Chin Up in the Downswing: Luxury Retailers Keep at It in Manhattan; H&M Expected to Post Positive Q1 Numbers; GM Moves Toward Efficiency - March 20, 2009 05:15 PM
Fashion retail, both high-end and budget-conscious, has shown positive developments in terms of expansion and first-quarter profit expectations. GM also said that current economic conditions have forced the company to up its efficiency.
Chin Up in the Downswing: Dow, Commodities Bouncing Back; Aeropostale Flying High - March 16, 2009 05:45 PM
Wall Street is heading back up, thanks to bank stocks and confidence on the part of the Fed. Commodities are also lending an unexpected boost, and apparel retailer Aeropostale posted strong fourth-quarter numbers.
Chin Up in the Downswing: Retail, Buffett and Virtual Startups Cash In - March 12, 2009 05:15 PM
U.S. retail sector's February figures outpaced analysts’ expectations, Buffett sees potential for domestic investment and a former venture capitalist sees flush funding for new “virtual world” sites.
Chin Up in the Downswing: Buckle, American Public Education, Short Selling Uptick Rule - March 11, 2009 05:00 PM
Among the latest positive financial headlines: clothing retailer Buckle and online education company American Public Education had positive numbers for Q4. Financial markets may get a boost if the uptick rule on short selling is reinstated.
L’Oréal Latest to File Counterfeit Suit Against eBay - March 10, 2009 05:14 PM
Online auction site eBay is again being sued for failing to regulate the sale of counterfeit goods on its site; previous decisions have been contradictory.
Italian Government Offers Boost to Fashion Industry - March 04, 2009 11:15 AM
Italian Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola has vowed to put “interventions” in place by mid-March to boost the country’s iconic but flagging fashion industry.
eBay Victorious Over Rolex in Latest Counterfeiting Lawsuit - February 27, 2009 11:25 AM
Online auction giant eBay won a lawsuit in Germany in a case brought by Rolex Group about counterfeit watches sold by third parties on the auction site.
Roundup of Fashion Week Fall 2009: New York - February 24, 2009 10:45 AM
The Fall 2009 edition of New York Fashion Week, held February 13–20, was devoid of much of the glamour and over-the-top merriment that usually accompanies this semi-annual event. But, by displaying the same spirit of ingenuity that gave prominence to American sportswear—and, in effect, secured a place for American fashion itself—amid the postwar economy of the 1950s, Fall 2009 Fashion Week inspired trends both budget-conscious and functional.
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - February 06, 2009 09:45 AM
Get inspiration on the Web to find your crush or significant other a Valentine's Day gift that will mean something special—or, at the very least, sound, smell or taste good!
J. Crew’s Uptick: The “Obama Factor” or Recession-Conscious Fashion? - February 04, 2009 01:03 PM
Days after the Obama girls wore J. Crew coats during the presidential inauguration, the retailer rose in both fashion and financial stock.
“Behavioral Scoring” Leaves Some Consumers With Reduced Credit Limits - January 30, 2009 07:29 AM
Some credit card companies are using the habits of other shoppers to determine how much credit you can have.
Depression-Era Spending Habits Return—But Will They Last? - December 27, 2008 07:58 AM
Americans are more cost-conscious than ever, but how serious is the problem and how long will our thrifty habits last?
Penny-Pinchers Go Preppy in Economic Downturn - December 26, 2008 04:28 PM
Clothing labels associated with classic styles have been grabbing market share as thrifty consumers focus on timeless pieces with longevity.
“Recessionistas” Balance Style and the New Economy - December 25, 2008 01:54 PM
As American consumers cope with a recession, companies are rebranding their stylish clients as “recessionistas” to encourage measured consumption.
Company’s Bankruptcy Means Major Retailers’ Rebate Checks May Bounce - December 19, 2008 08:58 AM
As holiday shoppers try to take advantage of sales and rebates as a result of the economic downturn, a major rebate processing company has filed for Chapter 11.
Many American-Made Toys Still Contain Dangerous Chemicals - December 18, 2008 11:55 AM
Recent information suggests that parents should be cautious this holiday season; one study points to the continued presence of lead and other dangers despite safeguards.
Lead Paint Settlement Costs Toymaker Millions - December 15, 2008 04:55 PM
As millions of parents head to toy stores to purchase Christmas gifts for their children, Mattel Inc. has just settled a suit about lead paint in toys.
Survey Shows People Focused On Charitable Giving This Holiday Season - December 10, 2008 11:58 AM
Money may be tight this holiday season, but many people are expressing a desire to help others and make their gifts more meaningful.
Family Sues Wal-Mart for Black Friday Trampling Death - December 04, 2008 04:19 PM
The family of the man trampled to death by shoppers has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Wal-Mart, claiming that its advertising incited crowd violence.
Black Friday Turns Deadly at New York Wal-Mart - November 28, 2008 02:38 PM
A Wal-Mart employee was killed this morning by a stampede of shoppers rushing into the store for Black Friday discounts.
Can Black Friday Pull Buyers from Shopping Doldrums? - November 27, 2008 02:58 PM
Cautious shoppers have retailers nervously anticipating Friday’s turnout.
Shop Around the Web: Day Planners and Organizers - September 05, 2008 10:43 AM
Your planner should suit your life. Travelers want an organizer with city maps, time zones, credit card holders and pockets for receipts. Parents appreciate perforated to-do lists and preformatted information sheets for babysitters. Students need hourly schedule pages and lots of space to write down assignments. The sites below will help you find your ideal organizer.
What’s Next for Patagonia? - August 22, 2008 12:30 AM
Patagonia is one of the leaders in outdoor equipment, gear and accessories. It’s also a pioneer in human resources and sustainable merchandising, which has contributed to the company’s success. How is Patagonia reshaping corporate America, and what are its next moves?
Shop Around the Web: Back to School Supplies - August 22, 2008 12:30 AM
Even when you’re shopping for “needs” rather than “wants,” setting out to stock up on new stuff can be fun. In “Shop Around the Web” we’ll show you sites that will help you perk up your purchases. This week we focus on back-to-school supplies to help outfit kids with the stuff they need (and a little of what they want), as they get ready to hit the books again.
Shop Around the Web: Sport Coats and Blazers - August 15, 2008 12:30 AM
It’s always fun to shop for those little extras in life — the stuff you may not need but definitely want. In “Shop Around the Web,” we show you sites that will help you perk up your purchases. This week we look at men’s sport coats and blazers: essential items for fall that can spend years, even decades, in a man’s closet.
Shop Around the Web: Sweatshop-Free Shopping - August 08, 2008 12:30 AM
It’s always fun to shop for those little extras in life—the stuff you may not need but definitely want. In “Shop Around the Web,” we show you sites that will help you perk up your purchases. This week, be trendy and socially conscious, with assistance from hardworking organizations and publications that won’t give up until the world is fair trade, open source and sweatshop-free.
What’s Next for Nike? - August 01, 2008 12:30 AM
From a pioneer in distance running gear to a target in the fight for corporate responsibility, Nike has run the gauntlet and maintained its status as one of the most recognized brands in the world. Where does Nike go from here?
Shop Around the Web: Sunglasses - August 01, 2008 12:30 AM
It’s always fun to shop for those little extras in life—the stuff you may not need but definitely want. In “Shop Around the Web,” we show you sites that will help you perk up your purchases. This week, we’ll introduce you to the Wide World of Sunglasses. Some sunglasses set trends, some help set athletic records. Wade into the sea of shades with the information below.
Shop Around the Web: Cell Phones - July 11, 2008 12:30 AM
It’s always fun to shop for those little extras in life; the stuff you may not need but definitely want. In “Shop Around the Web,” we show you sites that will help you perk up your purchases. This week, we focus on cell phones. Every day, a company comes out with a newer phone that packs more features. Here’s how to pick a phone that’s got your number.
Shop Around the Web: Bags - June 27, 2008 12:30 AM
It’s always fun to shop for those little extras in life; the stuff you may not need but definitely want. In “Shop Around the Web” we’ll show you sites that will help you perk up your purchases. This week, we focus on bags. Sure, you’ve already got one. But we promise, adding to your collection will be a blast.