As of today, I’m happy to say we’re moving the LVD concept (once again) in a new direction. I think you all will like what we have planned far better. Meanwhile, make sure to give some feedback on the look of our new landing page! www.vidador.com
According to market research firm Emarketer, online sales of apparel and accessories are now growing faster than any other e-commerce product segment (20 percent per year). By 2016, the category will account for $73 billion worth of online purchases in the us alone, just over 20 percent of all online retail sales.
Some people say that e-commerce is not the right avenue for suiting, especially for women. But considering that women make up more than 45% of online shoppers, I don’t see what the problem could be. I think the future problem to resolve will be guaranteeing fit and reducing uncertainty for online shoppers. But it by no means signals that people don’t want to shop online. People definitely like shopping online. They only hate it when it’s more or equally stressful as going in store. An online platform offers convenience, and for that, some shoppers would be willing to pay a premium. Those are the clients LVD is focused on serving.
Fiona Murray in Boston Globe Perspective Piece:
Let’s pick a set of “uniforms” – distinctively female ones, not ones to ape our male colleagues. I am no fashionista and won’t suggest what they should be, but developing fashion norms for female entrepreneurs will help ensure that our ideas are the focus.
Should women pick a set uniform? What should it be based on?
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But for every chain adding to their plus-size offerings, there are many others that continue to cater to smaller sizes. Abercrombie & Fitch, for instance, has been criticized for only offering sizes 0 to 10 and its CEO’s comments that the chain caters to “cool” and “attractive” kids.
The company says it is an “aspirational brand” which targets a “particular segment of customers.” The comments received widespread backlash online and Abercrombie has since begun anti-bullying initiatives. But it has not started offering bigger sizes.
-Read more at The Times Daily
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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
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I’m not a serious person, so I don’t think I could ever wear a suit.
A friend of mine said this earlier today in class, and I was just totally taken aback. Even if you’re not a “business minded” person, you can still be totally serious about other passions. And at that point, you will want to be taken seriously. Wearing a suit says little about your personality besides the fact that you want to be successful and are aware of the fact that in certain situations, you need to dress the part as well. So don’t let that stop you from suiting up ladies!
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But the most important element of a good-quality suit is professional tailoring. “If you are on a budget, don’t skimp on a tailor,” Lupo says. “If the suit looks like it doesn’t fit you and is baggy, it will look cheaper than it actually is.”
There’s an interactive graphic that goes with the article so definitely get on the site and learn more about the various parts of a suit! Hopefully I’ll be able to make one for women’s suits one day. I know you get tired to looking at men’s suits.
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