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Bebe to Liquidate Stores

By Andrew Asch | April 21, 2017

Bebe Stores Inc. announced April 21 that it will liquidate its stores and inventory housed in those stores.

Forecasts Say Holiday Business Ranged from Solid to Good

Holiday 2016 shopping has wrapped up, and business forecasts are rolling in for the crucial shopping season, which comprises 20 percent of total retail industry sales, according to the Washington, D.C.–headquartered National Retail Federation.

After Yogasmoga Bankruptcy, Its Sole-Surviving Store is in Southern California

Yogasmoga, the upstart East Coast manufacturer of yogawear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December, closing all its stores except one.

Lights Out, Athletic Brand Aims for Lifestyle

Shawne Merriman earned the nickname “Lights Out” after knocking out several opposing players during a football game his sophomore year in high school.

Fabletics Expanding Retail Footprint Across the USA

Fabletics Expanding Retail Footprint Across the USA

Los Angeles online activewear company Fabletics has gotten the retail bug and is adding 12 new store locations to its lineup in 2017.

Mall Traffic Seen As Slower During Holiday

Mall Traffic Seen As Slower During Holiday

The retail world tried to shine merry and bright for the holiday season but saw major competition from e-commerce sites.

Jack’s Unveils Big Remodel

Jack’s Unveils Big Remodel

Jack’s Surfboards, one of California’s most influential surf shops, is wrapping up its first major remodel in eight years.

Gap Walks Down the Aisle Into the Wedding Business

Gap Inc. tied the knot with Weddington Way. The San Francisco retail giant announced it acquired Weddington Way, an online wedding boutique also based in San Francisco, for an undisclosed price.

Nasty Gal Gets Bid from British Online Fashion Site

Boohoo.com makes $20 million bid for Nasty Gal's intellectual property assets.

Most Read Stories of 2016

2016's Most Read Stories

2016 In Memoriam

2016 In Memoriam

The Retail News of 2016

2016's Retail News

Fred Segal to Open New West Hollywood Compound

Fred Segal to Open New West Hollywood Compound

A new Fred Segal is coming to the Los Angeles area.

2016 Retrospective: Real Estate: Post-Election Retail Activity Picks Up

Many retailers were sitting on the fence before the presidential elections to see which way the political gate was going to swing. But now that Donald Trump has been elected to take office in January, retailers are out shopping for shops.

2016 Retrospective: 2016 Rough Ride for Buckle, Rally for Zumiez

On Dec. 13, The Buckle Inc. announced a deal with Affliction, the Seal Beach, Calif.–based brand, to be the exclusive retailer for the brand’s collection inspired by the “Fast and Furious” film franchise. The announcement might be a good way to end 2016. It’s been a rough ride for the Kearney, Neb.–headquartered retailer.

2016 Retrospective: Off-Pricers Ross, TJX Sales Surge

For the past seven years, sales for off-price retail have been surging. These retailers typically offer goods at 20 percent to 60 percent off the retail price, and 2016 was another banner year for two of the biggest retailers in the market: Ross Stores Inc. and The TJX Companies.