Merchandising Furnishings: You’re Doing it Wrong

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Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.

This Australian TV Host Wore the Same Suit for a Year

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Karl Stefanovic, cohost of an Australian morning talk show, wore the same “cheap Burberry knock-off” on the air for a year straight to make a point about sexism.

TJX Q3 Earnings Per Share Up 13%

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TJX’s Q3 net income of $595 million, or $0.85 per share, was up 13% over last year.

Urban Outfitters Q3 Sales Up, But Income Dropped Sharply

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Despite record Q3 sales, Urban Outfitters Inc. reported a steep drop in earnings.

Men’s Jewelry Brand William Henry Partners with John Varvatos

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Select Varvatos stores will stock a range of William Henry products and an exclusive collection is in the works.

Is Perry Ellis International Getting Ready to Sell?

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Perry Ellis International has reportedly been in talks with both brand management firms and investment banks.

Facebook to Cut Some Brand Posts from Feeds

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Facebook will be removing some brand content deemed “overly promotional” from users’ News Feeds.

Walmart Cautious on Holiday, Despite Q3 Profits

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For the first time in seven quarters, Walmart reported an increase in comparable store sales, helped by lower gas prices.

Sportswear: Blurred Lines

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Elise Diamantini talks to East Dane, Von Maur and Rothmans about the merging of contemporary and traditional sportswear.

Guest Editorial: Why Opening on Thanksgiving is a Bad Idea

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Industry consultant Jack Abelson offers a modest proposal in the face of Black Friday creep.