Apparel Retail


  • Swimwear Debuts from Resort 2012 Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Chris Benz all added swimwear to each of their resort collections for the very first time this year. Blame it on the tough retail climate, says Catherine Moellering, executive vice president of Donegar’s Tobe unit. “It’s not totally surprising that we’re seeing this,” Moellering says. She notes many other designers are expanding their brands to other retail categories and cited Tory Burch, who recently entered eyewear category, as an example. It’s all about driving m

    Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Chris Benz added swimwear to their resort collections for the very first time this year.  Get a taste of the swimwear debut of these three designers.

  • CEO Dads and Their Executive Kids Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. It offers the same satisfaction as helping a child get a leg up in life, bit it also offers the tempting possibility of the family business surviving after dad retires. This holds true whether the business is a feed store, a bait and tackle shop, or a multinational conglomerate.Click ahead and see the CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies

    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. Here are some CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies.

  • Cramer: This Phenomenon Is Not Going Away Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host weighs in on a popular apparel maker.

  • Gap CEO: 'Keep Your Eye on the Long-Term' Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 3:21 PM ET
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    Long-term Gap shareholders will need to be a little more patient. The nation's largest apparel retailer told investors gathered at the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference in New York Wednesday that some of the actions it plans to take to turn around its business will be apparent by this Christmas holiday season, but most won't come until next year.

  • Widlitz: The Grinch is Coming to a Store Near You Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET

    Even though most consumers are just starting to work on their summer tan, retailers are already plotting how they will convince you come Black Friday that you can’t live without that must-have sweater, over-priced pair of boots or flat screen TV. With rising input costs, food inflation and continued heavy prices at the pump my prediction is The Grinch and Heat Miser will wipe the floor with the Snow Miser.

  • Cramer: These 4 Things Could Fix Market Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

    Plus, the "Mad Money" host reveals his "Game Plan" for the days to come.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including whether you should short financials, and which tech names are smart buys, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Fashion Website Asos Gets International Shopper Boost Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:20 AM ET

    Asos, the British fast fashion website which promises cheap versions of celebrities’ outfits within days of them appearing on the red carpet, reported record annual sales Thursday, helped by sales from its recently-launched partner websites in the United States, France and Germany.

  • The Affordable Footwear Act Is a Real Thing Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 2:19 PM ET

    Apparently this is real: the U.S. Senate introduced a bill today aimed at eliminating the hidden costs included in the price of low-cost and children’s shoes.

  • As China’s Workers Get a Raise, Companies Fret Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 11:38 AM ET

    Higher wages in China could translate into increased costs for Western retailers and trading companies and result in higher prices for American and European consumers, The New York Times reports.

  • As China’s Workers Get a Raise, Companies Fret Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 11:52 PM ET

    The rising labor costs for companies that supply Chinese goods to the West may result in higher consumer prices. The NYT reports.

  • Two women look at a jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai. Following in the footsteps of Japan, China has become the world's second-largest consumer of high-end fashion, accessories and luxury goods.

    The upcoming listings of retailers Coach, Prada and Samsonite in Hong Kong are a sign that the future growth of the retail and luxury industry is in China, according to one analyst.

  • Teen Retailer Wars Heat Up     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:53 PM ET

    Teen retailers, American Eagle and Aeropostale have lost ground lately, but could these beaten down stocks offer an investment opportunity? Liz Dunn, FBR Capital Markets analyst weighs in.

  • Options Action: Ralph Lauren     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:45 PM ET

    Ralph Lauren is off 11.08 today, and not surprisingly has been seeing some unusual options activity, says Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald. "We should have expected that sooner or later rising input costs would have an impact," he says.

  • Should You Stay Out of Retail?     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:10 PM ET

    Brian Sozzi, Wall Street Strategies, explains they investors should stay clear out of the retail sector. "The recession led to two years of strong operating margin expansion, now companies can't sustain these multiples," he says.

  • Retail Impact on Markets     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 11:06 AM ET

    Discussing how weak retail and high gas prices play into the markets right now, with Matthew McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor; David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors; and Jan Kniffen, Jay Rogers Kniffen.

  • Take Your Position: Mall Stocks     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:24 PM ET

    "Most retailers will have upside in the first quarter," says Jennifer Davis, Lazard Capital Markets analyst.

  • This Stock Is a 'Gift' At Current Levels Friday, 13 May 2011 | 6:31 PM ET

    Now is the time to snap up this deal, Cramer said.

  • The first quarter is now behind us and as retail earnings start to trickle out, the S&P retail index is hitting new highs.

  • Can Retail Keep Rolling?     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:46 PM ET

    Discussing the "big picture" outlook on the retail sector, with Jeff Blaeser, Morgan Joseph retail analyst. Retailers have reduced their costs over the last two years, he says.