Amid Turnaround, Bebe Stores’ Loss Continues

New "East Meet West" collection at bebe stores

Brisbane, CA—Bebe Stores Inc. said Thursday that its third quarter adjusted loss was 14 cents a share beating analysts’ average … [Read more...]

April Comp Retail Sales: “Generally Weak”

April Retail Sales

New York—Ingredients such as inclement and colder-than-normal weather, worries over sequestration and its effects and the … [Read more...]

American Apparel Q1 Loss Widens But Meet Expectations

Black & White for spring at American Apparel

Los Angeles—American Apparel reported Wednesday that its first quarter loss widened despite a net sales increase, but its report … [Read more...]

JCPenney Warns Its Q1 Sales Will Be Down 16.4%

JCPenney

Plano, TX—Ahead of its first quarter earnings report next week, JCPenney revealed Tuesday night that its total sales and … [Read more...]

Fate of Marketplace Fairness Act Uncertain in House of Representatives

Internet Sales Taxes?

Washington—The U.S. Senate received rare raves this week when a bi-partisan majority of 69 senators voted for the passage of The … [Read more...]

Study: Imports Lower Consumer Prices While Creating U.S. Jobs

Imports Work

Washington—To coincide with “Imports Work Week” May 6 to 10, several U.S. trade associations released a new study that shows how … [Read more...]

Fossil Raises Full Year Forecast After Record Q1 Profit, Sales

Fossil is touting layering its watches with charm bracelets as Mother's Day gifts.

Richardson, TX—Thanks to a better-than-expected first quarter profit, Fossil Inc. today raised its full-year profit and sales … [Read more...]

Steve Madden Q1 Profit Up on Better Accessories Sales

"Major" for spring: booties at Steve Madden

Long Island City, NY—Steve Madden Inc. today reported that its first quarter profit rose 7% thanks to continued strong sales in … [Read more...]

R.G. Barry Q3 Profit Jumps 85% on Strong Accessories Sales

Spring style from baggallini, the handbag brand that's part of R.B. Barry's growing accessories segment.

Pickerington, OH—R.G. Barry Corp., owner of Dearforms slippers and baggallini handbags, said today that its third quarter net … [Read more...]

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Clare Vivier

Whether she’s turning into an action star in her latest film, “Iron Man 3,” or providing nutritional recipes in her new cookbook, … [Read more...]

Swarovski Acquires U.S. Charm Bead Brand Chamilia

Chamilia

Minneapolis—Chamilia, the privately held, U.S.-based maker and marketer of popular personalized bead and charm jewelry, was … [Read more...]

Sam Edelman Steps into the Jewelry Business

Sam Edelman Necklace

New York–Famed footwear designer Sam Edelman plans to extend eponymous brand’s reach with the launch of a new jewelry collection … [Read more...]