CFDA to Give Pharrell Williams Fashion Icon Award

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The CFDA announced that singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will receive the annual Fashion Icon Award in June at the organization’s 2015 Fashion Awards.

Footwear Retailer DSW to Open 19 Stores this Spring

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DSW is opening 19 new stores this spring, 12 of them in new markets.

American Express Launches Loyalty Program with Macy’s, Other Brands

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American Express is launching a loyalty program called Plenti with a diverse group of retailers and companies, including Macy’s, AT&T, ExxonMobil, Nationwide Insurance, Rite Aid drugstores, Direct Energy and Hulu.

Seize sur Vingt Opens Moscow Store With Grooming Brand

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New York-based tailored clothing and shirt brand Seize sur Vingt opens a store in Moscow, Russia tomorrow, its first store outside the U.S. and third overall.

LIM College to Offer Master’s in Fashion Supply Chain Management

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LIM College, the New York-based fashion business school, is launching a master’s degree program in global fashion supply chain management this fall.

Deckers Brands Promotes Powers to President

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Powers, who joined Deckers in 2012 as president of the company’s direct to consumer business, was most recently president of its omni-channel division.

Hampshire Group Names Drozdowski Interim CFO

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Hampshire Group has named William Drozdowsk as its interim chief financial officer through an agreement with consulting firm GRL Capital Advisors.

The CFDA Nominees for Menswear All Look Familiar

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Three of the four CFDA Menswear Award nominees, including last year’s winner Public School, were nominated in 2014.

Dollar General to Open 730 Stores in 2015

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Dollar General says it will open 730 new stores in 2015 and 900 new stores in 2016.

Blackstone Real Estate Partners Acquires Chicago’s Willis Tower

Blackstone Real Estate Partners will acquire the 110-story Willis Tower for a reported $1.3 billion.