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Lululemon’s Results In 2018 Were Astounding, But Can It Do It Again In 2019?

Lululemon ended 2018 with sales up 24%. But a senior executive at the company attributes that success to doing the simple things very well. Next year will be different. Lululemon will have to do the simple things 100 times better to get the same result. In an interview three changes that it needs to implement […]

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Fashion Has Three Trends Driving New Consumer Demand

With a bigger tax refund in people’s pockets, an early spring and a late Easter giving them plenty of time and opportunity to refresh newly-edited wardrobes, thanks to Marie Kondo’s KonMari teaching, fashion retailers are set for a great spring season.

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Nike Proclaims This Its Year for Women

Brand Finance, the London-based valuation and strategy consultancy, is out with its top 50 list of the world’s most valuable fashion brands. While luxury brands, including watch, jewelry and fashion accessories brands, lead the list in numbers, holding 27 of the top 50 slots, Nike remains the fashion industry leader in brand value. The athletic and […]

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9 Failing Fashion Retailers in Intensive Care

Despite the dire threats of a retail apocalypse, retailers pulled it out last year. The retail sector, excluding automobiles and parts, saw a 4.4% increase in 2018 over 2017, with nonstore, including ecommerce retailers setting the pace, up 10.4%. But last year, not all retail segments were so fortunate. While shoppers were busy furnishing and updating […]

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Fashion Retailer Ascena Retail Group Is in Trouble

Ascena Retail Group Inc. recently released its 2017 annual report and the news wasn’t good.  Sales were off 4.9% from 2016 and all of its four reporting segments showed a decline year-over-year with plus and kids fashion off the most, both down 7.5%. In response to its failing fortunes in retail, it plans to close […]