Reports

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

NPD: Top Sellers on Holiday Wish Lists

Wrislets, like these from Coach, have garnered quite a following with sales increasing 25% in the last two years, NPD Group reports.

Port Washington, NY–What's topping fashionistas’ wish lists this holiday? Plenty of accessories and footwear items apparently. NPD … [Read more...]

Burlington Coat Factory Posts Q3 Loss

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Burlington, NJ—Burlington Coat Factory blamed unusually warm weather in September and October for pushing it to a third quarter … [Read more...]

H&M Reports Strong November

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Stockholm--H&M reported today that its November sales jump 17%, boosted by new store openings.The specialty store giant … [Read more...]

Postal Services Report Shipping Peaks

Postal Sevice Reports Shipping Peaks

Memphis and Atlanta—Santa's helpers (FedEx, UPS and the U.S Postal Service) are busier than ever.If the latest shipping and … [Read more...]

Study: 50% of Smart Phone Users Plan Mobile Shopping

smart phone shopping

New York—If you think that mobile commerce is a future technology for retail, think again. A recent survey of 2,000 U.S. consumer … [Read more...]

November Retail Sales Better Than Expected

November "sales second" best ever

Washington—After the U.S. Department of Commerce reported today that November retail sales rose 0.8% to $378.7 billion, some … [Read more...]

Gap Opens Store in Milan Banana Republic Next

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Milan--So much for Italian chic!Those ever-fashionable Italians are about to get a dose of casual Americana, as The Gap … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Deadlocked Over Costco Grey Market Case

Costco vs. Omega

Washington—Due a 4 to 4 split in the U.S. Supreme Court today on whether Costco Wholesale Corp. could be held liable for copyright … [Read more...]

Bakers Footwear Narrows Q3 Loss

Bakers Store Front

St Louis--Bakers Footwear Group has narrowed its third-quarter loss thanks to higher sales at its 236 stores.Net loss for the … [Read more...]

New Fur Label Law Awaits Obama’s Signature

All accessories (except handbags) would have to be labeled if the Truth in Fur Label Act becomes law

Washington—In a rare instance of bipartisanship in a turbulent lame duck session of Congress, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday night … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Q1 Profit Triples

Neiman Marcus

Dallas—Mirroring increases that many European luxurygoods companies have been reporting recently, Neiman Marcus Inc. posted today … [Read more...]

Talbots Q3 Profits Rises Forecasts Weak Q4

Talbot's

Hingham, MA—Shares of Talbots dropped more than 20% today after the specialty retailer reported its third quarter earnings and … [Read more...]