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A Tumultuous 2014 at American Apparel

Recapping the company's hectic year.

ICSC: Weak Trends Persist at Retail

Holiday shopping completion rate remains low.

Price Resistance Firms for Holiday

Shoppers appear to be priming the promotional pump this season as they become more assertive about their reluctance to buy products they consider overpriced.

Study Cites U.S. Re-shoring Drive

The overall re-shoring of U.S. manufacturing may have taken a step back in 2014, but the apparel industry bucked the trend.

Pambianco Study: Armani, Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana Best Suited for IPOs

Investors thirsty for a piece of Italian fashion could have many enticing options if only Italy’s entrepreneurs were a bit less averse to the stock market.

Qatari Shoppers Fuel Pre-Christmas Spending in Britain

Shops in the UK are awash with Qatari money, according to Global Blue.

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U.S. Economy on Slow Upward Path

Consumer spending and retail sales are expected to grow at a modest pace over the next six months.

ICSC: Post-Turkey Lull Cuts into Sales

Sequential sales pattern off 1.5 percent last week while up 2.9 percent from prior year.

Luxury Sector Adds 200,000 Jobs

A new report tabled with European parliament says sector grew 28 percent from 2010 to 2013.

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Smartphones the Future, but Tablets Drive Sales

A divide has opened up in the fast-growing world of mobile commerce, leaving retailers to wonder whether they should focus on smartphones or tablets.

November Comps Solid, Above Expectations

Gap Inc.’s Old Navy brand and Zumiez Inc. on Thursday wrapped up the month's comparable-sales package with a cheery decorative bow.

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