The Rise of Brick and Mortar

Posted on August 10, 2017

In 2015, Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren referred to old-fashioned brick and mortar stores as “the new black” for retail. At first glance, this remark seems anachronistic, even contradictory; after all, how could traditional retail venues suddenly become “stylish?” The answer lies in the supposed dominance of e-commerce, and the revelation. . . Read More

5 Fall Fashion Trends Everyone Needs At Least One

Posted on August 4, 2017

Adding a new trend to our basic wardrobe refreshes our look, updates our style and keeps us current. Fashion expert BJ Wilson, author of An Expert’s Guide to Fashion Styling: A Workbook and Practical Guide, has successfully dressed hundreds of women in all walks of life and stages of their careers. Her plan. . . Read More

You are What You Wear: 5 Reasons Your Clothing Creates Your Image

Posted on July 27, 2017

The image you portray to others, whether it’s at work or at play says more about you than you may think. An image consultant knows that we are what we wear, and clothing counts. The first introduction, the first hello creates that very important first impression. So as a fashion expert and consulting service, we want you to get it right. . . Read More

Your Future in Fashion Starts Here

Posted on June 28, 2017

Problems in the Fashion Retail Industry The fashion industry faces many varying issues in regards to attracting and training young talent in retail. One of the biggest is the diminished number of retail training programs available as a direct result of the massive shifts taking place in the industry. Today’s new. . . Read More

How to Break Into the Fashion Retail Industry with the Right Training

Posted on June 20, 2017

Chances are, if you don’t live in NYC, you might think that your opportunity to work in the fashion retail industry is slim.  However, that isn’t necessarily the case.  There are a wide range of opportunities in the industry that exist outside the Big Apple, and an even greater amount. . . Read More

Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience

Posted on November 9, 2015

Researchers can’t seem to agree on the exact numbers, but they say it costs anywhere between 3-30 times more to acquire a new customer versus retaining an existing one. (This of course includes calculations for the lifetime value of a customer.) Regardless of the exact amount, the bottom line is. . . Read More

The Essential Elements of Fashion Education

Posted on September 25, 2015

Students, especially those with dreams of a career in the world of fashion, must develop many practical skills to complement their specialized knowledge. Colors, fabrics, body types, fit, styling, along with the myriad complexities of wardrobe planning and design, comprise a broad and varied field of study. Like other areas. . . Read More

The Next Chapter for Retail

Posted on September 18, 2015

It seems that every week brings news of another major retailer’s fiscal woes. The latest trouble comes from international giant Ascena, the company behind such stores as Lane Bryant, Dressbarn and Ann Taylor. The declining quarterly sales figures that Ascena reported place it in the same category as mainstays like. . . Read More

Retaining Retail Talent is Key to Success

Posted on September 11, 2015

It takes more than clearance sales to lure today’s shoppers. As news continues to accumulate about the decline of retailers like the Gap and Joseph A. Bank, retail professionals are left to analyze the data and wonder what went wrong. In the case of many failing retailers, the answer is. . . Read More

Implementing an Effective Dress Code

Posted on September 8, 2015

Business attire — along with notions of what signifies “casual” versus “professional” dress — has changed a lot over the past couple of decades. Lax attitudes, along with an expanded understanding of what constitutes stylish apparel, have led to office environments where seemingly anything goes.  Because of this, many people have forgotten. . . Read More

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