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

Fashion Business Advice<p>Fashion Business Owner Musings: It’s OK to Keep The Tasks That Bring You Joy<p>Posted on May 12, 2017<p>I’m in the process of …

After Hey Gorgeous Shutters, Its Founder Says Plus-Size Has a Long Way to Go

The beloved plus-size startup went under after failing to nab investors.<p>In 2013, Aimee Cheshire, a former model and blogger, decided to launch a digital plus-size fashion boutique.<p>The plus-size industry seemed ripe for opportunity, bringing in $17.5 billion in sales between May 2013 and April 2014. …

Fashion

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

Pricing Part 3: How Does A Brand Know When The Price Is Right?

Ever wonder how a manufacturer or brand comes up with the number on the price tag? Arriving at<p>that figure is a complex process, and getting the formula right is key to the health of their profit margins.<p>This four-part series covers the hottest topic in retail: <b>pricing.</b> I’m sharing the results of …

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

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 …

How do men shop?

Need to know...<p>Our latest analysis<p>John Lewis has long been seen as an industry bellwether, leading the sector on everything from multichannel to …

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-Generated Content and Insights Drive Apparel Shopping Experience for Consumers

Apparel retailers can effectively compete with Amazon and company by providing a differentiated customer experience, driven by comprehensive product …

eCommerce

The Now of Retail : Millennials

Get the latest Cotton Information delivered straight to your inbox<p>MARKET DATA<p>SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS<p>Fueling Consumption in Mexico’s Activewear …

Millennials

Where Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts Get a Second Life

The underbelly of e-commerce is a booming business in which little-known companies collect, process and often resell piles of returned presents<p>Christmas is over and peak selling season is just beginning for Michael Ringelsten.<p>Mr. Ringelsten runs a massive operation outside Chicago in which he buys …

Trends

Why It's Impossible to Find Clothes That Fit

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 …

eCommerce

Global Lifestyle Monitor: United Kingdom

Get the latest Cotton Information delivered straight to your inbox<p>MARKET DATA<p>SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS<p>Fueling Consumption in Mexico’s Activewear …

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 …

Personal Shoppers: 10 Things They Don't Want You To Know

<i>SmartMoney:</i><p>For the chronically fashion-phobic, style consultants can seem like saviors. But prepare to tap into your savings. Here are the 10 things personal shoppers won't say.<p><b>1. "We're glorified clerks."</b><p>Years ago, Cherie Pines visited a personal shopper at Lord & Taylor in New York City. She …

This Surprising Reading Level Analysis Will Change the Way You Write

<b>Ernest Hemingway is regarded as one of the world’s greatest writers. After running some nerdy reading level stats, I now respect him even more.</b><b>The</b> …

Hunter S. Thompson

Meet Gwynnie Bee Founder Christine Hunsicker, the Woman Completely Disrupting the Fashion Game

You may not have heard of her yet but Christine Hunsicker has changed the fashion industry. As CEO and founder of <b>Gwynnie Bee</b>, an online clothing …