As of mid-August, Skechers was the best-performing retail stock of 2015 by an incredible margin, up 150 percent on the year, according to Morgan Stanley. Shares of Oxford Industries, the company behind Tommy Bahama and Lily Pulitzer and runner-up to Skechers in the retail sector, has climbed 54 percent. Here's their stock chart since 2010:


While it's been a mostly down year for consumer discretionary stocks, Skechers has helped lead "branded apparel/footwear" (+20.8 percent) as the category's top overall performer this year, beating the S&P's +1.3 percent return by 1,950 basis points year-to-date, Morgan Stanley said in a recent note.

Skechers went public in 1999.

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