Target settles EEOC suit for $160,000


MINNEAPOLIS—Target Corp. has settled a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit for $160,000 this week, filed on behalf of an Orange County, Calif. cart attendant with cerebral palsy. The suit was first filed in 2009. Jeremy Schott was a part-time stocker hired in 2002 who became a cart attendant a year later. His medical […]

Stage Stores signs new $250 million credit facility

Stage Stores

HOUSTON—Regional department store operator Stage Stores, Inc. has entered into a new $250 million credit facility, set to mature in 2016. This senior secured revolving credit facility replaces one that was scheduled to mature in April next year. The administrative agent is Bank of America, N.A. and the joint lead arrangers are Merrill Lynch, Pierce, […]

Two new classified ads

MRketplace Classifieds

We have two new classified ads today: Sales Reps Wanted: John Smedley, manufacturer of fine British knitwear, is looking for great sales agents in the Southeast and Midwest. Independent Sales Professionals for Men’s Personal Apparel: Ceceba North America, based in Virginia, is looking for sales professionals to represent our new-to-North America line of Men’s Personal […]

Nine vendors to exhibit at Park Lane Hotel for market week

NEW YORK—Crit Rawlings and his Crittenden tailored clothing collection are leading a group of nine menswear vendors who have left the Designer Forum New York to exhibit at the Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South for market week this month. The group includes Mine Apparel, Byron In-Stock Suits, Peter Blair, Smathers & Branson, The […]

Survey: Fashion and retail jobs bouncing back


NEW YORK—The job market in the fashion industry is beginning to bounce back, according to a survey published today by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the recruitment firm 24 Seven, Inc. The survey polled about 2,000 U.S. apparel industry professionals in retail, design, sales, merchandising and various other positions. “The fashion and […]

Saks Fifth Avenue to open store in Kazakhstan

Saks Inc

Up-scale department store retailer Saks Inc is to open a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Almaty, Kazakhstan next year through a licensing deal with local retailer Viled Fashion.
The 91,000 square foot store will be located in the Esentai Shopping Mall. Due …

Liz Claiborne names CEO of Mexx Canada


US apparel firm Liz Claiborne Inc has named former Gap executive Lloyd A Perlmutter as chief executive officer of its Mexx Canada division.
Perlmutter will replace Walter Lamothe, who has led the Liz Claiborne/Mexx Canada businesses for nine years, and…

American Apparel elects two new directors

American Apparel

Clothing maker and retailer American Apparel Inc has reshuffled its board according to a regulatory filing on Thursday (30 June). It has elected David Danziger and Marvin Igelman as new board members. Danziger will be a Class A director and member of t…

Schmoozing: R. Hanauer grand opening


Tie designer Randy Hanauer held a grand opening for his new R. Hanauer retail store and factory in Fort Mill, South Carolina. “We bought a building on Main Street last December,” Hanauer told MR. “We spent the last four months renovating the building. We moved in Easter weekend. We have our offices and retail in […]

Three new classified ads

MRketplace Classifieds

We have three new classified ads today: Upper Midwest Sales Rep needs Lines: 31 years traveling experience looking for lines. Currently with Bailey Hats & KBB. PT Intern: Mens Fashion + Footwear Website: Looking for a PT Intern with interest in Mens Fashion + Footwear. Freelance Trade Show Salespeson: 15 years plus experience in Trade […]