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Look No Further than Retail for a Halloween Fright


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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LULU:Bottom Line Has Changed and I Can See Right Through It

This article was published on the Real Money 3/19 Remember when transparency used to be a good thing? First, monthly sales disappeared and then Macy’s (M), Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS), Urban Outfitters (URBN) and others stopped breaking out online sales. And now Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has a transparency problem of a different kind. On …

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Retailers Jump on Kate’s Baby Bandwagon

baby UGGS

A recent panel at Retail Week’s annual conference tackled the topic, “The Kate Effect,” and that got me thinking about which retailers will be riding Kate’s baby’s coattails? Since the Royal Wedding, every retail brand has been praying for Kate Middleton to grace the streets of London with an outfit, a pair of shoes or …

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

BR horiz skirt

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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GPS UK: As Holiday Dust Settles 75% off is Name of the Game

Evolution of a Sweater: Weekend #1 30% off

GPS UK: As the Holiday Dust Settles 75% off is the Name of the Game International has not exactly been a bright spot in Gap’s turnaround. The 2-year comp average has hovered around -10% during the past 6 months and our UK store checks for December reveal inventory levels of discounted product remain high post …

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