15 Cool Clothing Stores Every ’90s Mallrat Misses

RIP beautiful parachute pants. View this image › 1. Merry Go Round View this image › thereisgrandeur.blogspot.com What they sold: Z. Cavarrici’s, B.U.M. Equipment, Skidz, Cross Colors, matching sets, vests. Who shopped there: The most popular kids at your high school. What happened to it: Read More …

The State of Ecommerce

Between now and 2016, be prepared to spend an average of $1,472 per year online shopping. Right now, U.S. consumers hover somewhere around $1,200-$1,300 per year, but that number will increase by 44%, to $1,738, by 2016. Now, keep in mind that includes all kinds Read More …

Ousted American Eagle CEO Takes Over Luxury Jewelry Brand John Hardy

Robert Hanson started as CEO of John Hardy on Aug. 1. View this image › neimanmarcus.com Robert Hanson, the former chief executive officer of American Eagle, was just named CEO of luxury jewelry brand John Hardy. Hanson was ousted from the teen retailer in a Read More …

Amazon Opens Black Friday Store 3 Weeks Early

In a bid to capture the first rush of holiday shoppers, Amazon has opened an online store for Black Friday offers 22 days before the national shopping event is scheduled to take place. Many online retailers won’t post their offers until Cyber Monday, which takes Read More …

Jet.com Could Start The Mother Of All Price Wars

Marc Lore, who sold his company to Amazon for $500 million, is willing to make one big promise about his new site: You won’t find a lower price anywhere. View this image › Jet / Via jet.com Since July of last year, entrepreneur Marc Lore Read More …

This Is Why Brands Say “Bae”

“To borrow a millennial phrase, we’re on cleek,” said Taco Bell’s incoming CEO. “Not everybody knows what I’m talking about right now. That means you’re on point.” In the eyes of young people, Taco Bell is “on cleek,” its incoming CEO told investors on a Read More …

Harley-Davidson Sues Urban Outfitters For “Mutilating” Its Brand

Urban Outfitters has been reselling Harley-Davidson-branded merchandise under its Urban Renewal label. The motorcycle company says the items, made without its permission, represent “flagrant violations” of “standards for products branded with the Harley-Davidson marks.” Update: Urban’s lawyer responds. Harley-Davidson says Urban Outfitters has “mutilated” its Read More …

Target Hires New CEO From PepsiCo As It Works To Recover From Biggest U.S. Retail Hack

Brian Cornell’s background is in stark contrast to his “homegrown” predecessor. View this image › AP Photo/Steven Senne, File Target hired a new chief executive officer from PepsiCo, three months after its former CEO resigned in the wake of the retailer’s massive data breach in Read More …

Goldman Sachs Says Healthy Living Is “New Standard Of Cool” For Twentysomethings

Companies like Nike will benefit while sellers of candy and processed food like Hershey will face trouble, the investment bank says. View this image › Via Facebook: nike Few are watching the rise of 18- to 31-year-olds, the grand cohort known as “millennials,” more closely Read More …

Clothes Horse Wants to Help You Find Clothes That Fit

Name: Clothes Horse Quick Pitch: An embeddable widget that helps shoppers pick the right clothing size. Genius Idea: Bolsters shopper confidence, driving an increase in sales. Between 15% and 40% of clothing ordered online is returned, according to various retail reports, and poor fit is Read More …