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US Q1 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Cherokee Global Brands just-style | 1 Aug 19

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp has raised its fiscal 2020 outlook, Cherokee Global Brands booked a mixed first quarter and announced it will officially rebrand to Apex Global Brands, Destination Maternity reported a challenging start to the year amid the news Marla Ryan will step down as CEO, while PVH Corp saw profits slip. Dick's Sporting Goods enjoyed higher sales as did Footlocker. 


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 23 May 19

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.


L Brands coy on talk of Victoria's Secret spin off Hannah Abdulla | 6 Mar 19

L Brands has refused to be drawn directly into comments following calls from activist investor Barington Capital Group for the group to spin off its Victoria's Secret brand in a move it claims will "meaningfully improve long-term value for shareholders".


US apparel retailers' January 2019 sales roundup Beth Wright | 11 Feb 19

January saw little New Year cheer for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly sales, with only one booking a rise in monthly comps. All posted net sales declines of at least 18% during the period.  


US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


US apparel retailers' December 2018 sales roundup Beth Wright | 11 Jan 19

December saw little cheer for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as only one reported a rise in monthly comps while the remainder posted flat or lower sales for the period. 


L Brands offloads La Senza to private equity firm Beth Wright | 17 Dec 18

L Brands, owner of the Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works stores, has inked a deal to sell its La Senza lingerie business to an affiliate of Regent LP, a global private equity firm.


US apparel retailers' October 2018 sales roundup Beth Wright | 9 Nov 18

October proved yet another mixed month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as two firms reported negative monthly comps while another booked its 20th consecutive gain.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Sears just-style | 26 Oct 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


L Brands to close Henri Bendel business Beth Wright | 14 Sep 18

L Brands, owner of the Victoria's Secret, Pink and La Senza brands, is to close all of its Henri Bendel stores along with the Henri Bendel website at the beginning of next year.


US apparel retailers' August 2018 sales roundup Beth Wright | 7 Sep 18

August proved another mainly positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, yet growth slowed as retailers faced significantly steeper expectations this month, making upside surprises more unlikely.


US apparel retailers' July 2018 sales roundup Beth Wright | 10 Aug 18

July proved another mainly positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales as all but one booked an increase, two reported surprise upticks, and another far surpassed consensus estimates.


Top 10 apparel brands combined worth US$111.3bn Beth Wright | 1 Jun 18

The world’s top ten apparel brands have grown in value by 5% year-on-year and are now worth US$111.3bn, according to the 2018 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.


US apparel retailers' April 2018 sales roundup Beth Wright | 11 May 18

April proved a more subdued month for the majority of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as the Easter holiday shift into March took its toll with one reverting to its negative trajectory after a surprise uptick in March.


US apparel retailers' March 2018 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 18

March proved a positive month for the majority of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, but one continued on its negative trend after a surprise uptick in January.


US apparel retailers' February 2018 sales roundup Beth Wright | 16 Mar 18

February proved a positive month for the majority of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, although The Buckle reverted to its negative trend after a surprise uptick last month.


US apparel retailers' January 2018 sales roundup Beth Wright | 8 Feb 18

January proved a more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, as all but one posted increases in January, and one narrowly avoided its 31st consecutive monthly same store sales decline.


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 apparel retailers' December 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 5 Jan 18

December proved a more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures as strong job growth coupled with modest wage gains look to finally be driving better improved retail sales.


US apparel retailers' November 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 1 Dec 17

November proved a more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures as digital and store-based sales came in better than expected over the Black Friday weekend, getting the key holiday trading season off to a solid start.


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 apparel retailers' August 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 8 Sep 17

August proved a slightly more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures as same-store sales came in ahead of expectations, but bankruptcies, store closures, anaemic earnings growth, and the looming spectre of Amazon continue to cast a pall over the group with all but one recording a decline.


US apparel retailers' July 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 4 Aug 17

July was another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with same-store sales coming in ahead of expectations but consumer spending softening going into the key back-to-school shopping season.


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. 


US apparel retailers' June 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 6 Jul 17

June proved to be a difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, despite same-store sales coming in 180 basis points ahead of consensus forecasts, as weak traffic and warmer weather saw all but one record a decline.


US apparel retailers' May 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 2 Jun 17

May proved to be another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with all but one recording a decline.


Dior, Nike and Inditex world's largest apparel companies Beth Wright | 26 May 17

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.


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 apparel retailers' April 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 4 May 17

April proved to the latest in a line of difficult months for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with all but one recording a decline.


US apparel retailers' March 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 7 Apr 17

March proved to be another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with three hurt by a later Easter and lower foot traffic.

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