Apparel and accessories retail

January 13, 2018 - 10:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Members of a South African opposition party have stormed into some H&M stores to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle." Local media reports say the Economic Freedom Fighters members urged local malls...
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An undated photo of an advert for a hoodie by H&M. Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.’’ The brand removed the image, but kept in place other designs modeled by white children. (H&M via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 9:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper G-Eazy has cancelled a partnership with H&M after the Swedish clothing retailer was accused of racism over a promotional image of a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle." The rapper, whose real name is Gerald Earl...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. Just before the Super Bowl, retailers normally discount their selections of HDTVs and other home-theater essentials making January a good month to shop for electronics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 29, 2017 - 9:40 am
In 2018, you may resolve to save more , spend less or budget better . Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything. To help you out, we've created a purchase calendar to help you plan your shopping for...
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FIL E- In this undated file photo, the Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is shown. Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments, a fight that would scare off most companies but buoys customers of outdoor brands that value environmental activism. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
December 08, 2017 - 3:27 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. Retail experts say the fight is one that would scare off most companies but galvanizes...
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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo shows Macy's corporate signage at its flagship store in Manhattan, in New York. Macy's is hiring an extra 7,000 seasonal associates this holiday season, saying traffic in its department stores nationwide has been high. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
December 01, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's is hiring an additional 7,000 seasonal associates this holiday season, saying traffic in its department stores nationwide has been high. The company said Friday that the hires will work on the sales floors of its stores as well as fulfill online and pick-up-in-store orders...
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A boy looks over a Black Friday sale item at a J.C. Penney store, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 24, 2017 - 6:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): 6:30 p.m.: Macy's says it has "fully resolved" problems on Black Friday related to its processing some gift and credit cards. The chain blamed the glitch on "overcapacity" that caused some transactions to take longer to process. It says...
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People look at Apple products as they shop a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2017 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. As the holiday shopping season officially kicked off, retailers are counting on a lift from a better economy. But they're also looking beyond economic data...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, Jiahao Luo, left, and Jiahao Wang, from China, configure one of the four new Apple iPhone X's they purchased at the new Apple Michigan Avenue store along the Chicago River in Chicago. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes. The Commerce Department says retail sales increased 0.2 percent in October, after a healthy 1.9 percent gain in the previous month. September's gain was the largest in 2 ½ years and was...
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November 08, 2017 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is opening an online store to sell branded apparel, golf gear and gifts to capitalize on the Trump family name. The online Trump Store features hats, bags, shirts and other items similar to ones at Trump's golf resorts and hotels, but it also...
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A shopper exits a fashion retailer Zara branch in an Istanbul upscale neighbourhood, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Shoppers at Zara in Istanbul have found unusual tags on their garments: put there by Turkish workers complaining they have not been paid for the manufacturing the merchandise in the store. Workers of an outsource manufacturer have been leaving tags inside clothes saying: "I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn't get paid for it." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
November 03, 2017 - 9:56 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Shoppers at the fashion retailer Zara in Istanbul have found unusual tags on their garments — complaints by Turkish workers who say they have not been paid for the merchandise in the store. Workers from an outsourced manufacturer for Zara and other retailers have been going into...
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