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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Department stores make room for used fashion

As department stores watch their customers flock to secondhand stores, some are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites.

High-end camouflage apparel produced in Spokane for company of special forces veteran

Blending into the industrial landscape of Spokane’s North Ruby Street is a company producing state of the art camouflage created for hunters by a Navy SEAL. SIXSITE Gear founder Stephen …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

Technical sewing specialist breathes new life into outdoor gear

Calling her a seamstress is an understatement. Technical sewing specialist is more accurate. “Outdoor gear angel” is a perfect fit.

Nordstrom says big bets poised to pay off with growing profits ahead

Nordstrom executives say the high-end Seattle clothing retailer is weathering the storm roiling their industry, and they forecast a long-term upturn in sales growth and profit margin after a four-year …

Walmart launching new clothing brands, joining Target, Amazon

The world’s largest retailer is unveiling four new lines for women, men and children with items from $5 to $30 that will be available Thursday.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

Macy’s to launch a clothing line geared toward Muslims

The department store chain said it teamed up with a boutique called Verona Collection and plans to sell the collection of modest dresses, tops, cardigans and hijabs online. The clothing …

Then and Now: Bernards and Zukor’s

There was an era in Spokane when women dressed fashionably to shop downtown. Suits, dresses, hats and smartly tailored coats, often trimmed in fur, were important accessories.

Fit or miss? Retailers offer new tools to help shoppers

Stores watching Amazon take a larger share of clothing sales are trying to solve one of the most vexing issues for online shoppers: Finding items that fit properly.

Michael Kors takes over shoemaker Jimmy Choo

American fashion brand Michael Kors has bought luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion.

Upscale jeans maker True Religion files for bankruptcy protection

Upscale jeans maker True Religion Apparel Inc. said Wednesday that it filed for bankruptcy reorganization, making it the latest Southern California apparel firm to falter as people embrace online shopping.

Walmart to acquire online men’s clothing retailer Bonobos

Walmart says it’s buying online men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks …

UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

Dirty jeans, not dirt cheap

Perhaps you should hold off washing your dirty jeans this weekend. That grubby look is in, according to the style wizards at Nordstrom and other fashion houses.

Ralph Lauren is latest fashion victim in new era for retailers

Beset by a decline in sales, Ralph Lauren Corp. announced Tuesday it would close the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York as part of a $370 million shakeup. …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017

Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump’s clothing, accessories line

Nordstrom said it will stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories.

Fruit of the Loom CEO dies at age 68

Fruit of the Loom Inc. says Rick Medlin, its president and CEO for the past six years, has died. He was 68.

Chuck Taylor sequel flops, dealing blow to Nike’s Converse brand

Converse released a more expensive version of the classic Chuck Taylor, the first major overhaul of the world’s most iconic and best-selling sneaker. After a little more than a year, …

‘From trails to cocktails,’ active wear hot at outdoor show

Once an afterthought in the historically male-dominated outdoor retail industry, women have become a sought-after force with companies vying to tap into a market that has grown to $4.6 billion …

Town bans sagging pants, threatens fines

Wearing saggy pants could get expensive in tiny Timmonsville, South Carolina.

Celebrity focus: Jaime King aims to inspire with gender-bending kids’ clothes

Jaime King believes lessons about tolerance should start young.

Apparel retailers embrace the plus-size customer

After being the Rodney Dangerfield of retail for so long, “plus size” customers are finally getting some respect.

Science of clothing sizing involves fuzzy formula

NEW YORK — When it comes to women’s clothing sizes, there’s some funny math going on. The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960. …

Cost-conscious fashionistas rejoice

International fashion retailer H&M is opening a store at the Spokane Valley Mall next month. That scream you just heard was a collective cheer from just about every teenager across …

Do Your Part: Organize clutter before you trash it

Got clutter? Are you like me and determined to make some room before the holidays hit? Do your part as you sort, organize and get rid of all that stuff …

Do Your Part: Always consider recycling solutions

Stumped on what to do with stuff you can’t toss in the recycling bin? Don’t trash it before finding out how to do your part with even the trickiest of …

Pollution can sneak into your home in variety of ways

We bring dangerous chemicals into our homes every day. It could be from our shoes, new furniture, or even our vinyl shower curtain. Here are my Top Five ways chemicals …

Do Your Part: Dress well, dress responsibly

Spring is here, and with it come weddings, outdoor events and the need for a few new outfits. However, buying the season’s trendiest looks takes a toll on the planet …

Coldwater reports net loss

Fewer customers visited Coldwater Creek Inc. stores during the first quarter this year, contributing to a multi-million dollar net loss. But the Sandpoint-based women’s clothing retailer beat its expectations for …

What’s In A Label? New Clothes Are Expensive Enough, So Why Pay Extra For That Chic Designer Label? Here’s Why Some Teens Do And Others Don’t

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Stripes Make A Comeback For Inmates

Striped uniforms are making a comeback at the Bingham County Jail. The uniforms, reminiscent of those used by prisoners in the 1930s, are being designed and sewn by inmates. The …

Controversial T-Shirt Shows Virgin Mary With Condom

Mayor Cesar Maia says he will seek a court order barring distribution of an AIDS awareness T-shirt showing the Virgin Mary with a shining condom in place of her heart. …