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Primark prepares for US debut
posted on Sep 03 15

UK-based Primark will open its first U.S. store in Boston next month, betting its European fast-fashion style will play best in the Northeast. The retailer, which operates 287 stores in Europe, booked a 12% sales jump in its most recent quarter, reflecting the growing popularity of its $10 jeans and $3.50 T-shirts. Read The Washington Post story here

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Art hotels continue their rise across the U.S.
posted on Sep 03 15

The hot new trend in the hotel industry is to give guests a visual experience they’ll always remember. New art hotels are cropping up across the United States. The Art in Denver has an in-house curator, and the Baccarat Hotel in New York commissions new works for display. Seven permanent installations are available for viewing at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. Read the CNN story here

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Best Western adds 5 new Vib hotels
posted on Sep 02 15

Best Western International has announced plans to expand its Vib boutique hotel brand with five additional hotels expected to open in 2016. The boutique properties will be located across the United States, including Los Angeles, Little Rock, Ark., and a second Miami property. Read the TravelPulse story here

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Saks’ 1st W. Canadian Off Fifth store to open in Calgary
posted on Sep 02 15

Saks Fifth Avenue will open its first Saks Off Fifth store in Western Canada in September 2016 – a 30,000-square-foot store at CrossIron Mills in Calgary. Parent Hudson’s Bay Co. will open its first two full-line Saks department stores as well as three other previously announced Saks Off Fifth stores next year in Canada. Read the Calgary Herald story here

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Nordstrom makes SPACE for new designs
posted on Sep 01 15

Nordstrom will debut a new seasonal in-store boutique dubbed SPACE Thursday at three of its flagship department stores, and roll out the concept at a fourth store next month. Read the Haute Living online story here

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