clothing

5 Easy Ways to Turn Your Closet Clutter Into Cash

If you're bemoaning a lack of cash and of closet space, try solving both problems in one fell swoop. But with so many ways to sell your used fashions, it can be tough finding the right one for you. DailyFinance breaks down the options so you can find the right fit for your personality.

Wall Street Watch Friday: Zumiez Wipes Out

Skateboarding is all about keeping your balance and avoiding the always-embarrassing face-plant. But that's exactly what edgy teen apparel retailer Zumiez failed to do with Thursday afternoon's earnings report.

Piers Morgan Chats With Penney CEO, But No Word on Floundering Makeover

The CNN host Piers Morgan heralded Ron Johnson, CEO of J.C. Penney, as the genius behind Apple stores who's now working his magic on J.C. Penney, ignoring the big, fat elephant in the room: Johnson's February makeover of the chain has so far flopped, sinking revenues and alienating shoppers.

Why J.C. Penney Will Never Be Great Again

J.C. Penney's new CEO plans to remake the tired old department store chain a la the Apple Store and Target, and his fresh ideas are earning him applause. But as investors and industry watchers cheer Ron Johnson's turnaround concepts, they're ignoring some big potholes on the road ahead.

Holiday Shopping Alert: The Best Deals Are Ahead

Attention holiday shoppers: Don't feel blue if you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Retail analysts say the best deals are yet to come, with discounts growing deeper as Christmas draws nearer.

Savings Experiment: Men's Basics

The best way to look good in your underwear is to look good in your birthday suit, so we probably can't help you there; that one's up to you. But if you're looking to save some money on underwear that fits well and feels comfortable, read on.

Black Friday Shopping Tip: Do It In Your Pajamas

Here's some Black Friday shopping advice: Stay home. Ditch the stores, crowds and lines, and shop online, where the deals often eclipse what you'll find in stores, says Brad Wilson, CEO of Bradsdeals.com. So where are the big bargains on shoes, electronics, jewelry, apparel and home goods? Read on ...

Walmart's Latest Fashion Fail: It's No Target

For years, Walmart has been out to prove it could provide some substance for stylish wardrobes, but shoppers didn't buy the idea of fashion from the retail giant. No shock, its high hopes to emulate Target's "cheap chic" reputation have failed: Walmart's shutting down its Manhattan apparel office.

Can Uniqlo's Clever Clothes Refashion the Retail Market?

Uniqlo has a simple plan: To revolutionize how people wear clothes. As its next step, the Japanese retailer of utilitarian but sexy fashions with cutting-edge features is making a massive push into the U.S. And if you haven't heard the buzz Uniqlo's generating, you will soon.

Savings Experiment: How to Get Money for Your Clutter

Want to unload your junk and make a quick buck in the process? Here's a rundown of easy ways to offload all manner of things -- from used electronics and computers to clothes and jewelry -- in exchange for cash and/or store gift cards.

7 Shopping Dos and Don'ts for September

If August is all about scoring deals on backpacks and other back-to-school items, then what should you buy in September? The editors at DealNews took a look at historical data and came up with the best and worst things to buy this month.

Back-to-School Shopping: Buyers Get a 'C' for Careful

Even before Hurricane Irene interrupted back-to-school shopping, the nation was cautious about spending for the new semester. A teetering economy is affecting the purchasing choices of 75% of families with school-age children, and 70% say they plan to spend the same or less as last year.

Gap's Global Push Brings Retailer to Vietnam, Guam

Building on its ongoing mission to grab a bigger share of the $1.4 trillion global apparel market, Gap will open its first stores in Vietnam and Guam through its franchise channel in the next few months.

A&F Asks 'The Situation' to Stop Wearing Its Gear

Abercrombie & Fitch has offered to pay Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, a cast member on MTV's "Jersey Shore," money to stop wearing its clothes. But does the brand really hate Sorrentino, or is the move simply a way to score a free affiliation with the star?

Fashion Forward: eBay to Open Virtual Outlet Mall

In September, EBay plans to open an online outlet store with products from Brooks Brothers, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Spanx and Bluefly. It could help the company grow, but it's another step away from its madcap auctioneer roots. Is eBay becoming boring?

Can Athleta Give Gap a Much-Needed Win?

Athleta, a women's sportswear merchant that the Gap bought in 2008, opened its first two East Coast stores in New York this week. At a time when 200 Gap stores are closing, Athleta is sprinting toward its goal of 50 stores by 2013.

Researchers: Open Dressing Rooms Could Lower Sales

Consumers who don't feel good about their body image are less likely to purchase something they try on if they see an attractive shopper wearing the same thing, according to a study in the August issue of the Journal of Consumer Research.

Madonna Brings Edgy Teen Clothing to Macy's

Madonna and her 14-year-old daughter, Lourdes "Lola" Leon, have designed a juniors line for Macy's called Material Girl. But will the edgy style prove too sexy for teens -- and the parents they're shopping with?

Can a New CEO Fill
Lands' End's Sails?

Lands' End has named Edgar Huber, former CEO of Juicy Couture, as its new chief executive. Will he be able to breathe new life into the 48-year-old brand?