The Death of Clothing


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At a time when the economy is growing, unemployment is low, wages are rebounding and consumers are eager to buy, Americans are spending less and less on clothing.
4 days ago by tamberg
The Death of Clothing Photos by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg By Lindsey Rupp Lindsey Rupp , Chloe Whiteaker Chloe Whiteaker , Matt Townsend Matt Townsend and Kim…
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5 days ago by leftyotter
But that’s not the whole story. The apparel industry seems to have no solution to the dwindling dollars Americans devote to their closets. Many upstarts promising to revolutionize the industry drift away with barely a whimper. Who needs fashion these days when you can express yourself through social media? Why buy that pricey new dress when you could fund a weekend getaway instead?

Apparel has simply lost its appeal. And there doesn’t seem to be a savior in sight. As a result, more and more apparel companies—from big-name department stores to trendy online startups—are folding.
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7 days ago by dancall
Fascinating article on why fashion industry is faltering

Apparel has simply lost its appeal. And there doesn’t seem to be a savior in sight. As a result, more and more apparel companies—from big-name department stores to trendy online startups—are folding.

No one needs to buy a separate work wardrobe anymore.
Fast-fashion companies and off-price retailers are putting pressure on prices.
Retailers and traditional fashion trendsetters are losing influence to social media celebrities.
Denim’s ever-shifting silhouette seems stuck on skinny jeans
Companies claiming to be the future of retailing have struggled.
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7 days ago by ramitsethi
About half of Americans say they can wear jeans to their professional offices, according to a survey by NPD Group.
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7 days ago by toddsattersten
The apparel industry has a big problem. At a time when the economy is growing, unemployment is low, wages are rebounding and consumers are eager to buy, Americans are spending less and less on clothing. The woes of retailers are often blamed on Amazon.com Inc.
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7 days ago by josephaleo
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8 days ago by fourstar
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11 days ago by sbmandal
The Death of Clothing Photos by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg By Lindsey Rupp Lindsey Rupp , Chloe Whiteaker Chloe Whiteaker , Matt Townsend Matt Townsend and Kim…
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11 days ago by johnrclark
Interesting look at the cultural and economic factors killing the apparel industry
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11 days ago by e_j
Photos by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg By Lindsey Rupp Lindsey Rupp , Chloe Whiteaker Chloe Whiteaker , Matt Townsend Matt Townsend and Kim Bhasin Kim Bhasin The…
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13 days ago by richirvine
Not sure I buy this "peak clothing" thesis, but still worth reading
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13 days ago by sogrady
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13 days ago by tleckels
The apparel industry has a big problem. At a time when the economy is growing, unemployment is low, wages are rebounding and consumers are eager to buy, Americans are spending less and less on clothing. The woes of retailers are often blamed on Amazon.com Inc. via Pocket
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13 days ago by Werderbach
The Death of Clothing Photos by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg By Lindsey Rupp Lindsey Rupp , Chloe Whiteaker Chloe Whiteaker , Matt Townsend Matt Townsend and Kim…
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13 days ago by liebo7