Key to the Dressbarn assortment: jeans and tie-dyed styles.


Reanimating Moribund Retailers With Recast Websites

Formed in 2019, Retail Ecommerce Ventures has already purchased eight zombie retail brands and is eager to build a much bigger portfolio.

clock March 29, 2021David Moin

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Ascena Retail Group’s Board Approves Reverse Stock Split to Avoid Being Delisted

But company shares are still down more than 12 percent after the split.

clock December 19, 2019Kellie Ell


Dressbarn Will Live Online

The web site relaunches in January.

clock December 12, 2019David Moin



All Dressbarns Will Close by Dec. 26

Liquidation sales for the remaining 544 brick-and-mortar stores will begin Nov. 1.

clock October 30, 2019Kellie Ell

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The Retail Puzzle

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

clock August 29, 2019Kellie Ell

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


More Store Closures Coming

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

clock August 14, 2019Kellie Ell

The Lord & Taylor 5th Ave store closing.

Fashion Scoops

New York City Council Passes Bill to Require Businesses to Register Storefronts

The new database will be the first in the country that requires businesses to register storefronts that will also keep track of vacancies.

clock July 23, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg



Dress Barn Wind-down Starts Up

Twenty eight store closings occurring mostly this month were disclosed on Dressbarn’s web site.

clock June 21, 2019David Moin



Ascena to Wind Down Dressbarn

The 57-year-old Dressbarn women’s specialty business suffered from a tired image and lack of profitability.

clock May 20, 2019David Moin


Dressbarn to Shut Down

It’s the latest and most dramatic step in Ascena Retail’s turnaround efforts.

clock May 20, 2019David Moin

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Ascena Retail Group’s Stock Surges in After-Hours Trading After Earnings Report

But analysts say the retail group has more work to do.

clock December 10, 2018Kellie Ell


Dressbarn Testing Name Change

Roz & Ali is being tested in a number of stores.

clock January 9, 2018David Moin


In-Store Versus Online: The Biggest Shopping Trends This Holiday Season

Editorial director James Fallon’s take on which retailers are succeeding this shopping season.

clock December 12, 2017WWD Staff

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Ascena Gets Downgrade After ‘Deterioration’ in Revenues

Moody’s cut the retail operator’s long-term credit rating, pointing to a first-quarter dip in sales and revenue.

clock May 1, 2017Kali Hays

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Ashley Graham Featured With Joe Jonas in Upcoming DNCE Music Video

Joe Jonas’ band DNCE is showing model behavior in their upcoming music video.

clock May 17, 2016Kristen Tauer

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