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Nordstrom Ranked as Top U.S. Fashion Retailer

Nordstrom is the favorite U.S. fashion chain according to a recent survey by  Market  Force Information. Nordstrom, a high-end department store chain, was praised for its customer  service, store atmosphere, easy returns, and merchandise selection. Kohl’s was second and Macy’s third in this … Continue reading

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The Founder of Zara: The Third-Richest Man in the World

Who is Amancio Ortega Gaona? He is one of the most reclusive billionaires in the world and the founder of the wildly popular Zara apparel chain (part of his Inditex Group). Let’s learn more about him. As reported by Vivienne Walt … Continue reading

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Zara: On the Fast Fashion Track

As we’ve blogged previously, Zara, the Spain-based global apparel retailer that is part of Inditex, is on quite a roll. It is now the largest fashion retail chain in the world. Suzy Hansen, reporting for the New York Times, notes … Continue reading

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Express and Social Media

Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retail chain that mostly targets its merchandise at 20- to 30-year-old female and male shoppers. As such, the firm has been a leader in the use of social media — even offering its products for sale … Continue reading

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A Humorous Look at Macy’s Glamorama 2012

Macy’s annually has a fashion event known as Glamorama. Take a look at this humorous promotional video.    

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The Top Eco-Friendly Fashion Labels

Eco-friendly fashion is becoming more popular as a greater number of people are now interested in the materials from which their garments are made. Click the photo to read an article on the topic from Retail Digital. 

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China’s Role in Fashion

Hong Kong has a leading role in the global fashion supply chain, says Bob McKee of Lawson, a U.S. software firm. It comes at a time when the fashion industry is considering whether there’s a sourcing or business alternative to China; McKee … Continue reading

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