August 2010

Cover Story:

Guess Gets IT Right

08/10/2010 - Masha Zager, Contributing Writer, Apparel

Beneath the fashion is an extraordinarily complex business operation. Apparel checks in with CIO Mike Relich to find out what makes it work.

Editor's Note:

The Customer? Still King

08/10/2010 - Jordan K. Speer

With back-to-school underway and Black Friday just around the corner, retailers are gearing up for the busiest time of the year amidst fairly bleak national health reports and moment-by-moment uncertainty about what the future holds.

The Market:

If The Suit Fits

08/10/2010 - By Christian Chensvold

Online Made-to-Measure Suitmakers Tout an Entry-Level Custom Experience.

Retail Intelligence: In Brief:

Arborwear Selects Knotice for Highly Targeted Email Marketing

08/10/2010 -

Arborwear, a national retailer of tree climbing gear, has selected Knotice's Concentri® EmailPlus to improve the targeting and segmentation of its email marketing communications.

Lilly Pulitzer Launches Mobile Website with Digby

08/10/2010 -

As part of a key company initiative to increase availability and convenience for its shoppers, Lilly Pulitzer last month launched its first-ever mobile website, which it reports is compatible with all web-enabled mobile phones and optimized for the iPhone and Android devices.

Sports Authority Selects Allurent to Boost E-Commerce

08/10/2010 -

Athletic equipment retailer Sports Authority has selected Allurent on Demand (AoD) to add interactive shopping experiences to its core e-commerce website,, and other related brand sites.

Urban Outfitters Selects Starmount to Develop Mobile Point-of-Sale

08/10/2010 -

Starmount has signed an agreement with global retailer Urban Outfitters Inc. to develop an in-store mobile point-of-sale (POS) application for the company.

Concept-to-Spec: In Brief:

Datacolor Offers Color Assurance with Introduction of Guardian

08/10/2010 -

Datacolor has introduced Guardian, which it says is the next generation instrument monitoring technology and unique predictive maintenance program for Datacolor's high-end spectrophotometers.

Online Fashion Retailer Bonobos Selects Gerber Technology's YuniquePLM

08/10/2010 -

Gerber Technology has announced that the fast-growing internet retailer Bonobos Inc. has selected the YuniquePLM product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution for implementation at its New York headquarters.

Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:

ADVANSA Adds UPF to ThermoCool

08/10/2010 -

ADVANSA has introduced Thermo°Cool with UPF to offer sun protection to consumers.

U-Long Selects SmartSilver Antimicrobial Protection

08/10/2010 -

NanoHorizons Inc., a provider of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care and industrial applications, has announced that U-Long High-Tech Textile has chosen its SmartSilver antimicrobial for its performance textiles.

Issue Article:

Destination Maternity's New CAD System is a Perfect Fit

08/10/2010 - By Stacey Kusterbeck, Apparel Contributing Writer

Destination Maternity's pattern design team is thriving after switching to an OptiTex system that allows it to play on its strengths and create a diverse product line of on-trend apparel.

Western Glove Works Selects PLM System from Centric

08/10/2010 -

Western Glove Works, the Canadian-based manufacturer of denim brands Silver Jeans and 1921 Jeans and the operator of the Bootheel Trading Co. by Sheryl Crow apparel division, has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) system.


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