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US apparel retailers' October retail roundup

Unseasonably warm weather weighed on US retailers' sales of autumn clothing in October, combining with sluggish mall traffic, softer Hallowe...

US apparel retailers' September 2015 sales roundup

September proved to be another mixed month for US clothing retailers. While a later Labor Day weekend and the tail end of back-to-school sel...

US apparel retailers' August 2015 sales roundup

Katie Smith | 11 Sep 2015

US consumer spending was hampered by international concerns, including a China slowdown and emerging market stress, currency devaluations, and extremely volatile equity markets in August. And although back-to-school spending picked up in the latter half of the month, the majority of clothing retailers reported comparable store sales declines.

US apparel retailers' July 2015 retail roundup

Michelle Russell | 11 Aug 2015

July proved to be a difficult month for the apparel chains reporting monthly sales, with several hurt by tax holiday shifts in some southern states into August from July last year. As a result, retailers are not heading into the key back-to-school selling season with much momentum.

US apparel retailers' June 2015 retail roundup

Katie Smith | 10 Jul 2015

An improving US labour market, rising consumer confidence and higher wages were not enough to spark a significant break-out in spending in June, with half of the clothing chains reporting monthly comparable store sales seeing lower or flat trends.

US apparel retailers' March 2015 sales roundup

Katie Smith | 10 Apr 2015

While the earlier Easter this year helped the majority of US apparel retailers to book comparable store sales growth in March, adverse weather conditions, an economic soft patch during the first quarter, and lingering effects of the West Coast ports labour dispute weighed on overall results.

Latest Interviews

Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013...

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2013

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.

Speaking with style: Dilan Gooneratne, Bodyline

Petah Marian | 2 Jan 2013

Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.

Latest News

US Q3 in brief: Caleres, Citi Trends, Burlington

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 30 Nov 2015

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker revealed a mixed quarter, and Caleres saw its profit rise. Also, Citi Trends returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. Guess revealed declining earnings as a result of the stronger US dollar, while Dollar Tree's earnings fell on acquisition costs, and DSW recorded "disappointing" figures.

L Brands ups guidance and plans store expansion

Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2015

Apparel company L Brands, owner of lingerie brands Victoria's Secret and La Senza, has upped its third-quarter earnings guidance and revealed plans to grow its store count globally by 30% in 2016. 

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. 

L Brands lifts outlook after Q1 profit hike

Katie Smith | 21 May 2015

Victoria’s Secret and La Senza owner L Brands has raised its full-year earnings guidance after booking a near 60% hike in first-quarter net profit.

Textured Jersey on track as US demand recovers

Leonie Barrie | 5 Nov 2014

Textured Jersey Lanka says it is "back on a strong growth trajectory" as sales surged 29% in the second quarter thanks to a recovery in demand from its US customers.

L Brands emerges as one of few winners in Q3

Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2014

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, is one of the few winners this quarter according to analysts, after it raised its third-quarter earnings guidance.

Textured Jersey Q1 profit hit by US slowdown

Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 2014

A drop in demand from some of its US customers after abnormal weather in the early part of the year kept shoppers away from stores, has weighed on first-quarter profits at knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka.

L Brands lowers outlook despite Q1 profit growth

Katie Smith | 23 May 2014

L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has lowered the top end of its full-year earnings guidance, despite booking a increase in first-quarter net profit.

L Brands outlines UK, Middle East expansion plans

Michelle Russell | 28 Feb 2014

L Brands has outlined plans to grow its Victoria's Secret brand in the UK and Middle East as part of its international growth strategy.

L Brands books mixed Q4 results

Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 2014

L Brands, formerly known as Limited Brands, has booked a mixed fourth-quarter with an increase in earnings but a drop in revenues.

Body Central shuffles merchandising team

Katie Smith | 8 Jan 2014

Value apparel retailer Body Central has announced a series of changes to its management team, including the promotion of Patti Simigran to SVP and general merchandise manager.

Limited Brands lifts view after 25% Q3 profit hike

Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 2013

Retailer Limited Brands, operator of the Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath and La Senza stores, has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after booking a 25.3% jump in third-quarter profit.

Textured Jersey gears up for future growth

Leonie Barrie | 20 Nov 2013

Knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka is gearing up for future growth with a number of new investments to add capacity, reduce energy costs and expand across the region.

Langley to head Dressbarn merchandising at Ascena

Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2013

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has appointed Judith Langley as the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of its Dressbarn brand.

Former Coach president named REI boss

Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2013

Former Coach president and chief operating officer Jerry Stritzke has been named chief executive officer of outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc).

Limited Brands lifts outlook on Q2 profit growth

Katie Smith | 22 Aug 2013

US retailer Limited Brands (now known as L Brands) has raised its full year earnings guidance after it recorded a 24.5% increase in second quarter profit.

Victoria's Secret fights to protect Pink brand

Petah Marian | 31 Jul 2013

Victoria's Secret has moved to protect its Pink brand in the US, after shirt maker Thomas Pink sued the company over the use of the word in a UK court.

Ex-M&S lingerie head "seeks GBP1m compensation"

Petah Marian | 8 Jul 2013

Former Marks & Spencer lingerie director Janie Schaffer is reportedly seeking more than GBP1m (US$1.4m) in compensation from the UK retailer.

Coast managing director heads to Victoria's Secret

Katie Smith | 26 Jun 2013

Coast managing director Margaret McDonald is to leave the occasionwear retailer later this year to take up the role of president of Victoria's Secret lingerie.

Limited Brands lifts outlook on Q1 profit

Katie Smith | 23 May 2013

Limited Brands (now operating under a new temporary name L Brands) has lifted its full-year earnings guidance after posting a 14.4% increase in first-quarter net profit.

L Brands to move La Senza DC to Ohio

Katie Smith | 21 May 2013

L Brands, the new, temporary name for Limited Brands, is to relocate its La Senza distribution centre operations from Montreal, Canada to its Columbus, Ohio base in the US to "better meet customer demand" worldwide.

Guess hires Lazear as chief design officer

Katie Smith | 2 May 2013

Global lifestyle brand Guess has appointed Sharleen Ernster Lazear to the newly-created role of chief design officer, where she will oversee all product categories for the company's brands.

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