Reports

Accessories magazine’s Annual Census Report; industry statistics; retail earnings

AMEX: Fashionistas Still Spend (But Feel Guilty)

Fashionistas

New York—Just because times may be tough for some American consumers, don’t think that all fashionistas aren’t still interested in … [Read more...]

Italian Eyewear Exports See Rebound

Italian Accessories

Milan—Italy might be known for its chic eyewear style and designer labels, but it's not immune to global downturns. However, … [Read more...]

Ashley Stewart, Urban Brands File for Bankruptcy

Designer Jill Scott at a personal appearance at Ashley Stewart, a popular plus-size retailer that has filed for Chapter 11.

New York--Urban Brands Inc., the owner of 210 Ashley Stewart stores, known as the “retailer for the plus-size urban woman,” filed … [Read more...]

Pandora Targets $2.16 Billion in IPO

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Copenhagen—Pandora, one of the leaders in collectible bead jewelry, launched today up to $2.16 billion initial public offering of … [Read more...]

Gold Hits Record High for Third Time This Week

Gold

Could the rising price of gold could just be a golden opportunity for less expensive metals? Gold prices climbed again today to … [Read more...]

Justice Boosts Dress Barn Q4 Profit

Justice

Suffern, NY--Dress Barn Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped 64% as the women's apparel retailer benefited from the … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: August Retail Sales Up, Beating Forecasts

Retail Sales

While much of the fashion industry focuses during fashion week is on hemlines, those looking at current retail bottom lines got … [Read more...]

Richemont Half Year Sales Beat Forecast

Richemont

Geneva—Richemont, the luxurygoods giant behind 19 leading luxury brands including Cartier, Montblanc and Chloe, reported this week … [Read more...]

Consumer Union Urges Limits on Cadmium Levels in All Children’s Products

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Yonkers, NY—Following Consumer Reports’(CR) tests that found “worrisome levels of heavy metals” in a rhinestone hair barrette, a … [Read more...]

Steve Madden Takes Over Betsey Johnson’s $48 Million Loan

Betsey Johnson

New York—A week after Steven Madden Inc. took a $5 million stake in financially strapped Bakers footwear chain, the footwear and … [Read more...]

Charming Shoppes Swings into Q2 Loss

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Charming Shoppes Inc. swung to a second quarter loss last week, blaming lower sales and heavy discounting to clear seasonal … [Read more...]

August Sales Exceed Expectations

Shopping Bags

While temperatures heated up much of the United States in August, retail sales warmed up a bit too, beating Wall Street estimates. … [Read more...]