In this segment from Wednesday's Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Bryan White and Jason Moser each pick a stock they'll be watching closely this week. Bryan takes a look at Williams-Sonoma ( WSM -0.14% ), which may have an advantage over other retailers in that it sells nearly half of its merchandise directly to consumers, something that may have helped the company weather this rough patch in retail history better than many of the other retailers. Meanwhile, Jason will be watching the continued bloodbath that is Aeropostale ( AROPQ ), and tells investors that he's curious as to whether the company will find a bottom here, or whether it will just keep falling.
Williams-Sonoma may have a leg up on other retailers, while Aeropostale may no longer have a leg to stand on, period.
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