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Burberry 1st Quarter Sales Up 24%

Burberry storefront

LONDON--Burberry Group Plc got off to a strong start to its financial year. The 154-year-old luxury goods company--famous for its … [Read more...]

Tandy Leather Factory Reports 11% June Increase

Do-it-yourself leathercraft kits are staple bestsellers at Tandy Leather Factory's both for hobbyists and manufacturers

Fort Worth—The success of belts and other leathergoods in general is evident at Tandy Leather Factory Inc. which this week … [Read more...]

Mastercard Index Reports Modest June Sales

The SpendingPulse June report found luxurygoods sales fell 3.9% as stock market fluctuations caused affluent consumers to hold back on their spending

Purchase, NY—In its monthly report on consumer spending at retail, MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse reports that sales increased … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley to Raise $175 Million in IPO

Vera Bradley Designs

Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley Designs, the brand that launched thousands of prints in handbags and other accessories, plans to start … [Read more...]

Tommy Hilfiger to Open Paris Flagship

Tommy Hilfiger logo

Amsterdam--The Tommy Hilfiger Group has announced plans today to open a large flagship store in Paris. Tommy Hilfiger, recently … [Read more...]

Bebe to Close PH8 Chain

Bebe's PH8 chain

Brisbane, CA--Less than a year after deciding to convert its Bebe Sport stores to a new retail format called PH8, Bebe Stores Inc. … [Read more...]

Filene’s Basement Helps Syms Narrow 1st Quarter Loss

Filene's Basement

Secaucus, NJ--Syms Corp. has narrowed its first quarter loss, helped by higher sales at the Filene's Basement chain which it … [Read more...]

Study: Fewer Luxury Shoppers but Spent More

Luxury Shoppers

Stevens, PA--Fewer affluent consumers bought luxury clothing, fashion accessories and jewelry last year, according to new … [Read more...]

Discounters, Dollar Stores Rise in Top 100 Retailers List

Dollar Store

Washington—Consumers looking for lower prices and bargains helped move up discounters and especially dollar stores in the latest … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept Reports Consumer Spending Increased in May

Mall shopping photo

Washington—Consumer spending—a key growth engine for the U.S. economy--edged up in May after being flat in April but still hitting … [Read more...]

Fendi Receives $2.5 Million Settlement with Filene’s

Filene's Basement

New York--Fendi has reached a $2.5 million settlement last week that resolved its 2006 lawsuit claiming that Filene’s Basement … [Read more...]

Forever 21 Opens Giant Flagship in Times Square

Forever 21 Times Square

New York—Forever 21’s mammoth four-story, nearly 100,000-square foot flagship opened today in Time Square, making it the largest … [Read more...]