Stewart Weitzman Brings Bridal Shoes to Boutiques

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NEW YORK — On the heels of last year’s successful Bridal Collection relaunch, high-end shoe maker Stuart Weitzman will bring its bridal shoes, previously available online only, to select regional boutiques this spring. The collection will debut exclusively at the Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Madison Avenue in NYC, Greenwich Avenue in Connecticut, Rodeo Drive in …

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Shinola to Open Brooklyn Store Saturday

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American watchmaker Shinola is celebrating the Grand Opening of its second NYC store on Saturday at 55 Water St. in Brooklyn. The company will be holding a block party at 49 Water St. this weekend to celebrate. The new location will be the Detroit-based watchmaker’s second in the city and first in Brooklyn. The store …

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Ralph Lauren to Close Fifth Avenue Store

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NEW YORK — Fashion retailer Ralph Lauren said it will close its Polo flagship store on 711 Fifth Avenue this year. The company plans to move Polo products into the Ralph Lauren Men’s and Women’s flagship stores on Madison Avenue and its downtown locations. The Company will continue to operate its seven additional store locations …

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Natuzzi Opens Largest U.S. Store in Paramus

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Natuzzi, Italy’s largest furniture house, has opened its doors in The Design Center located off Route 17 North in Paramus, NJ. The 9,000 square-foot store is the company’s largest in the u.S. The new location and format features the entire Natuzzi Italia range of furniture and accessories including the newly launched motion sofas and dining …

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Macy’s Inks Exclusive Deal With DKNY

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NEW YORK — Macy’s, Inc. has inked a deal with G-III Apparel Group to be the exclusive U.S. department store for sales of DKNY women’s apparel and accessories. The agreement begins next year on February 2018. Under the agreement, Macy’s exclusivity covers DKNY women’s apparel, handbags and shoes, in addition to women’s and men’s outerwear and swim, which …

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Lord and Taylor Launches New Dress Destination

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NEW YORK — Lord & Taylor has launched The Dress Address — which it calls the largest dress destination in NY — at its Fifth Avenue flagship store at 424 Fifth Avenue. Spanning over 30,000 square feet, the fifth floor of the New York City store has been transformed and renovated to accommodate an expanded assortment …

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Macy’s New CEO Takes Over

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Macy’s, the nation’s largest department store chain, has a new Chief Executive Officer. Jeff Gennette was voted unanimously by Macy’s Board of Directors as the new CEO. He has been President of the company since 2014. Gennette succeeds Terry Lundgren, who will continue as Macy’s executive chairman. Macy’s operates over 700 department stores under the …

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Target to Open First Store in Midtown

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NEW YORK — Target is planning to open a 43,000 square foot  store in Manhattan’s Herald Square, located just west of the 34th Street and Broadway intersection, just one block from Penn Station and one of the most highly-trafficked areas in the city. Target has signed a lease for the Herald Square small-format store with …

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Foot Locker Partners With WWE

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NEW YORK — Sneaker retailer Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) has formed a partnership with WWE to bring limited-edition footwear and apparel to select Foot Locker stores around the country. For its first WWE product launch, Foot Locker will release a collection of Puma product designed by Alexander-John, featuring exclusive art of six WWE Legends: …

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LINE FRIENDS Signs Lease for 1515 Broadway

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NEW YORK — SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG), New York City’s largest commercial landlord, has signed a 10-year, 4,629-square-foot lease with LINE FRIENDS for a portion of the retail space at 1515 Broadway in Times Square. LINE FRIENDS is one of the world’s fastest growing character brands. Opening in July, this will be the first …

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JCPenney Closing 138 Stores

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The J. C. Penney Company plans to close 138 stores, one supply chain facility in Lakeland, FL, and relocate one supply chain facility in Buena Park, CA. Three stores in NY state are among the list for closure. They include the JCPenney at Palisades Center in West Nyack and the location at Westfield Sunrise Mall …

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Victoria’s Secret Launches Dream Bra Collection

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NEW YORK — Victoria’s Secret has introduced the new Dream Angels bra collection this month in New York City. Victoria’s Secret Angels Stella Maxwell and Romee Strijd  (photo above) celebrated the new collection at the Victoria’s Secret Fifth Avenue flagship store, where they also revealed an in-store Angel Wing Art installation by international street artist, …

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Barnes & Noble Sales Drop 8%

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NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest bookstore chain, reported sales and earnings for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended January 28, 2017. Total sales for the third quarter were $1.3 billion, down 8.0% compared to the prior year. Retail sales, which include Barnes & Noble stores and BN.com, declined 7.5% …

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