To all multi-door retailers—both luxury and moderate—who are undoubtedly wishing for better menswear business, here’s a modest proposal.
Industry consultant Fred Rosenfeld expresses his opinion on how much the industry has changed during his career.
While Amazon can’t shake hands, can’t hug, can’t feel smiles or wipe away tears, brick-and-mortar retailers can and do.
Most analysts blame growing internet sales for the widespread slowdown in brick-and-mortar business, but this industry expert believes the internet affords stores an opportunity in addition to a challenge.
Based on his personal opinion and independent research, industry consultant Fred Rosenfeld breaks down why he believes outlet business is performing poorly.
Few of us are in a financial position to fight the giants of online shopping. Where we might win, however, is on creativity, good taste, marketing and service, so why are we not focusing more efforts on these?
Layoffs, store closings, disastrous quarterly earnings. That’s fashion news today –on the financial side at least. But by any measure it is clear that we have come to the end of the true “designer era” in menswear.
Karen reflects on a recent conversation with a top merchant.
Karen reflects on what generations can learn from, and teach to, each other.
Welcome to the “New Retail Landscape.” Retail and brand partners cannot successfully navigate tomorrow’s landscape with yesterday’s maps. Their strategies, tactics and infrastructure must be rebuilt.
Industry consultant Fred Rosenfeld expresses his opinion on why department stores are experiencing declining fortunes.
Industry consultant Jack Abelson expresses to Karen his opinion on why department stores are experiencing declining fortunes.
Jack Abelson wants to know why retail buyers are playing it safe and not buying exciting items to differentiate their stores.
Former retailer David Rubin’s tale of what led him to a profitable cross-marketing event involving his new passion, photography.
Read JCPenney’s official response addressing one reader’s concern about the JCP Michael Strahan Collection.
Don Gibson of Little Dog Sales says the line’s prices are deceptive.
” I’ve observed that major shifts in men’s fashion have occurred about every 20 years — parallel to the time between generations,” he writes.
A sales culture means that each and every employee–regardless of title or tenure–understands that they have a profound impact on a customer’s decision to say “yes.”
“Talking about brands that are strictly vertical or changing to that business model is a bit controversial, but I think it’s something the retail industry has to acknowledge.”
Jack Abelson asks: When did “If it is not on sale, it is not of interest to the consumer” become the rule?