Betsey Johnson

Silver Jeans Co., the Canadian-based retailer that's gained a reputation for high quality and well-fitting jeans in the midluxury denim market, announced the expansion of Silver Jeans Co. branded stores in the United States. The announcement marks the start of a global retail strategy for the brand and the creation of a new retail division within the Silver Jeans Co. corporate structure. Silver Jeans Co. will focus on a multidoor plan in the U.S., with the first new store project to open in early 2013. 

The bankrupt Betsey Johnson LLC retail chain will close most of its 69 stores, which include two in Hawaii, following a going-out-of-business sale that starts on Friday. The Wall Street Journal reports a bankruptcy judge gave approval on Thursday for the company to start liquidating its inventory at the stores, which include one at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu and one at The Shops at Wailea on Maui. The Journal reports that Steven Madden Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHOO), which owns the Betsey Johnson license,...

Puget Sound Business Journal Same-store sales at stores open a year or longer rose 7 percent last month at Nordstrom Inc. Nordstrom Inc. Latest from The Business Journals Nordstrom same-store sales up 7%Betsey Johnson retailer files bankruptcy; future of Mall of America store unclearNordstrom opens third metro Atlanta store Follow this company , ahead of analysts' expectations. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call expected Nordstrom's (NYSE: JWN) April same-store sales to rise 5.8 percent. Nordstrom said retail sales rose 10.5 percent last month to $802 million from $726 million

In addition to expanding online sales and opening more boutiques, the new CEO of Betsey Johnson LLC, Susan Falk, says she plans to expand the range of the label's dresses, which she feels have been looking too young and "a little too short."

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