Today's digital consumer is expecting their favorite retailers and brands to know how to operate in the social and mobile environment. They're not just looking for the best shopper experience possible -- they are demanding it.
Because of growing corporate interests -- mostly from the fashion industry -- one can have a free blast without even stepping foot onto the Empire Polo Club grounds.
I would swoop in and guide my whip smart, beautiful niece a few steps further along the path toward proud, self-actualized womanhood. Not only that, it would be fun. I had no idea what I was in for.
You, too, can afford to fend off hypothermia in Sweden -- a cold place that likes to eat cold, hard cash. But, wearing the hottest Swedish fashions in cold weather may be out of your budget.
Now that we're all shopped out (even me), have returned the mistakes and planned for future purchases, it's time to take a look back on the best of New York City retail this year, and a couple of wishes for the future.
We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.
Why does this beautiful, nostalgic (OK, maybe phoney nostalgic, but even phony nostalgia has its place) time that reaches back somehow into the childhood of every man, woman, dog, and cat, have to be about shopping mania?
A major fashion manufacturer embarks on a journey to sustainability. Supply chains and operations are modified, new priorities added to governance, goals set and achieved. The entire product line grows greener by the year.
Packing doesn't have to be your own worst enemy; it can actually be very enjoyable and get you even more amped up for your vacation.
Now that summer is unofficially here, keep track of all of these stores to experience the newest and greatest in New York City retail.
On Tuesday night, NBC unveiled its newest reality competition Fashion Star, hosted by Elle MacPherson. Above the excitement over this new show comes the surprising and empowering fact that two of the three judges of this national competition are women of color.
Our mantra is: Assess, Edit, Style. These three words are the basis of our concept when walking into everyday closets and making people look and feel their best.
H&M's steps toward sustainability are certainly laudable. However, it's undeniable that H&M's fast fashion model is in itself wildly unsustainable.
H&M recently admitted that they only use "completely virtual" bodies to model the clothes on their site. Don't worry though, they paste a real girl's head on there to help you know what that dress will look like on a real person.
When you visit as many stores as I do (note to accountant -- it's retail research, not shopping), you begin to see patterns and trends emerging, and New York this year is no exception.
Fashion bloggers first started wearing red tights during the winter months. Now that spring is coming to the northern hemisphere, they're switching to red pants.