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Luxury Fashion Industry Scrambling to Adjust to Millennial World

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U.S. luxury fashion brands continue to underperform in sales growth and profitability. They have lagged behind other consumer sectors in ralph lauren outlet uk adjusting to the new world defined by tech savvy millennials. As the gap between winners and losers continues to widen, brands are pressing ahead with new strategies including digital innovation, cost cuts, and acquisitions.

Success in the next decade requires brands to be more innovative and proactive in reaching out to younger generations, said Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

The younger generation is becoming more important, as millennials (born between about 1980 and 1995) and Generation Z (born between about 1996 and 2010) will represent 45 percent of cheap polo ralph lauren the global personal luxury goods market by 2025, according to a study by consulting firm Bain & Co.

And more importantly, the “millennial state of mind is increasingly permeating across all generations,” noted the study.

V.F. Exclusive: An Interview with Jessica Chastain, Face of the New replica Ralph Lauren Fragrance, Woman

On a very cold winter day, in January 2017, at a grand estate somewhere in upstate New York, I watched the two-time Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain do what she does best: exude femininity, strength, and dynamism in front of a camera. Except this time, instead of shooting an awards-worthy drama, she was starring in replica Ralph Lauren new fragrance campaign, Woman, which launches today.

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“By naming the fragrance Woman, it’s putting the power back into the word,” says Chastain.

The setting for the print campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel, and the TV commercial, for which Philippe Le Sourd served as director of photography**,** was epic, to say the least. The mansion itself is massive, but the message of the campaign, for which Fabien Baron served as creative director, is quite intimate.

“As women, we need to be unapologetic, and we need to be very present right now,” Chastain says. “I love putting the word ‘woman’ in the forefront of this campaign, as it’s really empowering.”

The fragrance is targeted not at millennials, per se, but at the self-realized, confident women of today. With gender boundaries being blurred, Chastain thinks now is the time to move away from the typical stereotypes of what it means to be a woman.

That happens to be an approach that comes naturally to Lauren himself. “When I started designing women’s clothes, it was with a menswear sensibility,” he says. “I love women who take something masculine and make it exceptionally feminine.”

“Being a woman has always been a powerful thing, where history has sometimes dictated otherwise, but I believe that a woman can be compassionate, sensitive, soft, kind,“ she told us. “A woman can be all of those things, but she should also be allowed to be prepared, ambitious, and be in control.“

For Chastain, being in control includes being outspoken in an industry where too many actors of all genders are afraid to rock the boat for fear of being boxed out of roles. After serving as a juror at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, Chastain was asked by a reporter if she felt that opportunities for women are better now because “so many women [in the film industry  have been more rewarded.” Chastain responded that what she had seen onscreen throughout the festival was “disturbing.“ She continued, “For the most part I was surprised by the representation of female characters onscreen. I do hope that when we include more female storytellers, we will have more of the women that I recognize in my day to day life.“

If You’ve Been Wondering Whether That replica Ralph Lauren Shirt At Costco Is Real…

Push a shopping cart along the concrete floors of your local Costco and you’ll be sure to find super-saver packages of cheddar cheese, toilet paper, and a lifetime supply of Advil. On occasion, you might also find price-reduced apparel from major clothing brands like Adidas, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Levi’s, replica Polo Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger.

These companies spend tens, sometimes hundreds, of millions of dollars per year on advertising campaigns to elevate their brand image — and nearly as much fighting unauthorized sellers and counterfeiters to protect it. So why are they selling typically lower-quality wares at such a serious discount?

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According to many of these labels, they aren’t. Though you can still find a three-pack of knee-high DKNY socks on Costco.com for $9.99, a spokesperson for the brand says it stopped selling goods there “years ago.” Similarly, a source familiar with cheap Ralph Lauren’s sales plans said the company “does not have a direct selling relationship” with Costco, although its replica polo shirts and fragrances often show up on the store’s shelves. What, exactly, is going on? While Costco did not respond to multiple requests for comment, Marshall Cohen, chief industry analyst at The NPD Group, was able to shed some light.

According to Cohen, Costco often obtains its inventory in third-party sources that have somehow landed on a pile of stock. These are called “gray market goods” — products obtained through channels that are technically legal, but are unintended by the original manufacturer. “A lot of the time, what you’re seeing isn’t exactly what was intended to be the product that was produced by the brand,” Cohen explains. “They’ve moved enough hands that no one knows where they come from.”

Costco’s “inventive” product acquisition strategies have gotten it into trouble in the past. Earlier this year, the company was ordered to pay Tiffany & Co. $13.75 million in damages for selling Tiffany-branded engagement rings that — you guessed it — weren’t actually purchased from Tiffany. According to the legal filing, a woman sent a complaint to the jewelry company after seeing the pieces, some priced as much as $4,000, being sold at a Costco in Huntington Beach, CA. When the company went to investigate, it found a display case filled with gems and a store associate claiming that they were the real deal.

Despite that very-public snafu, it’s not to say you can’t find authentic designer-brand clothing at Costco. While the retailer does get some of its wares through unexpected avenues, some major apparel brands are selling directly to them — they’re just not fessing up to it.

The Men’s Striped replica Shirt That Goes with Everything in Your Closet

The navy-and-white striped long-sleeve T-shirt as we know it today was born in the mid-19th century as the official undershirt of the French Navy. Legend has it that the stripes were meant to signify each of Napoleon’s naval victories against the British. That may be an, um, alternative fact, but the long-sleeve striped tee is still the truth. Just ask Brando, Picasso, Jean-Paul Gaultier, James Dean, and Warhol, all of whom made a striped replica shirt shine. It’s been adopted by countless style tribes (hippies to preppies), looks good on damn near every guy, and it’s offered up by high-end designers and mall brands. But our favorite is an affordable one from Polo, Ralph Lauren’s fifty-year old label that wrote the book on modern day menswear staples. Here’s why:

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3 Reasons We Love Polo Ralph Lauren’s striped cotton-jersey T-shirt

1. There’s no wrong way to wear it: With pressed khakis it’ll channel your inner yacht owner; with a skinny black blazer you’re a chain-smoking Left Bank aesthete. It works with your best suit and your most trashed denim jacket, or all by itself with almost any pair of pants in your closet. The blue stripes—our other two favorites, below, have black—still work with everything.

2. It feels like your favorite shirt: Some replica shirts take years to reach that soft, threadbare idyllic state staple. But Polo’s done all the breaking in for you by using 100 percent cotton woven slightly looser than the usual tees you get in a three-pack. This striped shirt is cozy right out of the bag.

3. It camouflages and flaunts: In cheap Ralph Lauren world, long-sleeve tees are cut with as much care as $3,000 suits, which is to say that this T-shirt works for you: slim and slightly drape-y, it hints at muscles underneath but doesn’t cling. If you’ve been hitting the gym, those hard-earned delts and pecs won’t go unnoticed, while guys who let their memberships lapse will appreciate the easy fit.

If You’ve Been Wondering Whether That replica Ralph Lauren Shirt At Costco Is Real…

Push a shopping cart along the concrete floors of your local Costco and you’ll be sure to find super-saver packages of cheddar cheese, toilet paper, and a lifetime supply of Advil. On occasion, you might also find price-reduced apparel from major clothing brands like Adidas, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Levi’s, Cheap Polo Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger.

These companies spend tens, sometimes hundreds, of millions of dollars per year on advertising campaigns to elevate their brand image — and nearly as much fighting unauthorized sellers and counterfeiters to protect it. So why are they selling typically lower-quality wares at such a serious discount?

According to many of these labels, they aren’t. Though you can still find a three-pack of knee-high DKNY socks on Costco.com for $9.99, a spokesperson for the brand says it stopped selling goods there “years ago.” Similarly, a source familiar with replica Ralph Lauren sales plans said the company “does not have a direct selling relationship” with Costco, although its polo shirts and fragrances often show up on the store’s shelves. What, exactly, is going on? While Costco did not respond to multiple requests for comment, Marshall Cohen, chief industry analyst at The NPD Group, was able to shed some light.

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According to Cohen, Costco often obtains its inventory in unexpected ways: picking up cancelled or excess orders from apparel factories, for example, or third-party sources that have somehow landed on a pile of stock. These are called “gray market goods” — products obtained through channels that are technically legal, but are unintended by the original manufacturer. “A lot of the time, what you’re seeing isn’t exactly what was intended to be the product that was produced by the brand,” Cohen explains. “They’ve moved enough hands that no one knows where they come from.”

Costco’s “inventive” product acquisition strategies have gotten it into trouble in the past. Earlier this year, the company was ordered to pay Tiffany & Co. $13.75 million in damages for selling Tiffany-branded engagement rings that — you guessed it — weren’t actually purchased from Tiffany. According to the legal filing, a woman sent a complaint to the jewelry company after seeing the pieces, some priced as much as $4,000, being sold at a Costco in Huntington Beach, CA. When the company went to investigate, it found a display case filled with gems and a store associate claiming that they were the real deal.

Despite that very-public snafu, it’s not to say you can’t find authentic designer-brand clothing at Costco. While the retailer does get some of its wares through unexpected avenues, some major apparel brands are selling directly to them — they’re just not fessing up to it.