Murad Skincare Opens First Flagship Store in Los Angeles

America’s first doctor developed skincare brand Murad has opened its official flagship store on Los Angeles’ famed West 3rd Street. Founded in 1989 by certified dermatologist and pharmacist Dr. Howard Murad, the stand-alone retail space spans across 1,500sq-ft and aims to highlight the brand’s commitment to Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health Philosophy, which inspires people to ‘look better, live better and feel ...
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Target turns corner with surprise profits gain, even Canada rebounds

Target Corp is showing distinct signs of recovery as the US-based value retail giant Wednesday beat its own domestic Q3 sales forecast while delivering a surprise profit hike, emerging from the costly data-breach shadows. Even its beleaguered Canadian ops rebounded in the quarter. The good news sent its shares up 7.4% to $72.50, its highest level in more than a year ...
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Crafted Christmas: Decorations by Rose Velours

French homewares company Rose Velours has unveiled a range of hand-crafted textile decorations for the holiday season.
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Black Scalpel Cityscapes by Damien Hirst

Controversial artist Damien Hirst is back on the art stage with impressive new work for the White Cube São Paulo gallery, significantly titled Black Scalpel Cityscapes. Described by Hirst as "portraits of living cities", the large scale paintings are composed of surgical instruments such as scalpels, blades, hooks, filings and safety pins that come together glued over a black background to create a bird's-eye view
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Costs hurt Urban Outfitters’ Q3 earnings as core brand continues slow recovery

The high cost of promotions/discounting weighed on Urban Outfitters Monday as the apparel retail group saw its Q3 earnings fall short of analysts’ expectations, sending its shares down 4.9% to $29.19 in extended trading. Urban Outfitters reported earnings fell to $47.1m/35 cents per share in the quarter to October 31, from $70.3m/47 cents a year earlier, below the 41 cents analysts ...
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Ben’s House: Cured, Created, Crafted in London

Lifestyle shop Ben's House has recently opened its doors in London's Fitzrovia with a very simple premise: all products showcased are created and made in London.
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Tom Dixon Sandwich at Harrods

British designer Tom Dixon has opened a cafe in London's famous department store, Harrods. Tom Dixon Sandwich pays homage to the snack that names the space, but the menu also includes salads and cheese/charcuterie plates.
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A.P.C. Founder Jean Touitou Talks to GQ on Normcore, The Secret To His Success, and Why He Doesn’t Give a F*ck About Other Denim Brands

The often outspoken founder of A.P.C. Jean Touitou recently spoke with GQ magazine spanning several compelling topics ranging from A.P.C.'s success, why they introduced stretch denim, what he thinks about being called normcore, and just how often the man who started it all washes his own New Standards. The whole interview can be seen here while select questions are seen below.   How has the denim industry changed ...
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US October retail sales rise, consumer confidence jumps ahead of Holiday season

US consumers are stepping up their retail spend as cheaper fuel and an improving jobs market boosts confidence ahead of the Holiday shopping season. US retail sales rebounded in October, the Commerce Department said Friday, while consumer sentiment rose to 89.4 this month, its highest level since July 2007, according to a Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan survey, also released Friday. Retail ...
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Cap Table Lamp by KaschKasch for Normann Copenhagen

German design duo KaschKasch have created a new lighting piece for Normann Copenhagen called Cap. The shape of the diffuser draws inspiration from a cartoon character named Calimero: a chicken with an eggshell on its head.
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Mary Kantrantzou x Adidas Originals- in stores Nov. 15th

Mary Kantrantzou teams up with Adidas to reinvent iconic archival trainer sneakers worn by medal winners in the '70s and '80s. The vibrant collection features coloured enamel toe spikes, golden hardware, abstract floral print mesh, embossed logo patterns and eclectic textural combinations. Staying true to Kantrantzou's print-centric heart, the collaboration also includes an apparel capsule with close-up sneaker sublimated imagery. ...
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Kipling launches metallic range just in time for the festive season.

Lifestyle brand Kipling  - long renowned for functional, affordable design - have launched a glittering metallics range just in time for the festive season. The trademark 'City Pack B' gets a luxurious makeover in pale silver, with this new collection also marking the launch of the small but perfectly formed 'Abela' across-body bag.    
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Wal-Mart US comps in surprise Q3 revival ahead of all-out Holiday discount price war

After an almost two-year lapse Wal-Mart Thursday reported a surprise rise in domestic same-store sales while the world’s biggest retailer also lodged Q3 earnings that beat analysts’ expectations. Its shares rose 3.2% to $81.73 in afternoon trading. First the big news: Same-store sales in the US rose 0.5% as total sales rose 2.9% to $119bn, albeit helped by a strong performance ...
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Denham Launches First Dedicated Denim Bar for Women

Denham the Jeanmaker expands its retail presence in the their hometown hub of the 9-streets neighbourhood in Amsterdam with the opening of their first women's denim bar. Denham the Jeanmaker has come a long way since 2008, when it first opened its doors on Prinsengracht 493 – 495 in Amsterdam. Over the past 6 years founder Jason Denham has steadily expanding the brand ...
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Café ArtScience by Mathieu Lehanneur

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has collaborated with David Edwards, the founder of Le Laboratoire, to launch a new cafe in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Café ArtScience combines a restaurant, auditorium, bar, concept store and art gallery into one dynamic venue. Aiming to bring together the atmosphere of a scientific laboratory and literary salon, the cafe is positioned between MIT and Harvard.
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