Profiles

In-depth interviews with top retailers

Hedge Fund Manager Ackman Takes Stake in JCPenney

Bill Ackman

New York—William "Bill" Ackman, the hedge fund manager who had a bitter proxy battle with Target’s board of directors in 2009, … [Read more...]

Accessorize Retail Chain Aggressively Targets U.S.

Accessorize Storefront

London--Despite 750 retail stores across 61 international markets, Accessorize--the UK-based chain of fast-fashion … [Read more...]

Barneys Taps Mark Lee as CEO

Mark Lee

New York—After nearly two years of on and off again searching, Barneys New York and its parent, Dubai-based Istithmar World … [Read more...]

Walmart Apparel Chief Resigns

Last month, Walmart executives say the retail giant would be pursuing a "back to basics" approach in its apparel, accessories divisions

Bentonville, AR--Walmart’s apparel and accessories chief Dottie Mattison resigned and left her position Thursday barely two months … [Read more...]

J. Crew Promotes Jenna Lyons to President

Jenna Lyons of J. Crew

New York--J.Crew, which has been the darling of Wall Street not to mention many women's closets, just announced a restructuring at … [Read more...]

Longchamp Opens Madison Ave Flagship

Longchamp's Madison Avenue flagship, designed by architect Eric Carlson

New York—La Maison Madison, Longchamp’s flagship boutique at 713 Madison Avenue, recently opened with a new design concept that … [Read more...]

10 Minutes with… Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden--the man and the brand--have had quite a journey these past two decades. Celebrating 20 years in business, Steve … [Read more...]

How I Did It! Miss Jackson’s

A milliner and corseterie, Nelle Sheilds Jackson started Miss Jackson’s in 1910

Founded around old oil wealth, the 100-year old Miss Jackson’s uses its charms to strike it rich with  new generations. Miss … [Read more...]

Katz to Succeed Tansky at Neiman Marcus Group

Karen Katz

Dallas--Neiman Marcus Group Inc. reported Monday that Karen Katz would succeed Burton Tansky as president and ceo. While it is no … [Read more...]

Gottschalks Executives Plan New Retail Venture

Gottschalks by Joe Levy

Fresno--Former executives of Gottschalks department stores said they intend to launch a new department store chain in "the image … [Read more...]

JCPenney Targets $23 Billion in Sales by 2014

JCPenney storefront

Plano, TX--JC Penney is aiming to add $5 billion in sales to hit a $23 billion target by 2014, the company has told investors and … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Gives Paris an American Taste

Ralph Lauren store in Paris

Paris--For the last week, it's all been about an "American in Paris" as designer Ralph Lauren received the French medal of honor … [Read more...]