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  • Deal or No deal? JC Penney sales may be misleading Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 8:26 AM ET

    JC Penney changed its pricing model from everyday low pricing to sales. But employees say the company artificially inflated prices, then put those same items on sale.

  • Sears going upmarket  Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 3:33 PM ET

    The struggling department store Sears hopes consumers will get excited about its "marketplace," where outside vendors can sell merchandise, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Paul Swinand, Morningstar, and Marino Marin, MLV Co., discuss.

  • Hot trends from Fashion Week Swim 2014 Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 1:27 PM ET
    Models walk the runway at the Poko Pano show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

    Thousands of fashion industry buyers, editors and onlookers ventured to South Beach to view the latest styles in the $4.2 billion swimwear industry. Click ahead to see the hottest trends for 2014.

  • A 'brief' foray into a threadbare US sector Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.

  • Luxe sheets? Retailers rethink 'back-to-school' Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    Retailers competing for customers are offering unusual items such as appliances and bedding as part of back-to-school sales. What's worth buying this time of year.

  • Retailers: Who's making the grade?  Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Back to school sales are kicking off and this season is especially critical for JC Penney. CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the latest on whether the retail giant's new Joe Fresh kids line can help sales. Paul Swinand, Morningstar, and Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners, weigh in which retailers to look out for this back to school season.

  • Big test for JC Penney: Back-to-school season Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    While few analysts are betting the struggling department store chain will be one of the major winners this season, many think it now may start to show signs of life.

  • Royal Baby Beneficiaries?  Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:44 PM ET

    Kate Middleton's royal baby is nearing its arrival. Stacey Widlitz, S.W Retail Advisors, is in front of St. Mary's Hospital in London where Princess Kate was expected to deliver yesterday. How is her highness impacting retail? "This baby bump is going to be big business for retail," she says.

  • Best Buy: Give us your tired, poor iPads Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Best Buy will offer a weekend trade-in event that allows customers to exchange old, working iPads for a $200 gift certificate, All Things D reported on Friday.

  • Good grades ahead for back-to-school sales Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Like it or not, it's time for back-to-school shopping. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to win your dollars for this very competitive-and important-shopping season.

  • Gas Prices Help Costco Top Estimates, L Brands Misses Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Customers shop at a Costco store.

    Costco Wholesale reported June same-store sales that beat analysts' estimates, while L Brands sales came in lower than expected.

  • Pumped up kicks? Sneaker sales soar Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    Jaime Penaloza, a member of an Instagram group called "Sneakaholics," poses with his shoe collection.

    Call them “sneakerheads” or “sneakaholics.” There's a growing number of designer athletic shoe junkies—who comb the Internet, camp out in the wee hours and pay hundreds of dollars for the most highly anticipated sneaker releases.

  • Marks & Spencer: A Brand That's Dying?  Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Rahul Sharma, founder of NEEVCAPITAL and CNBC's UK Business Editor, Helia Ebrahimi, discuss the dismal outlook for UK retailer Marks and Spencer after clothing sales fell by three percent.

  • Neiman Marcus Files for IPO; Equity Owners Cash In Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a Neiman Marcus in Chicago, Illinois.

    Neiman Marcus files registration papers for an initial public offering as its private equity owners eye an exit for their long-held investment.

  • Rent the Runway rocks fashion  Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman explains how her Internet rental business is shaking up the marketplace.

  • Cramer: This Stock Seems Cheap to Me Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Cramer is always searching for under the radar stocks and his screen has started to blip again.

  • Buyer Beware: Major Stores May Mislead With Sales Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 5:41 PM ET

    When you see that 'sale' sign—20 percent off, 30 percent off, 50 percent off—you assume you're getting a deal, but the sale price may not be a deal at all.

  • Zimmer, You Might Not Like the Way This Looks Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer doesn't like this way this looks. The shareholder meeting was postponed because Zimmer, who was executive chariman, has been terminated.

  • Men's Wearhouse Ousts Founder  Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    No reason has been given yet for the departure of founder and executive chairman George Zimmer, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Zimmer has long been the face of the company.

  • Men's Wearhouse Fires Founder; He Fires Back Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    George Zimmer

    Men's apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse said it fired Executive Chairman George Zimmer, who founded the company more than 40 years ago, sending the company's shares down 7 percent before the bell.