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

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...]

Dept Stores Gain Share in Teen Footwear

Teen Footwear

Port Washington, NY—As department store ramp up teen-oriented brands for back to school this year, The NPD Group, Inc., a leading … [Read more...]

Wearing Designer Knockoffs Leads to Lying, Cheating

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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...]