Apparel Specialty Stores and Department Stores
American Apparel appointed Stacey Shulman as Chief Technology Officer.
Christopher & Banks Corp. said CEO Larry Barenbaum has resigned.
Daffy’s CEO Caryn Lerner has left the company.
Eddie Bauer chief Neil Fiske announced he is leaving the company. David Chamberlain, executive chairman, will serve as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is named.
Express has appointed Michael Keane to the position of Exec VP Human Resources.
Gap Inc. named Jill Stanton to the newly-created role as Creative Advisor for Old Navy, and Liz Meltzer as Senior VP of Gap International Merchandising.
Golfsmith International Holdings has appointed Sue E. Gove as President of the company, in addition to maintaining her role as COO and CFO.
Guess Inc. has appointed Chet Kuchinad as Chief Diversity Officer and Amber Tarshis as Senior VP Marketing.
JCPenney Co. promoted Elizabeth Sweney to the position of Chief Merchant, announced that Brian Robinson has joined the company as VP of Collaborations, and named Laurie Beja Miller Exec VP of The Square, its upcoming new format for the center core.
The Limited named Steve Zawada as Senior VP and General Manager of eloquii, the new plus-size division.
Liz Claiborne Inc. announced that David Bassuk will be Co-President and COO of Juicy Couture.
Recreational Equipment Inc. announced that Angela Owen has been named Senior VP Marketing and Lee Fromson has become Senior VP Merchandising.
Sears Holdings Corp. is cutting 100 jobs at its headquarters in
. Hoffman Estates, IL
Sterling Jewelers named Ed Hrabak as COO to succeed Bill Montalto, who is retiring from the position in June.
also announced that Stuart Lee, VP Merchandising, will be promoted to Senior VP Merchandising upon Hrabak’s promotion to COO. Dawn McGuire, VP Mall Merchandising, will be promoted to VP Merchandising, replacing Stuart Lee in that role. Sterling
Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. reported fiscal 2011 sales of $397.7 million.
Gap Inc. reported net sales for fiscal year 2011 were $14.5 billion, a decrease of 1 percent compared with net sales of $14.7 billion last year.
Abercrombie & Fitch will close 180
stores by 2015. U.S.
The Collective Brands Performance + Lifestyle Group has signed new agreements with partners in 10 countries to continue the rapid international expansion of several of its brands in
Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, five South American countries and the . Czech Republic
Diesel Black Gold, a division of Diesel, opened it’s first-ever, bricks-and-mortar location. Located at
68 Greene St., the 2,500 sq. ft. space is in Manhattan’s SoHoneighborhood. The next Black Gold store is slated to open in this year or early in 2013. Los Angeles
Esprit reported it remains on track to close its directly managed stores in
North America by end of March 2012 and will continue to look for a licensing partner.
Fendi has opened a 3,000 sq. ft. space next door to its existing 400 sq. ft. kiosk at the Forum Shops in
. The store opening marks Fendi’s fourth location in Las Vegas . Las Vegas
Hudson’s Bay Company plans to close the remaining 141 Fields locations across
by this fall. Canada
Kohl’s Corp. is going to mix up its approach by testing new store layouts and new merchandise categories while funneling more money to the Web and cutting back on store openings and remodelings.
Big M. Inc. announced it closed its Mandee store in
. Atlantic City, NJ
Quiksilver opened a new concept called 585 Boardriders. The 10,000 sq. ft. store is in
. Venice, CA
Sears Holdings Corp. announced it plans to shutter all nine of its Great Indoors stores and three stores in
. The announcement follows the company’s decision to close at least 100 to 120 stores. Canada
Urban Outfitters is bringing its bridal concept to
. The 3,600-square-foot, two-level store is the retailer’s second BHLDN store nationwide. Chicago
Belk Inc. plans to remodel approximately 30 stores in 2012. Belk will relocate two stores, one in
Waynesville, NC, and one in , expand four locations, remodel 13 stores and partially remodel 10 more. Pensacola, FL
Cabela’s is unveiling expansion plans, including a new retail concept called Cabela’s Outpost. The first store with the new format is expected to open this fall in Union Gap, WA. The new stores are smaller, about 40,000 sq. ft., and will be built in currently underserved markets. The company is also expanding its next-generation stores, with five set to open in 2012, and with three scheduled to open in 2013:
Columbus, OH, Grandville, MI, and The company will open a new store in Louisville, KY. , on April 19. Tulalip, WA
Converse Inc., a subsidiary of NIKE Inc., announced the opening of its first West Coast specialty retail store in
. The 7,000 sq. ft. location allows customers to design one-of-a-kind footwear, apparel and accessories.
Santa Monica, CA
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. opened three new stores located in
Ohio, Florida and , on March 7. The Utah location is a relocated store, and is set to open at Applewood Commons. The Ohio Floridastore will be located at Regions Bank Plazain . The Fort Lauderdale store will be located in St. George at Red Rock Commons. Utah
J. Crew Group Inc. plans to open three new
stores. Two of the planned stores will open in spring 2012: a Canada store located at Vancouver 1088 Robson St., and a second location in West Edmonton Mall. The third store will open in fall 2012 at the Eaton Centre in . Toronto
Gordman’s will open 3 new stores in
Neiman Marcus is opening in
. The new 100,000 sq. ft. building will be completed in 2015 at Garden City’s Roosevelt Field Mall. Long Island, NY
Nordstrom Inc. recently announced plans to open 15 new stores in 2012. The first new store will be a full-line store that will open in
on March 22. The 14 other stores will open under the retailer’s Nordstrom Rack banner in Seattle, WA; Boise, ID; Alpharetta, GA.; Farmington, CT.; Willow Grove, PA.; Long Island, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Manchester, MO; Orange, Temecula, and Huntington Beach, CA; San Diego, CA; Warwick, RI; and Tysons Corner, VA. Salt Lake City, UT
Rag & Bone opened it’s first-ever
store. Located at Boston 111 Newbury St., the 2,300 sq. ft. space occupies three floors. Currently, Rag & Bone is searching for space in Los Angeles, CA and has stores planned for New York’s Madison Avenue and . London
Sears Canada Inc. plans to close three Sears locations by Oct. 31. The stores are located in Vancouver Pacific Centre in
Vancouver; Calgary Chinook Centre in Calgary; and Ottawa Rideau Centre in . Ottawa
Stein Mart Inc. will open three new stores on March 15. The new stores will be located in
Irvine, CA, Suwanee, GA, and The Sunset Hills, MO. store is a relocation of another store, and is part of The Market Place II shopping center. The Irvine Georgiastore is located in the Johns Creek Town Center, and the store is part of The Plaza at Sunset Hills. Missouri
T.J.Maxx opened its first
Marin Countystore in the 32,000 sq. ft. space that Borders occupied in before closing last year. San Rafael, CA
UGG Australia plans to open its first men’s-only store on Madison Avenue 800-square-foot shop for men adjacent to its flagship store at
600 Madison Ave. in June.
Hibbett Sports announced a new online platform, stadiumshop.hibbett.com, which represents the retailer’s first entrance into e-commerce.