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Retail Czar Launches as Online Specialty Store
September 14, 2020
The new online specialty store Retail Czar calls itself "the new, digital version of your favorite, neighborhood boutique." Tom Ott, president of Retail Czar, discusses the launch and what customers can expect.
Cheddar Morning News Briefing of September 24th
Sep 14, 2020
Fast Forward: Life After COVID-19 - The Future of Fashion
In this edition of Fast Forward: Life After COVID-19 we explore the future of fashion. Our own Michelle Castillio joins the show to walk us through the new look of New York Fashion Week happening right now. Elizabeth L. Cline, journalist and author of 'The Conscious Closet' joins to discuss consumers' push for ethical and sustainable fashion brands. WWD’s Style Director, Alex Badia sits down with Cheddar to discuss the opportunities for small boutiques and how quarantine has shifted fashion trends in 2020. Finally, we break down which ‘Quaran-trends’ we think will stick around past the pandemic from tie-dye to facial hair.
May 7, 2018
The 'Jeans Queen' on the Future of Retail
Designer Diane Gilman created a line of jeans for older women and has so far sold 10 million pairs. Her success, she says, is driven by her brand's focus on an under served market.
Nov 21, 2017
How The Natori Company is Innovating Design Through Technology
Many eyes are on e-commerce ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with e-commerce sales in the U.S. expected to increase 11.5 percent, to $106.97 billion. Ken Natori, President of global fashion brand, The Natori Company, says people overall are buying more product, but in nontraditional ways. Natori is pivoting by developing new businesses, and directly interacting with its consumer. These include opening pop-up shops, livestreaming sales events, and increasing its investment in video content. In August, former Bergdorf Goodman CEO Burt Tansky said Josie Natori has a "sense of style over the years that's evolved and evolved." Today, the company is using 3D printing technology to innovate its fashion design. Natori says this type of new design will be featured in the brand's spring collection.