Beyond the Bead: Trollbeads Launches its Project “X”

Twist On, Twist Off to create customized bracelets or necklaces in the X by Trollbeads collection

New York–What’s the next big thing after collectible bead jewelry? That’s something that retailers and makers of beads have been … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Holiday Sales to Rise Less Than 2012

Christmas Shopping

Chicago—In one of the first sales forecasts for the 2013 holiday season, ShopperTrak today predicted that retail sales in November … [Read more...]

Sycamore Takes 8% Stake in Aeropostale


New York—Last month, Aeropostale Inc. saw its stock take a hit after reporting that it swung into a second quarter loss and sales … [Read more...]

Prada Half Year Profit Rises, But Misses Projections


Milan—Prada today reported its first half profit rose 7.6% as sales in China helped boost the bottom line. However, the profit was … [Read more...]

Sadove, Frasch to Depart Saks; Harrod’s Exec the Next President?

Saks Fifth Avenue's New York flagship, one of the prime retail locations in the world

New York—It’s only been a matter of hours since Saks Inc. announced its chairman/ceo and president/chief marketing officer would … [Read more...]

Krakoff, Investors Take Control of Reed Krakoff Collection

Reed Krakoff Spring 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week

New York—Reed Krakoff, former Coach president and creative director, held his Spring 2014 runway show for his eponymous collection … [Read more...]

On Eve of Buyout, Rue21 Posts 88% Drop in Q3 Profits


Warrendale, PA—Rue21 is scheduled for a shareholder vote on Sept. 19 to decide whether the teen retailer will be acquired and … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: August Retail Sales Sluggish


Washington—Given how the vast majority of retailers lowered their third and fourth quarter forecasts during recent earnings … [Read more...]

Lululemon Athletica Q2 Beats Estimates, But Gives Conservative Outlook

“Mountains, rock climbing, longboards and good friends:” September looks at Lululemon

Vancouver—Although Lululemon Athletica reported late Thursday second quarter earnings that beat estimates, the yoga-apparel and … [Read more...]

R.G. Barry Receives $228.4 Million Offer to Go Private

While Dearfoams slippers is its biggest brand, R.G. Barry has been expanding into handbags and other accessories categories, too.

Pickerington, OH—A week after R.G. Barry Corp. announced positive fourth quarter and full fiscal 2013 results, the footwear and … [Read more...]

Despite Q2 Profit Rise, Vera Bradley Lowers Outlook

Vera Bradley

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Inc. reported Wednesday afternoon that its second quarter profit rose 12%, but lowered its full year … [Read more...]

Weaker Margins Cut into J.Crew’s Q2 Profits

J. Crew shows its Spring 2014 collection earlier this week at New York Fashion Week

New York—J. Crew Group Inc. said Wednesday that its second quarter profit fell 21% as lower margins cut into its sales … [Read more...]