NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apparel makers are on a downward spiral after some disappointing earnings news.

VF Corp. ( VFC - Get Report), maker of Lee and Wrangler jeans, is tumbling 7.1% to $72.88 after it reported on Monday third-quarter earnings and revenue that missed estimates.

During the quarter, the company earned $217.9 million, or $1.94 a share, down 7% from $233.9, or $2.10, in the year-ago period. Analysts were expecting a profit of $1.95 a share.

Revenue slipped 5% to $2.1 billion from $2.2 billion last year.

Carter's ( CRI - Get Report) is topping the New York Stock Exchange as one of the biggest decliners, after it delayed reporting its third-quarter results while it reviews its accounting regarding wholesale customers. The company said it will likely report by Nov. 12.

Shares of the children's apparel maker are off 24% to $21.51 in afternoon trading.

Iconix's ( ICON - Get Report) shares are also sinking after the company released a disappointing 2010 outlook.

Despite posting a 25% jump in third-quarter profit, shares are down 7.5% to $12.37 in afternoon trading. Iconix expects 2010 earnings in the range of $1.25 to $1.30 a share, below Wall Street's consensus of $1.34 a share.

Other notable decliners include Columbia Sportswear ( COLM - Get Report), which is decreasing 3.8% to $38.90, Warnaco ( WRC), which is falling 1.9% to $42.30, Gildan Activewear ( GIL - Get Report), which is losing 4.9% to $17.82 and Liz Claiborne ( LIZ), which is off 6.7% to $6.13.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York

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