Fast Retailing Reports Strong Half Results, Raises Full Year Forecast

From Uniqlo x Cabbages & Roses

Tokyo—Fast Retailing, owner of Uniqlo and the largest apparel retailer in Asia, reported today its half year results, raising its … [Read more...]

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Mi Piaci

Many designers hold the notion that their ideas are pure gold. Mi Piaci, a new Italian-inspired handbag and luxurygoods … [Read more...]

Johnson Out, Ullman In, But Questions About JCPenney Remain

Myron "Mike" Ullman returns as JCPenney CEO

Plano, TX—For most followers of retail, especially analysts, it was only a matter of time before Ron Johnson, the Apple retail wiz … [Read more...]

Prada’s Full Year Profit Jumps; Plans New Focus on U.S., South America, Mideast

Prada

Milan—Prada SpA reported Friday that its full year profit jumped 45% thanks to its sales strength in Asia. However, Patrizio … [Read more...]

Remembering Thatcher—and Her Handbags

Minister Margaret Thatcher with her iconic handbag during her tenure as British prime minister

London—News today of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving prime minister in 20th century United Kingdom, … [Read more...]

NY Councilwoman Seeks Law Penalizing Buyers of Counterfeit Bags

Sheet showing styles of counterfeit handbags available from a vendor in Chinatown.

New York—One New York City Councilwoman hopes to quash the sales of fake designer handbags by fining—or threatening jail time—to … [Read more...]

ICSC: Despite Cold, March Retail Sales Could Rise 5 Percent

Retail Sales

New York—While retailers are still tallying their March receipts, one thing is for certain: the weather sure didn’t … [Read more...]

Lineapelle Shoppers Warned About Bangladeshi Tanneries

Human Rights Watch

Bologna, Italy—Human Rights Watch warned attendees the Lineapelle leather fair (April 3 to 5) to avoid shopping some Bangladeshi … [Read more...]

G-III Q4 Profit Jumps on Apparel, Handbag Sales

Spring styles from Calvin Klein

New York—G-III Apparel Group Ltd. reported Tuesday that its fourth quarter profit jumped 62% as more of the company’s branded … [Read more...]

Shoe Carnival Q4 Weak Despite Record 2012 Sales, Profits

April should be a better month for shoe sales, says Shoe Carnival CEO.

Evansville, IN—Despite a dive in its fourth quarter sales, Shoe Carnival reported Monday that its full year set record sales and … [Read more...]

DELiA*S Q4 Loss Widens; Seeks New Top Executives

DELiA*s

New York—DELiA*s is now looking to fine a new chief executive and president as the teen retailer’s net loss widened in its last … [Read more...]

The Next Generation: Pratt Exhibits Senior Design Students Jewelry Creations

Brooch by Jenna Pierson. (Photography: Stephen Wilson)

Brooklyn—What could fashion jewelry design look like in the next decade? Get a glimpse of future talent this week when Pratt … [Read more...]