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2011 Retailer of the Year: Lord & Taylor

In Features, Profiles, Retailing, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories MagazineLeave a Comment

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The oldest upscale, specialty-retail department store chain in the U.S. shows off its makeover and kicks off a new chapter. The $25 million makeover of Lord & Taylor’s historic Fifth Avenue flagship serves as an apt metaphor for the 185-year-old retailer’s repositioning. In addition to modernizing, contemporizing and revitalizing, much …

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A Generation Gap?

In Features, Marketing, What's New by Jeff PrineLeave a Comment

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While accessories benefitted from a return to discretionary spending, Marshal Cohen of The NPD Group, Inc. cautions that future growth requires marketing to an entirely new consumer. Jeff Prine dissects the numbers You could almost hear a gasp of relief as fourth quarter sales tallies came in from the U.S. …