“Fashion is one of the most pollutant industries in the world,” explains Emma Olson, cofounder of Hazel & Rose boutique in Minneapolis. Before Hazel & Rose opened, Emma was working in mass retail and “becoming less and less comfortable with my work.
Back to school shopping is the second biggest spending occasion, after the winter holidays. Each year, back to school and back to college shoppers spend roughly $80 billion.
Hello Mello is a line of super soft loungewear with pieces suited for every season. “Whether you’re watching Netflix, or hanging out, Hello Mello is perfect for everyday life,” says John Mauck of DM Merchandising.
As big retailers downsize and small shops are on the rise, shopping malls are repurposing their space.
From feathers to fanny packs, Spring/Summer 2018 is full of fresh fashion. Many of the latest trends are repeats of former industry favorites heavily influenced by pop culture.
In 2018, more shoppers than ever before will browse retail websites and online stores with their mobile devices. Rightly so, many retailers spent 2017 ramping up their mobile strategies and making improvements for user experiences.
The U.S. apparel market is valued over $315 billion. After the holiday season dwindles away, apparel sales climb again in March, continuing an upward trajectory until they peak in December.
Mom and pop shops, specialty retailers and boutiques have served as cornerstones of American communities for over a century. Shoppers like supporting businesses with people they know and trust.
“Stop waiting for something to bring shoppers back to your store and start innovating. Taking advantage of the creativity and entrepreneurial roots that prompted an independent retailer to launch their business has once again become a necessity.
According to headlines, 2017 was the year of the “Retail Apocalypse.