Bankruptcy

Beauty Features

High Ridge, Owner of Mass-Market Beauty Brands, Files for Bankruptcy, Plans Sale

High Ridge owns Zest, Alberto VO5, White Rain and other brands. It is looking for a buyer.

clock December 18, 2019Allison Collins

Clark’s Botanicals

Skin Care

Life After Bankruptcy: Clark’s Botanicals Post-Chapter 11 Playbook 

“I wanted to fast-track initiatives we had started years before that now that we were small and nimble again, we were able to speed up.”

clock December 9, 2019Allison Collins

Destination Maternity store

Financial

Destination Maternity Files for Ch. 11 Bankruptcy

It is unclear yet whether the maternity apparel retailer will close more stores. Meanwhile, the online maternity apparel market is growing.

clock October 21, 2019Kellie Ell

Forever 21 Declares Bankruptcy

Fashion Scoops

Social Media Is Buzzing Over Forever 21’s Bankruptcy

“Fashion Nova was the leading cause of Forever 21’s demise.”

clock September 30, 2019Layla Ilchi

Forever 21 store

Financial

Forever 21 Files for Bankruptcy

The fast-fashion chain, which will close up to 178 U.S. stores, is the latest victim of the changing retail landscape.

clock September 29, 2019Kellie Ell and Sindhu Sundar

A closed Barneys store in Las Vegas.

Legal

Fashion Week Legal Chatter: Barneys Lessons, Overseeing Influencers

Retail bankruptcies and the rules of influencer marketing loom large for fashion brands.

clock September 11, 2019Sindhu Sundar

Online Shopping

Retail

The Retail Puzzle

The death of brick-and-mortar is definitely trending. But is it true?

clock August 29, 2019Kellie Ell

Cole Haan

Financial

Cole Haan Is Planning to Go Public

The date is still unclear, but if the shoe company does make the move, it will join a growing list of retailers moving to the public market.

clock August 26, 2019Kellie Ell

Plus-size women's apparel retailer Avenue is closing stores and liquidating.

Financial

More Store Closures Coming

This time it’s plus-size women’s apparel retailer Avenue.

clock August 14, 2019Kellie Ell

Signage for Barneys

Fashion Scoops

Barneys Bankruptcy Has Social Media Buzzing

“If Barneys doesn’t call their closeout sale ‘Weekend at Barneys’ I’m gonna uncancel 2019 and cancel it again.”

clock August 6, 2019Layla Ilchi

American singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez, also known by her nickname J.Lo, takes a selfie during the second half of the NCAA men's basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and the University of Miami Hurricanes at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Duke won 83-75NCAA Basketball Duke vs Miami, Coral Gables, USA - 15 Jan 2018

Media

J.Lo’s Media Company Files for Bankruptcy

Los Angeles-based Fuse Media, unable to pay its debt, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

clock April 23, 2019Kellie Ell

Kmart chairman Edward Lampert speaks during a news conference to announce the merger of Kmart and Sears in New York . Kmart is acquiring Sears, one of the most venerable names in U.S. retailing, in a surprise $11 billion deal that will create the nation's third-largest retailerKMART SEARS MERGER, NEW YORK, USA

Financial

Sears Creditors Suing Lampert Over Alleged Squandering of Billions Pre-Bankruptcy

ESL vigorously disputes the accusations, according to a statement, going as far as calling them “baseless allegations and fanciful claims.”

clock April 18, 2019Kellie Ell

In this Feb. 13, 2012 photo, a worker repairs the Sears sign outside the Sears Grand store in Solon, Ohio. Sears Holdings said, it will separate its smaller hometown stores, outlets and some hardware stores in a deal expected to raise $400 million to $500 million as it seeks to regain profitability and market shareEarns Sears, Solon, USA

Financial

Eddie Lampert Tries to Stop Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Liquidation

The 2012 spin-off is not doing well.

clock April 15, 2019Kellie Ell

A sign for a Sears outlet store is displayed, in Kansas City, Mo. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, Oct. 15, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering lossesSears Chapter 11, Kansas City, USA - 16 Oct 2018

Financial

Is Eddie Lampert Trying to Get the Sears Gang Back Together?

The former Sears ceo wants to buy all of Sears’ spin-off Hometown & Outlet Stores.

clock April 8, 2019Kellie Ell

Sears plans to open three new Home & Life stores in May.

Financial

Sears’ New Fashion-Free Home & Life Stores

Apparel won’t be for sale.

clock April 4, 2019Kellie Ell

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