2016 was brutal for retail stocks, but 2017 might be kinder as retailers downsize, pivot their investments, and focus on growth brands.
The high-end retailer beat low expectations, but its turnaround is far from guaranteed.
Both companies have been grappling with similar problems and are looking to get back on a path to growth. Which one is a better bet for investors?
AE is one of the best stocks to own in the struggling retail apparel industry.
A number of big-name retailers are getting smaller as they try to find a way to succeed in an increasingly online world.
The surf-and-skate-themed apparel retailer continued to struggle amid the greater malaise in the sector.
Despite returning to growth in the latest quarter, Coach's stock has stalled.
The footwear company did better than investors had expected in the first quarter, but gave ugly guidance for the full year.
The fashion world is known to be fickle, and for apparel companies, falling behind the latest trends can result in unwanted product taking up space on store shelves.
The mall-based retailer's quarterly report showed that it held up better than analysts expected in a difficult environment for apparel stores.