How a single store in the heartland with no online business has become one of the most exciting retail emporiums in the country.
Of all the messages bombarding us these days on a daily basis, most seem to involve change: the need for it, the accelerated pace of it, our aversion to it, and the disastrous consequences of ignoring it.
“Brands need to push the envelope on washes, finishes and the start of a more relaxed fit yet tweaked through the lens of current trends,” suggests Durand Guion of Macy’s.
Interest in other types of bottoms has definitely cut into denim sales.
And in honor of it, previous winners share their favorite retail tales.
Harry Sheff: By making their fragrance and grooming departments a larger part of their stores, Blackbird, Martinpatrick3 and Halls have become destination shops.
Elise Diamantini: Young guys are buying and styling suits in a totally different way.
Specialty store retailers share insight into the changing contemporary market. Many retailers are reporting positive results in contemporary business for 2011. Have you been experiencing similar increases? What do you attribute them to? Todd Epperley, Halls: Yes, our contemporary business is up high single digits. Contemporary as we’ve known it …