After another financial results indicating lower than usual sales, troubled teen retailers Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister have ditched the sexy-sales approach of shirtless, buff guy models, and are moving towards a more laid-back, Americana tone. Like American Apparel moving in the direction of Gap, so too is Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister having to […]
Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Ditch the Sexy-Sell in Favor of Laid-Back-Americana
Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo Posts 64% Profit Increase–Illustrates Differences in Fashion Brand Performance
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 […]
Retail Round-up: Aeropostale Second Quarter Incurs Big Drops; Gap Net Income Down; Urban Outfitters Sued $28 Million Over Photo of Underage Model
Skateboarding Big Air Off 80-Foot Perches Stokes Fans at X Games 17 -Bob Burnquist Lands the Gold
One of the most exciting events at the X Games, Big Air skateboarding came with its fair share of thrills and chills and top skaters, including newcomer, 14-year-old Mitchie Brusco, threw massive tricks.
Retail Round-up: GAP Drops 23%, Cost of Goods Outweighing Retail Price Increases; Zumiez up 18.8%; Snowboard Olympic Medalist, Hannah Teeter Launches SweetCheeks Underwear
Fashion retail in major flux as sourcing costs rise and retail costs struggle to keep margins stable. And the launch of a cool underwear brand.
Retail Round-up: A Bathing Ape Sells to China’s I.T for a Relatively Low $2.8 Million; Top Teen Retailers Halt Monthly Same Store Sales Reports; Tommy Hilfiger Launches Pop-up Prep World and Tour; Gap Shake-up
Evolution of retail landscape continues with interesting acquisitions, financial reporting. and new collections hoping to match economic changes in youth culture markets.
Global Fans Madly In Love with H&M Hearts Lanvin Masstige Collection
Fast-fashion retailer H&M rides yet another successful masstige collab, and the marketing build-up from viral videos to haute runway show to online auction for charity raised the bar for fashion collection launches.
Retail Round-up: Teen Apparel Stores Get a Boost from Back to School Bubble
inancial reports are out and here’s the latest from Abercrombie & Fitch, Zumiez, H&M, Gap, and more.