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Tough times ahead for teen apparel retailers

It's not so long ago that teens were something of a sweet spot on the retail landscape, buoyed by a core customer who seemed immune to the r...

September retail sales hint at holiday forecasts

A strong end to the back-to-school shopping season and postponed demand following Hurricane Irene at the end of August contributed to the so...

US apparel retail sales shine in June

While cold weather, storms and flooding dampened demand for spring and summer merchandise in May, US apparel retailers rebounded with a bett...

US retailers see only modest sales gains in May

After receiving a late Easter boost to sales last month, it was perhaps inevitable that US apparel retailers would see only modest sales gai...

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Dov Charney ousted at American Apparel 19 Jun 2014

Richard Woodard

Colourful American Apparel founder Dov Charney has been ousted by the company’s board of directors as investigations into misconduct allegations continue.


Wet Seal swings to Q1 loss as sales slump 28 May 2014

Katie Smith

Specialty apparel retailer The Wet Seal swung to a "disappointing" loss during the first quarter, after "disruptive" weather and soft traffic dampened sales.


The Wet Seal to exit Arden B business 25 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

The Wet Seal is to wind down its Arden B brand with the closure of 31 stores, as the specialty apparel retailer looks to grow its namesake label.


Wet Seal narrows Q4 loss despite sales slump 21 Mar 2014

Katie Smith

Specialty apparel retailer The Wet Seal has narrowed its loss during the fourth quarter, after lower expenses offset a double-digit decline in sales.


Wet Seal warns of larger Q4 loss on sales declines 6 Feb 2014

Michelle Russell

The Wet Seal has said it expects to report a larger fourth-quarter loss than previously guided, due to lower-than-expected sales and higher promotional activity.

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