Retailing


Vera Bradley to Raise $175 Million in IPO

Vera Bradley Designs

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Designs, the brand that launched thousands of prints in handbags and other accessories, plans to start … [Read more...]

Tommy Hilfiger to Open Paris Flagship

Tommy Hilfiger logo

Amsterdam--The Tommy Hilfiger Group has announced plans today to open a large flagship store in Paris. Tommy Hilfiger, recently … [Read more...]

Bebe to Close PH8 Chain

Bebe's PH8 chain

Brisbane, CA--Less than a year after deciding to convert its Bebe Sport stores to a new retail format called PH8, Bebe Stores Inc. … [Read more...]

Old Navy Celebrates July 4 With Sales to Help U.S. Troops

Old Navy

Old Navy hopes to help Americans look a little more patriotic this Fourth of July weekend while helping supply comfort items to … [Read more...]

Filene’s Basement Helps Syms Narrow 1st Quarter Loss

Filene's Basement

Secaucus, NJ--Syms Corp. has narrowed its first quarter loss, helped by higher sales at the Filene's Basement chain which it … [Read more...]

Study: Fewer Luxury Shoppers but Spent More

Luxury Shoppers

Stevens, PA--Fewer affluent consumers bought luxury clothing, fashion accessories and jewelry last year, according to new … [Read more...]

Discounters, Dollar Stores Rise in Top 100 Retailers List

Dollar Store

Washington—Consumers looking for lower prices and bargains helped move up discounters and especially dollar stores in the latest … [Read more...]

Early Retailing Exec Publishes Memoir

Joanna Bradshaw's book Jody

Want an insider’s look at department store retailing in the 1960s and 70s? In the new memoir "Jody" (AuthorHouse), Joanna “Jody” … [Read more...]

JCPenney, Aldo Team Up for Shop-In-Shop Concept

JCPenney, Aldo Team Up for Shop-In-Shop Concept

Plano, TX and Montreal—JCPenney and Aldo USA announced today that the department store would be the exclusive U.S. retailer for … [Read more...]

Newbury Comics Breaks into Fashion with Punk.com

Furry "Spirit Hoods" are among the electic mix of fashion available at Newbury Comic's new website, punk.com.

Boston--Move over New York and L.A.! The fashion minded folks from one of America’s most renowned indie music chains, Newbury … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Latest Exclusive: Britney Spears for Candie’s

Kohl’s Latest Exclusive: Britney Spears for Candie’s

New York—Pop singer icon Britany Spears is exercising her prerogative as a designer. And she’s hoping for a hit “one more time” in … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept Reports Consumer Spending Increased in May

Mall shopping photo

Washington—Consumer spending—a key growth engine for the U.S. economy--edged up in May after being flat in April but still hitting … [Read more...]