Fashion, Leathergoods Sales at LVMH Slow to 2009 Levels

Louis Vuitton Alma bags

Paris—LVMH, the world’s largest luxurygoods conglomerate, reported Monday that its first quarter sales rose 6% in line with … [Read more...]

New Brands Lift Wolverine Q1 Sales as Profits Beat Estimates

Sperry Top-Sider goes a little overboard with the anchor theme this spring? The brand has been a stellar performance for Wolverine.

Rockford, MI—While one-time charges and expenses relating to its recent acquisitions shaved 5% off Wolverine Worldwide’s first … [Read more...]

U.S. Chefs Say Crocs Has Right Recipe for Comfort

Crocs @ Work

Niwot, CO–Mario Batali isn’t the only chef with a fondness for Crocs, the branded line of Croslite-made footwear. Chefs in America … [Read more...]

JCPenney to Draw $850 Million From Credit Line

JCPenney

Plano, TX—JCPenney revealed today that it has drawn $850 million from its $1.85 billion revolving credit facility to help buy … [Read more...]

Report: Affluents’ Spending Driving Up U.S. Economy

Luxury Spending

Stevens, PA—While the financial press is full is full of reports of rebounds in retail and consumer spending, this post-Great … [Read more...]

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Duret Paris

The folks at Maison Duret in Paris, a bespoke leathergoods atelier, are ticked pink to bring you this pink suede belt. Made from … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: March Retail Falls Most in 9 Months

Apparel and accessories were one of the few categories to show sales increases in March.

Washington—March retail sales fell the most in nine months as employment slowed, gas prices rose while bad weather and the effects … [Read more...]

Report: JCPenney Hires Consultants to Raise $1 Billion

JCPenney

Plano, TX—Beleaguered JCPenney, which fired its CEO Monday after only 17 months, reportedly has hired the Blackstone Group LP’s … [Read more...]

Banana Republic, Issa London Collaborate on Limited-Edition Pre-Fall Collection

Issa X Banana Republic

New York—Issa London, a contemporary brand known for its feminine shapes and signature prints and a favorite of Kate, the Duchess … [Read more...]

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KOFTA

Doesn’t if feel as if fashion just seems to cry out at you?  Other times, the latest thing screams at you. Such is the case with … [Read more...]

Wintery Weather Results in Meager March Comp Sales Results

Widespread winter storms hampered shopping in many part of the country in March.

New York—U.S. retailers reported their lowest comparable store gains in months today as widespread cold weather hindered March … [Read more...]

Sears Bows New Celebrity Branding Unit with Nicki Minaj, Adam Levine

Publicity shot for Nicki Minaj's 2013 MAC VIVA GLAM lipstick line. Her fashion line is scheduled to premiere at Shop Your Way and Kmart stores.

Hoffman Estates, IL—Sears Holdings, parent to Sears and Kmart, is hoping some headliners made headlines to help its bottom line. … [Read more...]