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Minnesota Bans Anti-Bacterial Chemical From Soaps

By Steve Karnowski | Wednesday May 21, 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to prohibit the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products.

Black Friday Carnage: Officer Suffers Broken Wrist

Friday Nov 29, 2013
The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as several retailers opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day. Many shoppers didn’t like that, but went out anyway. The sales continued through Friday. Things were mostly calm, though there wer

International Fashion Retailers Commit to Go Fur Free

Saturday Dec 22, 2012
The Fur Free Retailer Program is an international effort to give consumers accurate information about a retailer’s fur policy, allowing consumers to make an informed choice when shopping. The program aims to further the spirit of ethical consumerism.

The Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

Sunday Oct 14, 2012
The Bergdorf Goodman department store is famous for display windows that are overflowing with unusual objects, arresting images, and ambiguous, psychologically charged situations.

Shoppers Return and Retailers Report Best Growth Since March

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO | Sunday Sep 9, 2012
A group of 18 retailers ranging from discounter Target to department-store chain Macy’s reported August sales that rose 6 percent - the industry’s best performance since March.

Nordstrom to Launch Topshop in 14 Stores

Saturday Aug 4, 2012
Upscale Nordstrom Inc. has teamed up with Arcadia Group to launch shops under the British company’s Topshop and Topman brands in 14 of its 117 full-scale department store locations.

Nordstrom to Open Full Department Store in Manhattan

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO | Saturday Jul 7, 2012
After circling Manhattan for about two decades, Nordstrom Inc., the upscale department store chain, announced plans to open its first full-scale store in New York.

Hipster Fashion Retailer Buffalo Exchange Opens First D.C. Shop

Saturday Jun 23, 2012
Called "a favorite of hipsters" by the Washington Post and "the cream of the crop of vintage stores" by NBC Washington, Buffalo Exchange brings the original concept of buy-sell-trade clothing to 14th Street with the opening of its first DC store.

Shoppers Returned in May - But For How Long?

Monday Jun 4, 2012
Americans loosened their purse strings in May, but it may have been a temporary splurge. Some major retailers such as Target and Macy’s on Thursday posted sales increases that beat Wall Street estimates as shoppers were lured in.

Tony Award-Winning Costume Exhibition at New York’s Bloomingdale’s

Sunday Jun 3, 2012
In celebration of the Tony Season, the Tony Awards in partnership with Bloomingdale’s will present a Tony Award Costume Exhibit, at Bloomingdale’s in New York City.