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Planning Stock vs. Fashion

June 8, 2015

by Matt Pruitt Not all merchandise planning is the same, because not all merchandise is the same. One of the biggest differences we see [...]

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Fall 2015 Runway Trends

April 23, 2015

There was something for everyone at the 2015 fall women’s wear shows – from long to short, plain to embellished, or heeled to booted. [...]

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A Retailer’s 10 Commandments

February 26, 2015

Thou Shalt NOT: 1) Overbuy—Buying too much inventory can leave you with aging goods at the end of the season. This strangles your cash [...]