Longstanding department stores are struggling, pop-up shops are replacing permanent storefronts, and American malls are transitioning to lifestyle centers, complete with art galleries, movie theaters and gyms. With convenience-driven consumers largely migrating to e-commerce, the retail landscape is in an amplified state of transition.
JAN 16, 2019
For years, retailers were hungry for every source of data they could get their hands on, stockpiling massive amounts of it. But now, retailers are starting to understand that more data is not necessarily the best goal to strive for at all times.
JAN 14, 2019
Hatch is the latest DTC brand to go all in on physical retail. While the maternity brand opened a flagship store in 2017 in SoHo and another store in L.A. this year, founder Ariane Goldman is now planning on making an ambitious play toward rapidly expanding the brand’s physical retail presence with 10 new stores over the next three years.
JAN 10, 2019
When the idea first began to catch on a few years ago, the concept of a temporary store that was doing something that you didn’t get at a normal store was enough to pique people’s interests. But now, you can’t walk one block in New York’s SoHo neighborhood without passing one by. Appear Here, a company that helps brands find and book real estate for temporary installations, saw a 300 percent increase in demand for pop-up shop spaces in the U.S. in 2017.
JAN 08, 2019
While Vetements is primarily known for its daring runway shows and avant-garde apparel offerings, the brand has recently spent time on its Instagram account promoting a different product: a phone case.
JAN 07, 2019
Outside of Canada Goose, Canada does not have many fashion brands that are household names. Fashion, especially high fashion, is dominated by the U.S. and countries in Europe that have been on top of the fashion world for decades. But Katrina Lainsbury is aiming to bring Canadian brands into focus with the launch of Necessary, an online retailer focusing specifically on Canadian fashion brands.
JAN 04, 2019
Once, Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship store was a jewel in the crown of Hudson’s Bay Company, its parent company. In 2010, HBC invested $150 million in updating the store. Seven years later, Lord & Taylor’s received another $12 million renovation. Yet in just over a year of that final investment, the company sold the building, the oldest department store in the country, to WeWork, closing its doors for good on Thursday.
JAN 03, 2019
Topshop, once one of the dominant fashion retailers in the U.K., has been hit with hard times. The company revealed a loss of close to $14 million in its most recent earnings report, and in October, owner Philip Green was outed as a serial sexual harasser, causing a PR nightmare for the brand.
JAN 02, 2019
In a recent survey of fashion and beauty brand executives from Glossy+’s proprietary research panel of industry insiders, 61 percent said the brands they work for are selling through wholesale retailers as part of an omnichannel strategy. An additional 9 percent said they plan to start selling through wholesale channels in 2019.
DEC 27, 2018
At the press preview for Self-Portrait's pre-fall 2019 collection, Chong discussed building a brand identity, balancing consistency and innovation, and getting feedback directly from customers.
DEC 24, 2018
Alibaba is particularly weary of counterfeits, given that the platform was once a haven for counterfeit goods. Back in 2016, Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma stoked the ire of fashion brands around the world when he seemed to flippantly brush off the question of why so many counterfeit goods were being sold on Alibaba, saying that fakes were “just as good” as the real thing.
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