AGENDA: GroupY's Emerge brand-building conference returns on Jan. 6.
SURFRIDER: "Protect What You Love" holiday appeal.
MOSS ADAMS: Plan now for tax season.
Details on Industry Insight.
Total Same-store sales: down 5.8 percent
Full-priced stores: down 8.3 percent
Nordstrom Rack: up 5.8 percent
Strong categories: Designer apparel, shoes and accessories; women's activewear, hosiery and intimate apparel; cosmetics.
Best regions: Midwest, Northwest, South