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Your Grandfather's Abercrombie & Fitch Would Be a Hit Today

Abercrombie & Fitch needs a plan. It needs to reinvent itself. It needs fewer logos and abs. It needs new styles, female shoppers, and brighter …

The internet's hottest fashion blogger is a dog, and he's teaching men how to dress

A startup that sells $1 razors is now worth $615 million thanks to campaigns like, 'Our blades are f---ing great!'

The Los Angeles-based startup launched three years ago with an idea to steal market share from razor powerhouse, Gillette. CEO Michael Dubin promised a better price point: for $1 a month, Dollar Shave Club sends you a high quality razor. He created a crude and goofy viral video to support the …

How Maria Sharapova Became the World’s Wealthiest Female Athlete

Maria Sharapova is in a pretty good mood for someone who might be about to lose a tournament. It’s mid-March and she’s just made the two-hour drive …

13 interesting startups founded by former Amazon employees

If you want proof that Amazon recruits some seriously talented people, just look at what they're doing now.

A former JP Morgan banker designed sweatpants you can wear to work

Public Rec is a clothing startup aiming to change that with a dressed-up men's sweatpant, which the company calls the "All Day Every Day Pant."<p>Founder Zach Goldstein told Business Insider the idea occurred to him in college, when he was often wearing ill-fitting lounge wear.<p>Goldstein, an investment …

This is the minimalist, made-in-America sneaker you'll want to wear all summer

Rancourt & Co. isn’t your typical sneaker purveyor.<p>Since 1964, the Maine-based company has been hand-stitching moccasins for all of your favourite …

Shoes

An Inconvenient Retail Truth

“We just made mistakes.” Mickey Drexler, CEO, J.Crew, June 4, 2015.<p>According to MIT Sloan and Gartner, greater than 50 percent of new products fail. Retail CEOs typically tell me their failure rates are 60 to 70 percent. Whether from making a product “mistake” or underestimating the success of …

South China Sea Conflict Could Rattle U.S. Footwear Companies

Experts warn of new signs that an intensifying conflict in the South China Sea could hurt shoe companies.<p>About 95 percent of U.S. footwear flows …

China

Simple Shoes Relaunches for Fall ’15 With Kickstarter Campaign

Casual footwear brand Simple is making a comeback for fall ’15 through a Kickstarter campaign set to debut on June 15.<p>The brand was founded in 1991 …

Footwear

How Nike shed its sweatshop image to dominate the shoe industry

Between its Nike and Jordan lines, the company controls a shocking 62% of athletic footwear brand share in the US, more than four times the combined value of competitors Adidas, Skechers, and Asics.<p>While many companies strive to focus on a specific demographic, Nike, which has annual sales of $28 …

London is about to see a major investment in fashion and luxury tech

This is the seventh venture capital firm to launch in London since the beginning of 2014, and the UK's investment scene is definitely heating up. Three British companies - luxury fashion retailer Farfetch, international money transfer service Transferwise, and music discovery app Shazam - have …

How Melissa McCarthy Plans to Change the Way Clothing Is Sold

The comedienne and Hollywood star, who studied fashion design, wants her new clothing line to change how stores treat women of different sizes.<p>Melissa McCarthy wants to change the way clothing is sold.<p>That might seem like an odd goal for the movie star and comedienne, who's starring in the new …

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Google working with Levi’s on smart jeans

Danielle Wightman-Stone<p>Monday, June 01 2015<p>London - Tech giant Google has announced that it is working with iconic US denim brand Levi’s to make …

8 Apps Your Startup Needs Right Now

Get more done every day. Use technology and services to help.<p>Startups are known for moving quickly--it's what we love about them. But moving too fast without knowing whether everyone is working on the right things can stall your momentum, or even kill it. You can't just wing it.<p>First, read <i>Do More</i> …

Productivity

Documentary Exposes Hidden Costs of $8 Jeans

By<p>Robin Kawakami<p>Robin Kawakami<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@robinha<p>robinha<p>Google+<p>Robin.Kawakami@wsj.com<p>Until the morning of April 24, 2013, director <b>Andrew Morgan</b> hadn’t really given much thought to the topic of fashion. But as he grabbed a coffee and a copy of the New York Times that day, he …

Fair Trade

10 Androgynous Moments that Changed Fashion Forever

It’s official: the gender divide has never been thinner. With unisex fashion lines, trans celebrities and androgynous beauty all making waves like …

Gender-Neutral

How This Teenager Turned Her Childhood Hobby Into a Global Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Bella Weems was 14 years old, she wanted a car -- despite the fact it would be two years before she could legally drive it. Many of her friends were older, and they were passing their driving tests. Moreover, a friend had …

Alice In Wonderland

19 books to read if you want to get rich

If it works for them, why couldn't it work for you?<p>Here, we've highlighted some of the best books about managing your money and achieving wealth out there, from expert-recommended classics to some of our favorite new editions.<p>No guarantees, of course — but if you want to get rich, it can't hurt to …

Amazon Quietly Acquired Shoefitr To Improve How It Sells Footwear Online

It looks like Amazon has made another acquisition under the radar, this time to boost online sales in fashion. The company has purchased Shoefitr, a startup based in Pittsburgh that has developed 3D technology to help match online shoppers with shoes that will fit them better.<p>We were passed the …

11 Books By CEOs That Will Teach You How To Run The World

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From fashion startups to automotive empires, here are the best leadership books from people who have led their companies to success.

The 22 Websites Every Modern Gentleman Should Bookmark

Unfortunately, just searching "gentleman" isn't going to get you very far. You need to know where to look to get solid information.<p>So we've compiled a list of websites that every gentleman should bookmark and use, including the web versions of men's magazines, style blogs, and e-commerce sites.<p>We …

Can Dubai Ever Become a Fashion Capital?

If Milan is sexy, London grunge, and Paris edgy, what contribution could Dubai possibly make to the holy grail of fashion capitals? It appears to be a question left unanswered, as the local fashion industry is still in a phase of discovery. The same can be said for Dubai’s four-day Fashion Forward …

This 8-Year-Old Girl Makes $127,000 a Month Baking Sweets on YouTube

1 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider <br>YouTube stars are becoming more and more like Hollywood celebrities, with hordes of screaming fans and generous incomes.<p>But it turns out that they may be making even more money than you think.<p>AdAge recently published a ranking of the top …

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9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs face this Catch-22: You have what you’re sure is a million-dollar idea, but you don’t have the cash (yet!) to get your idea off the ground -- let alone make sure it’s protected. In a capitalist society, …

Entrepreneurship

A 24-year-old leadership and charisma coach explains how she earns up to $10,000 a month

"I quit my job and leapt in," she remembers. "I didn't have a plan."<p>She first looked into teaching others how to improve their creative writing, an idea that fizzled out.<p>"I made, like, $600 doing that," the 24-year-old says. "I was completely living off my savings. At that point, I was, like, 'I …