Latest Women's fashion News

Cut-rate prices online: shoppers' win, businesses lose

Jun. 26, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A bride-to-be looking for a gown online can find dresses with trains and lace for well under $300. Go into a local bridal shop, and the average price will stretch into four figures, taking some shoppers by surprise. That kind of price disparity puts small businesses at a big disadvantage....

Iranians say their 'bones breaking' under US sanctions

Jun. 24, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it's the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer's battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be's empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran's 80 million people can be seen...

Catholics hold traditional Whit Monday ceremony in Germany

Jun. 10, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Women in traditional white dresses have carried a centuries-old statue of the Virgin Mary to mark Whit Monday in an annual ritual in the eastern German town of Rosenthal. Hundreds of Catholic Sorbs, a Slavic minority, held prayers in rural churches in about a dozen areas before walking to...

Dressbarn expects to have all its stores shut by end of 2019

May. 23, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dressbarn says it expects to have all its 650 stores closed by the end of this year. The women's clothing chain announced earlier this week that it was shutting all its stores but hadn't given a timeline for the closures until Thursday. Dressbarn's owner, Ascena Retail Group Inc., has said...

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

May. 20, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. The company's chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an "acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment." Its owner,...