

The board of directors of Nordstrom Inc. has authorized a repurchase program of up to $1 billion of the company’s outstanding common stock, through March 1, 2016.

September 4, 2014

Saks Fifth Avenue is launching a user-generated content hub on Saks.com called #SaksStyle.

September 4, 2014

Tiffany & Co. announced that it has named Jill Beraud as an executive VP, effective Oct. 13.

September 3, 2014

Over two-thirds (68%) of women are more likely to buy from a company that uses models of varying sizes, according to a new study by online fashion retailer ModCloth.

September 3, 2014

The department store wars are sure to heat up in Manhattan with the announcement that Neiman Marcus is coming to the Big Apple.