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The Fashion Industry Can No Longer Afford to Ignore the Plus-Size Market

When I was a kid, I wanted to design clothes. I kept a dollar-store sketchbook and a case full of pencils. At first, I used them to trace and color …

Trends

Can a Brand Truly Be Body Positive If It Doesn't Carry Plus Sizes?

Late last month, a New Zealand-based lingerie brand called Lonely released an unretouched campaign featuring "Girls" stars Lena Dunham and Jemima …

Women's News

7 Easy, Oh-So-Pretty (and Surprisingly Fast) Ways to Customize Your Wedding Dress

Maybe you have visions of your dream wedding dress in your head, but it doesn't exist in any store anywhere. Or you want a Dom Perignon bespoke …

Weddings

On a mission to help independent designers make a living doing what they love.

Fashion Business Advice<p>Fashion Business Owner Musings: The Challenge of Half Done<p>Posted on August 11, 2017<p>Raise your hand if you’ve got a list of …

eCommerce

How Fashion Brands Set Prices

Consumer-fashion is a bare knuckle, knock ‘em down, drag ‘em out brawl that is hands down on eof the most challenging, engaging, and addicting industries that I have ever worked in. It is an insanely ambiguous and obfuscated operating environment surrounding the horrendously complex brand …

H&M
Trends

Why women’s clothing sizes don’t make sense

It is pretty well-known that Marilyn Monroe was a size 12. However, in modern times she could fit into anything between a 4 and a 10. These gaps in numbers alone demonstrate how confusing and frustrating our sizing system is.<p>To actually document the inconsistencies, I went out to SoHo and bought …

Clothing

The 7 trends that will shape apparel retail in 2017

It looks like 2017 is going to be a stable, but not spectacular, year for apparel retail. According to a report released by Moody’s in mid-December, …

Trends

Key Financial Ratios for Retail Companies | Investopedia

The retail industry has numerous financial ratios that assist management with the operations of selling goods. These financial ratios are also useful …

How To Navigate The Blogger Phenomenon To Grow Your E-Commerce Startup

Photo courtesy of Stocksnap.io<p>The best marketing for E-Commerce startups is word of mouth, hands down. And with the blogosphere taking over the digital marketing space, you can get your product in the hands of influencers pretty easily. But how can entrepreneurs determine which bloggers and social …

Digital Marketing

9 Strategies for Profitably Pricing Your Retail Products

One of the most exciting and nerve-wracking aspects of retail is determining what price to sell your products at. Pricing is both an art and a …

Copyright, Trademark, Patent: Your Go-To Primer for Fashion Intellectual Property Law

We will level with you guys: Understanding intellectual property issues in fashion is <i>seriously</i> challenging. It's a field of law that is complicated …

10 Trends That Will Define the Fashion Agenda in 2017

In the new year, new patterns will shape the global fashion industry, from a resurgent China to a ‘wellness dividend,’ reveals BoF and McKinsey & Company's in-depth report, The State of Fashion 2017.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — After a slowdown in 2016 marked by volatility and uncertainty, our analysis …

Trends

How do men shop?

What's the latest?<p>Tech. powered by Retail Week<p>Amazon is undoubtedly one of retail’s great innovators, but what are its most impressive inventions? …

Markdown-onomics

<b>L</b>ess than a month ago, Saks Fifth Avenue broke the unbreakable rule of retailing: It started its post-Christmas sale before Christmas. Just like …

Shopping

Why User

According to Forrester Research, just 15 percent of apparel purchases were made online last year compared with 65 percent of computer purchases, …

The Now of Retail : Millennials

Get the latest Cotton Information delivered straight to your inbox<p>MARKET DATA<p>SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS<p>Back-to-School Apparel<p>Fueling Consumption in …

Millennials
Second Life

Clothing Sizes: How Vanity Sizing Made Shopping Impossible

Inside the fight to take back the fitting room<p>By Eliana Dockterman<p><b>I have always hated fitting rooms.</b> It’s not just that I hate the mirrors meant to …

Clothing

Urban Boom

If the children are our future, so, apparently, is a lot of urban living. Recent headlines have Millennials leaving the suburbs behind for the …

Trends

Global Lifestyle Monitor: United Kingdom

Get the latest Cotton Information delivered straight to your inbox<p>MARKET DATA<p>SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS<p>Back-to-School Apparel<p>Fueling Consumption in …

Kohl's takes aim at urban millennials, fast fashion with k/lab

Dive Brief:<p>Kohl's is set to launch k/lab, a new collection aimed at stylish urban millennials that leverages fast-fashion notions such as quicker …