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Despite slowing sales growth, H&M announces plans for new higher-end brand Arket

Gravlax and boiled potatoes, anyone? Faced with an ongoing lackluster performance in its brick-and-mortar stores, Hennes & Mauritz AB continues to diversify its portfolio with the reveal Thursday of a new brand dubbed Arket, which taps into a growing demand for minimalist, functional, timeless...

  • & Other Stories opens an L.A. atelier

    & Other Stories opens an L.A. atelier

    H &M-owned retailer & Other Stories, which launched in 2013, is expanding its design reach to Los Angeles with the opening of its third atelier after Stockholm and Paris, on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Los Angeles-based designers Dakota Solt and Caity Knox head up the apparel design, which...

  • Should the fashion industry take a lesson from Kim Kardashian West?

    Should the fashion industry take a lesson from Kim Kardashian West?

    Kim Kardashian is not just everywhere online, she is the future of fashion. At least according to celebrity branding expert Jeetendr Sehdev, who argues on behalf of the publicity maven’s authenticity in his new book, “The Kim Kardashian Principle: Why Shameless Sells (and How to Do It Right),”...

  • Ryan Seacrest Distinction label to expand into sportswear category this fall

    Ryan Seacrest Distinction label to expand into sportswear category this fall

    Ryan Seacrest is going where no man has gone before — at least as it relates to Macy’s and its tailored-clothing department. For fall, the television host and entrepreneur will expand his successful Ryan Seacrest Distinction collection for the retailer by offering sportswear — or what it is calling...

  • Fashion brands — including several L.A. retailers — are dying off as shoppers' habits change

    Fashion brands — including several L.A. retailers — are dying off as shoppers' habits change

    American Apparel bit the dust. So did Nasty Gal. BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy, along with teen retailer Wet Seal. The fashion industry has long been a fickle beast, with trends rising and dying sometimes in the space of weeks. But changing consumer habits — including the emergence of e-commerce...

  • Nike celebrates the Air Max with 12 potential ‘RevolutionAir’ designs

    Nike celebrates the Air Max with 12 potential ‘RevolutionAir’ designs

    Nike is celebrating Air Max Month in a new way. The brand tapped 12 streetwear innovators to re-create its iconic Air Max shoe — and this time next year, you’ll be able to buy the winning design. The designers, dubbed RevolutionAirs, are based all over the world, but three in particular — Sean...

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