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Tween designer sensation: Isabella Rose Taylor

New York–As retailers struggled through some not-so-pleasing first quarter earnings reports this week, several reasons for shortfalls emerged: the “macro-economic environment,” cooler-than-normal spring, effects of the payroll tax increase and shrinking margins.

But there were bright spots, too: Saks Inc., TJX Companies, Burberry all provides some surprises for retail analysts. While major retailers complained about the weight of regulations on their day-to-day operations, a British research firm issued a warning to consumers: “wash your hands” when handling your handbag!

Weak Sales Cut Target’s Q1 Profits by 29%

Report: Handbags a Hazard to Your Health?

Report: Neiman Marcus + Saks Deal Pending?

Saks Inc. Beats Earnings Estimates Despite 38% Profit Decline

Emerging Tween Fashion Designer to Launch Second Line

TJX Q1 Profit Up 8% on Comp Sales, Margins

Style Guru to Launch Lingerie-Inspired Handbag Collection

Regulatory Environment Poses a Top Threat to Retail Industry, Report Says

Burberry Gains 14% Profit as Asia Sales Prosper

American Eagle Outfitters Q1 Profit Hit by Sales Decline

 

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