It's official: Genocide-chic is not "in." After a backlash from customers, Spanish clothing retailer Zara announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell a shirt reminiscent of uniforms worn by Holocaust prisoners. The child's shirt features horizontal navy-and-white stripes and a six-pointed star with "sheriff" written faintly across the left breast — in the same spot where Nazis forced European Jews to wear the Star of David. Though the uniforms worn by concentration camp prisoners had horizontal rather than vertical stripes, to some the combination of the stripes and six-pointed yellow star was a haunting reminder of Nazi genocide.
Amazon.com has been the dominant player in the online retail space for years, and the company is continuing to grow its popularity and reach. How can smaller retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar alike, compete with Amazon and its seemingly infinite resources, cheap pricing and fast delivery? T.J. Gentle, president and CEO of SmartFurniture.com, answers that question and more.
The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Wings Beachwear's mannequins in Miami sport flower tattoos like some of the women who shop there. The mannequins at American Apparel's downtown New York City store have pubic hair peeking through their lingerie. And at David's Bridal, mannequins soon will get thicker waists, saggier breasts and back fat to mimic a more realistic shape. "This will give (a shopper) a better idea of what the dress will look like on her," says Michele Von Plato, a vice president at the nation's largest bridal chain.
Eight months into his role as CEO and with a new merchandising organization in place, David...
David’s Bridal is turning to Manhattan Associates to bolster its omnichannel offerings and ensure on-time and accurate delivery of customer orders from across its network. The announcement comes on
Atlanta – David’s Bridal is using omnichannel solutions from Manhattan Associates to ensure on-time and accurate delivery of customer orders from across its network. The company is using Manhattan’s...