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At the end of the day, it all comes down to brands, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. A walk around a mall with a few teens to see just what they're buying in retail.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan breaks down how teen retailers are affecting the overall markets. And Jan Kniffen, Worldwide Enterprises; and Cassandra Lee Morris, Stylesmoothie.com, discuss what teens really want and what retailers have to do to get their bottom lines back.
Jaime Katz, Morningstar analyst, and Richard Jaffe, Stifel analyst, provide their top plays in the retail space on the heels of disappointing numbers from several teen apparel companies this past week.
Gap reported revenue that beat market expectations on Thursday as same-store sales rose 5 percent. The retailer also raised its dividend and earnings outlook.
Wal-mart's CEO Bill Simon joins "Closing Bell" to discuss U.S stores, higher payroll taxes, and why he feels the economy is challenging for U.S consumers.
Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group, explains why she thinks ANF's big earning miss is its own fault. And CNBC's Courtney Reagan wonders if the teen retailer is "cool" anymore.
James Fallon, Women's Wear Daily, and Mark Cohen, Columbia Business School professor, discusses whether teen retailers are becoming irrelevant, as shares of Abercrombie & Fitch get hammered after reporting weak earnings.
CNBC's Jim Cramer said that there are virtually no retail names worth buying in today's market, while the entire sector struggles to find growth as consumer behavior is changing.
Don't start your trading day without finding out what CNBC's Jim Cramer is watching ahead of the opening bell. Today Cramer explains why he thinks the apparel sector is a disaster.
Shares of teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch are down double-digits on weaker-than-expected Q2 results, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners analyst, explains why he is still very bullish on the discount retailer despite falling short on revenue this quarter.
With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.
Back-to-school sales could see a big jump this fall thanks to cooler weather. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the outlook on retail sales this season.
It was a surprising miss for Macy's earnings this morning. Robin Lewis, The Robin Report; and Evan Clark, Woman's Wear Daily, discuss what's ailing struggling retailers.
Macy's is trading lower after reporting Q2 earnings this morning. Retail analysts Matthew Boss, JPMorgan; and Richard Jaffe, Stifel, break down the report.
CNBC's Scott Wapner reports the latest comments from former Allen Questrom on the state of JC Penney.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin has the latest on the drama at JC Penney. Activist Bill Ackman has resigned from the company's board and has indicated he does not plan to sell his shares.
Jonathan De Mello, head of retail consulting at CBRE, tells CNBC that retail in the US is in recovery mode and longer term looks like a good buy.
Starbuck's CEO Howard Schultz is defending JC Penney's CEO Mike Ullman, who is under fire by activist Bill Ackman. Is Ackman the problem or solution for a JCP turnaround? Jason Rotman, Lido Isle Advisors; Sanjay Sanghoee, "Killing Wall Street" author; and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale school of Management, weigh in.
Retail sectors have a big month ahead with both earnings and back-to-school season. David Berman of Durban Capital shares how investors will be watching shoppers. "Retail is weak—not the consumer," he said.