Sycamore Partners have expressed interest in Aeropostale, the teen retailer that has recently been dealing with low profits and missed targets when it comes to today’s youth culture. As we note in our 13th Annual Fall Youth Culture Study, released yesterday September 16, the brand had been out of sync with the marketplace for some […]
Troubled Aeropostale New Target for Sycamore Partners, Owners of Hot Topic
Back-to-School Warning Bells for Aeropostale and American Eagle Outfitters Signal Challenges for Youth Culture Retailers
Aeropostale today announced their Q2 financials and once again, show that they are struggling within a challenging climate for retailers. Today’s youth culture demographic is less interested in buying what they have to sell. As we’ve noted in many of this year’s Youth Culture Studies, and our upcoming Sustainability and Fall Youth Culture Studies 2013, […]
Aeropostale Launches Activewear Line to Reconnect with Teens
Aeropostale has lost ground when it comes to youth culture markets, and as we’ve reported in our Youth Culture Studies, has been replaced by various brands that are far more in tune with this demographic than the $2.4 billion chain store/brand has been in the past couple of years. In their latest revamp, the brand/store […]
Retail Round-up: Aeropostale Second Quarter Incurs Big Drops; Gap Net Income Down; Urban Outfitters Sued $28 Million Over Photo of Underage Model
American Eagle’s 4th Quarter Is Up, But Speculation Surfaces As Target Acquisition and New CEO Prospects Underway
Changing tides for this popular brand indicates shifts in the marketplace for youth retailers overall, as higher costs of cotton and other things are forcing new changes for 2011.
Retail Round-up: A Bathing Ape Sells to China’s I.T for a Relatively Low $2.8 Million; Top Teen Retailers Halt Monthly Same Store Sales Reports; Tommy Hilfiger Launches Pop-up Prep World and Tour; Gap Shake-up
Evolution of retail landscape continues with interesting acquisitions, financial reporting. and new collections hoping to match economic changes in youth culture markets.
Retail Round-up: Adidas Revenues Up 10%, Abercrombie and Fitch up 2%, American Eagle and Aeropostale Down
Mixture of financial results among youth culture brands reveals new expectations and upcoming fourth quarter guidance.
Retail Round-up: Volcom, Macy’s Madonna Collection, Adidas, Swatch Report Increases, Whereas Other Teen Retailers Have Lower than Expected Sales
July same store sales flopped for many teen retailers, but there were some shining moments thanks to new collections, timing, and advertising campaigns.
Retail Round-up: Aeropostale Busts Record Shares: PacSun’s Long Road; Quiksilver Down; Buckle Up
Distinct differences in performances between fashion brands continues to fascinate forecasters as strategies undergo major shifts to attract a new youth culture.