The National Retail Federation (NRF) is retail's largest advocacy organization, advancing the industry through professional seminars, trade conferences and publications. The site is a great place to network and research current industry information.
The New York American Marketing Association (AMA) is a great site for a list of upcoming events, membership info, a job bank, and links to marketing publications.
The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is dedicated to advancing the fashion industry through scholarships, mentoring and internship programs. FIT is one of the largest recipients of annual scholarships.