Bridget Foley's Diary: Fall 2018: A Look Back

clock 19hBridget Foley


How Ulta Is Resetting the Mass Beauty Shopping Experience

clock March 23, 2018Ellen Thomas


Tory Burch, Tresalia Tap Banks

clock March 23, 2018Evan Clark

Wet Seal


Wet Seal Now a Crowdsourced, Fast-Fashion E-tailer

Wet Seal will first operate online, and could include a wholesale component down the road.

clock September 29, 2017Vicki M. Young

Thrift sites give many mall brands a good second life.


Wet Seal, BCBG, Bebe Among Brands With Strong Resale Value

Crocs ranked first, following the new campaign with Drew Barrymore.

clock May 9, 2017Vicki M. Young

A visual from a Wet Seal ad campaign.


Wet Seal Store Closing Sales Net More Than $15M

The retailer reported the results of its store liquidation to a bankruptcy court judge.

clock April 13, 2017Kari Hamanaka


Ross Opens More Than Two Dozen Stores Amid Wider Retail Struggles

While store closures are rife in retail, Ross Stores is moving ahead with plans to open close to 100 stores in 2017.

clock March 6, 2017Kali Hays

A visual from a Wet Seal ad campaign.


YM Bids $1.5M on Wet Seal IP

The Canada-based retailer’s offer for Wet Seal’s intellectual property makes it the stalking-horse bidder should other qualified bids be made for the company’s assets.

clock February 28, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Can brands come back from bankruptcy?


Life After Death

Can brands find redemption and reinvent themselves after bankruptcy?

clock February 24, 2017Kari Hamanaka

A visual from a Wet Seal ad campaign.


Creditors Say Wet Seal Faces Sales Shortfall

Lackluster sales from the retailer’s liquidation won’t be enough to pay off unaccounted for administrative fees, the committee of unsecured creditors said.

clock February 23, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Wet Seal


Wet Seal Faces Pushback From Landlords in Bankruptcy Case

A group of landlords are asking for immediate payment on rent.

clock February 21, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Wet Seal


New Breed of Chapter 22 Takes Shape as Wet Seal Bankruptcy Begins

Teen angst within the industry sunk the business, but new realities at retail are emerging from this latest filing.

clock February 2, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Wet Seal's new ad campaign


Wet Seal Liquidation Begins

The company will shutter operations by the spring and has begun store closings after difficulty finding a buyer or new capital infusion.

clock January 26, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Wet Seal holiday campaign

Human Resources

Wet Seal Warns State of 148 Layoffs

The teen retailer, rumored to be considering a sale or bankruptcy, notified the state of layoffs at its Irvine headquarters.

clock January 25, 2017Kari Hamanaka

A look from the Diane Gilman x Christopher & Banks collection.


Christopher & Bank Stock Tanks 32 Percent, CEO Exits

LuAnn Via has left the retailer, which reported a weaker than expected holiday season.

clock January 17, 2017Evan Clark

Wet Seal holiday campaign


Wet Seal Sees Upside in Holiday Season

The retailer will dip its toe back into some markets it exited during the bankruptcy and sees giftable items, sweaters and accessories as its strong suits.

clock October 26, 2016Kari Hamanaka

Mame Adjei


Mamé Adjei Launches Wet Seal’s #IDefinePretty Ad Campaign

Fortifying a résumé that includes activist, beauty queen and “America’s Next Top Model” runner-up, Mamé Adjei promotes positivity in the fall 2016 ads.

clock August 31, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

“They come in and they’re not there for
life. They’re only there for a fixed period of time. If they do what they’re supposed to do, there’s a very big bonus attached. It’s a perfect ground for smart, bright people....These retailers or fashio

Human Resources

Retailers Struggling to Fill C-Suite With Qualified Candidates

Finding qualified c-suite executives is tough.

clock April 10, 2016Debra Borchardt

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