Technology can be great -- after all, it gave consumers the ability to stay at home and shop in their pajamas. Just for that reason, it can also be an infuriating competitor for malls and shopping centers.
Retail giants Amazon and Walmart have the market covered when it comes to selling everything — shoes, clothes and accessories, not to mention backpacks, school supplies and lunch boxes — at a low price. Rather than only engaging in a “race to the bottom” for the lowest prices, retailers are also competing with convenience and technology.
Fashion has become faster, and New York Fashion Week is moving with it. While entry is still invitation only, online streaming has brought live runway action -- and the opportunity to buy looks straight from some of the shows -- to millions of viewers
The intimates and underwear market has been boosting its fashion quotient in a move to drive up sales post-recession. While this makes for stimulating displays at the retail level, customers say they want durable, quality pieces made of natural fibers.