Recession shopping trends regarding changes in preferences for Malls, Fast Fashion, Vintage/Thrift, Exchange, Online, Direct-from-Brand Sites, Ebay, and other options reveal unexpected results and why certain shopping patterns are emerging.
Retail Round-up: EA Moves in Online Gaming Indicative of Industry Trends; Plus 2nd Qaurter Results from H&M, Volcom, Urban Outfitters, Target
Retail’s 2nd quarter results indicate consumers are not spending but innovative strategies such as what’s taking place with video gaming may just work.
Dick Baker, Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Chairman Emeritus and former President of OP, Passes Away
Reflecting on my talks with Dick Baker and his business prowess in preparation for a presentation at a former SIMA summit.
Retail Round-up: Levi’s Sharp Decline, VF Dips but Rumored to Acquire Quiksilver, and Lay-off’s Announced for Wal-Mart, Target, and Nike–Also Rumored to Acquire Quiksilver
Unfortunately, the announcement of the stimulus package passing the Senate couldn’t stop the worst retail economy in 30 years.
Retail and Brand Economic Round-up: Target’s Downturn and McQ Collaboration; Abercrombie & Fitch Loses Cred but Not in Europe; Quiksilver Closes Rossi Sale and Launches Street-inspired 2009/10 Outerwear; Volcom Remains the Hidden Gem
Youth culture retail and branding strategies continue to evolve through economic downturn. Here’s what’s up with some main players.
The 5 Points of Retail that Are NOT Slowing Down in Youth Culture Markets and Why
Despite the state of retail hitting a serious low-point in the last 2 months, there are some aspects of the landscape that are going strong from a youth culture perspective, which illustrates where the potential lies in the future.
Top Store Preferences for Fashion Indicate Changing Spending Patterns among Youth Culture
The differences with fashion in youth culture markets vs. older markets (those 26 ) is that trends often come from the bottom-up, rather than from the 26 top-down. What we mean is that young people tend to pick up their ideas for fashion from each other, from utilitarian means, out of necessity, from the streets, grassroots word-of-mouth awareness, or their surroundings in general, rather than from the latest trends dictated by fashion houses, advertising, or marketing efforts on TV as a prime example.