Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Target to open its first location in Midtown

Target to open its first location in Midtown
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Target will open its first Midtown store on 34th Street near Herald Square on October 20.


Nordstrom Rack to open in Herald Square as department store industry shrinks

Nordstrom Rack to open in Herald Square as department store industry shrinks
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Nordstrom Rack opens a new store in Midtown as brick-and-mortar store sales are declining.


Gap Inc. is the latest to drop criticized on-call scheduling

Gap Inc. is the latest to drop criticized on-call scheduling
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Gap Inc. announced it will phase out a controversial scheduling practice which critics say left workers with volatile work hours and unreliable paychecks.


The Shrinking World of the Stamp Collector

The Shrinking World of the Stamp Collector
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The city’s only remaining street-level stamp store, Champion Stamp, is staying in business despite an aging core group of stamp collectors.


More Designers Rely on Online Marketplaces to Bolster Sales

More Designers Rely on Online Marketplaces to Bolster Sales
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Over the past decade, fashion designers have had more abundant and affordable options to sell their lines online. Designers are getting larger audiences online, but will it be enough to launch young designers into fashion stardom?


Design Competition Connects Fashion with Architecture in Pop-up Store

Design Competition Connects Fashion with Architecture in Pop-up Store
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Architecture and fashion are typically considered two separate forms of design with little to do with each other, but Faris Al-Shathir is working to change that notion.

Al-Shathir is director and co-founder of BOFFO, a non-profit organization that works to convert empty, unused spaces in New York City into art. This fall, the organization is sponsoring five competitions and a series of exhibits to connect high-profile fashion designers with architects to collaborate on a Tribeca pop-up store — a previously dark, abandoned space transformed into a glitzy retail shop, teeming with people engaged as much in taking photographs as shopping.