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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.

Transparency mixed in Uzbek cotton supply chain

Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2015

Transparency among apparel brands and retailers appears to be mixed when it comes to sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan. New research has revealed that while a number of companies have made improvements to address the issue of forced labour within the sector, many are reluctant to disclose the policies they are implementing or detail information about their suppliers.

Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Michelle Russell | 17 Dec 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to heavy promotional activity in order to keep sales up. Subsequently, however, margins and earnings were hit. As a result, a large number of firms were forced to carry out strategic reviews on their business operations in order to turn their businesses around. Here are some of those that just-style has reported on this year.

Mexico urges fast-fashion brands to source locally

Ivan Castano Freeman | 28 Oct 2014

Global fast-fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters who are keen to grow their business in Mexico are being urged to start sourcing apparel there instead of in Asia.

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

American Eagle acquires Tailgate as Q3 sales climb

Michelle Russell | 3 Nov 2015

American Eagle Outfitters has acquired Tailgate Clothing Company, owner of the Todd Snyder New York premium men's wear brand, as it revealed an increase in third-quarter comparable sales. 

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. 

ITC narrows denim laser abrasion patent probe

Leonie Barrie | 2 Sep 2015

The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.

American Eagle settles denim patent dispute

Michelle Russell | 22 Jun 2015

American Eagle Outfitters has settled an investigation through the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over patent infringement regarding certain laser abraded denim garments.

American Eagle Outfitters Q1 earnings soar

Michelle Russell | 21 May 2015

American Eagle Outfitters saw its earnings soar in the first quarter on the back of strong sales and margins.

American Eagle signs Chile and Peru licensing deal

Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 2015

American Eagle Outfitters has revealed plans to expand its global retail presence through a series of licensed stores throughout Chile and Peru.

UPDATE: Sandblasting in Chinese jeans factories

Leonie Barrie | 17 Mar 2015

American Eagle Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch have told just-style that recent audits found no evidence of sandblasting or sandblasting equipment at a factory in China where the deadly process is said to be used to make their jeans.

Analysts mixed on American Eagle profit hike

Katie Smith | 5 Mar 2015

Analysts have mixed views on American Eagle Outfitters' six-fold fourth-quarter profit increase, with one welcoming the performance, and another saying it still has more work to do.

American Eagle ups guidance as holiday sales grow

Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2015

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has booked an increase in sales for the Christmas period and upped its EPS guidance for the fourth quarter.

American Eagle Outfitters records mixed Q3

Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2014

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has booked a decline in third-quarter earnings but saw gross margin increase, in what analyst have described as a "difficult environment".

American Eagle Outfitters ups Q3 outlook

Katie Smith | 13 Nov 2014

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has lifted its earnings guidance for the third quarter, thanks to reduced promotional activity and lower expenses.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 31 Oct 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week included toxic chemicals found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers, wearable technology forecast to be a key trend for 2015, and Topshop teams with Beyoncé for a new street wear line.

US retailers urge ITC to drop denim patent case

Richard Woodard | 4 Sep 2014

Retailers and fashion businesses have joined forces to call on the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to abandon a patent investigation into laser-abraded jeans.

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".

RevoLaze files patent lawsuit against denim firms

Michelle Russell | 20 Aug 2014

Lazer technology firm RevoLaze has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against 17 denim jean companies for patent infringement.

just-style's research roundup

Liz Hague | 18 Jul 2014

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a case study of US fashion apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters, a global review of denim and jeanswear, and a country report of Vietnam.

American Eagle to hit UK shores with three stores

Michelle Russell | 30 Jun 2014

American Eagle Outfitters has announced its entry into the UK with three store openings as the company looks to expand its global presence.

American Eagle extends closed-loop partnership

Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 2014

American Eagle Outfitters has extended its partnership with closed-loop textile recycling firm I:Collect to roll out its garment and footwear recycle programme to all of its stores across the US and Canada.

American Eagle to close 150 stores

Michelle Russell | 21 May 2014

Visibility for the turnaround of American Eagle Outfitters is hazy, analysts have said, after the teen apparel retailer revealed an 89% decline in first-quarter earnings.

US travel goods firms call for changes to GSP

Leonie Barrie | 14 May 2014

Leading US travel goods companies, including Coach, VF Corp and Timberland, are continuing to call for legislation that would make US imports of items such as handbags, luggage and backpacks eligible for duty-free benefits.

American Eagle reports "highly disappointing" Q4

Michelle Russell | 11 Mar 2014

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has reported a "highly disappointing" fourth-quarter after earnings slumped and margins narrowed.

American Eagle CEO Hanson steps down

Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 2014

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has said its chief executive, Robert Hanson, has left the company after less than two years in the role.

Retailers again seek probe into Cambodia violence

Katie Smith | 21 Jan 2014

Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.

Latest blogs

Forced labour claims weigh on India mills

Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 2014

A number of retailers were last week forced to respond to allegations of "forced labour" among female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.

Teen retail troubles continue

Leonie Barrie | 27 Jan 2014

The troubled teen retail space saw more upheaval last week with the surprise departure of the chief executive of American Eagle Outfitters after less than two years in the role.

Company research

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. : Reacting to a need for change

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