Gymboree Corp's quarterly profit topped market estimates by a penny, as well-managed discounts helped the children's apparel retailer during the holiday season, and it forecast the first quarter largely above expectations.
Fragrance maker Inter Parfums Inc posted an adjusted fourth-quarter profit that topped Wall Street expectations, helped by new product launches and higher sales at its European-based operations, and kept its 2010 forecast.
Teen clothing retailer Hot Topic Inc forecast a first-quarter loss that could be wider than market estimates, partly as it expects comparable store sales to continue to fall, sending its shares down 6 percent.
Men's Wearhouse Inc's fourth-quarter adjusted loss was narrower than estimates, but revenue fell short of market expectations as reduced store traffic and a lower domestic average ticket hurt sales, sending its shares down 6 percent.
With videos of catwalk shows, pictures of glamorous models and a catalog of chic products, luxury brands are creating "digital mirrors" online as they turn to the internet to tap into growing e-commerce demand.
Phillips-Van Heusen reiterated its fourth-quarter outlook as the owner of the Calvin Klein brand said it saw a strong end to the quarter driven by its outlet stores and royalties from the iconic brand.