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  • Puma CEO: Q4 in line with forecast   Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Puma CEO: Q4 in line with forecast

    Bjoern Gulden, CEO of Puma, discusses its recent earnings results, adding that the volatility in currency has had a huge impact on business.

  • Day of love birthed in blood: V-Day's gory history Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    Valentine's Day chocolate treats are displayed at the Le Chocolatier as they prepare for a Valentine's day rush on February 12, 2014 in North Miami, Florida.

    For a day swaddled in romantic imagery and love, Valentine's Day has a history literally drenched in blood.

  • The great Valentine's Day spending divide Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    A sign reminds customers about Valentine's Day as they browse greeting cards at a Hallmark Cards Gold Crown retail store in Knoxville, Tennessee, Feb. 10, 2015.

    The country celebrates Valentine's Day differently, by type of gift and amount of spending across regions and top cities, according to data.

  • Feb 9- U.S. apparel retailers Urban Outfitters Inc and Aeropostale Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly sales after holiday sales in the United States rose the most since 2011.. Urban Outfitters shares rose 7.5 percent in extended trading, while Aeropostale's stock jumped 21.2 percent. Aeropostale's net sales fell 11 percent to $594.5 million in...

  • Feb 9- Apparel retailers Urban Outfitters Inc and Aeropostale Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly sales as holiday season sales in the United States increased the most since 2011.. Urban Outfitters shares were up 7 percent in extended trading, while Aeropostale's stock rose 23 percent. Net sales increased to $1.01 billion for the fourth quarter...

  • Is a strong US dollar good for retail?   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Is a strong US dollar good for retail?

    How does a stronger U.S. dollar affect retail sales? Stacey Widlitz, retail analyst at CNBC, discusses currency moves and consumers.

  • Swatch CEO: Share price 'shouldn't guide you'   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Swatch CEO: Share price 'shouldn't guide you'

    Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, says the company's share price isn't as important as their sales.

  • 6 ways to play retail Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    Under Armour

    CNBC's "Fast Money" traders looked at how to play Wednesday's retail developments.

  • Victoria's Secret pressured for larger lingerie Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:17 PM ET
    Victoria's Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima (R) walk the runway during finale of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earls Court Exhibition Centre on Dec. 2, 2014, in London.

    Consumers are petitioning the lingerie retailer to offer its lingerie in sizes bigger than 16.

  • Apparel retailer Cache files for bankruptcy Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:28 AM ET

    Feb 4- Apparel retailer Cache Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the company said it was seeking a "stalking horse" bidder for its assets. The company said it had received commitment for debtor-in-possession financing of up to $22 million from Salus Capital Partners LLC. The mall-based retailer said in December that it was evaluating strategic...

  • Feb 2- Casual clothing retailer Lands' End Inc said Chief Executive Edgar Huber would step down in two weeks and be succeeded by Federica Marchionni, the U.S. head of luxury goods retailer Dolce& Gabbana. Huber, who will leave on Feb. 17, has held the top job since August 2011 and led Lands' End spin off from struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp last year.

  • How to dump all your old clothes and get cash Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    The founder of Tradesy.com shows you how to showcase your clothing, bags and shoes, for fun and hopefully some profit.

  • How to pawn designer sneakers and make a profit Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Troy Reed and his son Chase Reed are Harlem-based entrepreneurs who buy, sell and trade Air Jordans and other brands at their Sneaker Pawn USA store.

    Chase Reed, 16 and still in high school, has opened a sneaker pawn shop in Harlem with his dad. And yes, they're making a profit.

  • Jan 22- Cache Inc is poised to become the latest U.S. apparel retailer to file for bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The bankruptcy filing could come as early as next week, the Bloomberg report said. Last week, Wet Seal Inc became the fourth U.S. apparel retailer to file for bankruptcy in the past two months, joining Deb Shops, Delia*...

  • Jan 20- Apparel retailer Express Inc said it ended talks to be bought by private equity firm Sycamore Partners, its largest shareholder, due to unavailability of financing. Shares of Express, which was once a division of L Brands Inc, were down nearly 13 percent at $12.60 in premarket trading. Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital took Express private in 2007 and...

  • Life is oh, so 'Good' for this CEO   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Life is oh, so 'Good' for this CEO

    Bert Jacbos, "Life is Good" CEO, shares his inspirational story on how he built his brand into a $100 million dollar empire.

  • Express Inc ends deal talks with Sycamore Partners Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    Jan 20- Apparel retailer Express Inc said it terminated talks to be bought by private equity firm Sycamore Partners, its largest shareholder. The company said talks ended due to the "unavailability of financing on commercially acceptable terms". Express's shares were down nearly 12 percent at $12.75 in premarket trading on Tuesday.

  • Jan 16- Wet Seal Inc filed for bankruptcy protection late on Thursday, a week after the struggling apparel retailer laid off 3,700 employees and closed 338 stores. Wet Seal, which reported slowing year-on-year sales growth for the past five quarters, warned last month that it may seek to restructure under provisions of the U.S. Wet Seal sells apparel and...

  • Retailer Wet Seal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    Jan 16- Wet Seal Inc filed for bankruptcy protection late on Thursday, a week after the struggling apparel retailer laid off 3,700 employees and closed 338 stores. The company listed assets of $10 million to $50 million and liabilities of $100 million to $50 million, according to the filing. Wet Seal sells apparel and accessories for teen girls and young women...

  • Jenny Craig: We can help you keep that resolution Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Kirstie Alley for Jenny Craig

    The CEO of Jenny Craig says his company's program gets results, one of the reason celebrities swear by its services.