Reports

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

Study: Gift-Givers Increasingly Shop Internet First

Gifts online

Stevens, PA—As many as one third of all gifters report that that the internet “makes gift shopping much easier than shopping in a … [Read more...]

Express Quadruples 1st Quarter Profits

Limited Express Sale

Columbus, OH--Express Inc. has more than quadrupled its first quarter earnings, helped by strong sales and higher … [Read more...]

May Sales Slip but Consumer Confidence Still Increases

Retail Sales

Washington--Despite the U.S. Commerce Department’s report today that May retail sales dropped for the first time since September … [Read more...]

Talbots Adds Linda Evangelists in New Market Strategy

Linda Evangelista for Talbots

Hingham, MA--Talbots reported this week it has reversed first quarter losses and plans an aggressive new marketing strategy that … [Read more...]

Retailers and Handbag Vendors Agree to New Industry Standards on Lead

New standards for lead content in handbags and other accessories go into effect December 1.

Oakland, CA--More than 40  retailers and vendors, including Macy's, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl's, JCPenney, Guess, Victoria's … [Read more...]

Retail Ventures Sales Leap Drives Improvement

DSW Shoes Store Front

Columbus, Ohio--Retail Ventures, the parent company of DSW, reported rising sales and a move back into profit from continuing … [Read more...]

May Retail Comps Bode Caution

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New York--We’re not out of the woods yet. Retailers posted their May comps and it’s clear that a major turnaround is not yet here. … [Read more...]

Facing Luggage Fees, Americans are Traveling Lighter This Summer

Sales of smaller travel pieces such as garment bags and duffles are on the increase, NPD Group reports

As travelers face the prospect of airline baggage charges even for carry ons, Americans may be traveling lighter this … [Read more...]

Int’l Growth Boosts Collective Brand’s 1st Quarter

Payless ShoeSource

Topeka, KS--Collective Brands posted today a 43% increase in first quarter profit, buoyed by international sales growth of 23.1% … [Read more...]

Consumer Reports Study Reveals Retail Favorites, Biggest Gripes

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Yonkers, NY—When Consumers Reports asked American consumers which national retailer they rated top notch, Costco topped the list. … [Read more...]

Richemont Posts 44% Drop in Full-Year Profit

Richemont

Geneva--Luxurygoods group Richemont SA says it continues to face “plenty of challenges” after posting a 44% drop in full-year … [Read more...]

Aquascutum to Build Accessories Biz

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London--Resurrected luxury fashion brand Aquascutum is to develop its own accessories business as part of plans to drive future … [Read more...]