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Fashion vs. Function

I’ve finally done it. I had to. My shoulders couldn’t take it anymore. What major life change am I referring to? I made the switch from tote bag to backpack for work and travel. And it’s great.  ...

Eight Expectations for Fashion in 2017

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 days of the consumer following trends have faded. Consumers are now cr...

In Focus: A Deeper Look at the Kids Apparel and Footwear Markets

It is natural that every generation evolves. For decades, parents have continued to tell their children how life was so different when they were growing up.  However, what seems to be different th...

What Q2 Sales Results Mean to the Athletic Footwear Industry

The second quarter of the year is generally a transition period for the U.S. athletic footwear industry. In this respect it’s an important time for retailers, as they begin to turn their attention...

This Retailer, from this day forward, for richer or poorer.

When I ask myself ‘why is loyalty so important’, I look outside of retail for a deeper understanding.  I know it’s more than fair to expect that my family and close friends will get more of my tim...

Handbag Buying Behavior Revelations

The journey of buying a handbag “seems closer to buying a car than to buying clothing.” That’s the take of Rohan Deuskar, the Founder and CEO of Stylitics, based on insights from a new study entitled ...

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