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Robert Graham is very pleased to announce that it has signed a new lease agreement to open a branded retail store featuring the full Robert Graham collection in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. The store will carry the complete range of Robert Graham, including men's sportswear, premium denim, footwear, furnishings, accessories, outerwear, and women's sportswear.

Cato Reports December 2013 Same-Store Sales Down

The Cato Corporation reported sales for the five weeks ended January 4, 2014 of $100.1 million, a 3% decrease from sales of $103.3 million for the five weeks ended December 29, 2012.  Same-store sales for the month decreased 4%.

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Greene Town Center in Dayton, Ohio. The approximately 35,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2014. The Greene is managed by Olshan Properties, formerly known as MPI, Mall Properties, Inc.

--Shoppers can seize once-in-a-lifetime discounts on men's and women's designer clothes

After almost 93 years, Loehmann's, the premier upscale off-price specialty retailer that originated the concept, is going out of business. 

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan approved an order authorizing a joint venture formed by SB Capital Group, LLC, Tiger Capital Group, LLC, and A & G Realty Partners, to conduct "Going Out of Business" sales in each of Loehmann's 39 locations in 11 states and the District of Columbia.  More than $65 million of current in-season inventory and new arrivals from many of the top designer names will be liquidated during the sale, which begins tomorrow, January 9.

Men's Wearhouse Proposes Acquisition of Jos. A. Bank

Men's Wearhouse's Proposal Provides Jos. A. Bank's Shareholders with Substantial Premium and Immediate Liquidity

Combination Would Create the Premier Men's Apparel Retailer with Enhanced Scale and a Broadened Customer Reach

The Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced that it has proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (Nasdaq: JOSB) common stock for $55.00 per share in cash, representing an implied enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion.

The Men's Wearhouse proposal represents a 45% premium over Jos. A. Bank's unaffected enterprise value and a 32% premium over Jos. A. Bank's closing share price on October 8, 2013, the day prior to the public announcement of Jos. A. Bank's proposal to acquire Men's Wearhouse.  The transaction represents a 9.1x enterprise value to last twelve months ("LTM") Adjusted EBITDA multiple (assuming $133 million of LTM Adjusted EBITDA as of August 3, 2013), a significant premium to Jos. A. Bank's proposal to acquire Men's Wearhouse.  Men's Wearhouse intends to finance the transaction with a combination of balance sheet cash and debt financing.

Holiday Promos Include Nike+ FuelBand Drawing, '12 Days of Deals' & 10% Sitewide Discount

Get ready to score a holiday hat trick, courtesy of activewear company Cory Vines! It starts on Black Friday November 29 with a chance to be entered into a drawing to win one of three Nike+ FuelBands for any purchase through Cyber Monday December 2. It continues with a 10% Cyber Monday discount on any of the site's premium-quality, easy-sweat workout threads (code: cybermonday10).

Trendabl, the mobile social media platform designed for fashion enthusiasts, has introduced e-commerce, allowing their community of over one million users to shop the items they see instantly without ever leaving their Trendabl feed making it the first social native commerce platform in fashion.

Stylinity Sets the Stage for Fashion Social Media Sharing

Stylinity, a new fashion tech startup merging social media, e-commerce and the in-store experience, announced today that it will debut its Style Stage at The Limited.  The unveiling of the Style Stage, an internet-ready selfie studio, will take place at The Limited's flagship store at the Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Von Maur Department Store announced today that it will again be closed on Thanksgiving to ensure employees have ample opportunity to spend time with family and friends over the holiday.  For more than 140 years, Von Maur has remained closed on all major holidays, including Easter, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Neiman Marcus announced today the launch of The Heart of Neiman Marcus program in conjunction with the launch of The Ken Downing Gift Collection.

The Heart of Neiman Marcus is a national umbrella program that concentrates the company's charitable giving efforts around supporting arts experiences for youth.  Building a national program around this issue, including local activation and partners, enables Neiman Marcus to have a greater impact on the communities where stores are located and better align charitable efforts with the company's brand.

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at the Village at Dublin in Dublin, Calif. The approximately 35,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The center is being developed by Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG).

Kate Hudson, Kay Krill, ANN INC.s President and CEO, and Monica Mishra, one of the 2012 ANNpower Fellows and 2013 Project Grant Winner were in New York City to speak at the Clinton Global initiative 2013 Annual Meeting. They spoke at one of the commitment sessions called LESSONS FROM THE FRONT LINES OF WOMENS LEADERSHIP specifically on: "ANNpower: The Next Generation of Women Leaders."

Robert Graham

Robert Graham is very pleased to announce that it has signed a new lease agreement to open its first New York City branded retail store at 380 Bleecker Street. The store will carry the complete range of Robert Graham collection, including men's sportswear, premium denim, furnishings, accessories, outerwear, and women's sportswear.

topshop

Plans were announced this week to expand Nordstrom's partnership with TOPSHOP and TOPMAN by adding 28 TOPSHOP departments and 8 TOPMAN departments across the country starting in late September 2013. The expansion will bring the total number of Nordstrom stores with TOPSHOP and TOPMAN to 42 and 18 respectively. In addition, Nordstrom plans a completely refreshed design for TOPSHOP and TOPMAN departments in new and existing stores.

New Online Fashion And Lifestyle Retailer Makes Designer Fashion More Attainable With Flex Payment Options

 

Launching this month, LeJolie.com the new fashion & lifestyle e-tailer is a new concept in e-commerce, which makes in-demand fashion accessible to everyone. The online store creates a new shopping experience that gives unprecedented access to mainstream fashion and luxury labels, through both its boutique, and the now familiar flash sale format, but with the addition of an industry first a guaranteed 'Flexible Payment' option with no fees and interest free credit.

Survey Finds Wholesalers Experiencing Increases in Orders for Both Summer and Back-to-School Seasons, Year-over-Year

Importers and manufacturers who sell to America's major retailers are seeing growth in sales for both the summer and back-to-school seasons, according to Capital Business Credit (CBC), a non-bank lender that services the retail sector.

A brand new Children & Babies clothing and accessories online store with a fabulous range of products is now open. Whether you are looking to buy for a newborn or a teenager Big n Small cater for all ages and sizes. Big n Small is British company with a great collection of beautiful products suitable for all ages.

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