Retailers ranked by dollar volume of women ’s,men ’s and children ’s apparel.
WAL-MART STORES INC.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$14.96 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$13.11 billion
Wal-Mart,the biggest company in the world,could break $17 billion in clothing sales this year.The Arkansas-based behemoth is pumping up its fashion quotient with its British import George and other private brands.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$8.85 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$8.19 billion
Target continues to trump the competition by blending high-end merchandising with mass pricing.It ’s all packagedwith a savvy marketing campaign that shows off designers such as Mossimo,Stephen Sprouse and Cherokee.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$8.29 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$8.29 billion
Penney ’s is in the midst f a turnaround to enliven its image.Private labels such as St.John ’s Bay,Worthingtonand Arizona are targeting trends,while war horses like Evan-Picone and Crazy Horse have been dusted off.
MAY DEPARTMENT STORES CO.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$8.15 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$7.96 billion
May divisions are dominated by big brands,but Lord &Taylor has been upping its fashion ante with a morefocused better/bridge selection and dresses from Laundry,ABS,Betsey Johnson and Shoshana.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$7.78 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$7.69 billion
Fashion miscues across all divisions have taken a toll,especially at the flagship,but Banana Republic ’s sum-mery sarongs and Yves Saint Laurent Mombassa handbag knockoffs are playing well to consumers.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$6.74 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$6.95 billion
Even domestic goddess Martha Stewart can ’t iron ut Kmart ’s problems.Market share losses and poor executionpushed Kmart into bankruptcy in January,throwing into question the future of private brands such as Jaclyn Smith.
FEDERATED DEPARTMENT STORES INC.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$6.60 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$7.01 billion
Brands such as Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan rule at Federated.Private labels I.N.C.,Charter Club,Alfani and Jennifer Moore have been pumped up into international brands but reportedly had a recent dip in sales.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$5.31 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$5.31 billion
Sears ’biggest private label story is Canyon River Blues with lifestyle brand Covington the key launch for fall. Levi's is still a big player and Sears scored an apparel coup this year by purchasing Lands ’ End..
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$4.73 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$5.10 billion
The Limited has been boosted by Victoria ’s Secret ’s ample marketing achievements and Express and Express Men ’s are on track.Last year ’s apparel decline stems largely from the sale of Lane Bryant.
DILLARD ’S INC.
ESTIMATED TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2001:$4.72 billion
TOTAL APPAREL REVENUE,2000:$4.96 billion
Dillard ’s serves up the usual suspects such as Ralph by Ralph Lauren and T mmy Hilfiger,but experts fault the predictable presentation.That ’s why competitors like K hl ’s are nipping at Dillard ’s heels. 10
SOURCES:NPD/UPDATED ESTIMATES BY FULTON MACDONALD,PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,A FASHION INDUSTRY CONSULTANT AND VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM;PUBLISHED JUNE 13,2002
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)