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December 9, 2003 | From Reuters
Women's clothing retailer Bebe Stores Inc. named Walter Parks its chief financial officer. Parks joins Bebe from Wet Seal Inc., where he served as chief administrative officer. The appointment comes after Bebe's announcement in October that CFO John Kyees resigned to take the same post at Urban Outfitters Inc. Last month, Bebe's newly named chief merchandising officer, Gregory Gemette, said he would not join the company because of contract commitments he had with another clothing retailer.
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April 18, 2014 | By Susan Denley
On Wednesday the Duchess of Cambridge's husband compared her to a banana when she wore a yellow dress. On Thursday, as the couple's tour of New Zealand and Australia continued, the former Kate Middleton wore a blue ikat-batik patterned Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. And reportedly within minutes, the $325 DVF dress sold out. [People] And on Friday, the duchess wore a white laser-cut frock by Australian designer Zimmerman when the couple visited the Sydney Royal Easter Show agricultural event.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2012 | By Shan Li
Urban Outfitters Inc. said that Glen T. Senk, its chief executive, has resigned and will be succeeded by co-founder and Chairman Richard Hayne. Shares of the retail company, which operates the Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN and Urban Outfitters brands, fell as much as 17% to $24.24 in midday trading Wednesday. Senk, 55, joined the company nearly 18 years ago as president of Anthropologie. He became a director in 2004 and chief executive in 2007. He will be leaving to "pursue another opportunity," but will remain with the company temporarily to assist in the transition, the company said in a statement.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Mattel Inc. sued Urban Outfitters Inc., accusing the retailer of stealing the largest toy maker's Magic 8 Ball and Rock'em Sock'em trademarks and patents. Mattel objects to Urban Outfitters' sale of shirts with an image of the Magic 8 Ball and Rock'em Sock'em Robots toys. The suit also named Funworks Toy & Gift Inc., which made and supplied shirts with the clairvoyant orbs, and Stussy Inc., which sold the retailer shirts depicting the robots.
BUSINESS
December 26, 2007 | From Reuters
U.S. retailers' holiday sales rose 3.6% over the previous year, barely reaching the lower end of projections, helped by a late-season spending surge on some items, according to data released Tuesday by SpendingPulse. The figures, from MasterCard Advisors' retail data service, offer a glimpse at the strength of the 2007 holiday shopping season, which was expected to grow at the slowest rate in five years, as U.S.
HOME & GARDEN
September 28, 1996 | CYNDI Y. NIGHTENGALE
From the moment you walk into the store, you'll feel as if you're coming home. That's exactly how they want you to feel at Anthropologie, a store that opened last week in Fashion Island Newport Beach. With a mix of textures, music and fragrance, Anthropologie encourages customers to linger and to look around. From antique Indian cabinets (from $695) to bed and bath linens and kitchenware, there's something for every room in the house.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
Any parent with teenagers can tell you how tough it is to keep abreast of their fashion whims. Even more difficult: doing it for a living and making a profit at it. Tilly's Inc. of Irvine is a specialty retailer that targets teens and young adults with action sports clothing, shoes and accessories. Tilly's says on its website that it "offers one of the largest assortments of brands and merchandise from the top players in the surf, skate, motocross and lifestyle apparel industries.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2006 | From Reuters
J. Crew Group Inc. shares jumped 28% in their market debut on Wednesday, a sign of investor confidence in the preppy retailer, even though shares of other apparel companies have sagged in recent weeks. Shares of the casual men's and women's clothing and accessories company rose $5.55 to $25.55 in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, a day after the initial public offering priced higher than the forecast range.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty. Same-store sales at major retailers such as Nordstrom, Gap and Costco reported a 5.8% upswing last month from January 2012, handily beating earlier estimates of a 3.5% boost. The data, from Thomson Reuters, features a roundup of 18 retailers sans drug stores such as Walgreens and Rite Aid. Same-store sales account for revenue at retail locations operating for at least a year, stripping out the fluctuations of recent openings and closings.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Leah Brown was happy to oblige when her friend Kathy Russo asked for help in picking out a wedding dress. But she started having second thoughts when she found out where they would be shopping: Costco. "I said, 'Yo, what? Are you kidding me?' " Brown recalled. "Where are you going to try them on ? in the patio furniture section?" But Brown's doubts evaporated as she watched Los Angeles designer Kirstie Kelly and a team of bridal consultants fawn and fret over Russo as she tried on wedding gowns at Costco's Los Feliz store Thursday.
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