| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Here's a familiar marketing pitch consumers may encounter this holiday shopping season: "Zero percent interest for 12 months."
Sounds appealing, but consumer experts recommend tiptoeing carefully around this financing option.
These buy-now, pay-later...
| Dec 11, 2013
Lucky Brand Jeans is coming home again.
Los Angeles private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to pay $225 million to acquire Lucky from New York fashion company Fifth & Pacific Cos.
The acquisition means that Lucky, founded in Vernon...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc. has agreed to sell Lucky Brand Jeans to Los Angeles private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners for $225 million, the companies announced Tuesday. William L. McComb, Fifth & Pacific's chief executive, said the Lucky sale is...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Retailers slammed with preparations for the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping bonanza last month added 471,000 workers to payrolls -- a number that fell 4.7% short of the record 494,400 seasonal employees brought on board during November 2012.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Struggling Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business, adding to the list of units it has been getting rid of to raise cash.
The Hoffman Estates-based company, operator of Sears department stores and the Kmart...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Bargain-hunting shoppers on Cyber Monday broke consumption records, making the online shopping bonanza the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Online sales surged 20.6% compared with the same day...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Betty Allen of West Friendship waited until midnight to head to Walmart in Ellicott City for $2 DVDs and then shopped through the night without crowds to buy boots and clothing for her four children with stops at...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Anna Szuba of Pasadena shopped on Thanksgiving last year -- two hours in line to get in the store and three hours in line to get out.
No thanks, she said. This year she started around midnight Friday and worked through her gift list among much smaller...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:21 AM
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| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Bargain-hungry shoppers may have to eat a turkey sandwich in line while waiting to score hot deals on Thanksgiving day.
Sawgrass Mills, BrandsMart U.S.A. and Walmart announced Tuesday that their stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, continuing...
| Nov 28, 2013
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A landscape stone was thrown through the rear windshield of a vehicle parked on the 11600 block of Brookshire Drive on Nov. 12.
•A 21-year-old Orland Park man caught with 3.3...