Washington Archive

Inside the Business of Trump’s Trucker Hats and Clinton’s Pantsuit Tees

WASHINGTON DC, United States — This election, for democratic voters with a sense of humour, the Hillary Clinton campaign’s e-commerce site is offering “the everyday pantsuit tee,” printed with the presidential candidate’s iconic wardrobe staple, for just $30. For the more fashion conscious supporter, there’s a Clinton “campaign chic” scarf ($55) or t-shirts designed by Diane von Furstenburg and Tory Burch ($45). Catering to customers …

US Retail Sales Flat in July After 3 Months of Solid Gains

WASHINGTON D.C., United States — US retail sales were unchanged in July from the previous month, a sign that consumers were cautious after three months of solid gains. The Commerce Department says Americans spent less at clothing shops, sporting goods stores and electronics and appliance outlets. Spending at grocery stores fell by the most in more than five years. Those declines were offset by big …

Wang, Ghesquière and More Support Apple in Patent War with Samsung

Designers like Nicolas Ghesquière and Alexander Wang have signed an amicus brief asking the US Supreme Court to reject Samsung’s appeal in its legal battle with Apple over design patents | Illustration: BoF WASHINGTON DC, United States — Apple’s case against Samsung just got a boost from the global design community. In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on …