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  • Feb 25- Discount apparel retailer TJX Cos Inc forecast current-quarter and full-year profit below analysts' expectations, citing a strong dollar and wage hikes. TJX said on Wednesday it would raise wages in the United States to a minimum of $9 per hour from June, a move that matches Wal-Mart Stores Inc's hike announced last week. TJX forecast a profit of 64- 66 cents...

  • TJX posts 11 pct rise in profit, to raise U.S. wages Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    Feb 25- Discount apparel retailer TJX Cos Inc reported an 11.3 percent rise in quarterly profit and said it would raise wages in the United States to a minimum of $9 per hour from June. TJX also said it would buy back up to $1.8 billion- $1.9 billion of shares this fiscal year, $100 million- $200 million more than last year. TJX said net income rose to $648.2 million, or 93...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A Muslim woman denied a sales job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wears a head scarf has won the support of Christians, Jews, Sikhs and fellow Muslims as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear her case. The Supreme Court is due to hear a one-hour oral argument in the case on Wednesday, with a ruling due by the end of...

  • Is Fashion Week still in vogue?   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Is Fashion Week still in vogue?

    Enrico Ziglio, founder of Sister Jane says fashion week is still important, but trends are changing faster than ever, due to the consumer and social media's impact.

  • Instagram, fashion and buying catwalk style   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Instagram, fashion and buying catwalk style

    Rose Thomas, author of The Londoner Blog, says social media platforms like Instagram are driving growth for fashion designers.

  • Menswear fashion set to boom?   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Menswear fashion set to boom?

    Erika Nilsson-Humphrey, founder of Dappad, says menswear fashion could overtake womenswear by 2018.

  • Under Armour, Muhammad Ali team up on sportswear Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Muhammad Ali Under Armour

    Under Armour and the boxing legend are collaborating on an apparel collection launching next month that will revolve around Ali's likeness.

  • Puma CEO: The 'fastest sports brand' worldwide?   Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Puma CEO: The 'fastest sports brand' worldwide?

    Bjoern Gulden, CEO of Puma SE says "we want to be the fastest sports brand in the world," while discussing its 2015 marketing costs and hiring of superstar, Rihanna.

  • 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.