Brown Shoe Changing its Name to Caleres, Launching Men’s Boot Brand

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Brown Shoe Company will rebrand itself as Caleres and launch a men’s footwear brand called Brown Shoe Bootmakers.

Lee Leonard Retiring from DLS

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After 35 years at DLS, industry veteran Lee Leonard has announced his retirement, effective of May 1st.

Tracy Margolies Named Chief Merchant at Saks

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Saks Fifth Avenue has named former Bergdorf Goodman executive Tracy Margolies chief merchant.

Chris Calligan Joins James Tattersall, Newport Isle and Park West

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Chris Calligan has joined BJD Inc. as VP of sales for its James Tattersall, Newport Isle and Park West divisions.

Taubman Ups Stake in Mall of San Juan to 95%

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Taubman has boosted its stake in Puerto Rico’s Mall of San Juan to 95% with the acquisition of an additional 15% from New Century Development.

PREIT and Macerich Want to Redevelop Philadelphia’s Gallery Mall

The partnership wants to give the mall a two-year renovation and rebrand it as the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia at Market East. It would reopen in spring 2017.

Hampshire Group is Selling its Rio Garment Business

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Hampshire Group is selling the Honduras-based knitwear manufacturer that it acquired for $23 million in 2011.

Retail Sales Post Largest Gain in a Year

U.S. retail sales rose in March for the first time since late last year as consumers bought automobiles and other goods, bolstering views that a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter was temporary.

Liz Rodbell to be Honored at Outstanding Mother Awards

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Liz Rodbell, president of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, will be one of the mothers honored by the National Mother’s Day Committee.

Maison Kitsuné Opens NYC Shop in Lower East Side

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The new 700 sq. ft. store is on Rivington Street at the Bowery in the Lower East Side.