Aeropostale Posts “Disappointing” Q4 Loss, Forecasts Q1 Loss Too

Aeropostale, which has emphasized basics and graphics T-shirts  for younger teens, has been working to integrate more fashion into its product mix.
The company on Thursday said its reducing the core basics penetration by about 22% over the next two quarters and investing into fashion basics and fashion merchandise.

New York—Aeropostale Inc. reported Thursday what it called “disappointing results:” the teen retailer swung into a fourth quarter … [Read more...]

Brown Shoe Swings into Q4 Profit, But Gives Weak Forecast

Franco Sarto spring styles at Famous Footwear

St. Louis—Brown Shoe Co. said today it swung into a fourth quarter profit as the footwear company recorded fewer restructuring … [Read more...]

Coldwater Creek Q4 Loss Widens, But Less Than Expected

Coldwater Creek

Sandpoint, ID—Coldwater Creek Inc. reported a widened fourth quarter loss on Wednesday due to a leadership transition, lower sales … [Read more...]

CFDA Names 2013 Fashion Award Nominees, Honorees

CFDA Awards

New York—While they might not get the TV coverage that the Oscars or Emmys do, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) … [Read more...]

Tod’s 2012 Profit Rises on International Sales

Tod's iconic D.D. bag

Milan—Tod’s SpA raised its dividend Wednesday after posting a 2012 net profit on strong sales of its footwear and leathergoods in … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q4 Profit, Sales Rise, But Sees “Headwinds” Ahead

Vera Bradley

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Inc. Wednesday reported an increase in profit and sales surpassing analysts’ estimates. But shares in … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Q4 Profit Jumps 35% as Its Torrid Stores Improve

Spring styles at Torrid, Hot Topic's plus size specialty store

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic, Inc. said Wednesday that its net income jumped 35% in its fourth quarter as sales increased 11% … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: February Retail Sales Best Since September 2012

February Retail Sales

Washington—Despite concerns that the increased payroll tax and higher income taxes on wealthy Americans would hinder 2013 sales, … [Read more...]

Express’ Strong Q4 Overshadowed By Weak Forecast

St. Patrick's Day styles at Express

Columbus, OH—Express today reported a rise in its fourth quarter profit and sales, but forecast its first quarter and full year … [Read more...]

Caché Ends “Challenging Year” With Q4 Loss

Cache

New York—Caché said Tuesday that it swung into a fourth quarter loss as net sales and comparable store sales edged … [Read more...]

Costco Q2 Profit Surges 30%

Costco Membership

Issaquah, WA—Consumers seeking lower prices on a range of products helped give Costco Wholesale Corp. a strong second … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Stores Q4 Profit Beats Market Estimates

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York, PA—The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. reported today a lower fourth quarter profit and wider fiscal year loss, but the department store … [Read more...]