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US Q2 in brief – Sears, Cherokee Global Brands, Oxford Industries just-style | 14 Sep 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, both PVH and Guess Inc booked a rise in both earnings and revenue, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


US apparel retailers' January 2017 sales roundup Beth Wright | 7 Feb 17

January proved to be a better month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures but it wasn't all good news, with one big upside offsetting two huge declines - one of which represents the largest monthly comp store sales decline in 19 years.


US apparel retailers' December 2016 sales roundup Beth Wright | 6 Jan 17

December proved to be a dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with soft in-store traffic over the holiday season meaning that only two recorded a rise. This was despite retailers coming off a modestly strong Black Friday weekend.


US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup Beth Wright | 2 Dec 16

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November, with only two recording increases. This was despite robust e-commerce growth from the Black Friday weekend and a more favourable macro backdrop to consumer spending.


US apparel retailers' October 2016 sales roundup Beth Wright | 8 Nov 16

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.


US apparel retailers' September 2016 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 16

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. 


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. 


US apparel retailers' August 2016 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 16

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. 


US apparel retailers' July 2016 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 16

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. 


US apparel retailers' June 2016 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 8 Jul 16

June proved to be a more positive month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, thanks to better weather conditions and the Memorial Day holiday shift.


US apparel retailers' May 2016 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 16

April showers did not bring forth May revenue flowers as the slow start to the spring season continued for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales.


US apparel retailers' April 2016 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 10 May 16

The spring season appears to be off to a slow start for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with cool, wet weather continuing to dampen demand for spring clothing collections.

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