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When a new year arrives, I start to think of the things I’d like to do differently from the last.
A good portion of my family members celebrate their birthdays in the fall.
This back-to-school shopping season is a clear reflection of changing times.
We recently welcomed Alexa into my family through Amazon’s latest virtual assistant option, the Echo Show.
Eight glasses of water…check. Ten thousand steps…check. Whole grains…check.
Ivy Park, Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, and Calvin Klein are not your “traditional” athletic apparel brands, but they are making their presence known within the activewear category.
Though store closings are not considered new news, there was a plethora of retailers officially announcing their closures earlier this year, including a number of industry leaders.
Change is in the air. News about companies outside of apparel bringing their manufacturing back to the U.S. is increasing.
This year will be one full of change for fashion at retail – some is overdue, some is driven, but all of it is necessary.
The first half of this holiday shopping season proved to be a challenging start for the apparel industry.
It’s the end of another fascinating year for the U.S. sports business, so that means predictions time!
Pumpkin spice lattes and #sweaterweather would normally mark the beginning of fall.
As I notice the beautiful fall foliage outside my window I’m quickly reminded that boot season is upon us – that means it is time to break out my fun socks. Besides providing me with warmth, socks are a fun accessory to complete my outfit. From no show liners to over-the-knee boot socks, from neon colors to wacky prints, from traditional to stripes…there are an infinite number of options.
U.S. athletic footwear results in Q3 were softer than they were in the first two quarters of the year, with dollar sales growing by only 2 percent for the quarter, compared to the mid-single digits for the first two quarters.
Everything seems faster today. Change is happening more quickly than ever, and nowhere is this need for speed more evident than in the sports industry.
Donald Trump shocked the world on Tuesday night with his presidential win. His victory could have deep implications for the sports industry, and the footwear market in particular.
Now that the Chicago Cubs’ 108-year winless drought has ended and the curse of the Billy Goat named Murphy has been extinguished, let’s see who the sports winners (besides the Chicago Cubs) are.
Sneakernomics: Is Activewear Being Stretched Too Thin?
With less than two months to go until the 2016 presidential election it is as if the circus has come to town. Regardless of your political affiliation, there is no denying that this presidential election year is unlike any in recent history. Presidential elections typically distract consumers and less of their attention is paid to spending, but this year the distraction is likely going to be bigger than ever.
New Rules for Back-to-School and Beyond
When my maternity leave came to what seemed like a very quick end, I began to mentally prepare myself to return to the working world.
There is a growing gap between the retail world and the apparel consumer. The seasonal selling cycle is off, the emphasis on fashion vs. function is out of balance, and there is an overlooked opportunity when it comes to dressing U.S. consumers for work. In order to get back on track, especially in the wake of recent lackluster retail earnings, the apparel industry needs to realign itself with the consumer.
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