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How a personal stylist in Atlanta turned her eye for fashion into a business opportunity

Aug 14, 2023
Before she turned her affinity for style into a career, Valencia Holland was her friends’ “go-to girl” for advice on what to wear.
Valencia Holland has worked as a personal stylist for 12 years.
Courtesy Holland

Mid-luxury brands say no to discounted goods

Jul 31, 2018
Ralph Lauren posts earnings bump by leaning in to full priced products
People walk by Ralph Lauren's Fifth Avenue Polo store on April 4, 2017 in New York City.
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Nordstrom releases its earnings today as it looks to boost in store purchases

May 17, 2018
The plus size market will see more options for them in the brands they want

Fashion startups bet on thirst for individuality over mass market trends

Mar 27, 2018
Online retailers peddling a customized shopping experience.
Michelle Reeves introduces shoppers to the new Accessory Junkie collection. 
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How "Black Panther" is boosting African clothing sales

Mar 2, 2018
Fans aren’t just buying clothes inspired by Marvel’s movie; they’re influencing trends, a fashion editor says.
WowWow by Wunmi showcases modern African fashion designed by Wunmi Olaiya.
Delphine Diallo

Sneaker wars: Adidas overtakes Jordan brand

Sep 26, 2017
Adidas has moved past Jordan brand as the second-most popular sneaker in the U.S., according to market research firm NPD Group.
A general view of Adidas sneakers during the Adidas AlphaBOUNCE Stylelab at Duggal Greenhouse on July 23, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. 
Adidas AlphaBOUNCE Stylelab

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With lagging sales and consumer demand for discounts, Michael Kors to close up to 125 of its full-price stores

May 31, 2017
In yet another blow to the brick-and-mortar retail business, luxury retailer Michael Kors announced it will close up to 125 of its full-price stores. The company and its competitors have been facing slowing sales as more customers shop online and spend less on apparel.  Michael Kors CEO John Idol announced the store closures in today’s […]

What it takes for one apparel company to make its clothes in the U.S.

May 29, 2017
"It’s almost like letting go of a child," the American Giant CEO says of sending the company's pieces to market.
American Giant CEO Bayard Winthrop at Carolina Cotton Works in Gaffney, SC examines fabric for his line of casual clothing. 
Leoneda Inge