Retailing


Kenneth Cole Posts 2nd Quarter 15% Increase

Improved comp sales at its own stores and online helped Kenneth Cole increase revenues 15% in its second quarter

New York--Kenneth Cole Productions Inc (KCP.N) beat Wall Street expectations Wednesday posting a quarterly profit driven by … [Read more...]

Wall Street Calls July Retail Sales “Tepid”

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New York--While July sales reported by 30 retailers today were up 3% overall, they fell short of the 3.2% increase market analysts … [Read more...]

Polo Reports 57% Increase in 1st Quarter Profit

Ralph Lauren Spring 2011

New York--Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. reported a better-than-expected 57% increase in its first-quarter profit today, helped by … [Read more...]

Macy’s Flashes Back to the 80s with Material Girl Line

Macy’s Flashes Back to the 80s with Material Girl Line

New York—It was Madonna Mania at Macy’s on Tuesday, as more than 200 tweens and their moms lined up outside Macy’s Herald Square … [Read more...]

Coach 4Q Net Increases 34% as N America, China, Sales Rebound

Coach

New York—Coach reported today that its fourth-quarter net income rose 34% due mostly to sales increases in North America and … [Read more...]

Frye to Open NY Store

Frye

New York--The Frye Company, the country’s oldest continuously operating shoe company, announced today that it will open its first … [Read more...]

10 Minutes with… J.Crew

J.Crew Vice president of women’s design Marissa Webb

J.Crew Vice president of women’s design Marissa Webb talks about J. Crew’s evolution. J. Crew is like the cool kid in school … [Read more...]

The New Mobile Economy

Gucci updates fans with its iPhone app

As American consumers adopt hand-held shopping, are retailers all thumbs when it comes to “m-commerce?” Jeff Prine … [Read more...]

PPR Reports 1st Half Profit Surges 87%

Francois-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive of PPR, will assume control of the Gucci Group luxurygoods division next month.

Paris--PPR SA reported today a first-half profit surge of 87% as demand for apparel and accessories in Asia offset faltering … [Read more...]

Retail Groups Support Bill to Close Internet Tax Loophole

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Washington--Retail and shopping center executives came together here Thursday to show support for the Main Street Fairness Act … [Read more...]

Kohl’s 500th Store Earns Energy Star Rating

Kohl's

Menomonee Falls, WI--Kohl's Department Stores says its Menomonee Falls store is its 500th location to earn the Energy Star label … [Read more...]

Luxurygoods Logo Study: Less is More

Luxurygoods Logo Study: Less is More

Los Angeles —The logo on designer handbags may say far more about a consumer’s social status and aspirations than the brand name … [Read more...]