American retail is struggling, as shoppers shift to online and department stores and the malls they anchor lose their luster. It’s happy days for European companies looking to expand, though.
Payless ShoeSource filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday and will shut down around 400 store locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The shoe spot of our youth isn’t in retail heaven yet, but it may be on its deathbed.
American Apparel is having a big going-out-of-business sale that’s bittersweet since it means thousands of workers are losing their jobs. It also marks the end of an era filled with body suits, sparkly leggings and all the one-size-allegedly-fits-all crop tops one could want.
Add New York-based artist Shantell Martin to the increasingly long list of artists and designers who claim that they’ve had their work stolen by a major retailer.
After tunneling its way out of bankruptcy earlier this year, the still-struggling American Apparel is now reportedly seeking out an appropriate buyer.
So, how's the consumerist orgy side of Christmas faring? Well, retailers aren't consoling themselves with liquored-up eggnog, but they're not exactly decking the halls with crumpled-up greenbacks, either. But they're keeping their fingers crossed.
Fucking Sephora, man. It can’t just be content with the fact that people all over the world yearn for its outrageously expensive (and tiny) cosmetics — now, thanks in part to the opportunity provided by a stagnant French economy and a busy location on the Champs-Élysées, Sephora is leading the charge to dismantle…
A tipster recently wrote to tell us that Forever 21 didn't divide its wares into "men's" and "women's" categories — rather, its clothes were for "men" or "girls." We decided to investigate — and to take a look at what its competitors call their male and female customers. Below, a breakdown.
Forever 21: At first…
Good news? Some stores are now making it easier to return unwanted items. Bad news? They're doing it by employing proprietary tracking software that displays each shopper's entire return history. Meet the Return Activity Report. You probably already have one!