Nike is cutting its workforce and looking toward customized shoes

Jun 15, 2017
There have been a lot of challenges lately on the playing field for the world’s leading athletic brands. The sporting goods industry, like others in the retail sector, hasn’t been robust. Nike kept growing, though, with strong sales overseas and powerful branding in performance sneakers. But lately, upstart competitor Under Armour has come on fast. […]

Warm winters mean investors’ cold shoulder for coat makers

Dec 2, 2016
The market for winter clothing is shrinking, but manufacturers haven’t acted.
Pedestrians walk along wet and slushy streets in Manhattan as warmer temperatures melt snow on January 27, 2016 in New York City.
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Retailers already worrying about holiday sales

Jul 4, 2016
Peak shopping season is still months away, but retailers' ordering is all but done.
The manager of "Black Market, a Los Angeles boutique, said she recently finished placing orders for the holiday season.
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Was the Lands’ End site scrub a branding faux pas?

Feb 25, 2016
The clothing company deletes an interview with feminist Gloria Steinem after enraged customers threatened to boycott.
A woman shops for Lands' End brand sweaters October 15, 2003 at a Sears store in Niles, Illinois.
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Making a living off an Etsy business

May 5, 2015
Online business ThreeBirdNest has taken flight.
ThreeBirdNest has become one of Etsy's most successful shops. 
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New campaign highlights apparel 'Made in Los Angeles'

Aug 20, 2012
Los Angeles' mayor visits trade show to promote L.A. fashion industry.

No surprise Team USA uniform was made in China

Jul 26, 2012
U.S. clothing makers may not beat China on price, but can on technological innovation.

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Why U.S. Olympians wear made-in-China uniforms

Jul 13, 2012
Unlike the teams of other countries, the U.S. Olympic team is privately financed, relying on sponsors and contributions. And its clothing sponsor has factories in China.

Job searches, style changes drive apparel sales

Nov 16, 2011
Apparel sales are up, and this time it's men who are buying more. Retailers say the need to dress for job searches are driving men to shop more.
Suits are offered for sale at a Jos. A. Bank store March 18, 2009 in Chicago, Ill
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