Fashion

Penney’s: The New Department Store Flagship

Penney’s: The New Department Store Flagship 1440 428 Amanda Seevers

When in Texas, why not visit the next JCPenney, right? It’s been a staple in the department retail world since 1902 and many of us have traveled through—the racks, shiny…

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Welcome to New York, Nordstrom

Welcome to New York, Nordstrom 1440 428 Amanda Seevers

“New York doesn’t need another retailer, but it needs a Nordstrom,” said John Bailey, Senior Public Relations Manager at Nordstrom. After visiting the massive 7 story, 320,000 square foot, West…

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Universal Standard: The Future of Women’s Fashion

Universal Standard: The Future of Women’s Fashion 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

In the US clothing industry, sizes 14 and above are typically considered plus-size. It’s a bit of an outdated term considering the average American size is between 16 and 18,…

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Pop-Up

Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons Pop-Up in NYC

Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons Pop-Up in NYC 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Located on Madison Avenue just across from Barney’s, Louis Vuitton opened up an exclusive pop-up in collaboration with Jeff Koons. Well known for his balloon sculptures and pop art masterpieces,…

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Macy’s Takes on Consumer Lifestyles With a Personal Touch

Macy’s Takes on Consumer Lifestyles With a Personal Touch 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

With continued sales declines, today’s department store brands continue to struggle to provide consumers a reason to shop in an ever-competitive retail landscape. Online brands and ecommerce powerhouses like Amazon…

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Selfridges

Retail Celebrating Fashion Without Definition

Retail Celebrating Fashion Without Definition 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

UK-based department store Selfridges is well known for its progressive approach to retail. Even after a century in business this department store is anything but stale. The brand remains on…

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Stag Retail Store

Rustic Retail for the Modern Gentleman

Rustic Retail for the Modern Gentleman 800 430 Chute Gerdeman

Texas-based lifestyle brand Stag Provisions for Men provides all the essentials for a modern day gentleman—apparel, accessories, grooming and home goods. Located on Abbot Kenny Boulevard in Venice, the 3,500…

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Rent The Runway Store

Rent the Runway: Access is the New Ownership

Rent the Runway: Access is the New Ownership 800 534 Chute Gerdeman

After the recession in 2009 we watched consumer values shift towards taking pride in savvy shopping behaviors, and the share economy emerged with services like Airbnb, SnapGoods, and Lyft providing…

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CES 2015

CES 2015: Emerging Trends and Technologies to Watch

CES 2015: Emerging Trends and Technologies to Watch 800 343 Chute Gerdeman

While the big consumer electronics players had over-the-top presences, they all started to blend together after a while at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). I mean, how many times…

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retail store

Lifestyle Retail Stores Embrace Offline-Only Experiences

Lifestyle Retail Stores Embrace Offline-Only Experiences 800 533 Chute Gerdeman

We have heard it over and over: brick-and-mortar retail is in danger. We have seen the shift – the appeal of being able to buy anytime, anywhere is drawing consumers…

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HOW WE THINK SETS US APART

A collection of insights research and observations across retail, restaurant, c-store and grocery. Helping brands provide a better experience for their customers. Enjoy.

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