Brown Shoe Sells

Brown Shoe Co has sold to Canadian e-commerce retailer for an undisclosed amount.

Nearly 1,000 Retailers to Participate in Free Shipping Day

“Free Shipping Day,” Thursday, December 18 this year, has 987 participating retailers so far.

Gucci CEO di Marco and Creative Director Giannini Stepping Down

Kering announced that Gucci’s chief executive Patrizio di Marco and its creative director Frida Giannini will both be leaving the company in the next couple months.

Crespy and Hoffman Join International Laundry

International Laundry has named Michael Crespy VP of marketing and operations and Steven Hoffman VP of sales.

Tommy Hilfiger and GQ Honor Men of New York

Willie Geist Tony Goldwyn Sam Rockwell-FEATURED

Today Show co-anchor Willie Geist and actors Tony Goldwyn and Sam Rockwell were among the men honored by Tommy Hilfiger and GQ last night at the Tommy Hilfiger flagship in NYC.

John Minahan Exits Gitman

John Minahan

John Minahan, CEO of Gitman and a 28-year veteran of the company, has left.

Lululemon Q3 Beats Analysts’ Predictions

Lululemon’s third-quarter numbers beat expectations as the yoga and athletic wear retailer raised its full-year guidance. Net income was $60.5 million ($0.42 per share), down from last year’s $66.1 million ($0.45 per share) but ahead of Wall Street’s predictions of $0.38 per share. Same-store sales were up 3 percent and net sales were up 10 […]

Should I Land All Seasonal Inventory Early?


A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Do I run the chance of missing sales by not landing all my seasonal inventory early?”

NRF: November Sales Rose 3.2%

The National Retail Federation said that November retail sales, excluding cars, gas stations and restaurants, rose 3.2 percent over November 2013. “As we’ve said all along, retailers are optimistic that they will see healthy holiday sales gains this year,” Said NRF CEO Matthew Shay. “November sales results confirm that optimism, and we are steadfast in […]

Men’s Wearhouse Q3 Profit Down on Acquisition

Men's Wearhouse

Men’s Wearhouse reported a big drop inQ3 earnings—down 82% to $6.8 million—on expenses related to Jos. A. Bank.