News: Fashion, Beauty and Retail

How One Woman Exposed The Scandal Of The French Fashion Industry - Sep 4th

Chanel shoes, but no salary: how one woman exposed the scandal of the French fashion industry Giulia Mensitieri takes little to no personal interest in clothes. So it is likely to have been an ugly surprise to the French fashion industry that her... More »

On Social Media, Health Is the New Handbag - Aug 10th

On Social Media, Health Is the New Handbag ADELAIDE, Australia – Last month in Hamburg, fitness guru Kayla Itsines was on a stage in front of 7,500 eager attendees of the OMR (Online Marketing Rockstars) conference. More »

Department store apocalypse is taking its toll on NYC - July 16th

Department store apocalypse is taking its toll on NYC The shutdown is one of up to 10 Lord & Taylor closures of a total 50 stores planned by chain owner, Hudson’s Bay Company. It comes amidst a nationwide department store apocalypse.... More »

Luxury Resale's Quiet Reckoning - July 14th

High-end re-commerce sites like The RealReal and Vestiaire Collective do big business, but the luxury resale market faces challenges ahead. More »

Discounting is just not what it used to be. Is it Trump to be blamed?

First Insight Consumer Insight Report Reveals Quality Trumps Price Discounting is just not what it used to be. According to new consumer research from First Insight Inc., product quality is more important than price. The technology firm said the... More »

Rue La La acquires Gilt Group - June 11th

The Trouble With Off-Price Hello BoF Professionals, your exclusive weekly briefing is ready, with members-only analysis and a digest of the week’s top news. Don’t forget to download the BoF Professional iPhone app to read this on your... More »

H&M to make female clothes sizes bigger - June 8th

H&M to make female clothes sizes bigger H&M clothes sizes will become bigger following complaints from customers. A spokesperson for the high street chain said: “We are taking the steps to change our womenswear measurements to be... More »

Hudson's Bay to Shut Lord & Taylor Flagship - June 7th

Hudson’s Bay to Shut Lord & Taylor Flagship Lord & Taylor flagship in Manhattan | Source: Shutterstock By Reuters June 5, 2018 14:45 TORONTO, Canada – Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Co said on Tuesday it would sell its... More »

Beauty for the Boys - June 4th

Beauty for the Boys NEW YORK, United States – I was speaking with an executive at a large multi-brand cosmetics retailer recently who consistently referred to her customer as “she” during our conversation. “Don’t you... More »

Do Influencers Need Regulating? - May 29th

Do Influencers Need Regulating? NEW YORK, United States – Influencers: they are people too. Are they? Kendall Jenner is a flesh and blood human being, as is Chiara Ferragni and Leandra Medine. But at some point, when someone’s... More »

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