Categories for Clothing/Apparel

Stanford Scientists Create a Plastic Clothing Material that Cools the Body

September 17, 2016 12:23 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 10002
Just as scientists declared 2016 to be the hottest year on record, scientists at Stanford University revealed they have invented a fabric inspired by kitchen plastic wrap that actively cools your body temperature if woven into the clothing.  The new fabric — a form of polyethylene derived from plant material — and its futuristic cooling properties were… View Article

McDonald’s replaces Happy Meal toy with new ‘Step-it’ fitness tracker

August 18, 2016 3:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 7317
The piece of wearable technology is designed to encourage those eating McDonald’s Happy Meals to be more active McDonald’s locations in North America have begun serving an unexpected addition to its classic children’s Happy Meal: a bright, colorful, fitness tracker. For a limited time, the fast-food giant is replacing its traditional Happy Meal toy treat… View Article

Macy’s Plans to Close 100 Stores by 2017

August 12, 2016 6:34 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6785
On Thursday, department store giant Macy’s announced it plans to close 100 stores by early next year, following six consecutive quarters of declining sales. Representing about 15% of all Macy’s department stores, the iconic retailer did not disclose which store locations would close, but said most of them will be shut down in early 2017…. View Article

Macy’s Unveils New In-Store Mobile Shopping Assistant

July 21, 2016 7:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 12889
Ten stores are currently pilot-testing the AI mobile service powered by IBM’s Watson On Wednesday, retail brand Macy’s debuted “Macy’s On Call,” the department store’s first in-store digital assistant powered by IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Accessible via smartphone, the new mobile web tool provides shoppers with location-specific information and assistance as the shop around… View Article

J. Crew’s New Clothing Size: 000

September 5, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2634
Who the hell is supposed to fit it? Officially, J. Crew is making 000 clothing to appeal to the “smaller-boned” woman. But it has been accused of taking “size vanity” to preposterous extremes. Size vanity? It means creating the illusion of thinness in your customer by resorting to number deflation. The notorious American “size zero”,… View Article

The World’s Oldest Pants

August 15, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2551
You’ve probably got a pair of pants knocking around in your closet that’s matured from new to vintage, with you as the sole owner. Whether they’re 15 years old or 50, your trousers are basically toddlers when compared to the discovery a team of German archeologists recently made in Xinjian, China. Though they look like $900… View Article

Kohl’s Takes Aim To Become The Nation’s Most Engaging Retailer

July 11, 2014 2:50 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4189
Kohl’s CEO, Kevin Mansell, has stated that he intends to turn Kohl’s into the most engaging retailer in the nation. Though, as Wisn.com tells us, the nationwide department store chain remains very profitable, Kohl’s will face an uphill climb before it can claim the title of “most engaging retailer in the nation.” The Milwaukee, Wisconsin… View Article

Ousted American Apparel CEO hands over stake to hedge fund

July 10, 2014 8:21 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 6753
(Reuters) – Ousted American Apparel Inc (APP.A) Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney has handed over his entire stake and voting rights in the struggling retailer to Standard General LP, enabling the fund to negotiate directly with the independent directors over the company’s future, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday. Earlier Standard General… View Article

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5663
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life. The maternity package – a gift from the government – is available to all expectant mothers. It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products… View Article

Victoria’s Secret turns attention to college girls

June 17, 2014 4:32 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3716
It’s a tough time to be in the teen retail business. Just look at the segment’s most recent quarterly performance: Earnings tumbled a whopping 130 percent on the year, as same-store sales declined 5.5 percent, according to Retail Metrics. But as teen retailers from Abercrombie & Fitch to American Eagle shutter stores, Victoria’s Secret is… View Article