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Super Committee Failure to Darken Black Friday Sales?

Black Friday

New York—With retailers poised for what promises to be one of the most competitive Black Friday weekends ever, could news of an … [Read more...]

LOFT Sales Help Lift Ann Inc. to 33% Q3 Profit Increase

Ann Inc.'s LOFT stores posted $334.3 million in the third quarter sales.

New York—Driven by sales both online and in store at its LOFT stores, Ann Inc. reported  a better-than-expected third quarter … [Read more...]

Book Details How Fake Bags Fuel Terrorism

Educate yourself as to where $$$'s go when you buy a fake handbag

New York--Amid the shocking news on Thursday that Marc Jacobs had his entire Spring 2012 fashion collection stolen in a train … [Read more...]

New Site Creates Marketplace for Indian Accessories

Didis Wardrobe screen shot

Chicago—Yes, there’s always eBay. But a new site launched last week that specifically brings together buyers and sellers of new … [Read more...]

Trend Finder: Fringe


Get into the swing of spring with this season’s hottest fringe accessories. From long draped leather and suede fringe details on … [Read more...]

Cato Q3 Profit Up Despite Sales Slowdown

Holiday ad at Cato stores

Charlotte, NC--Cato Corp. reported Thursday that that its third quarter profits edged up despite a sales decline as its shoppers … [Read more...]

Item of the Day

A.V. Max rope necklaces

This is one trend that we're happy to be roped into.We're calling it Neo-Nautical. And not being "Yachties" ourselves (as if … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Q3 Profit Sinks 36%, Sales Falter

Gap Holiday 2011

San Francisco— Amid turnaround plans that include shuttering nearly 200 stores and downsizing others in North America to … [Read more...]

Blogging “Project Accessory:” Episode 4

Adrian's striped clutch

New York--This week's challenge was voyeuristic, intimate and super-personal. No, they didn't transcribe client therapy sessions … [Read more...]

Safilo to Acquire Polaroid from Stylemark for $87 Million

Polaroid ad

Padua, Italy—At a time when polarized lenses are moving away from just sport and into the fashion arena, Safilo has signed an … [Read more...]

Wet Seal Q3 Profit Rises, but Cautious Ahead

Holiday promotion at Wet Seal

Foothill Ranch, CA—The Wet Seal reported Thursday that its third quarter profit met expectations but its sales struggled as the … [Read more...]

Stein Mart Swings into Q3 Loss

We are working to seek the right promotional balance to increase our traffic while keeping margins at acceptable levels."--Jay Stein

Jacksonville, FL--Stein Mart Inc. reported Thursday that its third quarter swung into a loss as sales declined while costs … [Read more...]