PLANO, Texas – Fieldcrest, the former house brand of the retired Chicago department store Marshall Field’s, is now a featured brand at JCPenney. This spring, JCPenney added the brand to its merchandise portfolio. Another 2021 addition is the Loom + Forge decorating brand, giving the retailer a product that evokesMORE HERE

MINNEAPOLIS — Continuing a two decade tradition, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced their yearly Fall Designer Collection. For 2021, it features four limited-time-only affordable design partners: Rachel Comey, Victor Glemaud, Sandy Liang and Nili Lotan. “For the past 20 years, our guests have continued to express excitement when we introduceMORE HERE

A happy “Ye Old Fashioned Easter” from that very special Brooklyn Emporium, Abraham & Straus. Back in 1910, they had Millinery in three different places, and in three types. The untrimmed millinery was on the main floor, east building, 273. Ready to wear millinery was on the Mezzanine Floor, EastMORE HERE

NEW YORK- About 10 years ago, someone put together a list of all the brands at Lord & Taylor at a particular moment in time. I saved the electronic list, just because it told of how many different brands there were at just one department store. Today, the list isMORE HERE

MINNEAPOLIS – It was always inane and wasteful that Macy’s could not figure out what to do with its downtown store that was the former Dayton’s. Finally, they shuttered it, the property taken over for redevelopment. Thankfully, the store name will be revived as The Dayton’s Project. Dayton’s, of courseMORE HERE

PITTSBURGH – Because many downtown department stores have failed under the current model of Macy’s, there is a misunderstanding of what a department store is, and whether a department store is a valid idea. Currently, the idea of a department store is a massive, massive clothing and accessories store, withMORE HERE