Hudson’s Bay to Open Stores in Holland

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay has confirmed that it has acquired the leases for 20 "prime" V&D department store locations in Holland and will start opening stores by mid-2017, approximately a year from now. Vroom & Dreesmann was the last remaining moderately-priced Dutch department store chain before it went out of … Continue reading

Department Stores Expand Outlet Divisions

Department stores are deciding more and more frequently to invest in their own off-price outlet stores in order to retain those customers who flock to retailers such as Marshall's, Ross Dress For Less and Burlington when they are looking for discounted designer brands. While some department store chains such as … Continue reading

Holidays already a headache for Nordstrom & Target

American retailers Nordstrom and Target came under fire for selling holiday items deemed inappropriate by customers, with Nordstrom removing the item from its mix while Target Stores has decided to continue selling the item. For Nordstrom, the item in question was a take on the "ugly Christmas sweater" – a white … Continue reading

Chic & Affordable: Designer Keychains

One product we never get tired of talking about is the chic yet affordable designer keyring. Not only is it one of the most used accessories a person owns (pretty much every day), but it also conveys a lot about a person's style and sophistication. What is also great is … Continue reading

Baseball Fashion: World Series 2015

Now that the teams are set for the 2015 World Series which begins Tuesday 27th October in Kansas City, the memorabilia and fashion products are hitting stores like Macys, Kohls, Target, Walmart and others. And if you happen to live here in Europe, don't fret because many of these stores … Continue reading

Calvin Klein Opens 3 Stores in Netherlands

It was less than a year ago when PVH announced that Calvin Klein would establish a European headquarters in the Netherlands. Although construction of the new building in Amsterdam isn't slated to be completed until 2016, it hasn't stopped the brand from beginning its expansion on this side of the pond. Since … Continue reading

Dutch Suit Retailer Partners With Bloomingdales

Dutch men's furnishings retailer, SuitSupply, which opened its first door in the United States four years ago, will soon have a presence in the venerable Bloomingdale's department store flagship at 59th Street in Manhattan as well as its store in the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles. SuitSupply was founded in Amsterdam in 2000 … Continue reading

Target to Shutter All Stores in Canada

Less than two years after opening its first stores in Canada, American mass retailer Target has announced it will shutter all 133 doors and cease operations. Target Canada was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Minneapolis-based Target Corporation. So what led to this decision made so quickly after the launch?  There have been … Continue reading

Streisand’s ‘Partners’ Debuts Atop Billboard Chart

Barbra Streisand has added one more feather to her cap, and let's face it, at this point she has the equivalent of a full-length headdress when it comes to achievements. With the chart-topping debut of her latest set, Partners, Streisand achieves what no other musician (soloist or group) ever has, a number … Continue reading