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
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews