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Delivery, fashion tips, payment collection and returns by Lamoda’s couriers

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek titled “Where the Deliveryman Gives Fashion Advice” (February 10, 2014), describes the ecommerce website Lamoda in Russia. The internet fashion retailer offers home delivery of fashion that customers can try on and decide within 15 minute … Continue reading

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Does fast fashion enhance poor garment manufacturer working conditions in Bangladesh ?

An article in the New Yorker by James Surowicki (May 20,2013) quotes MIT political scientist Richard Locke as suggesting that fast fashion, with short cycle times, high variety and demands for quick turnaround, force garment manufacturers to demand poor working … Continue reading

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From fashion show to web sales in a day

An article in the New York Times (May 23, 2012) titled “Trying to Click Online” ¬†describes sales of Oscar de la Renta fashion items, immediately after the fashion show, in the website TheFancy.com, with five sweaters sold within 24 hours … Continue reading

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Uniqlo’s strategy for low priced apparel

An article in the New York Times (May 22, 2012) describes the Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo’s low price strategy for T-shirts ($ 9.90) and cashmere sweaters ($ 79.90). The company claims that it does not follow fashion fads but, instead, … Continue reading

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Amazon’s fashion plans

An article in the New York Times (May 8,2012) describes Amazon.com’s plans to sell more fashion product, with the logic that shipping costs are independent of item price and thus fashion goods offer greater margin. Amazon does not plan to … Continue reading

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Royal weddings, product design and manufacturing

An article in the New York Times (May 5,2011) describes how Pippa Middleton’s (Kate’s sister) gown (worn during the British wedding celebration of William and Kate)¬† inspired the company Faviana as well as David’s Bridal to create versions for the … Continue reading

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Adjusting Runway designs to new material cost realities

A Wall Street Journal article (February 17, 2011, D1) describes changes in runway designs to accommodate the rising prices of cotton, silk etc.¬† One designer describes changes in material (leather to crinkled satin), length of the dress, number of bows … Continue reading

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