DSW Acquires 44% Stake in Canada’s Town Shoes

Town Shoes

DSW Inc. has acquired a 44% stake in Canada’s largest footwear and accessories retailer, Town Shoes.

Former J. Crew designer Webb Joins Banana Republic

Marissa Webb

Banana Republic has named former J. Crew designer Marissa Webb as its new creative director for men’s, women’s and accessories.

Mundi Westport Headquarters Goes Solar

Mundi Westport solar

Accessories company Mundi Westport Group has installed 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its N.J. headquarters.

Easter Spending on Apparel to Drop This Year

The average American will spend less on apparel this Easter.

Wal-Mart Exec to Lead Levi Strauss E-Commerce

Levis

Levi Strauss & Co has tapped Wal-Mart executive Marc Rosen to head up e-commerce.

H&M Collaborates With Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

H&M has announced a collaboration with designer Alexander Wang, marking the first time the Swedish apparel giant has teamed up with an American designer.

March Retail Sales Lifted by Apparel

Consumers shopping for new spring apparel last month in anticipation of warmer weather helped to lift March retail sales.

Tesco Launching F&F Apparel Stores in U.S.

F & F apparel Tesco

U.K.-based retail giant Tesco is launching its F&F apparel stores in the U.S., starting with the East Coast.

Gap Issues Mirror Widespread Industry Challenges

Gap

The challenges at Gap represent widespread industry issues, analysts have said, after the clothing giant reported sales declines in March.

U.S. Trade Stance Shifts from Fast-track to Smart-track

US trade legislation that is “smart-track” rather than “fast-track,” and reflects the apparel and footwear industries “as they are in this century – not as they were in the last one,” is how the Senate Finance Committee’s new chairman this week set out…