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A shopper rolls a full cart past a Santa figure with a countdown clock numbering the days until Christmas at a J.C. Penney store, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be outHoliday Shopping Black Friday, Seattle, USA - 24 Nov 2017

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Hope or Nope? Retailers Tested by Holiday Season

Certain brands and retailers are getting a year-end lift, but it hasn’t come easy and more trials are ahead.

clock December 11, 2017Evan Clark

The New York flagship on Fifth Ave. will close by the end of December.

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More Debt Restructurings and Potential Bankruptcies in 2018

Charming Charlie — long on the watch list of distressed retailers — is closing stores, including its Fifth Avenue flagship.

clock December 7, 2017Vicki M. Young

A Sears store.

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Sears Urged to Go Private by Swiss Investment Trust

The department store is allegedly suffering from an “alarming” rate of short-selling.

clock December 7, 2017Kali Hays

Cathy BeaudoinAmazon Fashion & East Dane celebrate NYFW:M at The Prime Lounge, New York Fashion Week: Men's, New York, USA - 12 Jul 2016

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Cathy Beaudoin Joins General Atlantic After Amazon Stint

The former Amazon Fashion president will help the private equity firm find and scale its consumer investments.

clock December 7, 2017Evan Clark

This, photo, shows a Lululemon Athletica logo outside a store on Newbury Street in Boston. Lululemon Athletica Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017Earns Lululemon Athletica, Boston, USA - 05 Jun 2017

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Lululemon Sales Grow, While Ivivva Restructuring Eats Into Profits

Even with more restructuring costs on the horizon, the company upped its guidance.

clock December 6, 2017Kali Hays

Wal-Mart Signage outside a Wal-Mart store in Duarte, Calif. Wal-Mart is promising it won't be beat on prices this holiday season. But online shoppers shouldn't expect free shipping without any restrictionsRetail Holiday, Duarte, USA

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Wal-Mart Drops ‘Stores,’ Morphs to Walmart

The company tweaked its legal name to better reflect its strategic direction.

clock December 6, 2017Evan Clark

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Amazon’s Apparel Sales Could More Than Double in Two Years

Fashion is set to become an increasingly lucrative category for the online giant.

clock December 6, 2017Kali Hays

AE Studio at Union Square.

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American Eagle’s Q3 Misses Wall Street Estimates by a Penny

Inventories at the end of the quarter rose 8%, reflecting strong sales trends in bottoms, women’s tops and Aerie apparel.

clock December 6, 2017Vicki M. Young

Mulberry RTW Spring 2018

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Mulberry’s Sales Flat, Losses Stable in Fiscal H1

The British brand said it put a focus on full-prices sales and new products in the first half of fiscal year 2017-18.

clock December 6, 2017Samantha Conti

A campaign image from AO.LA

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SK Holdings Invests in Alice + Olivia: Sources

The South Korean conglomerate is also said to have taken a stake in Canadian outerwear brand Mackage in the spring.

clock December 6, 2017Evan Clark

Retail and apparel stocks are not expected to see much growth in 2018.

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Retail and Apparel Stocks: Likely No Growth in 2018

Wage increases and margin squeezes are expected to impact profitability of retail and apparel firms.

clock December 5, 2017Vicki M. Young

How data is collected and used can help firms be  more hyper-relevant to consumers.

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Study: Companies Need to Dig Deeper on Personalization

Using data to anticipate a need or want is one way to be hyper-relevant.

clock December 5, 2017Vicki M. Young

Model on the catwalk, detailDKNY show, Runway, Spring Summer 2017, New York Fashion Week, USA - 12 Sep 2016

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Vendors Basking in Holiday Cheer

Donna Karan operator G-III isn’t alone in seeing a recent upswing in sales and profits.

clock December 5, 2017Kali Hays

Morris Goldfarb

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G-III Stock Jumps on Strong Earnings

The Donna Karan and DKNY businesses added $88 million in sales to the company’s third-quarter top line.

clock December 5, 2017Evan Clark

Costco

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As Costco Posts Stellar Comps, Research Shows It Beats Amazon on Price

Using GAAP measures, Costco’s November sales rose 10 percent over last year.

clock December 3, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Jonathan Saunders Resigns as Chief Creative Officer of DVF

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