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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    September 28, 2015

    Schroedinger’s Market

    Fans of “The Big Bang Theory” — and I guess quantum physicists — know the theory of Schroedinger’s Cat well: A cat and a radioactive material that will kill the cat are placed in a sealed box and until that box is opened you really don’t know if the cat is alive or dead. Well, I think that’s the way a lot of people are feeling about the New York textiles market this week. Until we finish up the market and open up the results, we really don’t know if this will have been a good market or ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    September 28, 2015

    There’s more than meets the eye

    To every supplier who has ever uttered the words “I have six of the major accounts, so I’m all set,” here is a headline that ought to make your hair stand on end: “Target to end ties with Cherokee apparel brand in 2017.” That 2017 date is significant. It marks the 20th anniversary of the brand’s alliance with Target, one the retailer will celebrate by flushing Cherokee out of its assortment. Cherokee is a $1 billion brand for Target. And Target represents about 43% of Cherokee’s sales. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a cautionary tale. We’re ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    September 14, 2015

    Promo-a-go-go A no-go?

    The troops are getting restless again. In what seems to be a ritual that rears its precious little head every couple of years, a whole bunch of companies in the fashion and retailing business are trotting out speech number 47: We’re going to cut back on our promotional efforts. Over the past quarter or two, a number of public companies that have seen some rough numbers because they’ve been doing some pretty serious discounting say they are going to clean up their acts. They may be using different words, but these companies — including Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade and ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    September 14, 2015

    Another mixed bag

      The slowly rising economic tide is not lifting all boats, at least not among the key retailers of home textiles. As merchants will shortly be headed into New York showrooms for the September market, here’s a run-down on how their companies are doing. Big Lots: Promoted coo Lisa Bachmann to chief merchant as it preps to launch ecomm next year. In-store, improved qualities and harmonized palettes are driving gains in soft home. Said ceo David Campesi: “We don’t buy ugly anymore.” Outlook: Boosted full-year guidance. Burlington: Home showed improvement and is a category being targeted for growth. Company ...

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