Alison A. Nieder

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Gap Closing Piperlime

retail shift

San Francisco-based retail giant Gap Inc., announced plans to shutter its online footwear-driven unit Piperlime by the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Joe’s Jeans CEO Resigns

Premium Denim

Marc Crossman has resigned from his position at chief executive officer of Joe’s Jeans Inc.

EarthLink Introduces Secure Storefront to Protect Retailers From Data Breaches

Technology

Like the massive data breach at Target in late 2013, the news last fall that a breach may have affected 56 million credit and debit cards at Home Depot made headlines, but according to EarthLink Chief Security Officer Peter Chronis, the number of data breaches in the last year was even higher.

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SoCal Materials Show Debuts

Bustling Traffic

The debut run of the SoCal Materials Show got off to a brisk start as manufacturers and brands crowded the aisles of the California Market Center’s penthouse on the hunt for sourcing materials for footwear, accessories and apparel.

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Target's Critical Style

Fashion Collab x Blogger Influence

Prior to the launch of its new plus-size line Ava & Viv, Target brought in the fashion critics.

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California Needs Its Own Fabric

And the Official Textile Is...

A Massachusetts lawmaker has introduced a bill to make gingham (the cotton fabric, not the familiar plaid) the “official textile of the Commonwealth.”

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Lights! Camera! Fashion!

MBFW Berlin’s Pitch-Perfect Parody

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin has released an ad that perfectly captures the unattainable cool, lush photography and WAY-too-serious absurdity of fashion advertising.

Wells Fargo Opens Commercial Banking Office in New York

Finance

Wells Fargo opened a new commercial banking office in New York to better serve the city’s $98 billion apparel industry.

IBM Survey Says Online Shopping Activity Lags Behind Enthusiasm for the Channel

Technology | Retail

In a survey released during the National Retail Federation’s Big Show and annual conference in New York, the IBM Institute for Business Value found that consumers’ growing enthusiasm for online shopping and “digital interaction with retailers” is not matched by their actual behavior.

B. Riley Expands Steve Reiner's Role

Finance

Los Angeles–based financial-services company B. Riley Financial Inc. named Steven H. Reiner to the newly created position of chief business development officer, asset dispositions, for the company’s Great American Group LLC subsidiary.

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