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  • It's a wrap: Holiday retail winners and losers Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    The gifts are all unwrapped. Returns and exchanges have been made. Now it's time to see what really happened during the holiday shopping season.

  • Men's Wearhouse gets hostile with Jos. A. Bank Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 6:07 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk by a Men's Wearhouse retail store in San Francisco, California.

    Apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse mounted a hostile bid for rival Jos. A. Bank, days after the smaller rival upped its buyout defenses.

  • Integrating wearable tech into fitness gear Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Integrating wearable tech into fitness gear

    Davide Vigano, Heapsylon CEO, discusses the quickly evolving market of wearable technology. His product line includes everything from smart socks to a smart bra. CNBC's Jon Fort weighs in.

  • It's a wrap: From buy to return Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 3:15 PM ET
    It's a wrap: From buy to return

    80 percent of shoppers say they will continue to shop for post-Christmas sales, conversely, $60 billion in returns are expected as the mad rush to return unwanted gifts has begun. CNBC's Julia Boorstin "wraps" up the holiday shopping season.

  • Weather & mobile influenced online surge Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Weather & mobile influenced online surge

    Jaime Katz, Morningstar equity analyst, explains how the shortened spending season and mobile devices contributed to the online holiday shopping surge. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • This retailer is winner with 'right' product: Pro Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    Ann Taylor

    Apparel wasn't the hot gift under Christmas trees this year, but an analyst singled out one retailer as a holiday winner.

  • Ringing up retail sales after Christmas wrap Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 9:08 AM ET
    Ringing up retail sales after Christmas wrap

    Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity, shares her thoughts on online shopping trends. We will see fewer new stores and more online growth over the next few years, says Champine.

  • Jos. A. Bank rejects Men's Wearhouse bid Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    A shirt and tie are displayed at a Jos. A. Bank retail store in San Francisco.

    Men's suit retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers said its board has unanimously rejected the $1.5 billion bid by Men's Wearhouse.

  • Ledbury CEO: From finance to fashion Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    Ledbury CEO: From finance to fashion

    Paul Trible, Ledbury CEO, discusses his move from Wall Street to fashion, and his company's plans to transition from online-retailer to a traditional bricks and mortar presence.

  • Nike's profit up 40%; earnings beat by a penny Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    Nike store in the East Nanjing Road shopping area of Shanghai.

    Nike says its net income jumped 40 percent, helped by higher average selling prices and an increase in revenue around the world.

  • Battle of the off-price retailers Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    Battle of the off-price retailers

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan showcases "off-price" retailers T.J. Maxx and Ross Stores. Sapna Maheshwari, Buzzfeed; Burt Flickinger, Strategic Resource Insight Group managing director; and Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen CEO, discuss which retailer will win Christmas.

  • All-America Economic Survey: 'Smart shoppers' Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 2:14 PM ET
    All-America Economic Survey: 'Smart shoppers'

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the results from a CNBC economic survey that details where Americans are doing the majority of their holiday shopping and what percentage use "smart devices" to make purchases.

  • All-America Economic Survey: Who shops where? Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    All-American economic survey: Who shops where?

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan takes a look at where American consumers are shopping this holiday season. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • The outlet shopping sector is good: Expert Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    The outlet shopping sector is good: Expert

    Trinity D'Andrea-Almiger, Lodi Station Outlets General Manager, discusses if the weather will keep consumers inside during the holidays and which retailers are driving sales at the malls.

  • Embattled Abercrombie hoping size will matter Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Abercrombie and Fitch models

    After an earlier controversy, poor sales and stock performance, the once-trendy retailer is offering larger sizes as part of a turnaround effort.

  • Lululemon under pressure despite Q3 beat Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:46 AM ET
    Lululemon under pressure despite Q3 beat

    Pam Quintiliano, SunTrust analyst, shares her thoughts on Lululemon's third quarter earnings beat and fourth quarter outlook.

  • Lululemon founder steps down as chairman Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    Yoga pants on sale at the Lululemon retail store in New York.

    Chip Wilson has resigned as chairman of upscale yoga pants maker Lululemon Athletica following an uproar over his comments about customers' bodies.

  • Seeing through LULU's CEO changes Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 8:31 AM ET
    Seeing through LULU's CEO changes

    Pam Quintiliano, SunTrust retail analyst, explains why investors are pleased Chip Wilson is stepping down as the non-executive chairman at Lululemon, and why she views the change as positive.

  • Abercrombie extends CEO contract amid weak sales Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. store in New York.

    Struggling retailer Abercrombie & Fitch said it will extend CEO Mike Jeffries' contract, days after a shareholder urged the company to replace him.

  • Consignment commerce: Allowing consumers to profit Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    Consignment commerce: Allowing consumers to profit

    James Reinhart, ThredUP CEO & co-founder, discusses the online consignment space for second hand clothing, and the invaluable leadership and wisdom Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has provided. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.