Simplicity? It’s complicated. Take the ultrastreamlined, stacked product navigation of École, a new men’s wear Web site launching today that abandons the usual product grid to let shoppers scroll horizontally.
The department store’s president is focused on digital growth.
Asked whom he sees as J. Crew’s main competitors in Paris as the American brand sets its first boutique in the Marais district, Millard “Mickey” Drexler didn’t hesitate for one second.
Trends and Analysis
Executives from Hudson's Bay, Wal-Mart and Target all had their say.
While American Eagle Outfitters Inc. saw increases in fourth-quarter profits and sales, its comparable sales remained flat. Competitor Abercrombie & Fitch saw profits plummet by almost a third and sales slip 13.8 percent.
Designer and Luxury
ImagineX, part of The Lane Crawford Joyce Group, plans to open a dozen points of sale in China for Isabel Marant and its diffusion brand Isabel Marant Étoile over the next five years.
Despite tightened security, it was business as usual in shopping centers in the United Kingdom and France.
Mass and Off-Price
Target laid out a road map for growth and profitability on Tuesday its annual meeting for the investment community in New York.
Will Smith, star of the number-one movie “Focus,” appears to have regained his blockbuster touch, but hasn’t updated his wardrobe since his “I Am Legend” days.
Nordstrom will begin selling Madewell products in 15 doors and online.
Direct, Internet and Catalogue
Designer e-commerce marketplace Farfetch is the latest to see its valuation creep up to that magic number, after having raised $86 million in its latest round of funding.
Marketing and Consumer Behavior
Survey finds 92 percent of Chinese consumers are interested in online purchases.