E-Commerce: Two to Watch

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These two European e-tailers are making their way in the U.S. Farfetch.com It’s a common misconception that it’s easy for independent specialty stores to build a web business. The start-up alone is a huge investment—in technology, hiring more staff, finding the time and managing the site. How can independents sell …

Trying It On

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New technologies revolutionize the way retailers interact with their clientele. Three technology firms are helping retailers adapt to the changing ways consumers shop for apparel. Two of them, Fits.Me and Virtual Closet, allow shoppers to “try on” clothes without any effort at all. First Insight helps retailers pick consumers’ brains …

Tributes to Paul Daube

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Paul Daube, the founder and president of Daube Co. Big & Tall, died on Saturday, May 5, at the age of 78. His funeral and interment followed on Thursday, May 10. Daube was among the most ubiquitous figures in the men’s apparel market, making it his business to know what …

Expert Advice: Danny Paul

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Veteran specialty store consultant Danny Paul discusses what’s working, what’s not and what’s next.  Danny Paul has more than three decades of retail sales and management experience, including owner of three apparel stores in southern California and president/CEO of RMSA (Retail Merchandising Service Automation) for 12 years. He’s now chairman …

Inner City Blues

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NOTE: BLUE runs July 24 to 26 at The Tunnel (12th Ave. and 27th St.), New York. Collective’s cooler, hipper little brother, BLUE, makes its second appearance on Monday—watch that little guy grow! Here is a smattering of the new vendors debuting at the Tunnel next week. Prep League is …