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Accessories Council and FIT Announce Next Generation Winners

Next Generation Winner 1st Place Small Leathergoods, James Garlind

New York—The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) announced the winners of its annual Next Generation Awards, giving tomorrow’s … [Read more...]

JCPenney Posts Q1 Profit Rise on Cost Cutting, Exclusive Brands

JCPenney storefront

Plano, TX--JCPenney reported today a 6.7% increase in first-quarter profit, helped by its cost-cutting restructuring and demand … [Read more...]

Dillard’s Q1 Surges on Fewer Markdowns, Reduced Expenses

Dillard's store

Little Rock, AR--Dillard's Inc. reported Friday a much-better-than-expected first quarter profit. Helped by fewer markdowns and … [Read more...]

Pretty Ballerinas Expands Stores, Adding Beverly Hills

Ballet flats

Ferrerías, Menorca, Spain—Pretty Ballerinas is one footwear company that’s glad business is flat. Or flats as in ballet flats, … [Read more...]

Parsons Benefit Honors Reed Krakoff; Hosts Student Fashion Show

A design from Parson's student David Ferron, who won Womenswear Designer of the Year at the event

New York--At Parsons The New School for Design's recent annual gala, tomorrow’s fashion stars shone almost as brightly as … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Raises Annual Forecast as Q1 Sales Lift

Kohl's

Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s Corporation raised its full-year earnings forecast on Thursday after posting a 6% rise in first quarter … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Retail Sales Increase 5.8%

Mother's Day

Chicago--They did it for Mom. National retail sales were boosted the week before Mother’s Day as shoppers “cautiously” returned … [Read more...]

Nordstrom Q1 Profit Up, but Lowers Outlook on Takeover Costs

Nordstrom

Seattle—Although Nordstrom reported Thursday a 25% increase in its first quarter profit, the retailer also lowered its full-year … [Read more...]

Hermes Q1 Sales Jump on Increased Demand for Accessories

Hermes Birkin

Paris--Hermès International reported Wednesday that its first quarter sales jumped 25.5% on soaring demand for watches, scarves … [Read more...]

Nine West Launches Giles Deacon Collab

Giles Deacon for Nine West

New York--Eek! It's Giles Deacon for Nine West! Eek, a mischievous mouse-like character created by British fashion designer … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: April Retail Sales Edge Up

Department of Commerce Insignia Logo

Washington—Retail sales in April edged up 0.5% overall, the smallest increase since July 2010, but still the 10th straight month … [Read more...]

Tory Burch to Speak at May 18 WJA Event

Tory Burch

New York--Have a question for Tory Burch on the success of her fashion, accessories and lifestyle brand? You can ask it at the … [Read more...]