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NRF 2015: Consumer engagement a new challenge for retailers Michelle Russell | 14 Jan 15

The growth of e-commerce and m-commerce is on the rise but retailers still need to do more to better meet consumer expectations online, according to experts at Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's 104th Annual Convention & Expo that took place in New York this week.


US: Brooks Brothers plans to grow UK distribution Katie Smith | 20 Dec 12

US clothing retailer Brooks Brothers has appointed Giles Preston to the newly-created position of wholesale manager for the UK, as part of plans to expand its business with specialty stores.


US: Ex-Bebe president Fabricant heads to Aeropostale Katie Smith | 23 Aug 12

US teen clothing retailer Aeropostale has appointed former Bebe Stores president Emilia Fabricant as executive vice president.


US: Perry Capital takes majority stake in Barneys Petah Marian | 8 May 12

Barneys New York has been taken over by Perry Capital in a debt-for-equity swap that reduces the US luxury department store operator's borrowings by US$540m and allows the chain to invest in developing its business.


US: Jones New York names Thorp creative director Petah Marian | 21 Nov 11

Apparel and footwear company Jones Group has hired Jeffrey Thorp as vice president and creative director of the Jones New York brand.


US: Barneys extends ecommerce reach just-style.com | 1 Jun 11

Luxury retailer Barneys New York’s ecommerce website has introduced international shipping to 90 countries, including Canada, South Korea, the UK, Australia and China.


US: Vitale takes Barneys merchant role just-style.com | 30 Nov 10

Luxury retailer Barneys New York has appointed Daniella Vitale as its new chief merchant and executive vice president, responsible for all women’s and Barneys.com operations.


US: Barneys appoints new CEO just-style.com | 23 Aug 10

Luxury retailer Barneys New York has announced the appointment of Mark Lee to the company as CEO, effective 1 September.


US: Barneys thought to be on CEO search just-style.com | 16 Apr 10

US media reports indicate New York fashion retailer Barneys is to start looking again for a CEO


US: J Brand sale adds Peter Boneparth as chairman just-style.com | 5 Feb 10

Private equity firm Star Avenue Capital LLC has bought a majority stake in upmarket denim label J Brand, in a move that will enable the jeans maker to expand into new categories and international markets.


US: Barneys to receive $50m cash injection - report Simon Warburton | 1 Feb 10

New York fashion retailer Barneys may receive a cash injection of $50m in exchange for a controlling stake from supermarket operator Ron Burkle's investment company Yucaipa Cos.


INSIGHT: Narciso Rodriguez to launch collection on eBay Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 09

eBay has scored a fashion first after inking a deal with designer Narciso Rodriguez to create a line that will be sold exclusively through its online marketplace.


US: Barneys owners halt expansion into China - report just-style.com | 26 Jun 09

Plans to expand US chain Barneys New York into China have been shelved by its owners, according to a US newspaper.


US: New e-commerce platform aimed at fashion firms just-style.com | 16 Jun 09

A new e-commerce platform to help high-growth fashion retailers and branded manufacturers build their online channels has been launched by Demandware Inc.


US: Keds, Loomstate and Barneys sign organic venture just-style.com | 15 Jun 09

Footwear brand Keds has struck a designer collaboration with Barneys New York and Loomstate, a design house that specialises in organic cotton in its products. The result will be a "green" designer collection, Keds by Loomstate.


US: Barneys gets cash lifeline from owner just-style.com | 15 Apr 09

Recession-hit retailer Barneys New York has been thrown a cash lifeline by owner Istithmar World Capital, enabling it to pay its suppliers for the rest of the year.


US: Barneys owners looking to sell - report just-style.com | 2 Feb 09

Dubai-based investment group Istithmar is reportedly looking to sell on the Barneys New York department stores it purchased less than two years ago.


US: Target teams up with designer Thakoon for collection just-style.com | 3 Dec 08

Retailer Target is teaming up with designer Thakoon Panichgul to create the next limited-edition collection for its GO International line.


In the money: Steve & Barry's sold amid Chapter 11 spree just-style.com | 22 Aug 08

A string of Chapter 11 filings by clothing and footwear retailers in recent months shows that fashion is feeling the pinch of an economic slowdown in the US. However, this week's news that fashion chain Steve & Barry's is being bought by an investment firm for US$168m will do much to buoy the sector. Joe Ayling reports.


US: Investment firm buys Steve & Barry's for $168m just-style.com | 21 Aug 08

US fashion chain Steve & Barry's has been sold to investment firm BHY S&B Holdings LLC for $168m.


US: Jones Apparel swings to Q2 profit on retail gains just-style.com | 30 Jul 08

Jones Apparel Group Inc has swung to a second quarter profit of $10.6m, from a loss of $47.1m in the same period last year, helped by the launch of its l.e.i. brand at Wal-Mart and advances at its retail stores.


UK: Designer Orla Kiely wins top fashion export award just-style.com | 10 Jun 08

Orla Kiely, the London-based design firm headed by husband and wife team Orla Kiely and Dermott Rowan, has won the top prize in the UK Fashion Export Awards 2008.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 16 May 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


US: Barneys CEO Howard Socol to leave in June just-style.com | 14 May 08

Barneys boss Howard Socol is to leave the luxury clothing chain at the end of June, the company has confirmed.


US: Barneys boss could resign this week - report just-style.com | 12 May 08

Howard Socol, chief executive of luxury clothing chain Barneys New York, is poised to resign this week according to reports in the US press.


US: Jones Apparel profit slips 59% on lower demand just-style.com | 30 Apr 08

Jones Apparel Group today (30 April) reported a 59% slump in first quarter profit and lowered its outlook for the year on lower demand from some of its retail customers.


US: Jones Apparel narrows Q4 loss just-style.com | 13 Feb 08

Jones Apparel Group Inc today (13 February) said it had narrowed its fourth quarter loss, despite lower sales as it exited several sportswear lines.


US: Hemp fabric sales growing 10% each year just-style.com | 12 Feb 08

The North American retail market for hemp textiles and fabrics exceeded US$100m in 2007 and is growing around 10% per year according to Hemp Industries Association (HIA).


Top stories on just-style this year... just-style.com | 21 Dec 07

Here is a list of the top ten stories published on just-style during the past year. To read the stories in full, please click on the headlines.


JAPAN: Uniqlo still eyeing US acquisition – paper just-style.com | 6 Nov 07

Fast Retailing, parent company of clothing retailer Uniqlo, is still targeting an acquisition in the US to build a platform for the company's international business.

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