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Your premier headquarters for the latest news and original content on apparel retail intelligence, from omnichannel and e-commerce to BOPIS, holiday shopping trends, innovative apparel retail experiences, developments in social media, augmented reality and virtual reality, and more.

How ERP Solutions Can Propel Apparel Companies into the Digital Future

A new digital core can optimize your mission-critical processes, create new capabilities to better understand and anticipate customer needs, and provide a foundation that lets you take advantage of emerging technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

New research provides an eye-opening look at just how error-prone current inventory management systems are when compared to those that leverage RFID.

Finding the right mix of technology and talent and creating a seamless experience across the shopping journey is the key to customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Many of the jobs that are better suited to humans increasingly require people to have better and more targeted technological skills, and the gap between the skills that people have and the skills they need is growing larger by the day.

Apparel's 2019 Top Innovators: Nomination Form In its May 2019 issue, Apparel Magazine will recognize up to 40 innovative apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers  and the strategic business partners that have made them great!

Michael Kors will benefit from technology that allows customer transactions to be processed anywhere on locally resilient mobile devices — without the need for costly store servers.

The profile system is based on specific body types that have been created through extensive and “high touch” development processes that involve actually trying various garments on varying body types.

The new offering automates the entire personalization process from product development to final cutting stages.

Fifty-seven percent of all Black Friday sales were to new customers and 21 percent will likely buy again.

Through item-level RFID technology, retailers are able to have inventory accountability at every step of the supply chain.

When buying a gift, who do you think spends more — men or women?

Its new technology and workflows have enabled Eileen Fisher to infuse the creative process with customer-centric data and channel business plans, and to develop an assortment plan that will integrate input from all cross-functional partners.

With its combined OMS and Salesforce solutions in place, Browns has significantly reduced the chance of selling out-of-stock items and has optimized retail operations.

Get ready for IoT, driverless vehicles, drone deliveries, 3D printing and new social media strategies.

The urgency to implement localized, customer-centric assortments is now imperative as the reach of Amazon or other digitally nimble competitors (with endless assortments and endless customer data) continues to loom.

The study reveals that many still don’t have the supply chain transparency they need to quickly change course in a landscape fraught with risks that require them to respond — responsibly — to sudden market shifts.

Is virtual reality the next stage of the global e-tail evolution?

This special issue is a guide to suppliers of software and related IT solutions to the apparel marketplace, including vendor contact information, operating system requirements and a round-up of functions and services.

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