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Fast-Fashion Giant H&M Releases Latest Sustainability Report

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While it may seem like an oxymoron to think a fast-fashion retailer can be sustainable, H&M still comes through with one of the most robust sustainability strategies in fashion. One the greatest changes in the past few years has been their recycling program whereby consumers can bring in old items which then get re-used elsewhere […]

Katy Perry to Be the Featured Holiday Girl for H&M, Replacing Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

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Fast-fashion retailer H&M is coming off another strong quarter with sales including increased by 14% in in June 2015 compared to the same month the previous year. They’ve also just announced that their new Holiday campaign will feature Katy Perry. Katy, who got a significant boost after being on the Vans Warped Tour years ago, […]

Uniqlo Reports Huge Profits Up 52% Based on Great Sales of HEATTECH and Ultra Light Down and Hoodies

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Uniqlo, the brand that claims it will one day be bigger than The Gap, continues its roll of becoming a dominate fast-fashion retailer especially with its strong sales of its HEATTECH and AIRism collections featuring Ultra Light Down, first layer pieces and hoodies that have sun-protection technology. This week they reported their latest financials with […]

Uniqlo to Launch Next Designer Collaboration Collection with Christophe Lemaire, Formerly from Hermes

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Uniqlo, the Japanese fast-fashion brand that continues to grow in preferences among youth culture according to our upcoming 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study 2015, has announced another high-profile designer collaboration with Christophe Lemaire, formerly from Hermes, and previously Lacoste. The capsule collection of both men and women’s items will launch in the Fall of […]

Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo Posts 64% Profit Increase–Illustrates Differences in Fashion Brand Performance

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In the wake of many teen retailers taking a beating, Fast Retailing Co., owners of the Japanese fast-fashion and technical brand, Uniqlo, announced an incredibly strong fiscal report today, January 8, 2015 with profits up 64% in the first quarter. Net income rose to 68.8 billion yen ($575 million) in the three months ended in […]

Teen Retailers Need to Get a Clue—Quit Blaming Fast-Fashion, Malls, and Logos for Your Woes

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It’s time to call things out for what they really are when it comes to the demise of certain teen retailers. The “3 A’s” including American Eagle, Aeropostale, and Abercrombie & Fitch have been having a hard time of things for a couple of years, and yet there still seems to be a lack of […]

Uniqlo Eyes the U.S. for Expansion and Profit

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Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo (Fast Retailing) has announced plans for expansion, particularly in the United States. Similar to H&M, preferences for Uniqlo clothing within our youth culture studies is on the rise, but the addition of more stores and greater awareness via its ecommerce platform will impact the teen retailer landscape even more in the […]

H&M Sales Up 12% in Q1; Launches Online Shop In France

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H&M continues to capture the attention of the fashion world. As the fast-fashion retailer from Sweden expands its footprint, it’s also been able to bring a new energy to youth culture fashion. While many retailers including Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, and American Eagle have found themselves in difficult positions when it comes to younger buyers, […]

Hollister to Become Fast-Fashion as Abercrombie & Fitch Recreates Itself

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As part of repositioning strategy from Abercrombie & Fitch, plans are brewing that the surf-inspired Hollister will be made into a fast-fashion brand to compete with teen preferences for Forever 21, Uniqlo, and H&M. Last week, we reported that Abercrombie & Fitch revealed a 58% earnings decrease from Q4 with a net income down to […]

H & M Up 9% and Reports Strong Response to &Other Brands, Sportswear Collection, and U.S. Online Sales

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Fast-fashion retailer and brand H&M, based out of Sweden has released their year-end financials which show a strong response to several different factors. First, H&M’s Group sales were up by 9% during the financial year and 356 new stores were added, predominately in China and the USA. As our youth culture studies show, H&M is […]