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Five Fashion Retailers That Have Nailed It

Although many fashion retailers are suffering, there are some bright spots among fashion retailers. Fast Company has identified five of them: “The following five companies illustrate the power of building a brand atop an authoritative editorial voice, whether it’s in … Continue reading

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Abercombie Under Fire: Devising a New Approach

Until recently, Abercrombie & Fitch (a retail apparel chain with roots back to 1892), was on a strong roll — particularly among teens and young adults. This was due to its modern styles and risque ads. But over the last … Continue reading

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Can “Cheap Chic” Retail Get Even Cheaper?

A large customer segment wants to look good with their apparel, but — at the same time — pay less than before. The competition for for this segment is already intense and will probably become even more so with the … Continue reading

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The BCBGMAXAZRIA Women’s Fashion Empire Keeps Growing

BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP is a global retail fashion powerhouse: “Founded in 1989, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP is the lifetime vision of one man: Founder, Designer, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Max Azria. After years of success designing women’s wear in Paris and Los Angeles, Azria … Continue reading

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What Makes Uniqlo Glitter?

Uniqlo makes and sells casual apparel that includes several categories and social groups. Its clothing items “simple and essential yet universal, so people can freely combine them in their own unique style.” What makes Uniqlo so successful and distinctive? According … Continue reading

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Macy’s Increases Its Merchandise Offerings for Hispanics

There are about 54 million Hispanics in the United States — and growing, which makes this diverse group of people a key market for retailers. In summarizing U.S. census data, AHAA reports:  “The  Hispanic population of the United States is the nation’s … Continue reading

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Retailers and Their Designer-Partners

One way that many retailers have attempted to stand out in today’s crowded marketplace is to arrange exclusive deals with designers. This enables the retailers to carry merchandise lines that are exclusive to them. Thus, even the competition for designer-partners … Continue reading

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