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The news is not what Amazon brings to American retail. The news is what Amazon doesn’t have, at least not yet. There lie the risks and opportunities for itself and others, at least in the fashion apparel space. What are the haves and the have nots that drive those perils and opportunities? Read on.

The shift in consumer behavior and shopping habits means there's lower pent-up demand for the one-off spectacle of something like Black Friday.

What even is holiday shopping these days?

Amazon is under fire for some shady practices: enabling, facilitating and directly participating in the sale of an inexhaustible supply of counterfeit goods. 

Amazon is under fire for some shady practices: enabling, facilitating and directly participating in the sale of an inexhaustible supply of counterfeit goods. 

"Cyber Monday once again ranked as the heaviest online spending day of all-time and became the first day to ever exceed $3 billion in sales from desktop computers," said comScore senior vice president of marketing and insights Andrew Lipsman.

"Cyber Monday once again ranked as the heaviest online spending day of all-time and became the first day to ever exceed $3 billion in sales from desktop computers," said comScore senior vice president of marketing and insights Andrew Lipsman.

Global consumer research tech firm Trybe AS tracked shopper habits and behavior in real time from Thanksgiving to Black Friday to Cyber Monday, and the results of its Shopper Ticker are intriguing, to say the least.

The companies are bringing branded holiday pop-up shops to NYC and LA in addition to a dedicated store on Amazon.com.

The companies are bringing branded holiday pop-up shops to NYC and LA in addition to a dedicated store on Amazon.com.

Improved offerings, robust digital and omnichannel capabilities and optimized real estate footprints are yielding positive results for some retail chains despite doom-and-gloom headlines about the "retail apocalypse."

Improved offerings, robust digital and omnichannel capabilities and optimized real estate footprints are yielding positive results for some retail chains despite doom-and-gloom headlines about the "retail apocalypse."

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. launched an exclusive STARTER collection on Amazon, available only to Prime members at  www.amazon.com/starter.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. launched an exclusive STARTER collection on Amazon, available only to Prime members at  www.amazon.com/starter.

It’s no coincidence that such mergers are increasing at the same time as the economic and structural clout of mega retailers is also spreading throughout the retail industry and supply chain.

The rise of online-only competition has hurt traditional retailers; in fact, 60 percent of retailers globally have shuttered stores in the past three years as a result of this competition.

It previously was sold only through direct e-commerce and pro shops.

Kohl's will accept returns of Amazon.com purchases at 82 of its physical stores.

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