Apparel & Footwear Industry Announces Marketing Campaigns, New Store Locations, Awareness Programs, and Acquisitions - Research Report on Gap, Nordstrom, American Eagle Outfitters, DSW and rue21

NEW YORK, September 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO), DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) and rue21, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUE). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Gap Inc. Research Report

On September 16, 2013, Gap Inc. (Gap) reported that its fall global marketing campaign, Back to Blue, continues with the launch of two videos that reinforce the idea of getting back to what matters most-our truest selves. Based on the idea of expressing one's authentic self, Gap said that each spot features a contemporary musician, who for the first time is recording a song made famous years ago by their parent and making it their own. Gap further said that these raw, intimate renditions are modern takes on classic pieces and provide a rare glimpse into the soul and journey of each artist. Gap's Global Chief Marketing Officer, Seth Farbman said, "The entire Back to Blue campaign embodies what it means to be comfortable in your own skin. As a brand that is known for expressing itself through sight, sound and motion, we wanted to bring this idea to life through the voices of two individuals who are recognized for staying true to who they want to be. To me, honest, open and heart-felt films like these are the future of video content. Anyone can relate to them because they're real." The Full Research Report on Gap Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3877_GPS]


Nordstrom Inc. Research Report

On September 20, 2013, Nordstrom Inc. (Nordstrom) announced the opening of its new store at Americana at Brand in Glendale, California. According to Nordstrom, the 135,000 square-foot store features a fresh interior design concept, brand new farm-to-table restaurant Bar Verde, updated beauty experience, and an expanded selection of designer fashion brands. The three-level store offers customers new departments featuring exciting brands that includes TOPSHOP and TOPMAN for Nordstrom boutiques (the first in the Los Angeles area); a via C department offering fashion from emerging and of the moment designers like Rachel Zoe, Helmut Lang, Current Elliott and Rag & Bone; and a brand-new cosmetics experience that now includes brands like Aqua di Parma, Trish McEvoy and Jo Malone. The Full Research Report on Nordstrom Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7e7a_JWN]


American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Research Report

On September 16, 2013, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (American Eagle) reported that the Company's intimates and apparel brand - Aerie has entered into an integrated initiative with National breast and ovarian preventive health non-profit Bright Pink. The Company informed that for the fourth consecutive year, Aerie and Bright Pink will run an in-store and online campaign from September 18, 2013 through the month of October 2013, while supplies last. Further, Aerie will launch a limited edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra with 100% of sales benefitting Bright Pink. As per the Company, the goal of the partnership is to spark the conversations around the importance of breast health awareness starting at a young age. Commenting on the continued alliance, Chief Merchandising Officer of Aerie, Jennifer Foyle said, "Aerie is proud to take our partnership with Bright Pink to the next level through the 2013 Show Your Support Campaign that includes the launch of our limited edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra with 100% of sales benefitting Bright Pink. Our work with Bright Pink allows us to connect with our consumer on a deeper, more personal level and shows our commitment to making young women feel pretty inside and out." The Full Research Report on American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b7b7_AEO]


DSW Inc. Research Report

On September 19, 2013, DSW Inc. (DSW) announced the opening of a new store in Eatontown, New Jersey on September 26, 2013. DSW informed that the location of the new store is: 135 Route 35, Eatontown, New Jersey 07724. The Full Research Report on DSW Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e23c_DSW]


rue21, Inc. Research Report

On September 19, 2013, rue21, Inc. (rue21) announced that based on a preliminary vote tally from the special meeting of stockholders, rue21 stockholders have approved the previously announced merger agreement under which funds advised by Apax Partners will acquire the shares of rue21 for $42.00 per share in cash. According to rue21, approximately 99.7% of the shares voted at the meeting were in favor of the agreement, including 99.6% of shares voted by stockholders unaffiliated with the SKM II funds. The Company expects the transaction to close in early October 2013, at which time rue21 will cease to trade on NASDAQ. The Full Research Report on rue21, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e81f_RUE]



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