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Black Friday Sales Surge, But Will Spending Continue?

Shoppers began lining up outside Macy's Herald Square about 6 p.m. Thursday for a midnight Black Friday opening. (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP)

New York—First the good news: the hype around Black Friday apparently has paid off with shoppers out in record numbers—some … [Read more...]

Israel Launches Tel Aviv Fashion Week

Designer Alon Livne, who won Israel's version of "Project Runway," incorporates jewelyr into his designs

Tel Aviv--Pick up any newspaper and chances are the international headlines about Israel have precious little to do with fashion. … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Q1 Profit Jumps as Comp Sales Rise

The 2011 "Christmas Book" from Neiman Marcus

Dallas—Affluent shoppers evidently don’t need doorbuster deals to lure them into Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman. Today, Neiman … [Read more...]

eMarketer: Retail the Fastest Growing Mobile Category

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New York—As smartphone and other handheld devices are adapted by the masses, there’s one function in particular that these gadgets … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: A Tax-Free Sales Boon for E-Tailers?

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Arlington, VA—Even with an estimated one in four adults shopping Black Friday sales today, a larger percent of shoppers say they … [Read more...]

Coach to Begin Hong Kong Listing

Coach's flagship store in Hong Kong

Hong Kong--Coach Inc. said today that it plans to begin its secondary listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) on Dec. … [Read more...]

Move Over Black Friday, Get Ready for a Bigger Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2011

New York—The big box retailers may be garnering most of the Black Friday buzz, but come Saturday, Nov. 26, thousands of small, … [Read more...]

World Luxury Award Winners In Ads: Dior, Montblanc, Wrangler

Gold for Perfume Film: Dior’s “J’Adore” with Charlize Theron produced by Wanda productions/TBWA Paris

Monaco—While it isn’t likely that you’ll see a red carpet photos of the event, it hardly matters when the worldwide competition … [Read more...]

DSW Swings into Q3 Profit on Sales Rise

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Columbus, OH—DSW Inc. turned into a third quarter profit as sales increased although less than retail analysts expected.For … [Read more...]

Delia’s Narrows Q3 Loss, Miss Sales Forecast

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New York—Delia’s reported Tuesday that its third quarter net loss narrowed from last year but missed its sales and margin … [Read more...]

Markdowns, Margins Squeeze into Chico’s Q3 Profit

Actress Diane Keaton appears in Chico's “Live for the Present” holiday ad campaign.

Fort Myers,FL—Chico’s FAS reported today that its third quarter profit suffered as the specialty retailer saw its margins squeezed … [Read more...]

UGG Continues Growth into Lifestyle Brand

UGG Australia trades shearling for straw with its Spring 2012 handbags

Goleta, CA--Refusing to be a one-hit wonder, UGG Australia has moved far beyond its signature boots and has rolled out new … [Read more...]