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

Ten Statement Coats for Fall

During the Fall/Winter season, when walking on the street or making an entrance, no article of clothing has quite the same fashion impact as one's outerwear. It attracts far more attention than say clothing, jewelry and accessories which tend to be hidden below it during these colder months of the … Continue reading

Ten Fabulous Capes for Autumn

The cape has become a niche fashion outerwear item over the years, no longer the essential piece of wardrobe it once was. It harkens back to the more classic times of yester year…in general, that is. Many designers still love its traditional aesthetic, layering it into Fall collections while others appreciate its … Continue reading

5 Fall Fashion Trends in Womens Shoes

Compared to Spring, the Fall season can sometimes be difficult in terms of fashion trends with regard to womens shoes. Whereas Spring is often about color and prints and fun sihouettes, Fall tends to be darker and more serious, much like the weather. But it's not to say there aren't any … Continue reading

Premium Department Stores Leverage Names at Holidays

There are only a handful of department stores which have the ability to leverage their name with consumers when the holidays roll around. It is a very select few which have built their brand well enough to be able to put it on Christmas tree ornaments and then have those decorations … Continue reading

International Christmas Ornaments

For the global avid traveler and international expat, Christmas can be a time for remembering a highly enjoyable vacation spot or a city abroad where one might have lived for a time. How so? With one of the many novelty Christmas tree ornaments which focus on the theme of travel. … Continue reading

Nordstrom Opens First Store in Canada

American department store chain first announced its international intentions back in September 2012. At the time, four Canada stores were mentioned with additional locations to come. The number rose to 6 Canadian Nordstrom stores earlier this year. Last week the first of those six stores opened, at the Chinook Center in … Continue reading