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The latest updates from the accessories world

Zumiez Q1 Profit Soars on Sales Increase

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Everett, WA—Zumiez, the teen-oriented, board sport apparel and accessories retailer, reported last week that its first quarter … [Read more...]

Retail Panel Gives Advice to Young Designers


New York--"How do I get my line in front of—and picked up by—retail boutiques and e-tailers?”  As this is one of the most … [Read more...]

New York & Co. Narrows Q1 Loss


New York—New York & Co. reported Thursday a narrowed first quarter loss as margins and online sales improved despite a … [Read more...]

LOFT Sales Increases Push Ann Inc. into Higher Q1 Profit

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New York—Helped by sales increases at its LOFT stores and improved gross margin, Ann Inc. reported today that its first quarter … [Read more...]

Ross Stores Q1 Profit Up, Now Plans 2,500 New Stores

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Pleasanton, CA—Buoyed by a 21% increase in its first quarter profit, Ross Stores Inc. said Thursday that it will increase plans to … [Read more...]

Head to Macy’s For a “Trip” to Brazil

Macy's Brasil Augmented Reality Application

New York—Want to go on a colorful, cultural trip to Brazil without leaving town? Check out “Brasil: A Magical Journey” campaign, … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Q1 Meets Expectations, Raises Outlook

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San Francisco--Gap Inc. has been trying to regain some of its fashion mojo and its first quarter report, the company met analysts’ … [Read more...]

Stein Mart Q1 Disappoints, Reduces Coupon Sales


Jacksonville, FL—Stein Mart reported Thursday a lower first quarter profit and sales as the discount store retailer tries to wean … [Read more...]

Despite Sales Rise, Aeropostale Q1 Profit Hit by Costs

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New York—Despite a sales increase, Aeropostale’s first quarter earnings dropped 35% on weaker margins and higher costs. For the … [Read more...]

Cato Q1 Profit Up on Lower Costs, Better Margin

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Charlotte—Cato Corp. reported Thursday that its first quarter profit increased 3.9% due to lower costs and better margins even … [Read more...]

Limited Brands Q1 Beats Estimates, but Q2 Outlook Disappoints

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Columbus, OH—Limited Brands, parent to Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, reported Wednesday a first quarter profit that beat … [Read more...]

Asset Sell Offs Swing Sears Holdings into Q1 Profit

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Hoffman Estates, IL—Thanks to a $233 million gain on the sale of some of its U.S. and Canadian stores and other assets, Sears … [Read more...]