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Scrooge Syndrome: Affluents’ Confidence Dips to Great Recession Lows

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Stevens, PA--Call it the "Scrooge Syndrome." The consumers who have the money--and loads of it--are worried about the economy and … [Read more...]

NPD’s Cohen Gives Holiday Retail Expectations

Marshal Cohen, NPD Group: "Open-sell or caseline retail environments have to give way to means for consumers to touch, feel and try on merchandise."

By Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst It’s shaping up to be a healthy but heavily promotional holiday, which means that … [Read more...]

Columbia Sportswear Q3 Sales Jump 29%, Profit up 20%

Sorel The Medina II rain heel combines function and fashion with an industrial inspired look

Portland, OR—Continuing on a strong streak, Columbia Sportswear reported Thursday afternoon that its third quarter sales jumped … [Read more...]

Athletic, Outdoor Footwear Sales Boost September

The LEBRON 12, engineered to the exact specifications of LeBron James

Port Washington, NY—Late trending back to school sales have seen had a kick, or rather kicks. For the 14 weeks ended Sept. 20, … [Read more...]

Finish Line Q2 Profit Edges Down, Misses Estimates

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Indianapolis—The Finish Line reported its second quarter profit edged down 1.3% as higher costs, expenses and write-downs failed … [Read more...]

Report: Does the Apple Watch Have What Consumers Want?

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New York—How smart are you? Apple’s introduction last week of its Apple watch has had the media buzzing more than ever about … [Read more...]

Experiential Marketplace Launches New Fashion, Style Categories

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San Francisco— IfOnly, an experiential marketplace that donates a portion of its proceeds to charities, recently announced the … [Read more...]

NPD: Tights Trending as Sales Jump

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Port Washington, NY—Tights have increasingly become a must-include in women’s wardrobes with dollar sales increasing 33% in … [Read more...]

Steve Madden Q4 Profit Up on Wholesale Gains

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Long Island City, NY—Steve Madden Ltd. reported today nearly an 8% increase in its fourth quarter profit thanks to increases in … [Read more...]

Report: Fewer Americans Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Washington—Probably due to the status of the bank accounts rather than their romances, fewer U.S. shoppers say they will … [Read more...]

LVMH Names 40 Fashion Experts to Judge New Prize

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Paris--Forty internationally-renowned experts from the world of fashion—including editors from prestigious publications, … [Read more...]

As Online Holiday Sales Rise, Does Self-Gifting Rise Too?

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Port Washington, NY—All indications are that online sales outperformed in-store sales during the Holiday 2013 season. In a … [Read more...]