ANALYSIS Last week, VF Corporation decided to spin off its denim brands Wrangler and Lee, forming two separate, independent companies. While VF said the new company, yet to be named, has significant potential for growth, market analysts quickly attributed the move to declining denim sales, with many […]

One country’s woes are a luxury shopper’s gain. As Turkey fights for its sliding lira, international luxury shoppers are taking advantage of its attractive prices for designer goods. Queues outside Chanel and Louis Vuitton this week saw Chinese, Middle Eastern and a plethora of nationalities hoping […]

Many fashionistas lamented the closure of Parisian concept store Colette, which shut its doors for good last year. However, there’s still a chance to get a hold of some of Colette’s items -- if you’re willing to go to Sweden, that is. Afound, the multi-brand discount store launched by H&M in its motherland […]

U.S. fashion-focused social media site i-Dressup has been forced to stop its operations after federal investigators found that California-based parent company Unixiz improperly collected details on users under the age of 13. As reported by local media, i-Dressup site was hacked back to 2016, compromising […]

IN DEPTH These aren’t easy times for brick and mortar fashion retailers. As e-commerce grows and consumer behavior changes, the US has seen over 7,000 store closings in 2017. Investment bank Credit Suisse even predicts 25 percent of American shopping malls to close by 2022. The UK is no different, with […]

More than 7000 stores closed in the US in 2017, and the trend continues into 2018. As traffic in US shopping malls decreases, investment bank Credit Suisse forecasts 25 percent of all American malls to close by 2022. However, some companies may be choosing the wrong shops to close, according to a recent […]

Several recent studies have pointed out the importance of speed in online retailing. Online fashion shops that constantly add new items to their catalogue and guarantee a fast delivery tend to sell more than those which are perceived as more stylish by consumers, but fail to convey the same sense of […]

Half of global luxury shoppers are partial to a bargain. According to the YouGov Affluent Perspective’s Global Luxury Retail Report 2018, half of all global luxury shoppers state they “only buy luxury when it is discounted.” The report, which focuses on the 56 percent of global affluents shoppers who […]

ADVICE The business of selling fashion online is becoming more complex as social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook introduce independent shopping functions of their own. Fashion brands and retailers must create well-thought-out strategies to incorporate changes in e-commerce from the start […]

Visiting The North Face’s newest pop-up store is not for the faint-hearted, as it is located at 2100 meters (6890 feet) high, in the middle of the Dolomites mountain range in Italy. Launched last weekend, the store is only reachable on foot -- a two-hour hike, to be more precise. "> The store’s product […]