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US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November...

US apparel retailers' October 2016 sales roundup

Monthly same store sales growth for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures has been anaemic since February 2015,...


Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 2016

Upside surprises were provided in September by two of the US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates. The remaining three failed to capitalise, however, with The Buckle faring the worst. 


Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 2016

July proved to be another challenging month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with the majority reporting comparable declines. Unseasonable weather, clearance and promotional activity, and even the impact of Pokemon Go are all blamed. 


Michelle Russell | 8 Jul 2016

June proved to be a more positive month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, thanks to better weather conditions and the Memorial Day holiday shift.


Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 2016

April showers did not bring forth May revenue flowers as the slow start to the spring season continued for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales.

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In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.


In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Tailored Brands showed improvement on Q1 but saw earnings slide, while DSW booked mixed results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 2016

More favourable hot and dry weather and an uptick in consumer confidence resulted in a bounce-back in US same-store sales for August. For the few apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, however, an increase in technology and travel spend weighed on monthly results. 


In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings. 


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. 


Michelle Russell | 21 May 2015

US denim specialist The Buckle has booked first-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations as both sales and margins fell.


Katie Smith | 16 Mar 2015

US denim specialist The Buckle has seen its net profit increase in the fourth quarter, helped by higher sales, including a double-digit gain in online sales.


Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2014

US denim specialist The Buckle has made three senior management appointments, including that of Diane Applegate to the position of vice president of supply chain and merchandising operations.


Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 2014

US denim specialist The Buckle has booked a mixed set of results in its third-quarter with sales growing but earnings remaining flat.


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.


Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 2014

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle has booked a drop in earnings in the second quarter.


Michelle Russell | 22 May 2014

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle recorded a slight decline in earnings in its first-quarter thanks to higher costs and only a marginal increase in sales.


Katie Smith | 14 Mar 2014

Lower sales contributed to a 3.4% decline in fourth-quarter profit at teen fashion retailer The Buckle.


Michelle Russell | 14 Feb 2014

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has promoted Kari Smith to the newly created role of executive vice president of stores.


Michelle Russell | 14 Feb 2014

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has promoted Kari Smith to the newly created role of executive vice president of stores.


Michelle Russell | 14 Feb 2014

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has promoted Kari Smith to the newly created role of executive vice president of stores.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 2013

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has posted a 3.1% drop in third quarter profit after sales slipped.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 2013

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has posted a 3.1% drop in third quarter profit after sales slipped.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 2013

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has posted a 3.1% drop in third quarter profit after sales slipped.


Katie Smith | 23 Aug 2013

Denim specialist The Buckle has recorded an 8.2% increase in second quarter profit, helped by higher sales in-store and online.


Katie Smith | 23 May 2013

Denim specialist The Buckle has today (23 May) posted a slight decline in first-quarter net profit, despite delivering higher sales than last year.


Katie Smith | 15 Mar 2013

Denim specialist The Buckle has seen its fourth-quarter profit rise, helped by higher sales and merchandise margins.


Katie Smith | 15 Nov 2012

Denim specialist The Buckle has today (15 November) posted a 9.3% increase in third-quarter profit on the back of sales growth.

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