The Best Companies to Work for in Fashion 2017

April 24, 2017

The eyewear company that uses ‘any excuse’ to host employee celebrations was praised for the autonomy and support it offers its employees.

Warby Parker is the disruptive eyewear retailer launched online in 2010, taking on eyewear licensing giants like Luxottica and Safilo with a vertically integrated model that offers consumers style-conscious glasses at significantly lower prices. Today, the company has an estimated value of over $1 billion — a fact attributed as much to its culture as to its disruptive business model.

 

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Cinépolis USA Introduces the Nation’s First Movie Theater Auditoriums Dedicated to Children with Cinépolis Junior, March 2017

March 07, 2017

Cinépolis USA, a leading, world-class cinema exhibitor known for its enhanced movie-going concepts, today announced the debut of the nation’s first dedicated children’s movie theater auditoriums, Cinépolis Junior. Revolutionizing the cinema experience, Cinépolis Junior offers families a space to enjoy the magic of movies in an environment that caters to children, unlike anything the U.S. has seen before. The playful rooms will offer families a new and entertaining way to connect through one-of-a-kind spaces designed with children in mind. The first two Cinépolis Junior auditoriums will open March 16, 2017 at Cinépolis Pico Rivera and Cinépolis Vista in Southern California. The new auditorium concept comes as Cinépolis USA readies for another impressive year following two consecutive periods of exponential growth in 2015 and 2016.

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Warby Parker to Open 25 Stores This Year, Co-CEO Says

January 23, 2017

Warby Parker plans to open at least 25 retail locations this year, a rare brick-and-mortar expansion amid store closures at several chains.

The eyeglasses seller said it would open stores in Miami, Los Angeles and other cities, bringing its total store count to about 70 this year. The stores will range in size and include free-standing as well as mall locations. The next one is slated to open in Philadelphia on Jan. 28.

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Warby Parker Opening November 26 in Detroit

November 16, 2016

New York City-based eyewear company Warby Parker will open a store in downtown Detroit as the holiday shopping season starts after Thanksgiving.

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Warby Parker, University Village, Seattle

October 14, 2016

Warby Parker goes back to the future — design-wise at its new store in Seattle.

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J. Crew Men’s Store in Logan Circle to Open This Fall

September 30, 2016

J. Crew is scheduled to start selling men’s clothing in an infamous Logan Circle building in the coming months.

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Books, beer and eats will be offered at new Legacy West Barnes & Noble store

August 31, 2016

Plano's $3 billion Legacy West project has landed a high-profile new retail tenant.

The development has been picked for one of the first locations for a Barnes & Noble concept store that combines beer with books and eats.

The 9,000-square-foot store — one of only five the bookseller has so far announced — will have a restaurant and bar along with merchandise and is scheduled to open in March.

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Upscale Shopping Centers Nudge Out Down-Market Malls

April 20, 2016

A few years ago, Restoration Hardware had three Denver-area stores scattered in malls. Today, the furniture chain has just one new one: a palatial, four-story gallery with a rooftop garden.

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Restoration Hardware keeps building on growth streak

December 11, 2015

Restoration Hardware Holdings’ (RH) innovative store growth initiatives are starting to bear fruit, as the luxury home furnishings retailer reported record sales and profits in the third quarter

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Liberty Mutual breaks ground on $325 million Plano campus that will be home to 4,000 employees

September 30, 2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance is breaking ground this morning on its 2-tower office campus in West Plano. The $325 million, almost 1 million square-foot project is part of the $2 billion Legacy West development at the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121.

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Henderson Avenue attracting retailers new to city

July 03, 2015

Henderson Avenue continues to attract up-and-coming national retailers. The 1-mile street, known mostly as a row for restaurants and bars and as the bohemian side of Knox-Henderson, is also becoming a preferred spot for retailers landing in Dallas with their first stores.

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North Texas' first Shake Shack among restaurants coming to Legacy West in Plano

June 11, 2015

Toyota and Liberty Mutual Insurance aren't the only ones moving to the new Legacy West development in Plano.  Some of the company's top restaurant operators are joining the $2 billion project, which will include the first Shake Shack in North Texas.

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DCF's Brookfield Place store readies for debut

March 24, 2015

Designer Diane von Furstenberg stopped by Brookfield Place on Tuesday dressed all in black and white and being trailed by a camera crew.

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Where to Eat Now 2015: No. 3 Gemma

February 10, 2015

Some chefs yearn to reinvent the wheel. Stephen Rogers, 44, wants to give you the smoothest ride possible. In his hands Gemma has evolved from a halting start into one of Dallas’s most sought-after dining destinations.

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Construction starting on huge Legacy West mixed-use project in Plano

February 03, 2015

Developers are breaking ground this week on the first phase of the huge Legacy West mixed-use project in Plano.

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J. Crew, Anthropologie eye new stores at Ponce City Market

December 10, 2014

Popular fashion retailers J. Crew and Anthropologie look to open new stores at Ponce City Market, the massive mixed-use project taking shape along Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.

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Warby Parker Adds Storefronts to Its Sales Strategy

November 17, 2014

Warby Parker has made a name for itself by selling affordable, hipster-chic eyeglasses through a website, avoiding costly store expenses and licensing fees. While that business has thrived, the startup’s promising next act is taking shape in a chain of storefronts dotting trendy retail neighborhoods from Boston’s Newbury Street to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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Helmut Lang opens today at Buckhead Atlanta

October 08, 2014

The Buckhead Atlanta stores will keep rolling out for months (years?), and this week has been no exception. Today the minimalist Helmut Lang, a sister brand of Theory, is ready for business. Late last week the multibrand retailer Scoop NYC opened, as well as a flagship for beauty brand L’Occitane en Provence.

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J. Crew steps out of the mall and joins the scene in West Village

September 17, 2014

J.Crew opens in West Village today in the Uptown development’s newest building 3700M. The building has a total of 37,000 square feet of retail and will also house men’s specialty retailer Suitsupply.

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A Day in the Life of Spanx's Founder Sara Blakely

August 14, 2014

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely, 43, stands atop a three-story construction site in Atlanta's uptown Buckhead district, surveying the city's skyline and blinking in the hot afternoon sun. By February, this will be the view from the company's rooftop garden, and the cavernous floors below—comprising 86,000 square feet—will be the site of Spanx's new offices, selected to accommodate Blakely's staff of 160. Men in hard hats and yellow vests scale the scaffolding, consult blueprints, maneuver cranes. She turns and smiles. "All this because I didn't like how my butt looked in white pants," she says.

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Hybrid E-Commerce Opens in Los Angeles

June 26, 2014

Bonobos, a New York–headquartered men’s clothing brand, helped introduce a new retail model when itsGuideshops opened in 2011. Bonobos would deliver one-on-one service to those who wanted a bricks-and-mortar store experience, then ship the clothes to the consumer just like other e-commerce stores do.  The company opened its first Los Angeles Bonobos Guideshop at 101 S. La Brea Ave. on June 27 at theDistrict La Brea retail compound.

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7 Lessons Brooklyn Bowl's Founder Learned The Hard Way

June 06, 2014

How Peter Shapiro turned an abandoned barn in Williamsburg into one of New York's hottest music venues, complete with a bowling alley, concert hall, and restaurant.

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4 New Stores Opening Soon in Dallas

May 29, 2014

Warby Parker, Vintage Martini, Bonobos, and Mulberry all find their way to Dallas this summer. 

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Elizabeth Blau, Kim Canteenwalla Plan Two New Restaurants on the Westside

May 14, 2014

Hold onto your socks, Vegas. Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, the husband and wife über restauranteur team behind Honey Salt, plan not one but TWO new restaurants on the westside.

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Spanx Opens Store in Westfarms Mall And Sara Blakely Talks About Her Popular Shapewear

May 01, 2014

Eavesdrop in almost any store dressing room and you are sure to hear these words as clothes are being tried on, "With Spanx it will be perfect." The whittling wonder body shaper line has become a staple in most lingerie drawers. And despite the continued debate over whether prolonged use of shapewear can be harmful to your body organs, the mainstream makeover from bumpy to smooth has made Spanx one of the business wonders of the world. On Thursday it was an elbow-to-elbow room crowd at New England's first Spanx store that opened at Westfarms Mall.

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Diane von Furstenberg Opening Two Stores in Southern California

April 23, 2014

DVF’S RETAIL DOUBLE PLAY: The exhibition on the 40th anniversary of Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress at Los Angeles’ Wilshire May Co. Building may be winding down on May 1, but Angelenos are bound to see a lot more of the designer’s signature piece.

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Gemma is Making Beautiful Food, from Sea to Briny Sea

April 17, 2014

The first time you pull up to Gemma, it can be difficult to pin down what you've gotten yourself into. While you thumb your wallet for small bills to tip the valet, you're assured you are most certainly still in East Dallas, but when you step into the dining room, you might feel somewhat lost. All that cool, blue paint and wainscoting hint vaguely at New England, while the ropes that suspend the lampshades over the dining room imply, more broadly, something coastal.

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How to Create a Cool Brand

April 01, 2014

Partners & Spade is the creative force behind some of the most admired branding campaigns of recent years--for Warby Parker, Shinola, J.Crew, Target, and more. The big idea, say the founders: What your brand does matters more than what it says.

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Restoration Hardware CEO defies 'current conventional wisdom' that retail stores are dead

March 28, 2014

With retailers from Wal-Mart to Staples talking about building smaller stores, you’d think that’s the direction the industry is heading. Until you see what Restoration Hardware is doing.

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Photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Adele to Go on Display at Polaroid Museum

March 20, 2014

Sure, there's nothing we love more than an Instagram shot, but there's nothing quite like an old-school Polaroid. To celebrate the classic photo, Florida-based retailer Polaroid Fotobar is celebrating the opening of its flagship store insideThe LINQ in Las Vegas this spring with four new exhibits at the Polaroid Museum, focused on Hollywood's most celebrated stars.

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The World's Leading Watch Retailer 'Springs Forward' For Daylight Saving Time

March 04, 2014

 TOURNEAU, the world's leading retailer of luxury timepieces for more than a century, will spring time forward this weekend in accordance with Daylight Saving Time, which takes place at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 9. At TOURNEAU, the arduous task of updating the extensive watch inventory at more than 30 stores nationwide, will begin Friday morning when close to 1,000 TOURNEAU watch professionals will change more than 100,000 timepieces from the 100 brands carried throughout the retailer.

 

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Abercrombie & Fitch Launches Spring 2014 Campaign: "The Making of a Star"

January 31, 2014

Today Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) announced its Spring campaign, The Making of a Star, which spotlights a select group of rising actors and musicians who capture the essence of the brand.

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The Dress Heard Round the World

January 15, 2014

Edward Norton was just one in a throng of A-listers who arrived at the May Company Wilshire Building in Los Angeles last Friday, the scene of a party and exhibition celebrating the 40th birthday of Diane von Furstenberg’s emblematic wrap dress.

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Sprinkles Cupcakes to Serve Scoops

August 20, 2013

Sprinkles Cupcakes is getting into the ice cream business.

Broadening its line of sugary offerings beyond cupcakes, the company is opening a 1,000-square-foot ice cream parlor that will adjoin its Upper East Side shop at 780 Lexington Ave.

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Spanx Opens First Retail Store in Tysons Corner

December 04, 2012

It took three months to perfect the lighting in the dressing rooms, but the first Spanx retail store opened its doors in Tysons Corner Center on Friday.

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Super popular Canadian retailer Aritzia opens its first flagship store in L.A.

April 18, 2017

L.A.'s fashion bloggers and it girls (and guys) have known about Canadian retailer Aritzia for years, but it wasn't until last Thursday that Angelenos could shop the brand's affordable, trendy looks from the comfort of their own city.

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Sixty Vines, the popular wine bar in Plano, to open in Uptown Dallas

February 20, 2017

One of Plano's most interesting new restaurants, Sixty Vines, is heading to the big city. Justin Beam, general manager at Sixty Vines in Plano, confirmed the company will open a restaurant and wine bar on the grounds at Hotel Crescent Court.

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Legacy West, Set To Open Next Year, Will Bring A Ton Of New Restaurants To Plano

December 29, 2016

For the past year, it’s been clear that the suburbs are where it’s at when it comes to opening restaurants in Dallas. Nowhere is that more true, though, than in Plano, thanks in large part to the massive Legacy West development that’s set to open next year.

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Why Fabletics and Warby Parker are Opening Retail Stores in a Down Market.

November 02, 2016

It seems wildly counterintuitive: after building a thriving e-commerce company, powered by technology and data science, close customer relationships and tight logistics. You engage millions of regular customers and a significant run rate and then what? Start opening stores? With actual people and actual products in it!

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J. Crew gets active with New Balance

October 12, 2016

J. Crew is going the distance with New Balance. After selling the brand’s sneakers for 11 years,  J. Crew will launch its first active collection in partnership with the Boston-based company.

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Sprinkles cupcake bakery coming to Disneyland’s Downtown Disney in November

September 27, 2016

Following in the footsteps of Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs, Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort is getting its own Sprinkles cupcake bakery this November. 

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Warby Parker Opens First Austin Storefront

August 22, 2016

We see a new look in your future. Warby Parker will open its first brick-and-mortar store in Austin this Saturday, August 27.

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Flywheel has new spin: a non-snobby, tech-savvy and empowering ride to take on SoulCycle

March 28, 2016

Boutique fitness brands aren’t built on workouts alone. What these companies really work up a sweat over is image, because regardless of whether a studio hosts cycling, barre, or kickboxing classes — the look and feel of these facilities draw the faithful to class the first time, and ideally again and again.

With that in mind, Flywheel Sports, the expanding New York-based boutique fitness brand that just turned six, decided it was time for a makeover. Earlier this month, after working with global brand strategy firm Siegel+Gale, it launched a new look including updated logo, a fresh marketing voice, and a relaunched website and mobile app.

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Plano's Legacy West is aiming to have the Coolest Stores in North Texas

December 04, 2015

The leasing for Plano’s Legacy West is being done in layers. The announcements about headquarter moves, restaurants and a hotel came first. Now the slate of retailers is coming together for Plano’s $2 billion development.

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Flywheel Sports' Buckhead Location Moving to Buckhead Atlanta

September 29, 2015

Flywheel Sports, a nationwide stadium cycling brand, is moving its Buckhead location at 102 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest to 355 Bolling Way NE in the Buckhead Atlantadevelopment.

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RH Corte Madera - The Gallery At The Village

June 25, 2015

RH Chairman & CEO Gary Friedman speaks on the latest RH Full Lign Design Gallery under construction at The Village At Corte Madera. 

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Warby Parker's new Lincoln Park store opening Saturday

April 13, 2015

Warby Parker's first permanent store in the Midwest is scheduled to open Saturday in Lincoln Park, down the street from the temporary shop it has operated for five months.

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Warby Parker Sees the Future of Retail

February 17, 2015

It’s a lovely early summer evening in Venice, California, the low sun casting long shadows and throwing warm golden light on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Tourists and locals amble lazily, taking spoonfuls of organic gelato and sipping iced coffee. Some stop to peer past a newly installed mural on a building that features the silhouette of a bespectacled man staring up at the clouds and into a small storefront filled with giant balloons. Inside, a half-dozen immaculately dressed young people are furiously polishing several hundred pairs of glasses.

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New Liberty Mutual campus in Plano could bring thousands of jobs

February 04, 2015

This undeveloped patch of Plano prairie is the prospective future home of a Liberty Mutual insurance campus that would consolidate operations from other areas of the country. The site is just east of J.C. Penney's headquarters campus and just north of the Legacy West urban village site where construction just got underway.

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Inside smokin' new Dallas honky-tonk Henderson Avenue Country Club

January 07, 2015

Opening day looms for Henderson Avenue Country Club, the honky-tonk-style bar taking over the former spot of Nick Badovinus' Tried and True. As anticipated, it will open the first week of January, and what a rare thing that is in the restaurant-bar world, to be on time with an opening.

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Dallas' Henderson Avenue gets a honky-tonk fueled by beer and barbecue

December 08, 2014

A new venue serving barbecue and honky-tonk music is coming to Henderson Avenue in Dallas, from a team whose portfolio includes the McFadden's chain and the Mason Bar in Uptown, as well as nearby Henderson Tap House.

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Madewell's First-Ever Brooklyn Store Opens in Williamsburg

October 29, 2014

Just two months after J. Crew made its Williamsburg debut, little sisterMadewell has rolled out its first-ever Brooklyn outpost at 127 North Sixth Street. And while J. Crew made a big splash with a graffiti wall, prominent signage, and a promotional donut cart, Madewell is taking a quieter approach with blink-and-you'll-miss-it branding to better blend in with its surroundings.

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Madewell, J. Crew's Cool Sister Brand, to Open at Merrick Park

October 08, 2014

Great news for gals who love that urban, city slicker cool look: Madewell is officially opening at the Village of Merrick Park! The sister brand to J.Crew was looking for hires on Craig's list this past week, and sent out an email yesterday announcing the store's opening on November 18.

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Nashville's first Madewell to open tonight in Green Hills

September 16, 2014

Madewell, the edgier, denim-focused sister brand to J.Crew, is opening its first Nashville store tonight at the Mall at Green Hills.

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Diane von Furstenberg Boutique Now Open at Scottsdale Fashion Square

July 03, 2014

FYI, DVF fans. One of your favorite designer brands just got a lot more accessible thanks to the new Diane von Furstenberg store, which opened its doors Tuesday, July 1, at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.

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Cramer: One of the great merchants of our era

June 20, 2014

"This is the most exciting retailer in America. Gary Friedman is a man to watch, not bound by the four walls of the web because he thinks the web is limiting. More importantly, he's going to make it exciting to shop again for everybody."

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Polaroid Fotobar Ushers in a New Age in Digital Photography

June 02, 2014

Polaroid Fotobar announced today the introduction of its experiential retail concept as a global franchise opportunity.

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Men's E-tailer Will Open Dallas 'Guideshop' Next Week

May 27, 2014

Bonobos, the Internet-based men's clothing brand with a predilection for both fit and gingham, will open a brick-and-mortar "Guideshop" next Friday, June 6 at 1901 Henderson Ave.

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OliverMcMillan confirms 28 retailers for Buckhead Atlanta

May 08, 2014

San Diego developer OliverMcMillan has confirmed 28 retailers and restaurants for its massive Buckhead Atlanta mixed-use project after months of being silent.

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Let It Go: The First Spanx in Texas Will Open at NorthPark May 16

April 30, 2014

Diets are great. But, sometimes, Spanx is just easier. And even more so, come May 16—that's when the Sara Blakely-founded brand is set to debut its first store in Texas at NorthPark Center.

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SD's third Madewell comes to Carlsbad

April 23, 2014

Casual-chic fashion retailer Madewell opened its third San Diego-area store in less than a year this week at the Carlsbad Forum. The New York-based fashion house known for its full spectrum of denim and chambray apparel for young professional women, made its San Diego debut at Fashion Valley in May 2013, followed by a second store at Westfield UTC in July. The latest store held its grand opening party Tuesday night at the Forum.

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Houndstooth Coffee pops up around town prior to proper Dallas arrival

April 10, 2014

The Dallas branch of Houndstooth Coffee isn't open for business yet, but you can get a taste of its java at a series of pop-ups around town. The first one is scheduled for April 12.

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E-tailers Make Major Brick-and-Mortar Play

March 31, 2014

Digital Brands want to get physical. Brands that were born online are pushing into the brick-and- mortar space. Bonobos, Warby Parker and BaubleBar are all e- commerce-first companies that opened physical stores. Even the industry’s giants are eyeing brick and mortar: Amazon chief executive officer Jeff Bezos has said that he would “love to” open retail stores one day, while Google already has stores in Australia and Europe and is said to be eyeing opening units in the U.S. 

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Bonobos: "a one-stop-shop for guys"

March 26, 2014

Curated shopping, though all the rage at the moment, is also a bit of a tricky business model as a successful expansion needs to be well planned. New York-based men's apparel brand Bonobos seems to have various aces up its sleeve in this respect.

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Warby Parker's New Store Delivers Your Glasses Via Pneumatic Tube

March 19, 2014

Much like Warby Parker's flagship SoHo store, its new Upper East Side location has the feel of a luxurious, smartly curated book lover's den. You can browse frames, get an eye exam, or flip through books from independent presses and magazines geared toward the smart set like n+1 and The Paris Review. The new twist? Your glasses will now be delivered to you via the old-timey magic of pneumatic tubes.

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Gemma lands #1 on Dallas' 10 Hottest Restaurants

March 03, 2014

The last six months have birthed a slew of terrifically buzzy restaurants in every corner of the city, all of which have proven to be gastronomic game changers in their own way. Here are our picks for the 10 hottest spots in town.

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Abercrombie & Fitch and World Vision Partner to Donate Clothing to Children and Families in Need

January 22, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) today announced their partnership with World Vision, a global humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to tackle the causes of poverty.

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Gary Friedman: Restoration Hardware's savior has bigger plans

October 26, 2013

There is the RH catalog or "source book," thicker than the September issue of Vogue. There is the hillside home in Belvedere, where everything is beautiful, symmetrical and in pairs - right down to the framed pictures of twin daughters.

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If Apple Can Sell Through Apple Stores Why Can't Tesla Sell Through Tesla Stores?

July 05, 2013

The answer, sadly, lies simply in who has the political power. For if Apple AAPL +0.24% is entirely allowed to set up Apple Stores to sell its own products direct to retail consumers, it should be obvious that Tesla should be able to set up Tesla stores, whether physical or virtual, to market directly to retail consumers.

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Aerospace giant Boeing to create global services HQ at Plano's Legacy West

April 05, 2017

Aerospace giant Boeing (NYSE: BA) has selected Plano's Legacy West to serve as the new headquarters for its global services division.

The newly formed company expects to be up and operational at the site in July.

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See the big stuff coming to Plano’s Legacy West from apartment towers to business campuses

February 18, 2017

Plano's 250-acre, $3 billion Legacy West project was started in early 2014 and is one of the largest real estate developments under construction in the country.

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Henderson Avenue project would remake popular East Dallas strip

December 12, 2016

East Dallas' popular Henderson Avenue corridor is headed for a major makeover with a new mixed-use project.

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RH Unveils RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village

October 31, 2016

CORTE MADERA, Calif.--()--RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. – NYSE: RH) announced today the opening of RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village at 340 South Rampart Boulevard. RH Las Vegas represents the latest iteration of the brand’s next-generation design galleries. Commanding four levels and 60,000 square feet, this innovative new retail experience features artistic installations of home furnishings in a gallery setting – including an entire floor dedicated to RH Modern with an integrated RH Contemporary Art Gallery. RH Las Vegas also includes an interactive Design Atelier, a professional workspace that allows customers, designers, and architects to conceptualize and customize a home.

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Completion in sight for Legacy West

October 04, 2016

As seven cranes actively change the skyline at the southwest corner of Plano’s northern border near the Dallas North Tollway and SH 121, construction at Legacy West’s 255-acre mixed-use development is 85 percent complete, developer Fehmi Karahan said.

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J. Crew RTW Spring 2017

September 12, 2016

Having fun with fashion has always been part of the J. Crew credo. For the label’s spring presentation, creative director and president Jenna Lyons chose to show the collection on “people we know and love,” with casting ranging from artists and activists to bloggers and stylists.

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Sprinkles bakery finally comes to Austin with famous Cupcake ATM

August 15, 2016

The Domain Northside has a sweet new addition. Popular cupcake bakery Sprinkles will open its first Austin location at the new development this fall. 

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Restoration Hardware is first big tenant at S.F.'s Pier 70

February 05, 2016

The high-end home furnishing retailer Restoration Hardware will become the first tenant at Pier 70, the sprawling redevelopment project that over the next decade will transform 66 acres of waterfront land just east of the Dogpatch neighborhood with 1,000 units of housing, offices and waterfront parks.

 

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RH Modern: But So Much More Too

November 05, 2015

To anyone who ever said RH was a one-trick pony, well, welcome to the stable.

With the debut of its RH Modern and RH Teen in-store presentations, another RH Kids and even a restaurant and bar with some of the best doughnuts on the planet, the retailer is clearly signaling it has the horsepower to take itself to the next level.

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See Inside the New Warby Parker Store in Georgetown

September 25, 2015

DC has been awaiting the arrival of a Warby Parker shop since their “Class Trip” traveling showroom first rolled into town in 2012. The visit was followed by another bus stop in 2013, and now, finally, a brick-and-mortar store.

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Warby Parker Will Give NYC Public School Kids Free Hipster Glasses

June 24, 2015

Warby Parker—the eyeglass manufacturer of choice for hipsters, yuppies and do-gooders alike—has pledged to provide about 20,000 free pairs of eyeglasses over the next four years to students who need them in the city’s community schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this afternoon at P.S. 50 in Manhattan.

 

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Warby Parker opening New Orleans frame studio; CEO: 'We view New Orleans as a center of art and culture'

April 11, 2015

Warby Parker, the hip online glasses retailer, is opening a frame studio Uptown.

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Who says glasses can't be edgy? Warby Parker out-innovates tech giants

February 15, 2015
When many think about innovation, big names like Apple or Google may come to mind. However, the company touted as the most innovative company of 2015 isn't any of those tech giants; it's eyeglass maker Warby Parker.
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Henderson Avenue Country Club Has Potential as Dallas' Newest Honky Tonk

February 04, 2015

We'll say this much about Henderson Avenue Country Club: They're not bashful. The new venue in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood opened just last month, but they've already bestowed themselves with the tag of "Best Honky Tonk and BBQ Bar in Texas."

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High-rise hotel project approved for Plano’s Legacy West development

December 17, 2014

The City of Plano has approved incentives for the construction of the $82 million hotel project which will be built in the new Legacy West development on the Dallas North Tollway.

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So & So's team slides Whippersnapper into old Slip Inn space on Henderson

November 24, 2014

A bar-and-restaurant team known for its success in Uptown Dallas is expanding its turf to Henderson Avenue with a new bar called The Whippersnapper, opening in the old Slip Inn space at 1806 McMillan Ave.

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Restoration Hardware Announces the Opening of RH West Hollywood, The Gallery on Melrose Avenue

October 24, 2014

CORTE MADERA, Calif.--RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.—NYSE: RH) announced today the opening of RH West Hollywood, The Gallery on Melrose Avenue at 8564 Melrose Avenue, in the heart of the Los Angeles Design District. Commanding nearly 40,000 total interior and exterior square feet, this revolutionary new retail concept features artistic abstractions and never-seen-before collections of home furnishings in a gallery setting.

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An Epic Villa-Style Restoration Hardware is Headed to Melrose

October 01, 2014

Restoration Hardware has been dreaming big these days.  As in 40,000-square-feet big, which is the size of the upscale furniture retailer's European villa-inspired store that's slated to debut at 8564 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood on Friday, October 24th.

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Retail Report: Warby Parker lands in Venice

September 15, 2014

Venice is a hotbed of creativity, and we’ve been attracted to the area for a long time," says Warby Parker co-founder/co-CEO Neil Blumenthal of the brand’s new Abbot Kinney location, which opened its doors last week with a buzzy evening fete that drew the likes of Emmy Rossum, DJ Samantha Ronson and Sons of Anarchy star Drea de Matteo.

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For Bonobos, a Good Fit in Stores as Well as Online

July 02, 2014

Bonobos, the e-commerce business best known for its well-fitted men’s pants, was never supposed to have brick-and-mortar shops. Then, all of a sudden, they opened a few and money came pouring in.

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At Warby Parker's Storefront in Dallas, School is Cooler Than Ever

June 19, 2014

Whether it's sincere affection for the classroom or laced in sarcasm, I don't care. After Wednesday night I've bought into Warby Parker culture.

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La Brea for the lads; Gant, Bonobos join the menswear mix

June 02, 2014

The 100 block of South La Brea Avenue is adding to its male-focused merchandise mix thanks to the recent opening of Gant's second Southland store -- with a Bonobos shop set to bow right next door. 

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Restoration Hardware Announces the Opening of RH Greenwich, The Gallery at the Historic Post Office

May 22, 2014

RH Restores, Reclaims and Reimagines Landmark Building with European Garden Courtyard, Conservatory & Rooftop Park

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Forwarding Address: Restoration Hardware set to take over post office building

May 07, 2014

The Greenwich post office building, still wearing its brass plaque noting its status on the National Register of Historic Places, is about to step into the 21st century -- on the inside. As of May 16, the doors will open into an RH (Restoration Hardware) Design Gallery of upscale home furnishings.

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Beyonce, Heidi Klum Love Spanx; Connecticut Store Opening at Westfarms

April 30, 2014

All the beautiful but “real” women out there may not know her by name, but Sara Blakely—the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire—is the equivalent of their best friend for life, with good reason.

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First Ever Polaroid Museum Opens

April 23, 2014

(Las Vegas, NV) — Polaroid is making a comeback. The company is opening its flagship FOTOBAR store and museum at The Linq. The grand opening is Thursday. On that day, admission to the first ever Polaroid Museum will be free.

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Spanx founder Sara Blakely celebrates opening of store in Tampa

April 07, 2014

Fourteen years after starting Spanx, Blakely is opening her sixth standalone store, this one at International Plaza in Tampa, near her old stomping grounds. For local fans, it's like a homecoming for a small-town girl who went big. As in billionaire big. Last year, Blakely became the world's youngest self-made female billionaire.

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Sprinkles Cupcakes makes Las Vegas debut

March 31, 2014

The Linq is sweetening up its list of retail offerings. Sprinkles Cupcakes made its Las Vegas debut at the development to great fanfare, serving up its well-known cupcakes as well as ice cream and cookies.

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Fireside Pies Sells 3,800 Pizzas a Week

March 21, 2014

Fireside Pies will celebrate a decade of slinging pies on Henderson Avenue this year, and if the crowds are any indication, Consilient's pizzeria is as hot as ever. The brand has since expanded with several more locations, all of which have cultivated their own neighborhood following — and to keep up with demand, Fireside is going through a helluva lot of product.

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Sprinkles Cupcakes' 'ATM' to open in Manhattan

March 15, 2014

The cupcake maker introduced a new machine that will allow patrons to grab a sweet treat 24 hours a day. On Tuesday, some cupcakes could have 'golden tickets,' which would be for gift cards and other prizes.

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Henderson's "Newest and Classiest Bar" Debuts March 6

February 24, 2014

Henderson Avenue's "newest and classiest bar" is gearing up for its grand opening weekend beginning March 6. Henderson Tap House is located next to Veritas Wine Room in the strip that's flanked by Sushi Axiom on one end and newcomer Gemma on the other.

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Forty Years of the Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dress

January 17, 2014

It is set to be a year of fashionable 40th birthdays. Not only is it Kate Moss's this week and Victoria Beckham's in April, this year also marks the 40th year of the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress.

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Revolutionary Retail: Test-Driving Warby Parker And Dollar Shave Club

October 16, 2013

Eyeglasses and razors are two notoriously high-margin personal commodities for which we’ve been overpaying for decades, but two companies have declared war on these monopolistic product lines. 

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Tom Ford Headed to Houston, Hermès Plans New Store in River Oaks Complex

June 29, 2013

Dene Oliver, the CEO of San Diego-based development company OliverMcMillan, has confirmed what has been an open secret in luxury retail circles: Tom Ford is headed to Houston.

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At these movie theaters, kids can play on a jungle gym next to their parents' seats

March 07, 2017
 
It’s hard for young children to sit still for two hours, and that can turn a trip to the movies into an ordeal for parents. So what if the solution were to let the kids play at the cinema?
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Peek Inside the Cupcake Wonderland of Sprinkles

February 03, 2017

Sprinkles will unveil its cake haven onto the Domain this Saturday, which includes the much-heralded cupcake vending machine which will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In anticipation of the opening, Eater got a sneak peek of the Austin location, which includes a large array of cupcakes (ranging from the colorful signature sprinkle-laden one, black and white, red velvet, to banana), cupcake-topped sundae, cupcake ice cream sandwiches (using the tops of the baked goods), and shakes. Special to the Texas shops are edible decorations in the shape of the state.

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Restoration Hardware's new Seattle showplace

November 22, 2016

Restoration Hardware Holdings continues to expand, opening a 60,000-sq.-ft. store in Seattle at University Village.

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Apple’s new tree-filled flagship

October 14, 2016

Apple has re-opened its 12-year-old London flagship after a major overhaul that reflects the company’s updated store strategy.

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Sneak peek at how Plano's Legacy West will look in a few years

October 02, 2016

Only about 20 months have passed since developers announced plans for the $2 billion Legacy West project in Plano.
 

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Madewell Opens New NYC Store In Meatpacking District

September 08, 2016

Madewell is expanding its retail footprint with a new store in New York City's Meatpacking District.

The new store, located at 69 Gansevoort St., marks Madewell's fifth in NYC and 108th in the U.S.

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Dean & Deluca, Food Hall coming to Plano's Legacy West

August 12, 2016

Specialty foods retailer Dean & Deluca made inroads into Dallas-Fort Worth in February with its agreement to become the title sponsor for the PGA tournament at Colonial Country Club.

Now the first Dean & DeLuca in Texas is set for Legacy West in Plano.

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Guideboat Co. Secures $4.5 Million, Plans More Stores, May Partner With Wheels Up

December 14, 2015

Having recently tapped into some top-shelf talent and secured $4.5 million in first-round financing, Guideboat Co. is eyeing new store locations and is considering starting a wholesale division. 

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Sneak peek at how Plano’s Legacy West will look in a few years

October 02, 2015

Only about 20 months have passed since developers announced plans for the $2 billion Legacy West project in Plano. Only about 20 months have passed since developers announced plans for the $2 billion Legacy West project in Plano.

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How the Apple Store Took Over the World

July 21, 2015

“Sorry, Steve: Here’s Why Apple Stores Won’t Work,” proclaimed a headline in BusinessWeek in May 2001. Published the day after Apple opened its first retail store in Tyson’s Corner, Va., the opinion piece argued that Apple’s focus on a few products and a “perfectionist attention to aesthetics” would limit the company’s appeal.

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Food hall, new restaurants slated for Plano's 'little Manhattan' development

June 12, 2015

More food and beverage options are joining Shake Shack at Plano’s Legacy West development.

According to developer Fehmi Karahan, the development is a prime location for restaurants thanks to its proximity to corporate campuses and large-scale branch operations for Toyota, Liberty Mutual, Fidelity and others.

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What's in Madewell's secret sauce?

April 03, 2015

The denim-heavy, tomboy-leaning brand is succeeding when many specialty retailers are struggling. Here’s why.

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Most Innovative Companies of 2015

February 10, 2015

1. Warby Parker - For making the first great made-on-internet brand.

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Get Ready for the Starbucks of Yoga

February 04, 2015

With more than 100 studios nationwide, CorePower Yoga aims to offer a consistent, upscale customer experience in a land of mom and pops.

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Warby Parker to open first Houston-area location

December 15, 2014

New York-based Warby Parker, the online eyewear retailer, is taking its fashionable glasses to a new, physical location in Houston, its first in the city, according to Houston Culture Map.

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Look inside Restoration Hardware's new RH Atlanta design gallery

November 21, 2014

A massive home furnishings store opened today in Buckhead that aims to blur the lines between retail and residential.

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Buckhead Atlanta already a shopping, dining destination

October 10, 2014

If the lines of people waiting to get inside Shake Shack for a burger or to check out the hip eyewear from Warby Parker are any indication, the mixed-use Buckhead Atlanta development is off to a successful start.

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J. Crew Opening at Carlsbad Forum

September 17, 2014

J. Crew is opening its fourth San Diego-area store at the Carlsbad Forum next Wednesday in what used to be home decor retailer Z Gallerie.

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Houndstooth Coffee, Now Open on Henderson, Is a Serious Place for Serious Coffee People

August 15, 2014

I've never been to a coffee shop with an ethos before. Mostly I just want a cup of coffee that doesn't suck, some wifi and a place to plug in my laptop adapter. Bonus points for decent ergonomics so I can put in an extra long hyper-caffeinated work session without blowing out my elbows or straining my back. Houndstooth is not this type of coffee shop.

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Pair of Dallas restaurants recognized as top neighborhood spots in U.S.

June 29, 2014

It has been about a month since OpenTable pushed out a top 100 list, so it was time. This go-round, it's the nation's neighborhood gems, the restaurants favored by their communities for making diners feel special time and time again.  Turns out two such magical places exist in Dallas — at least according to OpenTable users.

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How The Grateful Dead Changed Promoter Peter Shapiro's Life and Why He Created A Rock and Bowl Empire

June 16, 2014

Red Bull in hand, the perpetual motion man that is Peter Shapiro whirs in his office, fielding calls and texting about upcoming shows. In Central Park, the next day, he’s producing a concert featuring Phil Lesh. It’s for families. Shapiro confirms there’ll be face-painting, clowns and free Brooklyn Bowl t-shirts. He sweats the tech specs to make sure the sound will be awesome for the Grateful Dead vet. “If you don’t get details right,” says Shapiro. “It fucking kills it for everybody.”

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Bonobos, an Ecommerce Darling, Finds an Edge in Brick-and-Mortar

May 30, 2014

Last year, Bonobos, the upstart apparel brand that exploded by selling pants to  young professionals online, did something that seemed to go against its digital roots: it opened a physical store. However, the company is just the latest in a series of ecommerce firms to delve into brick-and-mortar, using the draw of a physical store to compete in an increasingly competitive ecommerce environment.

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J. Crew, Madewell Expand Footprints in China, U.S.

May 21, 2014

J. Crew Group Inc. is advancing its global retail agenda this week via high-profile maneuvers for its J. Crew and Madewell divisions.

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Sprinkles 24-Hour Cupcake ATM Opens in New York

May 04, 2014

After opening cupcake ATMs in LA, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas, the Beverly Hills-based company Sprinkles has finally unveiled a delicious ATM in New York.

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Oh, snap(shot)! Polaroid Fotobar and Museum are ready for their close-up at the Linq

April 24, 2014

After a soft opening of three weeks and a preview evening Wednesday night, the Polaroid Fotobar and Polaroid Museum officially opens for business today at the Linq at center Strip.

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Madewell opens first Jacksonville store in St. Johns Town Center

April 22, 2014

Northeast Florida’s first Madewell opens today, in the St. Johns Town Center between Coach and Omega at 4813 River City Drive.

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Video: Polaroid Fotobar Brings Digital Pics to Life

April 04, 2014

Polaroid Fotobar Founder Warren Stuhl discusses bringing back the Polaroid brand. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.”

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Map of Apple Store Openings Over Time

March 30, 2014

The Apple Store is arguably the most successful story in retail history outside of Walmart. Despite having just over 400 stores, Apple brought in nearly $7 billion in revenue from its physical stores in its most recent quarter. Last year, nearly 100 million people shopped at their stores in a single quarter — that's more than 18,000 visitors per store per week.

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NorthPark plans new stores, including Tesla

March 21, 2014

This spring and summer, NorthPark shoppers will have more choices when Tesla, Spanx, Tory Burch and Victoria’s Secret’s Pink open, along with two home furnishing stores.

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Brooklyn Bowl knocks' em down on its first night in Las Vegas

March 12, 2014

CBGB didn’t move here, and we never got our Emo’s, but Saturday night, a prized live-music export achieved its Vegas vision. Several locals celebrated the moment by laying thanks and handshakes on Brooklyn Bowl owner Peter Shapiro, with one even calling the hoodie-clothed executive our music scene’s new “king.”

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Aritzia mixes fashion with art at new Park Royal store

February 14, 2014

Aritzia is celebrating its 30th year in business in a big way — like 7,000 square feet big.  The Vancouver-based company opened the doors of its largest Canadian store at the expanded Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver on Thursday.

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Developer Explains Thinking Behind "Buckhead Atlanta"

January 16, 2014

Developer OliverMcMillan caught a lot of grief when it changed the name of Streets of Buckhead, a $1 billion mixed-use project that stalled during the recession.

When OliverMcMillan took over the development in 2011, it renamed the project "Buckhead Atlanta." The new moniker wasn’t an immediate hit. Some called it boring.

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Warby Parker: The Future of Retail is Bricks and Clicks Convergence

September 25, 2013

Eyewear marketer Warby Parker has built four physical stores in the last five months, but there was a time when its founders thought they'd connect with consumers only through the web and by mailing out home try-on kits, according to Neil Blumenthal, co-CEO at Warby Parker.

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How Jenna Lyons Transformed J.Crew into a Cult Brand

April 15, 2013

Jenna Lyons is in her corner office sucking on an iced coffee as if it were manna. The room looks like a cross between a boudoir and an artist's loft, with a peach fur draped over a white leather eames chair. 

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