Chinese jewelry maker Fuqi International Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by increase in the wholesale business and raised its 2008 outlook fourth time this year, sending its shares up as much as 33 percent.
Charlotte Russe Holding Inc reported a fourth-quarter loss on markdowns Wednesday, the same day shareholder KarpReilly Capital Partners LP offered to take the women's-apparel retailer private in a deal valued at about $198.6 million.
British fashion label Ted Baker reported a slowdown in sales growth in the third quarter of its financial year, hit by a big drop in wholesale sales, and said it was cautious about prospects for the fourth quarter.
Urban Outfitters Inc reported a 31 percent rise in quarterly net profit on Thursday, as the apparel, accessories and home goods retailer got a boost from higher profit margins and sales gains at its chains.
Shares of Perry Ellis International Inc plunged to their lowest levels in almost 8 years, as the apparel maker, stung by bigger discounts and ballooning costs, sees bleak days ahead amid a stormy retail environment.
Philip Green, the billionaire owner of Bhs department stores and the Arcadia group of fashion companies, said he has purchased a 28 percent stake in Moss Bros and was considering making an offer for the mens fashion retailer.
Watchmaker Fossil Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly results, but cut its fourth-quarter earnings outlook to reflect a weaker economy and pressure from the strengthening U.S. dollar, sending its shares down 6 percent.
Online fashion retailer EBTM Plc said on Friday it expects to post a small operating loss for the first half, mainly on challenging trading conditions for its wholesale division, and its shares fell 38 percent in morning trade.