Careful planning spells success for contemporary retailers.
Smart retailers are taking risks to find a replacement for denim.
While there’s no one trend in bags, the entire category is on fire!
Elise Diamantini: Retailers build off the momentum of colored denim for 2013.
Elise Diamantini: There’s good news in contemporary business at retail. According to our survey of independent stores across the country, 85 percent reported increases in overall business.
Elise Diamantini: Bootcut styles and color are triggering new interest in denim.
Who says there’s no excitement in the contemporary market? Retailers are reporting that business is “surprisingly good” and started picking up begining third quarter. Although they’re planning more modest increases for 2011, there is optimism that the momentum will continue. Between limited-edition collaborations, innovative social media marketing opportunities and cool …
Americana, heritage, workwear…those were the buzzwords in the contemporary market for 2010. Older brands reinvented themselves and became new again and all the downtown cool kids picked up on it (Barbour or Red Wing, anyone?). And look at all the collaborations between traditional brands and contemporary stores. It happened on …