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5 of the Most Unexpected Retail Partnerships

Who knew you could buy Lord & Taylor items at Walmart soon?

2017 seems to be the wild west of weird retail partnerships. Department stores are trying to adapt to a shifting retail environment inundated with free two-day shipping and the ease of instant price comparisons thanks to the magic of the internet. 

Here are just a few of the more surprising brand partnerships, who knows what's in store next? 

Lord & Taylor is coming to Walmart (WMT) - Get Walmart Inc. Report
Starting in spring 2018, upscale retailer Hudson's Bay Co.-owned (HBAYF) Lord & Taylor will launch a flagship store on

You can purchase Sears (SHLD) products on Amazon (AMZN) - Get Inc. Report
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em seems to be the mindset here. 

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Cop a Rolex at Costco 
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Sephora at J.C. Penny (JCP) - Get J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Report
This more luxurious cosmetics retailer can bring in store traffic to struggling J.C. Penny.

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Editors' Pick: Originally published on November 14, 2017.