Entries by jeff

What Happens When the Apparel You Buy Fits Perfectly Every Time?

Technology that has value tends to get better and cheaper.  I can’t think of a reason that won’t be true for the Zozosuit. “Japanese retailer Zozo, which operates Zozotown, the country’s largest online fashion marketplace, has developed a figure-hugging bodysuit featuring lots of uniquely patterned dots.” “As you turn slowly round, your smartphone takes photos, […]

Popups, Extra Week, Higher Costs; Tilly’s Quarter

Tilly’s sales for the quarter ended October 28th were down 3.9%, or $6 million, to $146.8 million from last year’s quarter.  However, the decline was due to “…the calendar shift impact of the 53rd week in fiscal 2017’s retail calendar, which caused a portion of the high sales volume back-to-school season to shift into the […]

What if Our Customers Just Don’t Have as Much Money to Spend?

We spend an awful lot of time trying to figure out how to sell our customers more stuff.  It’s been tougher lately and shows no signs of getting easier.  It’s the internet.  Or over supply and too much retail.  The customer wants experiences.  Poor distribution.  No product differentiation.  Too many brands.  A smarter and more […]