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Industry News – Wednesday, Nov 16th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, November 16th, 2016…

RETAIL SALES SURGE IN OCTOBER – Chain Store Age

In a good omen for the upcoming holiday season, consumers spent more than expected in October, as U.S. sales rose more than expected…

 

AMERICAN APPAREL’S STORES ARE LIKELY TO VANISH – Forbes

American Apparel stores will probably close as it is unlikely anyone will step up to buy the store leases during the bankruptcy proceedings…

 

BITMOJI APP DEBUTS NEW FASHION COLLABORATION – PR Newswire

Today, Bitmoji, the popular app that enables people to create their own personal emoji, announced its latest update with the launch of Bitmoji Fashion...

 

STELLA MCCARTNEY: “FASHION IS GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER” – The Hollywood Reporter

Stella McCartney is the luxury industry’s most vocal advocate for animal and environmental welfare. Her products are entirely vegetarian…

 

BOSS TO COURT YOUNGER CONSUMERS, FOCUS LESS ON LUXURY, WOMENSWEAR – The Fashion Law

The new chief executive of Hugo Boss said a plan to revive the struggling German fashion house by cutting brands and seeking to appeal to fashion-conscious younger customers…

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