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Industry News – March 29th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017…

MERCHANTS GAINING MORE LEVERAGE OVER LANDLORDS IN MANHATTAN – ChainStoreAge
“According to a Bloomberg report, Manhattan landlords are offering their retail clients such giveaways as interior redesigns and moving expenses to keep storefronts from going dark.”

ARE NORDSTROM’S RECENT JOB CUTS A SIGN OF A BIGGER ISSUE? – Forbes
“Is Nordstrom’s elimination of 106 customer care jobs during the week of March 20, 2017, purely a move to right-size its workforce, or is it a sign of a larger issue with online sales?”

ASICS RUNS DESIGN IN BOSTON – PRNewswire
“ASICS, the true sport performance brand will expand its America business further by establishing a Product Creation Studio in Boston. This move punctuates the brand’s overall growth strategy, adds to the brand’s presence in Boston to its already existing Global Digital Hub that opened in Spring 2016 and grows its U.S. presence on both coasts: Irvine, CA and Boston, MA.”

RED IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COLOR IN FASHION RIGHT NOW – TheCut
“Part of red’s allure (and power) is that it’s largely about being seen. In the weeks preceding A Day Without a Woman, designers gave us an eyeful.”

SANTIAGO GONZALEZ, LUXURY HANDBAG DESIGNER, DIES AT 40 – Pret-a-Reporter
“Santiago Gonzalez, the son of luxury handbag designer Nancy Gonzalez, died in his sleep Friday, his mother confirmed via Instagram on Monday. He was 40.”

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