Apparel

In the latest edition of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, analysts Yory Wurmser and Krista Garcia discuss the state of digital apparel selling, and what retailers are doing online and off to keep up with changing customer expectations.
11/9/2017by Marcus Johnson
Department stores, specialty clothing and other brick-and-mortar apparel retailers have been battling increased online competition and consumers’ spending shift toward gadgets and experiences. But a confluence of factors, in particular the launch of the iPhone X, suggests the fight is going to get even tougher this holiday season.
11/1/2017by Andria Cheng
Pure play fashion ecommerce retailer Zalando has begun offering one-hour delivery slots bookable up to 10 days out for buyers in Berlin—the latest convenience-focused order fulfilment option tested by the company in its various markets this year as it looks to keep pace with regional leader Otto.
9/11/2017by Cliff Annicelli
Amazon’s private-label business has received plenty of attention in the wake of its recently disclosed plan to carry newly-owned Whole Foods’ 365 and other private-label products. But grocery isn’t where the biggest surprise is.
9/5/2017by Andria Cheng
In the troubled apparel space, off-price retailers, led by TJ Maxx parent TJX Cos., have been picking up share. Another segment of the market could be poised to challenge for a larger piece of the market: secondhand clothing resellers.
7/5/2017by Andria Cheng
Walmart agreed to acquire online apparel brand Bonobos for $310 million, adding to a list of digital acquisitions of companies that don’t necessarily align with the retail giant’s core customer base.
6/16/2017by Monica Melton
Inventory is a high-stakes game in the retail industry, especially for the fashion sector, with $200 billion or more in lost sales due to overstock or out-of-stock product, by some estimates. Inventory marketplace Inturn sees that as an opportunity.
6/16/2017by Andria Cheng
Six countries will account for roughly two-thirds of total world growth in apparel sales through 2019, and a handful of key cities will make up a significant portion. In China, six cities are expected to capture nearly one-fifth of the country's apparel sales growth through 2019.
6/7/2017by eMarketer Editors
Express joined the cavalcade of apparel retailers posting sales declines, reporting that sales slid 7% for the fiscal first quarter ended April 29.
6/1/2017by eMarketer Editors
Amidst a sea of declines among US women’s clothing retailers, J Jill is posting strong gains, and is confident that it will continue to do so.
5/31/2017by Andria Cheng