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Forecast Bright for Holiday, But Analysts and Consumers Uneasy

By Andrew Asch | October 9, 2014

Economists for the NRF, the largest retail trade group in America, forecast good business for the crucial holiday season. NRF released a forecast on Oct. 7 that predicts sales in November and December will increase 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion.

M&A Opportunities for Apparel Companies With a Niche Brand, Financiers Say

The secret to selling an apparel label is to have a niche business that no one has developed.

Finance Resources

CIT Commercial Services, Continental Business Credit, First Capital Western Region, LLC, Goodman Factors, Hana Financial, Inc, etc

Historic Gerry Building for Sale in Fashion District

Historic Gerry Building for Sale in Fashion District

Wholesale showroom space, the Gerry Building, is for sale.

Retail Real Estate Recovers in LA

Retail Real Estate Recovers in LA

Retailers are betting on Los Angeles again, and real estate prices are climbing.

Surf Giant Ends Sales Talks

Surf Giant Ends Sales Talks

After a roller coaster year--and various suitors, ailing Australian surf giant Billabong International is off the block.

Apparel and Retail Industry Overview

Apparel and Retail Industry Overview

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PacSun, Joe’s, Wet Seal Forecast Improved Outlook for 2013

Apparel retailers are forecasting good business for the rest of the year.

Prime Business Credit Acquires Asiana Capital

Prime Business Credit, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York, announced it acquired Asiana Capital

Slow Economy Keeps Manufacturers and Retailers Working Hard for Their Money

Slow Economy Keeps Manufacturers and Retailers Working Hard for Their Money

With earnings season upon us, several retail and apparel companies are reporting year-end and quarterly results that tell a happy story.

How China is Playing Out in the Sourcing World

For many U.S. apparel manufacturers, China is no longer the sourcing paradise it used to be.

Lubell Steps Down as CEO of True Religion, Koplin to Take Interim Role

Jeff Lubell, the chairman, chief executive officer and chief creative officer of Vernon, Calif.–based True Religion Apparel Inc., is stepping down from the company he co-founded and will serve as chairman emeritus and creative consultant. Lynne Koplin, president of the company, will serve as interim CEO.

Frederick's of Hollywood Fires President

After reporting a same-store-sales decline of 15.7 percent for its second fiscal quarter of 2013, Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc. announced March 18 that it fired President and Chief Operating Officer Don Jones and will change some of its merchandising strategies.

The Ins and Outs of Selling Your Apparel Company

Plenty of money is floating around for merger-and-acquisition deals to be done in the apparel industry.

BCBG Retains Blackstone Group to Explore Possible Sale

BCBG Max Azria Group has retained New York–based investment firmBlackstone Group in a move that signals the Los Angeles–based owner of the BCBGeneration, BCBGMaxAzria and Herve Leger brands could soon be sold.

Joe's Inks Deal With Dahan

Joe Dahan, creative director at Joe’s Jeans, is getting a nice payout from his employer.