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What's in store for US back-to-school sales?

For the second year in a row, it seems consumers are being more restrained when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But with new fashions,...

US teen apparel retailers fight to stay relevant

Slow store traffic and declining sales have become a common theme for US teen apparel retailers, resulting in brands closing stores and chan...

New supply chain options key amid US port problems

Katie Smith | 12 Feb 2015

As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months. As the congestion continues to cause headwinds for apparel businesses, retailers are being told they must investigate new supply chain options, including more near- and on-shoring.

Apparel retailers balance bricks and clicks

Michelle Russell | 7 Aug 2014

Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now seeking a sustainable balance between the two - in addition to adapting their supply chains in order not to lose out.

Supply chain and omni-channel drive retail profit

Richard Woodard | 21 May 2014

Improved supply chain capabilities and omni-channel improvements will be a key driver of near-term profits for US retailers, with investment shifting from stores to IT.

Teen retail being rocked by fast fashion headwinds

Michelle Russell | 11 Apr 2014

The popularity of fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21, H&M and Zara has changed the way consumers shop for value on a global basis. And according to new research, continued expansion of these concepts is likely to put more pressure on speciality retailers in the US - particularly those in the teen space.

Latest Interviews

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress

Leonie Barrie | 27 Aug 2014

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Speaking with style: Fernando Capellán, Grupo M

Leonie Barrie | 31 Jul 2012

With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.

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US Q2 in brief: Finish Line, Zumiez, Cherokee

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2015

Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black. 

US Q1: Finish Line, Cherokee, Urban Outfitters

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 26 Jun 2015

First-quarter revenue forecasts for US apparel retailers fared far worse than earnings expectations. The Finish Line said it got off to a "solid start" with double-digit profit growth, and Cherokee was pleased with a "strong" quarter, despite some headwinds. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters revealed a mixed quarter, while Men's Wearhouse booked record sales but a decline in earnings.

Aeropostale EVP departure "not a surprise"

Leonie Barrie | 22 Jun 2015

Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc is parting company with executive vice president Emilia Fabricant – in a move described by one analyst as “not surprising.”

Charges send Aeropostale to Q4 loss

Richard Woodard | 13 Mar 2015

Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale claimed an underlying net profit in the fourth quarter, but had to report a sizeable loss thanks to store impairment charges.

US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers

Katie Smith | 3 Mar 2015

The US has raised “serious” concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.

Aeropostale holiday sales decline 11%

Katie Smith | 8 Jan 2015

Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale has said it expects a lower fourth-quarter loss than first forecast, despite posting a double-digit drop in holiday sales.

Mixed reaction to Aeropostale Q3 loss

Richard Woodard | 4 Dec 2014

Analysts gave a mixed response to apparel retailer Aeropostale’s third quarter adjusted net loss of $35.2m, with net sales and comps falling by double digits.

More change required at teen retailer Aeropostale

Katie Smith | 6 Oct 2014

More changes are required at Aeropostale if the teen apparel retailer is to update and reposition its merchandise so that it resonates with consumers, analysts have warned.

Aeropostale to step into Chile

Katie Smith | 6 Oct 2014

Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale is to launch its namesake and PS from Aeropostale brands in Chile under a licensing agreement with Sociedad Comercial Grupo Yes SpA.

Struggles continue for Aeropostale in Q2

Michelle Russell | 22 Aug 2014

Aéropostale has recorded second-quarter figures in line with management guidance, but analysts believe the teen apparel retailer continues to struggle.

Analysts upbeat on American Eagle Q2

Michelle Russell | 20 Aug 2014

American Eagle Outfitters has revealed what analysts believe is a "good report in a difficult environment".

Former Aeropostale CEO Geiger returns to role

Michelle Russell | 19 Aug 2014

Julian Geiger, the former CEO of teen apparel retailer Aeropostale has rejoined the company with immediate effect.

Private equity firm to relaunch Coldwater Creek

Katie Smith | 9 Jun 2014

Troubled women's wear retailer Coldwater Creek will be relaunched as an independent company as part of a deal with private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has acquired the brand and other intellectual property.

Aeropostale to enjoy better sourcing with new deal

Katie Smith | 28 May 2014

Retailer Aeropostale could benefit from better sourcing by tapping into the resources of another investment of private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has just closed a financing deal with the teen apparel chain.

Aeropostale Q1 hit by “merchandise misses”

Richard Woodard | 23 May 2014

Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale suffered from weak retail traffic and “significant self-inflicted merchandise misses” in the first quarter, sending losses soaring.

Aeropostale to axe jobs and stores in cost-cutting

Richard Woodard | 1 May 2014

Retailer Aeropostale is aiming to save US$30-35m a year through cost-cutting measures including the closure of 125 stores and 100 further job losses - although analysts are warning the measures might not go far enough.

Aeropostale in financing deal as Q4 loss widens

Michelle Russell | 14 Mar 2014

Hopes of a turnaround at Aeropostale seem to be some way off after the struggling teen apparel retailer said its performance in 2013 was "not acceptable" after it widened its net loss in the fourth-quarter.

Aeropostale "considering private equity deal"

Michelle Russell | 11 Feb 2014

Struggling teen apparel retailer Aeropostale is understood to be considering raising capital from private equity firms as it mulls ways to shore up its balance sheet.

Aeropostale said to be seeking potential buyers

Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 2014

Struggling teen apparel retailer Aeropostale is understood to have contacted at least two private equity firms about a possible sale.

Aeropostale swings to Q3 loss of $25.6m

Katie Smith | 5 Dec 2013

Struggling teen apparel retailer Aeropostale remains cautious in its outlook after swinging to a net loss during the third quarter, weighed down by lower sales.

just-style's most read stories this week...

Katie Smith | 29 Nov 2013

The most-read stories on just-style this week include plans set out by H&M to pay a fair living wage to workers in its clothing supply chain, an interview with John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, and rising Indian garment exports as orders divert from China and Bangladesh.

Aeropostale adopts 'poison pill' rights plan

Katie Smith | 27 Nov 2013

Aeropostale has adopted a so-called 'poison pill' stockholder rights plan after one of the teen clothing retailer's shareholders urged the company to sell the business.

Latest blogs

Cambodia issues could put country's sourcing status at risk

Leonie Barrie | 2 Jun 2014

Major global brands and retailers that source clothing from Cambodia issued a stark warning last week that ongoing political instability, and alleged human rights violations could hurt future growth, and put the country's status as a strategic sourcing market at risk.

Fashion industry takes a more sustainable path

Leonie Barrie | 6 May 2014

A more sustainable fashion industry requires complete transparency and control over every aspect of production, according to the third biennial Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

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