SEATTLE, United States — Nordstrom's markdowns during the holiday shopping season and costs to grow its Nordstrom Rack chain weighed on its profit during its holiday quarter.
NEW YORK, United States — U.S. retail sales may increase 3.9 percent during the holiday season, as political and economic uncertainties damp consumer confidence, the National Retail Federation said.
NEW YORK, United States — Returning a party dress the day after a big soiree is getting harder to do. Instead of just tagging merchandise before it’s purchased to prevent theft, the Bloomingdale’s department-store chain is keeping some garments tagged after they’re sold, too.
WASHINGTON DC, United States — Nearly 20 North American retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Gap Inc unveiled a 5-year safety plan for Bangladesh garment factories on Wednesday that would include inspecting every factory within a year.
NEW YORK, United States — Marty Hamamoto wouldn’t have dreamed of shopping for clothes with her mother when she was younger. Her own daughter actually looks forward to it.
NEW YORK, United States — Saks Inc on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected first-quarter sales but said investments to launch an e-commerce site for its outlet chain would weigh more on profits than expected.
SEATTLE, United States — Nordstrom Inc. dropped after the department-store chain posted first-quarter revenue that trailed analysts’ estimates and cut its sales forecast for the year.
Longchamp: A long way from pipes in Paris (Independent) “Longchamp’s signature product is a handbag seen on the arms of hundreds of women everywhere from London to Sao Paulo and Singapore. Its Le Pliage foldable handbags launched in 1993 and the company still sells three million of them every year, helping to explain a recent 22 per cent growth in group sales. Despite its products being a common sight among the masses,
The Fancy’s E-Commerce Expansion Continues (TechCrunch) “This week, New York-based The Fancy, a Pinterest-like site with a focus on not just browsing, but buying from its collection of inspirational imagery… The ‘Buy’ button is targeted at bloggers and other publishers, not online merchants or e-commerce sites, of course.” Qatari royal family buys Italian fashion house Valentino (Reuters) “Iconic
Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso: Fashion’s New Phenom (Forbes) “In four years her spunky retail fashion site has streaked across the Web, pushing new ways to sell trendy but inexpensive clothing. The company is on its way to quadrupling sales this year to $128 million, racking up gross margins of more than 60%, up there with retail’s most profitable ventures.” Get Ready for Action (NY Times) “With a sneaker
Jil Sander Gets Her Groove Back (On the Runway) “‘Don’t ask me why,’’ Jil Sander said with a laugh on Tuesday, when asked why she had decided, at age 68, to leave a comfortable retirement and return to the fashion fray.” Refinery29 Launching R29 Shop (WWD) “Up until now, Refinery29’s business model has relied heavily upon advertising to drive revenue, with approximately 80 percent of it coming from ads
Prada to Add 260 Shops in 3 Years on Demand From BRICs (BusinessWeek) “Prada, the Italian fashion company that owns the Miu Miu and Church’s brands, plans to add 260 stores in the next three years to tap demand in emerging markets including Brazil, China and Persian Gulf countries.” Asos fashion retailer’s top managers reap £66m payout (Guardian) “Seven top managers of online fashion retailer Asos are being