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Industry News – December 2nd, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, December 2nd, 2016…

PINTEREST MAKES A PLAY FOR RETAIL CUSTOMIZATION – ChainStoreAge
“As visitors (“pinners”) visit a brand on Pinterest, they are now greeted with customized showcase designed to highlight the best of a brand. Retailers can choose up to five of boards that will be featured and rotated in a welcome screen, and can also highlight Buyable Pins in the app’s first “Shop” slot. These revisable options allow brands “to decide how to introduce yourself, and how you shape the story of your business,” Pinterest said on its blog.”

DKNY DESIGNERS AND C.E.O. LEAVE. WHERE DOES IT GO NEXT? – TheNewYorkTimes|
“Such was the case after the announcement late Thursday that Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, the creative directors of DKNY, and Caroline Brown, the brand’s chief executive, were leaving after less than two years.”

UNUSUAL DEMOGRAPHIC FLOCKING TO J.C. PENNEY – ChainStoreAge
“Millennial moms now account for 45% of Penney’s revenue, CNBC reported, and the group is also driving much of the growth in the company’s sales and customer count.”

HOW RETAILERS BOTCHED BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY – Forbes
“How buyers and businesses alike love them—buyers for the incredible deals, and businesses for the sales revenues. This year, though, some businesses didn’t deliver the deals buyers were looking for.”

TOMMY HILFIGER IS HEADED TO LOS ANGELES NEXT SEASON – Pret-a-Reporter
“The designer will show the next Tommy x Gigi collection on Venice Beach one day before the official kickoff of New York Fashion Week.”

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