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Why MLMs Are So Appealing to Military Spouses

Multilevel marketing companies like Rodan + Fields, Pure Romance, and LuLaRoe are popular because they allow for flexible schedules and lots of moving.

Amazon Might Ban You If You Return Too Much

The site uses an algorithm and staffers who look for accounts they deem suspicious.

Will Shoppers Ever Really Care About Sustainability?

Customers say they want brands to be more environmentally conscious — but eco-friendly marketing campaigns fall flat.

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Walmart Has Quietly Launched Jetblack, a ‘Members-Only’ Personal Shopping Service for Affluent City Moms

The initiative, led by Rent the Runway’s co-founder Jenny Fleiss, is being tested in Manhattan.

Walmart Is Rolling Out Its Lord & Taylor Partnership, Because This Is Retail Now

The department store will sell through Walmart, which would be surprising, only it’s not.

This New Company Is About to Make Fast Fashion Even Faster

The new fashion company Choosy plans to use AI to copy celebrity style.

What Makes Retail Workers Uniquely Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment

Inferior complaint procedures, lack of corporate oversight, and low-wages for workers mean that retail has a sexual harassment problem.

Toys R Us Workers Fight for Severance While Executives Walk Away With Millions 

30,000 workers won’t get severance while top executives and private equity firms scored millions.

Major Gun Companies Are Refusing to Do Business With Dick’s Sporting Goods

The sporting goods store is being painted as the enemy of the Second Amendment.

Nordstrom Rack Is the Latest Store to Apologize for Profiling Black Customers

This is the most recent controversy related to "shopping while black."

Burberry Is Suing Target for Knocking Off Its Iconic Plaid Pattern

The big-box retailer sold scarves in the pattern just as the British fashion brand was bringing it back.

Rent the Runway Is Offering Benefits to Hourly Employees. Why Do Bigger Companies Lag Behind?

Its CEO just announced the change to her company, and hopes others will follow suit.

Why the Modest Clothing Industry Is Only Getting More Mainstream

Collections for Muslim women and other modest dressers have launched in stores like Macy’s, but there’s still a long way to go.

Amazon Hopes Parents Will Trust Its New Gadgets — And We Probably Will

Amazon debuted two new products aimed at kids (and parents) this week.

Birchbox Needs to Prove It’s More Than Just Beauty Boxes

Birchbox’s new owner has work to do.

Nike Is Trying to Be Less of a Boys’ Club

The company is promoting women to high-level positions, and it says this is just the beginning.

Vitamins Are Trendy. Vitamin Stores Aren’t.

Vitamin brands like GNC are suffering despite the wellness boom.

Amazon and Walmart CEOs Make — Surprise! — Drastically More Money Than Their Employees 

CEOs’ salaries have ballooned alarmingly over the past 50 years.

Are Mannequins Being Replaced by... Plants?

The shop window of the Fifth Avenue Banana Republic in Manhattan has been looking more alive lately.

The Online Resale Economy Is Booming. But What About IRL Stores?

Execs at Buffalo Exchange and Beacon’s Closet weigh in on the changing face of secondhand shopping.

Basics Are Our Salvation

Entireworld, a new brand from Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg, fits right in with Everlane’s ethos.

Here’s Why Fired Execs Keep Walking Away With Huge Payouts

Disgraced VIPs at companies like Lululemon and Nike are still getting millions in severance.

How Detroit vs. Everybody Conquered the World

Some Detroiters are annoyed at the proliferation of "vs. Everybody" tees. DVE founder Tommey Walker isn’t one of them.

Tiffany & Co. Is More Ethical Than Other Jewelry Brands

In a report by the Human Rights Watch, 13 well-known brands were ranked according to their sourcing.

Some Marine Layer Stores Are Getting Second Jobs as Airbnbs

Retail apocalypse, meet the gig economy.

The Oldest Gun Company in the US Has Filed for Bankruptcy

And it has Trump to thank.

Gender-Free Shopping Is a Movement, Not a Trend

The Phluid Project, a new retail space in New York City, aims to prove just that.

Depop Is Yet Another Resale App Opening Physical Stores

The first is in LA, with more to come in New York, Milan, and London.

This New Site Could Be the Shopbop of Plus-Size

Launched today by former Gilt execs, CoEdition plans to sell 150 brands by the end of the year.

Look, Claire’s Isn’t All the Way Dead Yet

But it’s filed for bankruptcy.

Is Dry Cleaning Dying?

Casual workwear and fast fashion mean that a once-booming industry is on the decline.

Adidas Wants to Somehow Make Everything From Recycled Plastic

The brand intends to deliver on this "moonshot goal" by 2024.