By  on August 22, 2017

After 2016 went down as the warmest year on record since 1880, which included above-average temperatures during the fourth quarter that hurt outerwear sales, this year is on track to be nearly as warm. Scientists at NASA noted that this past July, for example, was tied for the warmest month on record with July of last year.

As a result, retailers this year are expected to keep inventories tight on certain categories. And at men’s wear brand Bonobos, the company has decided to “invest in extending the summer” instead of launching a fall merchandise set. The fashion brand noted that last year at this time its summer assortment had 97 styles while this year there are 157. The new approach is expected to result in a threefold “increase in business versus last year,” the company told WWD.

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