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Barbour to Open Store in New Haven, Conn.

Barbour 120 years logo

Barbour’s new store in The Shops at Yale in New Haven, Conn. is scheduled to open late next month.

Amazon Hiring 80,000 Seasonal Workers for Holidays


Amazon says it will hire 80,000 seasonal workers to prepare for the holidays, 14 percent more than last year.

Saks Closing Hackensack, N.J. Store

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue will close its Hackensack, N.J. in the Shops at Riverside by the end of the year.

Oscar de la Renta, 1932-2014

Oscar de la Renta-FEATURED

Oscar de la Renta died Monday evening at the age of 82. Though best known for his women’s gowns, the legendary designer also created the uniforms the Boy Scouts used from 1980 to 2008.

Sears to Lease Retail Space in 7 Stores to Primark

Sears Holdings

U.K.-based apparel retailer Primark will lease about 520,000 sq. ft. in seven Northeastern mall-based Sears stores.

VF CEO: The Company is on Track for Another Record Year

Eric Wiseman

VF Corp.’s CEO Eric Wiseman says the company is “squarely on track to deliver another record year for VF and our shareholders.”

In Other News: Menswear Dog Rakes in $15,000 a Month

Menswear Dog for Victorinox, via Instagram

Menswear Dog, a 5-year-old Shiba Inu, makes big money in sponsored posts and endorsements, leveraging his robust social media following.

Molly Patrick Epstein Named President of Ernest Alexander

Molly Patrick Epstein. Photo by: Eric Ryan Anderson

Epstein comes to the brand from Coach, where she was a divisional VP of e-commerce for North America.

With Holiday Looming, Walmart Cuts its Full Year Sales Outlook


Walmart cut its FY revenue outlook as it announced a plans for more smaller, Neighborhood Market grocery stores in 2015 and increasing online investments.

Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Fla. Opens

Mall at University Town Center-FEATURED

Mall developer Taubman opened an 880,000 sq. ft. mall in Sarasota, Fla. today, anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s and Saks.