AT RETAIL IN CHICAGO…….What I Liked Best

Hello Everyone,
Just a reminder that if you missed my Spring 2011 Europe Retail Trend webinar you can still view it online via streaming video. It will showcase what I saw that looked interesting in the stores in London and Paris for Women’s Apparel and Home Furnishings. I also include a section on great visual merchandising ideas.

Click here to visit my online video store.

Retail Fashion in Chicago: April 2011

Since I’ve been shopping for Spring since January, I was ready to see new fresh Summer merchandise and presentations, especially since it was a grey, overcast and rainy day! There were some items that made me think of sunny vacations, but generally, on this first day of April, it still felt more Spring-like.

Will check later this month to see if new receipts have arrived, but if stores are generally pushing real summer merchandise into May . . . I’m all for it–wear-now and to sell a lot of it in May and June!

COLOR BOTTOMS
Saw this in Europe and it still looks good to me–why not buy
a new slim jean in a new color! It even makes a classic look and classic customer seem more modern and definitely with the bright color trend.

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ENTICING GREENS
The range of greens looked very good especially now that it’s April and we looking forward to green grass and awakened gardens. I loved the more exotic jungle greens of palm, fern, and chartreuse.

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STRIPES
Great Stripes for Summer development…..not all were bright and bold. I also loved the quieter color ones with engineering a key look.

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PATTERN BAGS
Simple styles, great patterns! Again, pattern placement i.o. all-overs were the printed bags that caught my eye, and who can resist these stripe totes for the beach?!

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About Fran Yoshioka

I love to motivate and empower my audiences and clients with compelling and actionable information. I am passionate about the need for creativity, good taste and thinking out of the box.
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