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US: Tommy Hilfiger children’s sweatshirts recalled just-style.com | 14 May 10

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said around 1,700 sweatshirts were involved – 400 in the US and 1,300 in Canada.


US: Macy's swings to Q1 profit on local focus just-style.com | 13 May 10

A scheme to tailor its merchandise to the needs of local markets has helped lift sales and return US department store operator Macy's to a first-quarter profit.


COMMENT: Early Easter hurts apparel retailers in April Leonie Barrie | 7 May 10

Industry commentators continue to be upbeat about the ongoing recovery in shoppers' spending, even though figures released on Thursday (6 May) showed same-store sales at many US retailers took a tumble in April.


US: Retailers' April 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 May 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' April 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Retailers' March 2010 sales roundup Joe Ayling | 8 Apr 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' March 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: California steps closer to a fur labelling law just-style.com | 7 Apr 10

California is on its way to becoming the sixth US state with a fur labelling law after adopting legislation earlier this week that requires garments made of animal fur to say so on the label.


VIEWPOINT: Brands can make a fashionable return Leonie Barrie | 16 Mar 10

In the fickle world of fashion, brands fall in and out of style with alarming regularity. Driven by the relentless quest for what's new, different or improved, shoppers are erratic in their loyalties - and labels that fail to keep up are quick to fall off the fashion radar.


Spotlight on...Tommy Hilfiger buyout Joe Ayling | 15 Mar 10

The acquisition of Netherlands-based fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger by apparel giant Phillips-Van Heusen signals further industry consolidation, but seems to make operational sense for both companies. Joe Ayling reports on today's (15 March) US$3bn deal.


Tommy Hilfiger: The highs and lows just-style.com | 15 Mar 10

Launched as a men's wear brand in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger has weathered a series of ups and downs over the last 25 years - culminating in today's announcement that it is to be sold to US apparel firm Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) in a $3bn deal. Here we chart the label's highs and lows.


US: Madonna clothing range to hit Macy's stores just-style.com | 10 Mar 10

A much-speculated clothing collection by Madonna will hit Macy's stores in August after the pop star struck a joint venture deal with Iconix Brand Group.


US: Kenneth Cole Productions FY losses widen just-style.com | 3 Mar 10

Kenneth Cole Productions has reported a widening of its losses for the full year although it noted that it had returned to operating profitability in the back half of 2009.


US: Macy’s to launch Reaction sportswear line just-style.com | 2 Mar 10

Department store chain Macy’s is combining with apparel firm Kenneth Cole Productions to launch a new collection of men’s sportswear under the Reaction banner in fall 2010.


US: Macy's back in profit after strong Q4 just-style.com | 23 Feb 10

A fall in its full year sales failed to stop Macy's report a swing back into profit after what the company's CEO described as a "clear cut improvement" in performance in the fourth quarter.


INSIGHT: Jones Apparel shows M&A appetite Joe Ayling | 10 Feb 10

US apparel company Jones Apparel Group continues to shutter stores in a bid to focus on core brands, but is not ruling out further acquisitions after the purchase of Robert Rodriguez Collection this month.


US: Stein Mart hires Brian Morrow as chief merchant just-style.com | 1 Feb 10

Off-price retailer Stein Mart Inc has tapped Brian R Morrow, the general merchandising manager at Macy's West, as its new executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.


US: Macy’s recalls China-made boys' Santa clothing sets just-style.com | 27 Jan 10

About 9,600 First Impressions boys' three-piece Santa clothing sets, made in China and imported by Macy's Merchandising Group Inc of New York, have been recalled because of the risk of choking.


US: Children's Place names Jane Elfers as CEO just-style.com | 11 Dec 09

After a search lasting more than two years, The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc today (11 December) finally named Jane Elfers as its new president and chief executive officer.


INSIGHT: Liz Claiborne inks "next level" deal with JC Penney Joe Ayling | 9 Oct 09

Women's wear marketer Liz Claiborne has entered into a ten-year licensing deal for its flagship brands with department store retailer JC Penney, in a bid to return to wholesale profit.


US: Stein Mart adds Mettler to board just-style.com | 18 Aug 09

Department store chain Stein Mart has announced the appointment of Robert L Mettler to the company's board of directors.


US: Macy’s pleased with Q2 earnings despite sales glitch just-style.com | 12 Aug 09

US department store operator Macy’s has beat second quarter earnings expectations despite posting a 90% drop in second quarter profit.


US: Urban Brands appoints new VP of human resources just-style.com | 29 Jul 09

Women's apparel firm Urban Brands has appointed David Brown to executive vice-president of human resources.


US: Jones Apparel taps Tangoren for new jeanswear role just-style.com | 23 Jul 09

Jones Apparel Group has appointed Mehmet Tangoren as senior VP of product development for its Jeanswear Division.


US: Joe's Jeans to license brand for belts just-style.com | 22 Jul 09

Apparel company Joe's Jeans has signed a new license deal with Vogue Trimmings to manufacture and distribute Joe's branded belts for men, women, girls and boys.


US: Beyoncé linked to new fashion label just-style.com | 3 Jul 09

Pop star Beyoncé is reportedly bringing out a new fashion label named after her latest album 'I Am ... Sasha Fierce.'


US: Macy's to recall 30,000 sweatshirts just-style.com | 18 Jun 09

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has said that Macy's is to voluntary recall over 30,000 hooded sweatshirts.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 15 May 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


US: Macy's loss widens as Q1 sales drop 9.5% just-style.com | 13 May 09

US department store retailer Macy's has widened its first quarter loss on lower sales and restructuring charges.


US: Retailers' April 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 7 May 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' April 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Rachel Roy brand to launch at Macy's just-style.com | 16 Apr 09

US fashion firm Jones Apparel Group has announced that its Rachel Rachel Roy diffusion brand will be offered exclusively at department store chain Macy's.


US: La Jolla recalls O'Neill hooded sweatshirts just-style.com | 26 Mar 09

Around 9,700 O'Neill children's sweatshirts with drawstrings have been recalled due to a strangulation hazard, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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