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US apparel retailers' July 2017 sales roundup

July was another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with same-s...

US apparel retailers' December 2016 sales roundup

December proved to be a dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with soft in-store tr...


Beth Wright | 8 Nov 2016

Monthly same store sales growth for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures has been anaemic since February 2015, but mostly exceeded analyst expectations in October thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates.


Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 2016

Upside surprises were provided in September by two of the US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates. The remaining three failed to capitalise, however, with The Buckle faring the worst. 


Leonie Barrie | 18 Aug 2016

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide a much-needed lift for US clothing retailers thanks to several key trends and well-controlled inventory levels.


Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 2016

July proved to be another challenging month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with the majority reporting comparable declines. Unseasonable weather, clearance and promotional activity, and even the impact of Pokemon Go are all blamed. 

Latest Interviews

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2013

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.


Petah Marian | 2 Jan 2013

Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.

Latest News

Beth Wright | 8 Sep 2017

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.


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. 


Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 2 Jun 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

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.


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. 


Beth Wright | 4 May 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 7 Apr 2017

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.


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.


Michelle Russell | 1 Nov 2016

L Brands, owner of the Victoria's Secret, Pink and La Senza brands, has narrowed its third-quarter earnings guidance. 


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. 


Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 2016

More favourable hot and dry weather and an uptick in consumer confidence resulted in a bounce-back in US same-store sales for August. For the few apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, however, an increase in technology and travel spend weighed on monthly results. 


Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2016

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Michelle Russell | 15 Feb 2016

The "seemingly abrupt" departure of Sharen Jester Turney, the CEO of Victoria's Secret, is unlikely to be a reflection on the fundamentals of the business, one analyst has said, after she announced her decision to retire late last week. 


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. 


Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2015

Apparel company L Brands, owner of lingerie brands Victoria's Secret and La Senza, has upped its third-quarter earnings guidance and revealed plans to grow its store count globally by 30% in 2016. 


Katie Smith | 21 May 2015

Victoria’s Secret and La Senza owner L Brands has raised its full-year earnings guidance after booking a near 60% hike in first-quarter net profit.


Leonie Barrie | 5 Nov 2014

Textured Jersey Lanka says it is "back on a strong growth trajectory" as sales surged 29% in the second quarter thanks to a recovery in demand from its US customers.


Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2014

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, is one of the few winners this quarter according to analysts, after it raised its third-quarter earnings guidance.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 2014

A drop in demand from some of its US customers after abnormal weather in the early part of the year kept shoppers away from stores, has weighed on first-quarter profits at knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka.


Katie Smith | 23 May 2014

L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has lowered the top end of its full-year earnings guidance, despite booking a increase in first-quarter net profit.


Michelle Russell | 28 Feb 2014

L Brands has outlined plans to grow its Victoria's Secret brand in the UK and Middle East as part of its international growth strategy.

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