Weekend good reads: Macy’s looks to customization and a richer assortment …

Jeff Gennette, Macy’s new CEO, at the department store’s flagship location in  Manhattan’s Herald Square on March 21. photo by Michael Rubenstein for the Wall Street Journal If you enjoy reading about the business side of fashion as I do, a Wall Street Journal subscription is a must! This week the WSJ ran an article about Macy’s new CEO Jeff…
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Notes from Urban Outfitters’ Q4 2017 Earnings Call

We all had a feeling that Anthropologie’s results would be lackluster this quarter and sure enough that hunch was confirmed during parent company Urban Outfitters’ quarterly earnings call. Inside, read what the leadership team had to say and what the future might hold… Let’s begin with the financial results: “Total Company or URBN sales for the fourth quarter increased by…
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Struggling to understand your people? So is Anthropologie, according to Barron’s…

Is Anthropologie laughing with us or at us? It just doesn’t get its customer lately, according to Barron’s. Anthropologie parent company Urban Outfitters will hold its quarterly earnings call tomorrow and ahead of that Barron’s has a pretty scathing article about the state of things with our favorite wayward retailer. The article contains amusingly massive understatements like “Anthropologie seems to…
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Notes from Urban Outfitters’ Q3 2017 Earnings Call

(note: no internet at my new apartment yet, so if something big and exciting happened please feel free to go OT in the comments until I can get to a Investors were drooling the day before Anthropologie parent company Urban Outfitters announced its Q3 results. Were they still salivating after the call? Find out as we dive into the Q3…
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The Business of Fashion ponders the outlook for Anthropologie & Co…

photo via the Business of Fashion Anthropologie recently opened its newest Anthropologie & Co department store location in King of Prussia, PA (you can see photos on Anthro’s official blog, plus an Eye Candy post with photos from Stefanie later this week!) and the Business of Fashion takes a deep dive into the concept in a fascinating feature, wondering how Anthropologie…
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Notes from Urban Outfitters’ Q2 2017 Earnings Call

Last week the leadership team from Anthropologie’s parent company Urban Outfitters gathered with investers for everyone’s favorite quarterly earnings call! What kind of intriguing information did we learn about Anthropologie, and how did the company do last quarter? Inside, all the notes fit to print… Let’s begin with the financials: For Q2 2017 Fiscal, net sales of Urban Outfitters came…
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Notes from Urban Outfitters’ Q1 2017 Earnings Call

Last week it was time once again for Anthropologie’s parent company Urban Outfitters to hold its quarterly fiscal earnings call. Thanks to Seeking Alpha I’ve got the full transcript! News on Anthro’s department store concept, sales results and a couple of surprises inside… Let’s start with the good news and one surprising note. Here are the general results for the quarter, from…
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