Apparel Retail


  • Teen fashion retailers are going out of style Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    A Deb Shop in Westland, Michigan

    Deb Shops, the once popular teen fashion retailer, won court approval on Wednesday to begin going-out-of-business sales for nearly 300 stores.

  • UPDATE 1-Wet Seal lays off 3,700 as it closes 338 stores Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    Jan 7- Struggling apparel retailer Wet Seal Inc said it laid off about 3,700 full- and part-time employees on Wednesday as it went ahead with the closure of 338 stores. The closed stores accounted for almost half of Wet Seal's net sales of about $317 million in the nine months to Nov. 1. The closures will result in pre-tax charges of $5.4 million- $6.4 million, Wet Seal...

  • Wet Seal lays off 3,700 as it closes 338 stores Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:26 AM ET

    Jan 7- Struggling apparel retailer Wet Seal Inc said it laid off about 3,700 full- and part-time employees on Wednesday as it closed 338 retail stores. The closures followed Wet Seal's failure to successfully re-negotiate meaningful concessions from landlords, the company said. The closed stores accounted for almost half of Wet Seal's net sales for the nine...

  • Cramer: JC Penney better than I thought  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:15 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the sales rise for JC Penney over the holiday shopping season.

  • Parents furious over Play-Doh's retail blunder Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    A box of Hasbro's Play-Doh is shown at a Target store in Rosemont, Ill.

    Click through to see some of retail's biggest gaffes over the years.

  • Telsey's retail winners & losers  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Discussing which retailers grabbed the biggest piece of the retail pie in 2014, with Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO.

  • Winning holiday stock picks  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Discussing the holiday shopping season and which retailers are wining, with Liz Dunn, Talmage Advisors founder & CEO.

  • 2015 Hot holiday shopping trends  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    A holiday window display at Bloombingdales in New York.

    Discussing the holiday shopping season and how retailers are prepping for Christmas Eve, with Eddie Gindi, Century 21.

  • Retailers gear up for 'Super Saturday'  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Telsey Advisory Group CEO Dana Telsey, handicaps retail's winners and laggards as last minute shoppers enter the home stretch to Christmas.

  • L.L. Bean's boot boom going strong  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the hot demand for the famous "Bean Boot", made at the L.L. Bean factory in Brunswick, Maine.

  • Nike earnings beat; shares slide on future orders Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
    A customer tries on Nike sneakers at a Shoe Carnival store in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Nike reported quarterly earnings of 74 cents a share on revenue of $7.38 billion, beating expectations.

  • Crude cost really matter to retail?  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises CEO, discusses the cost of low crude oil is really a benefit to retailers.

  • RPT-BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1930 GMT /2:30 PM ET Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    Editor: Steve Orlofsky+ 1 646 223 6200. WASHINGTON- U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy. WASHINGTON- Jack Reed, a Mississippi clothing retailer, says the economic recovery is taking hold for his family business as...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Jack Reed can see the recovery taking hold at his family's 109- year-old clothing store in Tupelo, Mississippi, with sales buoyed in part by the paychecks tied to a Toyota plant up the road and rising confidence that the jobs are here to stay. Our shoppers seem more confident than they did a year ago, "said Reed, 63, whose chain of four stores clocked a...

  • Carbon38's fashion forward activewear  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Carbon38 co-founders Caroline Gogolak and Katie Warner Johnson, discuss their luxury athletic apparel line and pricing strategy.

  • LULU's EPS beats Street, comparable sales improve  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    Pam Quintiliano, SunTrust, breaks down the quarterly numbers on the struggling athletic apparel company.

  • 2015 holiday retail winners & losers  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Steve Sadove, former chairman & CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, provides his outlook for the holiday retail season, and comments on JC Penney's turnaround.

  • Costco retail sales benefiting from cheaper fuel?  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    Membership fees have helped Costco beat its profit estimates for the first quarter, but will cheaper fuel benefit the retailer's sales? Brian Nagel, retail analyst at Oppenheimer & Co thinks it's a possibility.

  • Dec 9- Abercrombie& Fitch Co Chief Executive Michael Jeffries, who transformed the teen apparel retailer from a drab sports brand into a fashion icon before running afoul of shoppers and investors, has stepped down after over two decades at the helm. Because I think that shift had already begun, " Simeon Siegel, a top-rated analyst from Nomura Equity Research, told...

  • Target manager gives epic pep talk worthy of Sparta Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    Scene from the film 300.

    A Target manager gave his employees an unforgettable pep talk in preparation for Black Friday.