Keeping you informed is one of our goals at The Motley Fool. So just in case you missed it, here's a recap of what happened from 11/27 to 12/1 in the retail sector, as reported from our best and brightest.

Did everyone survive the turkey and shopping onslaught over the weekend and make it to Monday? Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) survived and thrived. As Nate Parmelee wrote, despite the ever so slight setback in same-store sales, the company was third in the number of online clicks at its retail site and is looking to expand its presence in India in a big way.

Also on Monday, I pondered what Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) is up to with its aptly code-named "Concept 5." Will it be accessories or undergarments? Either way, the company is excited about the opportunity, and we'll have to wait a little while longer to find out.

Insider transactions -- perhaps buying more than selling -- can be a good source of information. That's why Tom Taulli discussed the $1 million purchase by Blockbuster (NYSE:BBI) CEO John Antioco. Antioco must see good things on the horizon for its latest projects and apparently is putting his money where his mouth is. Stay tuned.

Women's fashion retailer Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) has had a tough year. And according to our Alyce Lomax, this quarter was not that much different. However, Alyce wondered if, despite the blunders and the missteps, Chico's isn't a company to keep our eyes on.

The trouble is women's fashion doesn't even compare with the carnage that's occurred in the home decor industry. Some concepts are really struggling, and I think you know which pier moors that ship. But according to the Fool's Rick Munarriz, Restoration Hardware (NASDAQ:RSTO) bucked the trend again and surpassed expectations.

I'll be the first to admit that I have only stepped into a Tiffany (NYSE:TIF) store one time in my life. And although the saleswoman in Florence was very gracious and kind, she knew I didn't have much in my wallet. But that doesn't mean Europeans don't. In fact, this quarter, there was some impressive growth in Europe, as well as the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan.

Earlier in the week, Matthew Crews wondered if Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) was a buy or a sell, depending on who's doing the recommending. With a blowout quarter, I think the answer has to be buy.

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So that's the week that was in retail. Tune in next week to see what Foolishness our best analysts have in store.

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