Retailing


Venice Bans ‘Risque’ Handbag Billboard

Venice Bans ‘Risque’ Handbag Billboard

Venice—While famous paintings of nude women hang in Venice’s Academia museum, Venice's mayor isn’t pleased with a planned Bulgari … [Read more...]

Macy’s, Claire’s Sing Out to “Gleeks” This Fall

Sue Sylvester played by Jane Lynch

Century City, CA—Macy’s and Claire’s Stores are hoping to tune into the demand for all things “Gleek” this fall as the retailers … [Read more...]

Wearing Designer Knockoffs Leads to Lying, Cheating

Fake sunglass kiosks

Could wearing designer fakes have a moral cost—sending one down the path of future dishonesty? Scientists say yes. Three … [Read more...]

82% of Outlet Mall Shoppers Look for Fashion Accessories

Outlet Mall

Outlet Malls get no respect. They only reach 13% of shoppers, and most people (72%) have to go out of their way to visit one. In … [Read more...]

DSW Q2 Profit Triples, Beats Forecasts

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Columbus—Footwear and accessories retailer DSW Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter profit more than tripled as sales jumped and margins … [Read more...]

Hermes Half Year Profit Rises 55%

Gains in sales of scarves and other accessories helped boost second quarter sales

Paris--Hermès International SCA, the French maker of luxury handbags, silk scarves and other accessories, said today its … [Read more...]

Zara Turns Focus on E-Commerce

Zara online

Madrid--Spanish fast-fashion brand Zara opens Thursday its first e-commerce store for Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom, … [Read more...]

J. Crew 2Q Income Rises but Outlook is Conservative

J. Crew sign and logo

New York—While J. Crew Group Inc., whose better-than-average performance has made it a darling of Wall Street, reported that its … [Read more...]

Tiffany 2Q Income Rises, Increases Full Year Forecast

Tiffany handbag

New York--Tiffany & Co. reported today that its second-quarter earnings climbed 19% aided by price increases and a resurgence … [Read more...]

Steven Madden Takes Stake in Bakers

Bakers Shoes

St. Louis—Bakers Footwear Group sold 20% of the company to Steven Madden Ltd. for $5 million in debt and equity financing and has … [Read more...]

Delia’s Swings to Profit in Q2

Delia's logo

Buford, GA--Direct retailer Delia's (styled as dELiA*s) has posted a rise in second quarter net income despite slower … [Read more...]

Gap Launches Canadian E-Commerce Site

Gap Inc.

Apparel retail group Gap has launched a dedicated e-commerce site aimed at Canadian consumers for its Gap, Banana Republic and Old … [Read more...]