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Early data suggests apparel, groceries drove December retail sales growth

Inside Retail

Consumers spending on apparel rose by 6.7 The post Early data suggests apparel, groceries drove December retail sales growth appeared first on Inside Retail. Despite inflationary pressures and rising living costs, retail spending increased 1.7

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Tarocash parent Retail Apparel Group reports sales boost

Inside Retail

South African-owned Retail Apparel Group has reported strong performance and market gains in its latest results. The post Tarocash parent Retail Apparel Group reports sales boost appeared first on Inside Retail.

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Kanye West seeks to end apparel partnership with Gap

Inside Retail

Kanye West’s lawyers on Thursday sent a letter to Gap notifying the apparel chain that the rapper and fashion designer was terminating his partnership with the company, saying it failed to meet its obligations under the contract.

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Mountain bike apparel startup debuts sustainable clothing range

Inside Retail

Mountain bike apparel startup, Norman, has unveiled its first range of sustainable and ethically-produced clothing that combines “support and utility with a modern minimalist aesthetic”. Norman’s sustainable bike apparel range is available at SRP between $89.95

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Australian Fashion Council unveils trademark for Aussie apparel

Inside Retail

The post Australian Fashion Council unveils trademark for Aussie apparel appeared first on Inside Retail. Australian fashion companies can now apply to use a special trademark certifying their products are locally created.

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Peloton launches apparel range Down Under

Inside Retail

Fitness brand Peloton is today launching its private-label fashion brand, Peloton Apparel, in Australia. In recent months it has been great to see our Australian Members’ as excited about our brand as we are, and we hope our new apparel will become as integral to their Peloton experience.

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Apparel retailer Tiger Mist fined for misleading consumers over returns

Inside Retail

The post Apparel retailer Tiger Mist fined for misleading consumers over returns appeared first on Inside Retail. Clothing retailer A&S Labels – trading online as Tiger Mist – has paid $26,640 in penalties for allegedly misleading consumers about their right to return faulty items.

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Under Armour ekes out 1.8% growth in tough apparel market

Retail Dive

Results came in better than feared as the sports apparel seller wrestles with rising inventory and a volatile economy

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3 ways AI can supercharge sizing to help apparel brands boost conversion, reduce returns and personalize the retail experience

Retail Dive

We highlight three key ways your apparel brand can leverage AI and machine learning to increase conversion and personalize retail both online and in stores

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Apparel Ousts Electronics as Most Popular Online Shopping Category

Retail TouchPoints

Categories like apparel and grocery had been historically slower to expand online, primarily because of the difficulty of testing products like clothes and produce in a digital environment.

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Consumers are hitting the brakes on apparel purchases: UBS

Retail Dive

Department stores and other retailers dependent on clothing sales face a gloomy 2023 and may shutter more locations, according to the analysts

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Belk launches apparel brand Wonderly

Retail Dive

The private label assortment replaces the department store's New Directions brand

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Get Products Fast at Atlanta Apparel October

Independent Retailer

From vibrant showrooms to trendsetting temporaries, Atlanta Apparel offers access to top lines with collections designed to meet the needs of any retail buyer. Whether you are looking for unique and unusual gifts or trendy or traditional apparel, you will find it all here.

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Peloton launches private label apparel brand

Retail Dive

Peloton Apparel features men's, women's and gender-neutral styles, but enters into a category with fierce competitors like Lululemon and Athleta

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Atlanta Apparel Releases Children’s Fall/Winter 2022 Lookbook

Independent Retailer

In early March, the Atlanta Apparel in-house fashion office released its Fall/Winter 2022 Children’s Lookbook, previewing some of the top themes, prints, key items, and colors for next season. . Pre-registration for April Atlanta Apparel is open now at Atlanta-Apparel.com.

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Apparel retailers get squeezed in Q1

Retail Dive

Sales were up at many players, but so were inventories. Meanwhile, margins and profits are down

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China stitches up Western apparel makers for quality issues

Inside Retail

All eyes are on Canadian athletic apparel brand Lululemon, after it was fined for selling poor quality down-feather vests in China. The post China stitches up Western apparel makers for quality issues appeared first on Inside Retail.

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Atlanta Apparel Breaks Records at First 2022 Market

Independent Retailer

Atlanta Apparel’s first 2022 market broke records for the largest-ever number of exhibitors and largest retailer attendance at a February apparel market since 2016. Atlanta Apparel Buyers Sourcing for Children’s and Early Fall Styles. by International Market Centers.

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American Eagle Outfitters launches NFT Apparel Shop

Retail Dive

The collection features limited-edition shirts and hoodies with designs from NFT artists

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Apparel Brands Report 2021

Fashion Retail

Last week, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets published European General Retail primer; the strong to get stronger, a report that presents latest market trends, financial … More Apparel Brands Report 2021. A few weeks ago, I was guest speaker during RBC exclusive expert call.

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Survey: Consumers Want Easy Access to Apparel Sustainability Info

Retail TouchPoints

The apparel industry’s enormous global environmental impact has made it a primary focus of sustainability efforts, and consumers — or at least a significant portion of them — want to do their part. RTP: Are there other specific things apparel manufacturers and retailers should be doing?

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Lululemon didn’t change activewear, it changed apparel

Retail Dive

The Canadian brand introduced retail to athleisure. Now Brooks Brothers sells stretch dress shirts and Levi’s owns a yoga business

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Next Steps in Sustainable Apparel Retail: Consumer Communication and Carbon Offsets

Retail TouchPoints

A logical next step is for merchants to educate themselves about the sustainability of the brands and items they sell, particularly in the apparel space. In the apparel space, a sustainability hot topic is the potential represented by carbon offsets.

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Riding Activewear Momentum, Peloton Launches its Own Apparel Line

Retail TouchPoints

Peloton is expanding beyond exercise equipment with the launch of a private label activewear brand called Peloton Apparel. Inventory & Merchandising News Briefs activewear apparel Peloton private label

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JCPenney Launches Frye and Co. Footwear and Apparel Collection

Retail TouchPoints

JCPenney has launched a new lifestyle collection inspired by 159-year-old bootmaker and western apparel brand Frye. The apparel can be found at 150 of the retailer’s U.S. The full Frye and Co.

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Peloton sues Lululemon in dispute over apparel line

Retail Dive

After the cycle maker launched its own private label apparel, the athleisure specialist claimed the new products infringed on its patents

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Foot Locker launches women's apparel brand

Retail Dive

Cozi is the company's first proprietary womenswear brand, and follows a larger trend of athletics retailers banking on their private labels

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Abercrombie & Fitch to bring apparel to Zappos

Retail Dive

As part of the collaboration, the two retailers will release an exclusive footwear capsule which will be available on their respective websites

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Macy’s to Expand Reebok Apparel Offerings Through ABG Partnership

Retail TouchPoints

Macy’s will be bringing more Reebok apparel to its customers beginning in 2023 through a partnership with brand development firm Authentic Brands Group. Our partnership with ABG will expand our assortment and offer our customers high-quality styles from Reebok apparel in the U.S.,”

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Continuing apparel push, Wilson debuts performance tennis collection

Retail Dive

Tennis apparel has been a priority since the company launched its Wilson Sportswear unit last year and is the "main growth vehicle" of that business

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What Trunk Club's demise says about apparel subscriptions

Retail Dive

Customers who engage with Nordstrom's stylists, online or in stores, spend more time and money at the retailer. So it's going outside the box

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition to Publish Products’ Environmental Impact Data

Retail TouchPoints

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and its technology partner Higg have launched the initial phase of a new transparency program that will publicly share environmental impact data about products, beginning with their materials content.

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Running brand On adds apparel to resale program

Retail Dive

Following the success of the footwear recommerce business, the running brand is adding tops, pants, running tights, jackets and other apparel items

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Kohl’s expands adaptive products offer with apparel for adults

Retail Dive

The effort furthers the retailer’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals and its access to what may be a $400 billion-plus market in just five years

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Asos overhauls operations as apparel demand becomes unpredictable

Retail Dive

The fast-fashion company is disappointed in its overseas results, especially in the U.S., where Nordstrom has exclusive distribution of its Topshop brand

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Spring/Summer 2022 Apparel Trend Report

Independent Retailer

Atlanta Apparel’s in-house fashion office has released its semi-annual trend report, previewing the upcoming Spring/Summer 2022 colors, prints, and styles that retailers can expect to see in the coming months. by International Market Centers.

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Here's what passage of the Fashion Act would mean for apparel companies

Retail Dive

If passed, the Fashion Act will apply to global apparel and footwear companies with more than $100 million in revenue that do business in New York.

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In Q1, Victoria's Secret firmly in control against apparel headwinds

Retail Dive

The lingerie retailer said it's regaining market share and maximizing margins, but may cut prices in order to make a sale

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Shoppers want to buy apparel, smartphones this holiday: NPD

Retail Dive

Clothing is one of the top items consumers plan to give as gifts, but may be susceptible to an increase in promotions

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Resort and Beach Apparel at Boutiques

SGN Magazine

From sundresses to T-shirts, casual apparel fits the pandemic lifestyle. To find new vendors with that relaxed, island feel, Store Owner Tonya Brown scours the Atlanta Apparel Market and other trade fairs. Apparel

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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks to welcome athletic apparel brand lululemon

Retail Focus

The post McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks to welcome athletic apparel brand lululemon appeared first on Retail Focus.

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Sustainable Apparel Raw Materials Maker Receives $100 Million Investment

Retail TouchPoints

The company plans to use the funds to accelerate its global expansion and production capacity, with the goal of allowing more rapid adoption of sustainability initiatives by apparel companies.

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October Atlanta Apparel Closes Out 2021 with Pre-Pandemic Participation Levels

Independent Retailer

Due to the rapid rebound in the apparel industry, we were able to close out the year on a high note, exceeding pre-pandemic numbers of both buyers and suppliers,” Caron Stover, IMC Senior Vice President of Apparel Leasing, said. The hospitality at Atlanta Apparel is out of this world.”.

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