Joe Fresh Closing Two NYC Stores

Joe Fresh

The two stores, at 110 Fifth Avenue and 510 Fifth Avenue, have been put up for lease by the chain’s parent company, Loblaw Cos. Ltd.

Urban Outfitters Inc. Misses Q1 Sales Expectations by $20 Million

Urban Outfitters Inc

Despite reporting what it hailed as record Q1 sales, Urban Outfitters missed Wall Street’s expectations by $20 million.

Hampshire Group Amends Rio Garments Deal

Hampshire Group

Hampshire Group, which announced in April that it would sell its Honduras-based Rio Garments business to the factory’s management, says it has amended the deal to accommodate the buyers.

Scabal Launches Noble Fleece at Richards, Harry Rosen

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Scabal held events at Harry Rosen’s Toronto flagship and Richards of Greenwich in Connecticut last week to introduce its new Noble Fleece collection of Super 200s Merino wool.

In Other News: Inside UAL, The South’s Regional Off-Price Luxury Chain

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In a story tantalizingly headlined, “Inside the Discount Designer Paradise You’ve Never Heard Of,” the shopping blog Racked profiles Hattiesburg, Miss.-based United Apparel Liquidators

H&M to Launch Balmain Collaboration for Fall

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Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M will launch a fall collection in collaboration with the French luxury brand Balmain and its creative director Olivier Rousteing.

Retail Rent in Manhattan Keeps Rising

Real Estate Board spring 2015 report

For the first quarter of 2015, ground floor rents for vacant space have gone up in 16 of 17 popular retail corridors.

New Balance is Building a Train Station to Serve its New Boston Headquarters

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New Balance, the Boston-based athletic shoe company, is building a commuter train station as a part of its huge Boston Landing development.

Country Club Prep to Open Hamptons Pop-Up with Southern Tide

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Online retailer Country Club Prep is opening a pop-up shop in the Hamptons for the summer, featuring a different preppy brand for a month at a time — starting with Southern Tide.

Macy’s Taking Top Doors More Upscale

Macy's Inc

After a disappointing Q1 (sales were down 0.7% to $6.232 billion), Macy’s Inc. outlined strategies to improve business.