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

New York & Co. Narrows Q3 Loss; Holiday Starts Strong

Holiday at New York & Co.

New York—Posting a slight comparable store sales increase and some cost improvements, New York & Company said Wednesday it … [Read more...]

Sandy Dampens November Comp Store Sales Reports

Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship Fifth Avenue store boarded up and closed as Hurricane Sandy crashed into the New York metro area on Oct. 29.

New York—Thankfully, many U.S. retailers reported today that their holiday shopping seasons, particularly since Thanksgiving, are … [Read more...]

Ann Inc. Posts Strong Q3 Profit, Sales

Kate Hudson

New York—Ann Inc. today reported that its third quarter profit and sales grew thanks to improved margins and comparable store … [Read more...]

Express Q3 Profit Halved, But Still Beats Forecasts

Holiday at Express

Columbus, OH—Express Inc. reported today that although its third quarter profit halved from last year, the specialty apparel … [Read more...]

Nordstrom Partners with New Balance and Shoes That Fit For Holiday Shoe Drive

Giving Tree at Nordstrom's Freehold Raceway Mall location

Seattle—Three heads are better than one, the old saying goes, so it makes sense that three major players in footwear are better … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Evolving into Cyber Week?

Cyber Monday

Washington–Despite record levels of online spending over the Black Friday weekend, savvy shoppers still have plenty of appetite … [Read more...]

The Word on Grey Thursday? Consumers Responded Big Time

Shoppers line up outside a Target waiting for doorbuster deals when the store opened at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving.

Washington—Many major retailers upped the ante this Thanksgiving weekend by offering online specials earlier and expanding Black … [Read more...]

Free Shipping, Other Perks Lure More Cyber Monday Shoppers

Cyber Monday

Washington–They’ve been lining up for Black Friday deals since midnight—actually even before in many cases this year—but holiday … [Read more...]

Better-Than-Expected Q3 Earnings Send DSW’s Shares to All-Time High

DSW's Holly the Holiday Elf spreading "Shoe Cheer"

Columbus, OH—DSW reported Tuesday better-than-expected third quarter earnings which sent the footwear and accessories retailer’s … [Read more...]

Fred Segal Expanding California Lifestyle Brand to Japan

Fred Segal store

New York and Tokyo—Fred Segal stores—long  icons of Southern California culture—are about to be big in Japan.Brand building … [Read more...]

Fewer Markdowns Boost Urban Outfitters Q3 Despite Profit Miss

While comparable store sales increased at all Urban Outfitters' divisions in the third quarter, its Free People stores posted the biggest gain--24%.

Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters reported Monday sales increases and stronger margins thanks to fewer markdowns, but its third … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Q3 Loss Narrows on Strong Sales Gain

"Fab for Fall" at Stage Stores

Houston--Stage Stores has lifted its full-year outlook after its third-quarter net loss narrowed on the back of higher … [Read more...]