One of the hardest hit sectors of the economy this past winter turned out to be retail. In fact, the particularly harsh winter has been consistently mentioned by retailers listing reasons for their dismal first-quarter earnings. Despite these issues, Motley Fool Consumer Goods analyst Sean O'Reilly believes there are five retailers -- Coach (NYSE:TPR), CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS)lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU), Michael Kors (NYSE:CPRI), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) -- poised to reward long term investors in the years ahead.

In this episode of The Motley Fool's Where the Money Is, consumer-goods editor Mark Reeth has CG analyst Sean O'Reilly rank the top five retail stocks worthy of closer inspection by Foolish investors.