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One of the “Fantasy Gifts” in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book this year is a custom-made locket designed in collaboration with Monica Rich Kosann, a present with a $100,000 price tag attached.
The answer, in short, is yes. Holiday retail hiring has improved every year since 2008 and it seems that trend will continue this year, with major retailers planning to hire either the same amount or more seasonal employees than last year.
Sears Canada announced that after just a year on the job, CEO Doug Campbell will step down from the position by the end of the year. 
Nordstrom officially has opened its first international store, a 140,000-square-foot location in Calgary, Alberta, joining a number of other retailers who have expanded into Canada over the past year. 
Family-owned retail store James Avery Jewelry has announced a partnership with Dillard’s to sell its jewelry in a number of the chain’s locations across the country. 
A $400 million lifeline from its CEO and growing losses have analysts questioning if Sears might be the next big brick-and-mortar retailer to fall.  
A number of well-known players in the industry have formed an international think tank designed to provide the broadest view of the challenges the industry faces, as well as strategies for dealing with them. 
Yet another bank seems set to exit the jewelry industry, as KBC said Friday that the sale of the Antwerp Diamond Bank to Yinren Group has fallen through and it will, according to its agreement with the European Commission, wind down the bank’s activities. 
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