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Bankrupt Coldwater Creek Plans Liquidation Sales by Mother’s Day

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Sandpoint, ID—In a move that didn’t surprise anyone, Coldwater Creek Inc. today filed for bankruptcy protection, planning to start … [Read more...]

Stuart Weitzman, Kurt Geiger to Operate as Independent Companies

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New York—Just days after its acquisition of The Jones Group Inc., Sycamore Partners announced today that two of the brands that … [Read more...]

Gap Inc.’s March Sales Disappoint

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San Francisco--Shares of Gap Inc. were down in trading earlier today following the retailer’s disappointing March comp sales … [Read more...]

American Apparel Reports 5% Decline in March Comps

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Los Angeles—In what will be its last monthly sales report, American Apparel Inc. reported late Thursday that it posted a 5% … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

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New York—A lot of “Big Picture thinking” this week…Glen Senk, former chief executive for Urban Outfitters and David Yurman, … [Read more...]

March Comps Softer Thanks to Easter Shift to April

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New York—With the harshest of winter subsiding last month, it still look a flurry of discount promotions to lure shoppers into … [Read more...]

10 Minutes With…Jennifer Wesch, DMM, Bebe

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With 85 stores in the US, plus licensed stores in 26 countries, Bebe has definitely made a name for itself. Now, Jennifer Wesch, … [Read more...]

Belk 2013 Sales Up, But Costs Hit Profits

Belk also opened its first flagship store in Texas this week at Galleria Dallas

Charlotte, NC—Citing increased costs especially for its online strategy, Belk Inc. said Wednesday that its 2013 profit was down … [Read more...]

Fast Retailing Lowers Annual Profit Forecast as Costs Mount

"Tee Time" at Fast Retailing's Uniqlo stores

Tokyo—Fast Retailing Co., billed as Asia’s biggest fashion retailer, today lowered its annual profit forecast, citing increasing … [Read more...]

Fashion, Leathergoods Push LVMH into Stronger Q1 Sales

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Paris—LVMH, the world’s largest luxurygoods conglomerate, said today that its first quarter sales rose 4% buoyed by its fastest … [Read more...]

PVH Takes Minority Stake in Karl Lagerfeld

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New York—PVH Corp., which markets Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, said Tuesday that it took a minority stake in “the … [Read more...]

Easter to Shake Off Winter Blues at Retail?

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Washington—The return of warmer weather, Spring breaks and especially Easter should help bolster retail sales this month…and it’s … [Read more...]