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Oct
31

Look No Further than Retail for a Halloween Fright

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In honor of Halloween lets talk about what scares me for H2 1.This year I am going to dress up as Sir Philip Green (Topshop founder) and scare US retailers to death.  If I don’t scare them on Halloween the opening of Tophsop Fifth Avenue will do the “trick”. For the teen and missy space …

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Feb
05

Forget Tough Comps;Spring Fashion in Jail and on a Diet

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Forget Tough Comps Spring Fashion is in Jail and on a Diet Dear apparel retail investors: Same stores sales day is around the corner and if upcoming tough comparisons driven by an early Spring arrival last year aren’t enough to make you sweat? Enter THE DREADED HORIZONTAL JAIL STRIPE FASHION TREND. I will never pretend …

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Dec
05

Topshop selling 25% stake ? A New Worry for US Retailers

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Topshop selling 25% stake ? A New Worry for US Retailers Several new outlets are reporting Philip Green is close to selling a 25% stake in Topshop/Topman to LA based private equity firm Leonard Green. So what will Sir Philip do with the ~£250M? One thing we can be sure of is Topshop has its …

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Oct
31

On Halloween Don’t be Tricked by the Hurricane Retail Trade

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On This Halloween Don’t be Tricked by the Hurricane Retail Trade As the market re-opens post Sandy and the damage is assessed no doubt one of the topics today will be the retail hurricane trade.  On this Halloween I would say Don’t Be Tricked by the Fast Retail Trade. Here is the reality.  Weather events …

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Oct
31

Retail-The Storm of the Century Again?

It’s the Storm of the Century! Again? this story was published on CNBC.COM Consumer Nation 10/29/2012 Here we go again the hurricane retail trade ideas are swirling around just like Sandy’s gusts of wind coming our way.  Reality check.  Storms do not help retailers with bad business models.  At best they give retailers a short- …

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