“Retail has always been about theater, excitement and fantasy.” — Marigay McKee, president of Saks.
“Our e-commerce heart beats as loud as our fashion heart.” — Munich’s Theresa boutique managing director Jens Riewenherm.
“We hadn’t realized how enormous the potential was. The volumes we needed to buy to satisfy customer demand were so much greater.” — Ruth Chapman, co-founder of U.K. fashion mini-chain Matches, on their growing e-commerce presence.
“There will only be 48 to 60 of each piece, and I’m going to sign each one,” Abboud said. “And then we won’t make them again.” — Joseph Abboud on introducing a limited-edition collection at Men’s Wearhouse this fall.
“Please remember when I come to borrow some dresses, I did you this favor.” — Alexa Chung, who hosted “The Future of Fashion” at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
“The challenge you see in traditional brick-and-mortar — and you’re starting to see this online as well — is everyone has the same thing.” — Fashion consultant Roopal Patel on the growing e-commerce presence of boutique retailers.
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