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Safilo to Acquire Polaroid from Stylemark for $87 Million

Polaroid ad

Padua, Italy—At a time when polarized lenses are moving away from just sport and into the fashion arena, Safilo has signed an … [Read more...]

Wet Seal Q3 Profit Rises, but Cautious Ahead

Holiday promotion at Wet Seal

Foothill Ranch, CA—The Wet Seal reported Thursday that its third quarter profit met expectations but its sales struggled as the … [Read more...]

Stein Mart Swings into Q3 Loss

We are working to seek the right promotional balance to increase our traffic while keeping margins at acceptable levels."--Jay Stein

Jacksonville, FL--Stein Mart Inc. reported Thursday that its third quarter swung into a loss as sales declined while costs … [Read more...]

Ross Stores Q3 Profit Jumps 19% on Sales Increases

Ross Stores

Pleasanton,CA—Ross Stores Inc. reported Thursday a 19% in its third-quarter profit, helped by strong overall sales and comparable … [Read more...]

Buckle Inc. Profit Up as In Store, Online Sales Grow

Buckle Inc. Holiday 2011

Kearney, NE—Demand of its apparel and accessories pushed The Buckle Inc. into a better-than-expected third quarter profit.For … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Q3 Loss Widens as Sales Drop 6%

Holiday 2011 at Carson Pirie Scott, one of Bon-Ton's stores

York, PA—Bon-Ton Stores Inc. posted today a wider third quarter loss as sales dropped when its shoppers resisted price … [Read more...]

Sears Holdings Q3 Loss Doubles, Sales Off in U.S.,Canada

2011 Sears Wishbook

Hoffmann Estates, IL—Sears Holdings posted today a third quarter loss nearly doubled from last year as sales declines at its … [Read more...]

Limited Brands Q3 Profit Beats Forecast, Raises Outlook

Limited Brand's Victoria's Secret holds its annual fashion show on CBS on Tuesday, Nov. 29. This year's fashion show will be back in New York City with world-famous Victoria's Secret Angels Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson and many more.

Columbus, OH—Limited Brands, parent of Victoria's Secret and Henri Bendel, reported Wednesday that its third quarter profit was … [Read more...]

2011 ACE Awards: Accessories on the Purple Carpet

Frank Zambrelli with Karen Giberson, president of the Accessories Council

New York—For most high wattage events, celebrities pose for photographers in front of a stand and repeat backdrop while standing … [Read more...]

Target Q3 Profit Rises Helped by Sales Increases, Credit Cards

"Target" on Black Friday Sales

Minneapolis—In what some retail analysts called today a “higher quality” earnings report, Target Corp. posted a … [Read more...]

Luxottica Snaps Up Armani Eyewear License

Emporio Armani

Milan—In the tug of war between two Italian-based titans in the eyewear business over which company, Safilo or Luxottica, would … [Read more...]

Margin Pressure Hurts Abercrombie & Fitch Q3 Profit

This "The Fitchuation" shirt is now part of a legal situation with Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino who's suing Abercrombie for falsely using him and his likeness to "profit."

New Albany, OH--Abercrombie & Fitch reported today that its third quarter income missed targets as higher costs eroded its … [Read more...]