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Ed Zwirn | 12 Nov 2013

Hot topics under discussion at the annual meeting of the rebranded United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) included major trade negotiations, and the changing concerns of the US apparel industry.


Petah Marian | 31 Aug 2011

Hurricane Irene hit the US at the peak of the back-to-school shopping period, causing concerns it would negatively impact the already challenged apparel sector. But industry watchers suggest it will only have had a limited effect on sales.


just-style.com | 7 Aug 2008

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' July 2008 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


just-style.com | 8 Nov 2007

The following is a general roundup of apparel and shoe chains' October 2007 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

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Katie Smith | 7 Apr 2016

Struggling teen action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a bid to lower its long-term debt and reduce costs. 


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. 


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.


Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 2015

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California narrowed losses in its last fiscal and booked higher sales.


Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 2015

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has booked an increase in comparable sales for the holiday period and upped its fourth-quarter EPS guidance.


Katie Smith | 4 Dec 2014

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has swung to a net loss during the third quarter, due to charges linked to loan financing the company completed in 2011.


Michelle Russell | 29 Aug 2014

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has moved to a profit in the second quarter thanks to growing sales and a gain on derivative liability.


Michelle Russell | 22 Aug 2014

Performance fabric specialist Garmatex Technologies has developed an advanced cooling fabric designed to help wearers function in extreme weather temperatures by regulating body temperature.


Pacific Sunwear of California's senior vice president of women's merchandising and design, Christine Lee, has stepped down to take up a new role at The Wet Seal.


Katie Smith | 30 May 2014

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has said it remains cautious in its outlook, despite narrowing its loss and increasing sales in the first quarter.


Richard Woodard | 19 Mar 2014

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California posted a marginally lower fourth quarter loss after maintaining recent increases in comparable store sales.


Michelle Russell | 10 Jan 2014

US action sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has cut its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings outlook, citing a "choppy" holiday season.


Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 2013

US action sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California saw its earnings soar in the third quarter, masking a decline in sales.


Katie Smith | 30 Aug 2013

US action sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has reported a wider second-quarter loss, despite higher sales and margins.


Petah Marian | 23 Jul 2013

Nike has named Craig Cheek as vice president of men's training, overseeing the sportswear giant's training, baseball and football businesses, including managing Nike's relationship with the National Football League (NFL).


Leonie Barrie | 7 Jun 2013

Action sports retailer Pacific Sunwear of California is extending its use of a software tool that helps it make faster and more accurate decisions on new product selection and pricing.


Katie Smith | 23 May 2013

Teen sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear has reported a wider first-quarter loss on the back of store closure costs and a loss on a derivative liability.


Katie Smith | 15 Apr 2013

Specialty clothing retailer The Wet Seal has named former Bebe Stores executive Tamara Chamberlain as its new vice president and general merchandise manager of the Arden B division.


Katie Smith | 21 Mar 2013

Teen sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc has seen its fourth-quarter losses narrow, helped by higher sales and better margins.


Katie Smith | 30 Nov 2012

Teen sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has swung to a third-quarter profit after Black Friday comparable store sales growth.


Petah Marian | 26 Nov 2012

A record 247m shoppers visited US stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 226m last year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).


Katie Smith | 19 Nov 2012

Surfwear and sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has teamed up with fashion designers Kendall and Kylie Jenner to launch a collection of women's clothing.


Katie Smith | 23 Oct 2012

Teen sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has implemented Demandware's multichannel commerce platform to drive online growth.

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