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Uniqlo Is Distancing From H&M and Zara to Become the World’s Top Fashion Retailer

Fast-fashion retailers are considered the bottom-feeders in the fashion world. They are widely credited – or discredited depending on which side of the cash register you are on – with copying designer-inspired trends, producing them in copious quantities and selling them for pennies on the dollar of the namesake brands. Sweden’s H&M operating 5,000 stores […]

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Bottega Veneta Shuts Down Its Social Accounts. Will It Start a Trend?

Without warning and with no explanation, Kering-owned Bottega Veneta just closed down its Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Its abrupt halt to social media promotion has left the luxury fashion world stunned. With e-commerce doubling its share of the personal luxury goods market in 2020, from 12% in 2019 to 23%, and with its share […]

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Louis Vuitton Face Shield: Tacky Luxury Status Symbol or Essential Fashion Accessory for Post-Covid World?

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, luxury brands have heeded the call to action. With protective gear for frontline medical workers in short supply globally, brands repurposed their factories to manufacture face masks and hospital gowns, as well as made financial donations. LVMH, the world’s undisputed luxury leader, was first out of the block […]

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Kanye West Gets What He Always Wanted In Partnering With Gap

Successful brand partnerships are made when it’s a win-win for both brands. That is what the just announced Gap partnership with Kanye West’s Yeezy brand promises. The Gap brand desperately needs a turnaround plan, with global sales falling from $5.3 billion in 2017 to $4.6 billion in 2019. After trying so hard and failing so […]

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In Retail First Impressions Count: Suitsupply Is a Brand That Understands That

A recent midweek afternoon shopping trip took me to the King of Prussia Mall. Truth be told, I am not an enthusiastic mall shopper and King of Prussia, as the nation’s third-largest mall, is a monster to navigate. Whenever I go, I almost always park near Nordstrom because of all the stores in the mall, […]

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