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Authentic Brands, DSW make US$375m swoop for Camuto Hannah Abdulla | 10 Oct 18

Authentic Brands Group — owner of brands including Juicy Couture, Aeropostale and Nautica — is to acquire the Camuto Group in a US$375m deal together with US footwear and accessories retailer DSW Group.


US Q1 in brief – Destination Maternity, Tailored Brands, Boot Barn just-style | 8 Aug 18

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp saw revenues exceed guidance thanks to strength across the business, while Guess saw continued momentum in Europe and Asia push earnings and sales up in the three months ended 5 May. Dick's Sporting Goods raised its full-year outlook and Destination XL narrowed its net losses.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 18 May 18

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination Maternity narrowed its net loss, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.


US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


US Q2 in brief – Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding just-style | 22 Sep 17

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.


US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


DSW expands outside US with Oman warehouse Beth Wright | 30 Jun 17

US footwear retailer DWS Inc has opened its first warehouse in Oman, marking the first expansion of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America.


US Q4 in brief – Cherokee, Vince Holding, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 15 May 17

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


US Q3 in brief – The Finish Line, Destination Maternity, Cherokee, Sears Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 9 Dec 16

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.


DSW promotes Poff to finance chief role Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 16

US footwear retailer DSW Inc has promoted Jared Poff to the role of chief finance officer. 


DSW stores to demonstrate 3D printing of shoes Beth Wright | 18 Oct 16

US footwear retailer DSW Inc is revealing the technology behind its custom-fit shoes made in collaboration with US start-up Feetz, in a pop-up shop based at two of its locations.


DSW and Infor partner on converged commerce application Beth Wright | 9 Sep 16

US-based cloud softwear provider Infor has partnered with US footwear retailer DSW Inc to deliver a back-office transformation for DSW and a new converged commerce application for modern retailing.


US Q2 in brief - The Finish Line, Cherokee, Zumiez, Vince Holding, Tailored Brands Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 9 Sep 16

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. 


DSW to sell custom fit 3D-printed shoes Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 16

US footwear retailer DSW Inc is to bring custom-fit shoes to the masses, using 3D printing technology to fulfil thousands of orders a month from a manufacturing facility in San Diego.


DSW seeks new CFO as Meixelsperger resigns Beth Wright | 7 Jun 16

US footwear and accessories retailer DSW is seeking a new chief financial officer following the resignation of Mary Meixelsperger to pursue another opportunity.


US Q4 in brief: Cherokee Global Brands, Perry Ellis, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 16

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. 


DSW to scale off-price sourcing with Ebuys buy Katie Smith | 18 Feb 16

US footwear and accessories retailer DSW has agreed to acquire off-price e-commerce retailer Ebuys in a deal which it says will allow the company to strategically scale its off-price sourcing capabilities. 


US Q3 in brief: Finish Line, Gymboree, Cherokee Global Brands, Men's Wearhouse Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 7 Jan 16

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. 


DSW appoints Rawlins CEO in transition Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 15

US footwear and accessories retailer DSW has appointed Roger Rawlins as chief executive, succeeding the retiring Michael MacDonald.


US Q2 in brief: Finish Line, Zumiez, Cherokee, Gymboree Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 25 Sep 15

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. 


US Q1 in brief: Finish Line, Cherokee, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 26 Jun 15

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.


DSW Q4 profit climbs on traffic gains Michelle Russell | 18 Mar 15

US footwear and accessories retailer DSW has booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales thanks to traffic gains in both store and digital channels.


DSW promotes Mustafa to supply chain chief Katie Smith | 2 Feb 15

US footwear and accessories retailer DSW has announced a series of management changes, including the promotion of Harris Mustafa to the position of executive vice president and chief supply chain officer.


DSW raises outlook despite Q3 profit drop Katie Smith | 25 Nov 14

US footwear retailer DSW has lifted its full-year earnings outlook, despite posting a drop in third-quarter profit.


US: DSW encouraged by sales trend improvement in Q2 Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 14

Footwear retailer DSW has said it is encouraged by the sequential improvement in its sales trends in the second quarter as revenues increased 4.5%.


US: DSW cuts full-year outlook on Q1 sales drop Katie Smith | 29 May 14

Footwear retailer DSW has lowered its full-year outlook after unseasonal weather and an aggressive promotional environment weighed on first-quarter sales.


US: DSW steps into Canada with Town Shoes acquisition Katie Smith | 13 May 14

US retail group DSW has closed its initial acquisition of Canada's largest footwear and accessories retailer Town Shoes for CAD75.5m (US$68.7m).


US: DSW appoints Meixelsperger as finance chief Michelle Russell | 17 Apr 14

Branded footwear and accessories retailer DSW has appointed Mary Meixelsperger as its chief financial officer.


US: DSW steps into Canada with Town Shoes stake Katie Smith | 16 Apr 14

DSW is expanding into Canada after acquiring a minority stake in the country's largest footwear and accessories retailer Town Shoes for CAD68m (US$61.8m).


US: DSW sees earnings growth in its fourth-quarter Michelle Russell | 18 Mar 14

Despite a mixed bottom-line performance from DSW over the last 12 months, the branded footwear and accessories retailer has managed to report earnings growth in its final quarter.

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