Abercrombie & Fitch

'The Bachelorette' May Have A Black Star, But It's Still Set In A White World

As a TV critic who keeps an eye on social issues, I've long been critical of ABC's <i>The Bachelor</i> and <i>The Bachelorette</i> franchises. They urge viewers to believe completely contrived events are somehow spontaneous. They also support an unhealthy princess fantasy in which romance is conflated with an …

TV

Much Adieu About Nothing

<i>S-curve neck and feathered white. Lots of float and little flight.</i><p><i>Aristocratic for a bird. In German, ach!, a dirty word.</i><p><i>On a lake or on a pond. It’s</i> …

Advertising Industry

Fashion and beauty brands are teaming with AwesomenessTV to reach Gen Z

AwesomenessTV, the digital media company that began as a multi-channel network on YouTube in 2012, is collaborating with fashion and beauty brands on …

Advertising

Fitness Industry Shows Promise For Lululemon

Positive measure in the fitness industry show potential upside for Lululemon.<p>When running a DCF, the stock has significant upside from its current …

Stocks

Trouble at Ford; Merger Monday; Stocks hold steady

<b>1. Rocky road for Ford:</b> Ford (F) is driving into the future without CEO Mark Fields.<p>Fields, a career Ford employee, was replaced Monday by Jim Hackett, who was brought in last year to run Ford's efforts to develop self-driving vehicles.<p>Fields was chief executive for just under three years and …

Markets

More Downside Risk Than Upside For GDP And Earnings For Back Half Of 2017

As hard as it may be to believe, we are past the halfway mark for 2Q 2017. If upon hearing that, you're asking yourself "where does the time go?" …

Stocks

Penney steps outside comfort zone in search of sales

As the U.S. retail industry struggles to regain ground amid dismal sales, store closures and bankruptcies, chains are trying to think outside the mall.<p>JCPenney is looking to the hospitality industry. The chain, known most for its apparel and home furnishings, says it's moving into the …

Trends

58 Online Sales to Shop Before Next Week's Massive Memorial Day Discounts

TGIF! We are SO ready for the weekend and you know how we're going to celebrate? With a little bit of shopping, duh. Sure, Memorial Day Weekend sales …

Shopping

You Won't Believe The Entertainment Centers Set To Replace Malls

American retailers are going bankrupt at the fastest rate since the Great Recession. Many are sitting on mountains of volatile debt. J.C. Penney, …

Cities

American Eagle Could Be Closing More Stores; Q1 Inventory Level High

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is looking at closing more stores, and it has more work ahead of itself beyond just adjusting its store base.<p>The …

Markets

How to Dress Like an Action Hero, Even If You're Sitting on the Couch

Everything you need to up your tough-guy appeal.<p><i>Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today, like how to dress for a business casual wedding (what?). This month we're talking about the best clothes, shoes, and accessories to wear as we</i> …

Clothing

Retail is Dead. Here's What To Do Now.

, Women@Forbes<p>With retail dying, it’s time to reimagine its role in society<p>The glory days of retails are over. Just type in the phrase ‘sad mall’ or ‘dead mall’ to see a litany of the bittersweet hallmarks of yesteryear. The numbers don’t lie: Macy’s is in the midst of closing 15% of its stores, 30 …

Trends

Why American Eagle Outfitters Shouldn't Buy Abercrombie Fitch

If American Eagle buys Abercrombie, it’s probably time to sell both stocks.<p>Shares of <b>American Eagle Outfitters</b> (NYSE:AEO) recently tumbled on reports …

Stocks

We Settle a Big Fashion Rivalry: Nashville vs. Columbus

A hot fashion rivalry is underway thousands of miles from the runways of Milan and Paris. It has nothing to do with couture houses or red carpets. It does not involve a luxury brand poaching the designer du jour from a competitor. The clash arises from recent claims made by boosters for Nashville …

Fashion

Stephanie's (Under-$50) Flouncy Li'l Wrap Dress

I recently developed an appreciation for the deep-V printed wrap dress. Something about seeing the style all over Instagram lately made me wake up …

Clothing

This big retailer isn't getting Amazon-ed

It looks like most builders aren't buying plywood, concrete, bricks and other construction supplies from Amazon. Or even Walmart. They are doing so at Home Depot -- and that's why it is a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy time for traditional retailers.<p>Home Depot reported earnings and revenues …

Markets

Why Rue21 unraveled and what its demise means for junior apparel

The junior apparel market has claimed another victim.<p>This time, it’s struggling teen retailer rue21, whose once-bright star fell remarkably quickly …

Trends

Is the mall dead? - Video - Business News

Remember when teens couldn't get enough of Abercrombie & Fitch? Those days are long gone. CNNMoney's Paul La Monica explains the dire state of the American mall.

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Cosmo Editor & Designer (Who're Also Comedians!) Set Up Home

<b>Name:</b> Carina and her roommate Claudia <b><br>Location:</b> Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York <b><br>The basics:</b> 11 months, rented | 400 square feet<p>Carina and Claudia's …

Robert E. Lee

Memorial Day Sales You Can Buy Right From Your Couch

Fashion

All the stores you shopped at as a teen are going bankrupt

May 16, 2017 | 7:44 PM<p>Rue21 filed for bankruptcy protection this week. The company, which operates more than 1,100 stores, had already planned to shut down 400 stores and could potentially increase that number in the near future.<p>"The restructuring is an important step forward in Rue21's ongoing …

Trends

Warren Buffett's Friend Issued a Big Warning on Department Stores Days Before the Sector Collapsed

If investors listened to what 93-year old Charlie Munger said about department stores at <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b>'s (BRK.B) recent annual shareholder's …

Markets

Aerie Bucking The Store Closure Trend

, Contributor<p>Declining mall traffic and low prices offered by fast fashion retailers have been crushing apparel retailers. Recent years have been hard for teen retailers, with some even filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, such as Quicksilver in September 2015, Pacific Sunwear in April 2016, and …

Trends

Will Massive Retail Job Cuts & New Tech Trends Transform the Rental Market?

Will massive retailer job cuts and emerging technology change the rental property market and who landlords should be renting to?<p>American retailers …

Trends

These Patterned Polo Shirts Will Spruce Up Your Spring Wardrobe

The polo shirt is a spring/summer wardrobe staple for most guys. But just like “most guys,” it tends to err on the side of being somewhat staid and …

Clothing

Breaking down this week’s signs of retail’s big reckoning

We’ve long known that e-commerce is creating turmoil in retail, as it gives rise to new start-ups and business models while taking a sledgehammer to old-school brick-and-mortar selling.<p>But it feels lately as if the signs of trouble are piling up at a particularly fast clip. Here’s a look at some of …

Trends

Abercrombie & Fitch Ditches Shirtless Models for Chill Millennials in Spring Campaign

Abercrombie & Fitch has traded in the shirtless male models, the pungent perfume, and the preppy vibes in favor of a much more 2017 aesthetic.<p>The struggling brand just dropped its spring 2017 campaign, and if it weren’t for our telling you that the clothes pictured are by Abercrombie & Fitch, you …

Fashion

Abercrombie Surges After Takeover Talk (ANF)

Beaten down retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, Co. (ANF) got a much-needed boost this week, lifting more than 12% after Reuters reported that potential …

Trading

Wunderlich not buying the Abercrombie & Fitch M&A buzz

Wunderlich Securities is selling the news that Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) is looking to sell itself.<p>Analyst Eric Beder's brutal assessment is …

Business