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Urban Outfitters Introduces A New Concept for Anthropoligie Called Devon Yard

Urban Outfitters Inc. just reported a bang-up second quarter. Overall sales rose 13.7% to reach a record $992 million in the second quarter 2018. The company attributed those gains to “double-digit growth in the digital channel and positive retail store sales,” noting a comparable retail store increase of 13%. The company remained conservative in its […]

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Minneapolis’ Martin Patrick 3 May Be the Hottest Retailer in the Hottest Retail Market

Fast Company magazine recently identified five cutting-edge retailers that have figured out how to compete in the age of Amazon and bring shoppers back to the physical store in an article entitled “The future of retail in the age of Amazon.” Three of the five retailers profiled – Mall of America, Target and Martin Patrick 3 […]

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Ex-CEO of Calvin Klein Talks About Tapestry, Michael Kors and American Luxury

The latest financial releases from American luxury stalwarts Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman) and Michael Kors (MK and Jimmy Choo) showed strong performances this year. With retail up 5.5% year-over-year through July, prospects look good for the rest of the year. Both companies reported outstanding gains on the topline: Tapestry up 31% in both 4Q18 and […]

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Battle of the Fast Fashion Giants: Why Zara Wins, H&M Loses

Fast fashion is the darling of the fashion retail today. Whereas women’s clothing store sales have declined 2.7 percent from 2016-2017 in the U.S., a recent report from Hitwise shows the fast fashion market has grown 21 percent worldwide over the past three years. Two brands are the leaders in the fast fashion market: H&M […]

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Suistudio Is Suitsupply’s “Me Too” Answer for Women

Since its founding in 2000 in Amsterdam, Suitsupply has been an unqualified success. Launched out of the trunk of Fokke De Jong’s car, giving new meaning to “Trunk Show,” Suitsupply has been helping men worldwide “find their perfect fit” in tailored fashion. Starting first with an online direct-to-consumer model, Suitsupply carved out a niche in men’s suiting […]

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