The Latest Retail Gossip

Kohl’s Department Store and Facebook

Could Facebook be selling its data on millennials to Kohl’s? The department store struck up a deal with Facebook to begin in 2020 to help it sell clothing and home accessories. With the help of Facebook it will be able to identify what a particular market segment is looking for.  The project is called Curated by Kohl’s collection and will introduce new and emerging brands.

Chanel Has A Moment

Amongst all the protests and uncertainty in Hong Kong this past week, Chanel is rethinking its appearance of its cruise show. The show is set to be rescheduled for November 6th 2020 in the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.  A final decision is yet to be made, so stay tuned if you plan on traveling to Hong Kong.

Avenue Plus Size Clothing

Bye-Bye to Avenue stores. They are planning on closing 222 stores are after filing for Bankruptcy. The reason for the liquidation is decreasing mall traffic, online competition, and other apparel that is heavily discounted at outlet stores.  Avenue will be selling off its e-commerce divisions, and Avenue was originally a spinoff of The Limited Brand. Plus size ladies will have no problem finding plus size clothing at Nordstroms Rack, Marshall’s and T.J. Max online and offline.

Shopping Apps and Your Data Security

A recent study shows only 12% of shoppers are using apps to buy retail merchandise according  to the findings of the PYMNTS and LISNR report entitled “Which Apps Do They Want?” One of the reasons the percentage comes in so low is data security.  Eight out of ten retail consumers have either Amazon, Target or Walmart on their phones.

Revlon No More?

 The largest shareholder, holding company MacAndrews & Forbes, is open to selling the iconic brand and is looking into a sale. Competition is heating up for the Revlon brand as drugstores such as CVS, Rite Aid. and Walgreens that sell Revlon are expanding into new and upcoming brands for beauty to attract more customers to the stores. Competition is fierce and Revlon has not done to much to enhance its brand identity.

Donna Karan And Kenneth Cole

Legendary Donna Karan New York based designer is teaming up with Kenneth Cole to design shoes. She will be working with craftsmen form Haiti. Many of you know that Kenneth Cole closed all of their retail stores but still thrives online at www.

Desperate Retailers?

Mall space vacancy is up. Stores are liquidating and filing bankruptcy. Many brands are reinventing the wheel to stay afloat. Heck, Macy’s and J.C Penny is even forging head on selling used merchandise to customers in its partnership with ThredUp, the largest second hand clothing store. Consumers can purchase these items in the brick- and -mortar stores. After all, Ebay is still a great success and consumers swoop up hot deals on used designer clothing. We all love a great bargain and now you can touch and feel the hunt at these department stores offering used merchandise.

Banana Republic is launching a subscription service called “Style Passport”. The monthly subscription fee is $85   The services includes the purchase of three garments, and free priority shipping.  You can make as many exchanges and returns as you want. Free laundering services are also a perk.

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Struggling Retailer Michael Kors May Look For An Acquisition Play

Michael Kors once again missed sales for its third fiscal quarter.Same store sales decreased about 7%. The company’s revenue was down from $1.40 billion is sales to $1.35 billion is sales. John Idol, Micheal Kors CEO is  considering taking a look at purchasing Kate Spade which is on the block for sale.

Do you think the fashion retailer is coming up with  great styles for the upcoming spring season? Who is your favorite handbag designer?

We would love to get a conversation going about your choices for fashion and accessories.

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BCBG Getting Ready for Chapter 11- Closing Hundreds of Stores

BCBG is in preparation to file Chapter 11 and restructure  itself. The company has reported that it will start closing 120 stores and hold liquidation sales. It will focus on its internet presence and focus on the operations end of the business.

Looks like the retailer is another victim of online shopping, where most consumers seem to be swiping their credit cards lately.

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3 Great Fall Looks to Piece Together Now

Fall is a great time of the year for hitting the stores to spice up our wardrobe. Transitioning from summer you need sweaters,  light wool scarves,skinny jeans, boots and a leather handbag top off the look. If you are starting from scratch to create a new wardrobe, eighteen pieces will complete the look.Stick with neutral colors, deep browns, burgundies, grays and taupe that will allow you to mix and match.

Jewelry Company Trashes Ivanka Trump with a Nasty Note with Her Online Order


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By Leslie Cohen

Trump supporters give a Brooklyn jewelry designer Lady Grey jewelry company   major backlash when they heard about the note the Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter received in her jewelry order with the company.

Ivanka purchased the  14-karat gold-plated   Helix Ear Cuff for $84.00 on the website, Lady Grey. When she received her item there was a nasty note to Ivanka Trump inside the package stating that they will be using the funds from the sale of the earring to support Hillary Clinton, The American Immigration Council and the Everytown for Gun Safety organization.

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Donald Trump’s supporters reacted to the note  from Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyaderom, the owners of their website Lady Grey with Instagram posts lashing out at the two jewelry designers on how unprofessional  they were and how they should keep their political opinions out of business relations . The post  went viral on the jewelry companies Instagram.

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Adore Cosmetics Featured at the Just Jared Summer Bash




MIAMI, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Adore Cosmetics—a leading purveyor of organic skin care and beauty products—was just featured at the Just Jared Summer Bash. This annual event is held by top celebrity blog, which attracts millions of readers each month to stay on top of the latest celebrity news and gossip. Founded by Jared Eng in 2005, the blog takes a decidedly positive approach to celebrity news. At the Summer Bash, stars like Hunter King and Joey King were able to pick up gift bags featuring Adore Cosmetics skincare products, which use an exclusive formula based on plant stem cells to promote fresh, radiant skin and protect skin from the effects of aging.

“It was a lot of fun to work with the team at Just Jared on this event,” says Shay Segev, president and CEO of Adore Cosmetics. “This is part of our general PR and marketing outreach as we look for brands to align with that could be an interesting fit.” Adore Cosmetics continues to expand its brand presence even as it expands its retail footprint, now at 70-plus stores: the company opened a store in Panama in July, another in Boston and has several more store openings coming up the rest of the year and into 2017.

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Adore Cosmetics Organic Innovation specializes in organic innovation when it comes to skin care and beauty, using organic ingredients as a base for a range of formulations designed to erase the signs of age and promote vibrant, radiant skin.

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