Teen-apparel retailer Tween Brands Inc posted a surprise second-quarter loss on weak sales of its core Limited Too brand and said it plans to close 26 underperforming Limited Too stores by the end of 2008, sending its shares down 17 percent.
If buying clothes in a bigger size than usual leaves you feeling frumpy, you're not alone, with an Australian poll showing a third of customers find the process frustrating and reason enough to spend more on their wardrobe.
Expected to fetch at least 300 million euro (almost half a billion dollars), an art collection amassed over four decades by late fashion king Yves Saint Laurent and his companion Pierre Berge goes up for sale next February.
Retail sales slumped in June at the sharpest rate on record, official figures showed on Thursday, more than wiping out May's record rise and dragging three-month growth down to its weakest since late last year.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc presented a colorful, casual line of youthful looks for kids and teens on Saturday at a fashion show that previewed the mass-market chain's new low-cost offerings for back to school.