Chico’s

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Financial

Chico’s FAS Canada Files for Bankruptcy

The retailer will close four Chico’s and six White House Black Market stores, but the e-commerce businesses will remain operational in Canada.

clock July 31, 2020Kellie Ell

White House Black Market

Financial

Chico’s FAS Reinstating Full Executive Pay With Smaller, Leaner Leadership Team

All associates who were not furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic will once again receive full pay, starting July 5.

clock June 25, 2020Kellie Ell

at-home try-on

Technology

At-home Fit Technology Is Helping Some Retailers Survive the Coronavirus

But companies and brands have one chance to get it right — or risk permanently losing customers.

clock June 25, 2020Kellie Ell

Chico's

Financial

Chico’s FAS Loses $178 Million During Coronavirus Shutdown

The retailer is slowly reopening its store fleet.

clock June 10, 2020Kellie Ell

Retail

Chico’s FAS Names Molly Langenstein CEO; Triggers Headcount Reduction

Langenstein succeeds Bonnie Brooks, who shifts to executive chair.

clock April 29, 2020David Moin

Bonnie BrooksParsons Fashion Benefit Honoring Bonnie Brooks and Proenza Schouler, New York, USA - 22 May 2013

Retail

Bonnie Brooks of Chico’s FAS Talks Managing Business Through COVID-19

The specialty retailer has temporarily closed all 1,300-plus stores and furloughed most of its workers.

clock April 28, 2020David Moin

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Retail

Consumer Behavior Changes With Stimulus Checks and Social Distancing

That’s good news for (some) retailers.

clock April 28, 2020Kellie Ell

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Financial

Fashion Firms Brew Up Poison Pills

With so many retailers facing an uncertain future, some are using new tactics to protect themselves.

clock April 3, 2020Kellie Ell

online shopping

Business Features

Handling the E-commerce Surge

With work-from-home culture taking over, e-commerce is stepping into the commerce spotlight.

clock March 20, 2020Kellie Ell

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Retail

COVID-19 Retail Store Closures

Fashion reacts by temporarily closing stores or reducing hours to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s the complete list of changes.

clock March 17, 2020Kellie Ell

Soma Intimates

Financial

Soma Intimates Still Chico’s FAS’s Biggest Growth Driver

Sales for the lingerie brand rose last quarter and year-over-year, while all three brands had positive comps.

clock February 27, 2020Kellie Ell

Soma storefront

Fashion Scoops

Soma’s In-store Experience

Smart bras, personalized fit specialists and the ability to touch and feel products make shopping for bras in real life more attractive.

clock February 6, 2020Kellie Ell

Femmy Awards

Intimates

Femmy Awards Honor Excellence in Intimates Apparel Industry

This year’s gala included dinner, dancing and a surprise appearance by Cyndi Lauper at Manhattan’s Cipriani 42.

clock February 6, 2020Kellie Ell

ICR

Retail

Future of Retail in Focus at the ICR Conference

More store closures, personalized shopping and international expansion are on the horizon.

clock January 14, 2020Kellie Ell

ICR Conference 2020

Retail

Retail’s Need to Be Everywhere

From online to stores to rental to international, the omnichannel is the biggest growth driver.

clock January 6, 2020Kellie Ell

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