Jillian LaRochelle: Good news in tailored clothing: retailers at both ends of the spectrum have proclaimed comebacks in the category.
Don’t miss out on this growing, best-selling category. Retail consultant Steve Pruitt advises that a missed opportunity for high-end men’s specialty stores for fall 2010 was the fashion boot. Collegefashionista.com, a blog focused on campus fashion at the Big Ten universities, polled 85 style writers from around the world during the fourth quarter of 2010, [...]
Holiday 2010 retail sales were strong in the U.S., particularly in apparel. According to MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, consumer spending rose 5.5 percent over 2009 in November and December, and apparel was up more than 11 percent, driven by an impressive 10.5 percent boost in menswear. “If last year’s holiday story was about gaining some stability, [...]