he recent marriage of BATA and DLS provides Big & Tall merchants with price incentives, rebates, market insights and minimums. Here, we speak to the inspired team that makes it happen.
DLS Outfitters has become the official new directors of the BATA group, a national member-owned consortium of about 80 retailers who feature big and tall apparel in their stores. For more information, contact Fred, Lee or Virginia at DLS. Their new address is 65 West 55th Street, NYC, 10019. Phone: 212-399-0750, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s business has rebounded, but few stores are back to ’07 levels… “Men are primed to come back; there’s still pent-up demand!” David Witman, Nordstrom We were very pleased with menswear this past fall/holiday: we beat plan, which was our goal. (Editor’s note: Nordstrom same-store sales for December were up 8.4 percent; total sales for […]
Traditional retailers are finding unexpected success in the outdoor market. Three years ago we brought in 24 units of North Face and it exploded. It is now a several hundred thousand dollar a year business for us,” says K. Cohlmia of Wooden Nickel in Stillwater, Okla. “This is like Polo Ralph Lauren was when it […]