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  • commented 1 years ago
  • tags: URBN ANF ANN GPS
  • What utter BS. You don't cut your way to success. Only hacks with no ideas attempt that route. Like with any business, the secret to growth is PRODUCT. What will Gap do after it has cut its footprint down as far as it can? Will it all of a sudden get creative, introducing new "emerging fashion trends?" I highly doubt it. Gap subsists on weekly discount sales and nothing more. As well, online sales won't work for clothing if there aren't enough REAL locations where one can actually try on a Gap article of clothing. The fewer real stores where only Gap-labeled products are sold, the fewer people are confident enough to make an online Gap purchase. It's a catch-22 situation, and any bump in one area will be tempered by a loss in another. But, then again, Wall Street now lives and breathes in the short-term, and consistent long-term progress is a quaint idea. Pump and dump, baby! [ less... ]
    What utter BS. You don't cut your way to success. Only hacks with no ideas attempt that route. Like with any business, the secret to growth is PRODUCT. What will Gap do after it has cut its footprint down as far as it can? Will it all of a sudden get creative, introducing new "emerging fashion trends?" I highly doubt it. Gap subsists on weekly discount sales and nothing more. As well, online sales won't work for clothing if there aren't enough REAL locations where one can actually try on a Gap article of clothing. The fewer real stores where only Gap-labeled products are sold, the fewer people are confident enough to make an online Gap purchase. It's a catch-22 situation, and any bump in one area will be tempered by a loss in another. But, then again, Wall Street now lives and breathes in the short-term, and consistent long-term progress is a quaint idea. Pump and dump, baby!
    M B commented 1 months ago
    Apparently, you don't shop like a millennial woman. These days, plenty of women will buy apparel online, usually there's free return shipping if products don't fit. Some of us don't have the time to locate a store, find an article of clothing, try it on and purchase it. Physical stores are becoming less relevant. <br>That said, Ann Taylor is similar to Banana Republic but seems a bit more honed in on a certain market segment. Personally, the only reason I shop at Gap is because it's cheap but quality isn't quite there. <br>I think there's more of the pie to go around; as more women enter the workforce, there will be a larger demand for professional attire. The company should grow with the market. Ann Inc is also expanding internationally. While they've closed stores during the economic downturn, they've survived, which is more than some others can say.
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