Apparel and shoe company Kenneth Cole Productions Inc posted a narrower quarterly loss as sales growth was spurred by a jump in licensing revenues and said its Chief Executive Jill Granoff will leave the company, effective immediately.
Women's clothing retailer Chico's FAS Inc posted a bigger quarterly profit as improved demand for its clothes and accessories, coupled with discounts, saw more people shop at its stores during the holiday quarter.
Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP has struck a deal to buy nearly 600 U.S. shopping malls and other properties from Australia's Centro Property Group for about $9.4 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the transaction said on Monday.
A slowdown at discount fashion retailer Primark's British stores hit the shares of owner Associated British Foods Plc as tax rises and inflation squeezed consumer spending in the first two months of this year.
Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, whose shoes have been worn by stars including Marilyn Monroe and Al Pacino, is not considering a share listing in Hong Kong like its fashion peer Prada, its CEO has said.
Chinese designers will drive catwalk trends more than deep-pocketed Asian buyers as China's creativity becomes fashions' next big thing, top fashion executives and designers told Reuters at Milan fashion week.
Sears Holdings Corp has named a non-retail executive, Lou D'Ambrosio, as chief executive, concluding a three-year search for a new CEO of a once iconic American retailer that has fallen from its perch.
Retailer John Lewis reported a fifth consecutive week of subdued sales at its department stores, adding to signs that pressure is building on consumers from higher prices, taxes and public spending cuts.
Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc's shares fell more than 4 percent Friday as analysts questioned the company's ability to keep cutting costs and its vulnerability to customers being shocked by rising gas prices.