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Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had an unintentional effect. Consumers may be lured in by promotions but purchasing isn’t as strong as hoped for. According to several metrics, November comparable store sales were modest—actually decelerating from October increases. …

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Banana Republic, Issa London Collaborate on Limited-Edition Pre-Fall Collection

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New York—Issa London, a contemporary brand known for its feminine shapes and signature prints and a favorite of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is collaborating with Banana Republic on a limited edition apparel and accessories collection to premiere August 6. According to Banana Republic, the nearly 40-piece collection will combine …

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Enter to Win Mad Man Sweepstakes at Banana Republic!

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San Francisco—It’s a Mod, Mod World over at Banana Republic, where the retailer’s latest collaboration with “Mad Men” costume designer Janie Bryant hits floors (and websites) recently. “The spirit and fashion-forward thinking we see on-screen in Megan was really inspirational for the capsule,” says Bryant. Other key influences include Joan’s …

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Good Tidings: December Comp Sales Better Than Expected

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New York—Despite unpredictable weather and politics in Washington, retailers managed to beat what had been lowered expectations for December comparable store sales. Of the 17 or so major retailers reporting today (excluding drugstores), total December comparable store sales rose 4.5%, topping analysts’ estimates for a 3.3% increase. Even better, the …