17 Nov 2016

Is Black Friday Actually Profitable for Retailers?

Each year the Black Friday shopping event dominates the news and breaks new sales records. But does this annual consumer frenzy really benefit retailers? With savvy shoppers expecting huge discounts, and retailers facing massive logistical challenges for fulfilling orders, is […]

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26 Oct 2016

How Will Emerging Markets Respond to the Rental Wardrobe Phenomenon?

A few weeks ago, we looked at the phenomenon of the rental wardrobe – a consumer trend that enables you to borrow rather than buy your clothes. Sites such as Chic by Choice, The Black Tux, Borrowing Magnolia and Mine […]

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20 Oct 2016

Fast Fashion Begins to Impact the Jewelry Industry

The trend towards ‘fast fashion’ seen in the clothing industry is increasingly evident in the world of jewelry. Changes in technology and the growth of ecommerce means that trends seen on the catwalk and on celebrities are now being fast […]

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17 Oct 2016

How Zara is Tackling India and China

Zara has been described as “possibly the most innovative and devastating retailer in the world”. Spanish clothes retailer Zara is a huge global phenomenon and it seems to have bold ambitions to grow in the major emerging markets of India and […]

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13 Oct 2016

What Next for Athleisure?

Athleisure describes the trend for wearing your workoutwear all day – like yoga clothing around town, or wearing sneakers in the boardroom. But this isn’t about wearing casual sportswear on the school run – athleisure is about wearing high-end workout gear from specialist brands. Athleisure […]

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10 Oct 2016

The Korean Brands Succeeding in China

South Korean cultural influence is felt across the wider Asian region. This effect’s known as Hallyu (‘Korean wave’) and it’s especially big in China, where South Korean influence often informs consumer trends. This cultural impact has helped South Korean brands […]

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10 Aug 2016

The Future of Chinese Fashion

Over the last decade China’s fashion industry has changed tremendously. With rising disposable incomes and urbanization and an increase in domestic consumption – demand for apparel has increased substantially. China’s demand for fashion and accessories is expected to continue to […]

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29 Jun 2016

What Millennials and Centennials Can Teach Fashion Brands

The generation known as Millennials are now highly influential, representing a high purchasing power worldwide. With their lifelong exposure to digital technologies, the way this generation shops and interacts with brands is unique compared to previous, and also ensuing generations. […]

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26 May 2016

Fashion’s Counterfeiting Problem

For an entrepreneur without many scruples, counterfeiting is arguably a more attractive prospect than narcotics. It’s more profitable, and there’s less risk of being caught. Your business partners in the counterfeiting trade are far less likely to kill you than […]

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08 Feb 2016

Building Exceptional Fashion Technology Platforms

Technology in fashion has now gone beyond mere novelty and is now a significant differentiator and major driver of brand-consumer interactions. For brands in this highly competitive industry, ‘FashTech’ is offering opportunities to differentiate themselves in ways that consumers value. […]

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