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Industry News – November 23rd, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016…

RETAILERS HAVE FINALLY REALIZED IT’S A TERRIBLE IDEA TO START BLACK FRIDAY ON THANKSGIVING – BusinessInsider
“This year, more retailers are choosing to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day in response to backlash against the commercialization of the holiday.”

NORDSTROM EXPANDS ITS B2B GIFT CARD PROGRAM – ChainStoreAge
“Called the Nordstrom Gift Cards for Business program, the department store retailer is streamlining orders, and enabling partners to securely place, pay for and manage orders, as well as load cards with $5 to $2,000 per card.”

MACY’S, STUNG BY OFF-PRICE COMPETITION, BRINGS OFF-PRICE IN-HOUSE – Forbes
“Now comes word that Macy’s is setting up shops promoting its off-price Backstage concept in 45 of the chain’s full-price stores in time for Christmas.”

EXPRESS TO SPONSOR NATIONAL SNAPCHAT FILTERS ON BLACK FRIDAY – PRNewswire
“The festive national filters, which include: “It Runs in the Fam,” “But First Coffee,” “Black Friday Beast Mode,” “Leftovers are Lit,” and “The Party Starts Now,” will allow customers to add a cheerful twist to their Snaps while capturing the fun, memorable and often stressful moments of Black Friday.”

TOMMY HILFIGER ON MELANIA TRUMP: ‘ANY DESIGNER SHOULD BE PROUD TO DRESS HER’ – TheCut
“Ivanka is equally as beautiful and smart, although she wears her own clothes,” he added. “I don’t think people should become political about it. Everyone was very happy to dress Michelle [Obama] as well. I think they look great in the clothes.”

WHAT IS THE REAL IMPACT OF BLACK FRIDAY, CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING? – TFL
“China’s Singles Day – and the American version, Black Friday (or maybe more accurately, Cyber Monday) – each last just 24 hours, but the environmental impact of such shopping extravaganzas persist for years, according to reports.”

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