Things that are the worst: summer, winter, adults, tweens, teens, children, customers, other stores etc etc etc…
I would come here just for the meatballs.
The brand is Gap’s smallest, with annual revenue of less than $100 million.
RIP, purveyor of strange gadgets you don’t need but inexplicably desire. The catalog retailer cited the changing retail environment for its demise.
The world’s biggest retailer has been offering more and more in the way of financial services to its shoppers.
“Do you work here?” “Nope.”
The chain follows DEB and Delia’s into the dark. The teen retailer has been circling the drain for the past year.
The chain had major issues in Canada that were well-documented by the business press in the past two years. Today it announced it will shut all 133 stores it operates there, in news that came as little surprise to Canadians.
The brand is figuring out how to translate itself into the future. Whether that involves going public remains to be seen, but the designer dropped some hints today.
The department-store chain is closing 39 stores this year, after shuttering 33 last year. Its troubles highlight a growing divide in the consumer economy.
The teen fashion retailer, under fire for giving workers a day’s notice they would lose their jobs, finally issued a statement on the layoffs this morning.
Former employees tell BuzzFeed News they got a day’s notice that they would be losing their jobs, even after repeatedly asking if their stores were closing.
The chain founded by Tory Burch’s ex-husband informed its employees today that it’s over.
“To borrow a millennial phrase, we’re on cleek,” said Taco Bell’s incoming CEO. “Not everybody knows what I’m talking about right now. That means you’re on point.”
A report by Solve Media says that 34% of the traffic on retail-specific websites came from bots, and more than half was “suspicious.”
Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, told Bloomberg News that he’s “down to” his last $100,000 and sleeping on a friend’s couch. How is that possible?
Ousted CEO Dov Charney told Bloomberg News that he’s been living on the Lower East Side on a friend’s couch. He also plans to “sue everyone,” as per the report. Updated with comment from Standard General.
The teen retailer has been terrible at identifying its core customer. And as dELiA*s and DEB Shops liquidate, it doesn’t have much time left to get it right.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has sent cease-and-desist letters to retailers including Wal-Mart, Amazon and Sears for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns to New York residents.
More than 30 employees signed a letter to American Apparel’s board in support of Dov Charney, who was officially fired Dec. 16. The letter, in full, is below.
The decision to fully boot Charney, who was still working for American Apparel as a paid consultant, comes after an internal investigation. The board suspended him earlier this year.
There are some things you never forget.
Gary Friedman, Restoration Hardware’s chairman and CEO, filmed an unusual video for Wall Street yesterday.
*Casually neatens pile of sweaters*
“THIS IS TAAARGGETTTT!” Update: Target has responded to the video.
The company has been testing putting outposts of its kids clothing chain in stores meant for teens and adults. Critics question whether it’ll interfere with its other strategy of attracting college-age shoppers.
The retail giant is apparently going through a bad breakup, you guys.
Early start times and heavy discounts didn’t compel the same crowds as in the past. The flop raises questions about the value of store openings on a cherished national holiday.
“You’ve ruined my child’s Christmas.”
Old Navy is open for 31 straight hours this Black Friday. The only way to truly understand the reality of a 31-hour workday is to dive in at its darkest hour. So I did.