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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...

Latest Interviews

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Latest News

The Wet Seal turnaround “already in motion” 11 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

The new CEO at troubled retailer The Wet Seal says he will “move quickly” to restore growth after the women’s wear business posted a loss in the second quarter.


Former Wet Seal CEO returns as Goodman exits 3 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Former Wet Seal CEO Edmond Thomas is to return to the helm of the teen apparel retailer, replacing John Goodman who has left the company.


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.

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