‘The heat is on’: Saks vs Nordstrom turf war set to play out across Canada”

Edmonton Journal

January 30, 2014

By Hollie Shaw, Garry Marr, Financial Post

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/heat+Saks+Nordstrom+turf+play+across+Canada/9449709/story.html

Summary: Nordstrom entrance into Canada has ignited a more competitive field for other high-end retailers, such as Saks Fifth Avenue.

Relevance: Our client’s growth is gaining press and competitor notice, it shows that we are experiencing growth and steady development in a time that is particularly hard for other retailers.

Indian fashion will go exclusive to mass market – and global: Wendell Rodricks

Garima Sharma

Times of India

January 31, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/interviews/Indian-fashion-will-go-exclusive-to-mass-market-and-global-Wendell-Rodricks/articleshow/29619146.cms

Summary: A relatively new market in India it is one that is now experiencing growth and is trying to enter the global market.

Relevance:  The Indian fashion industry is projected to grow as it enters the mass market, it would be a conscience choice to try to bring some of that growing industry to Nordstrom Dubai, exclusive lines from Indian designers.

 

BFC to host Fashion Showcase 2014 during LFW

January 28, 2014 (United Kingdom)

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/fashion-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=158971

Summary: This event will be showcasing designers from around the world, Austria, China, Paraguay, and Vietnam to name a few. About 300 designers will be present and 45 countries will be represented.

Relevance: This event is great to look for designers that would have successful business with Nordstrom Dubai and connect with our clientele.

 

Behind the scenes of Dubai’s couture industry

By: Salma Awwad

January 10, 2014

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/behind-scenes-of-dubai-s-couture-industry-534211.html#.UurvDVKUO2w

Summary: The couture industry is starting to flourish in Dubai and has experienced growth in the last 25 years.

Relevance: The growth that the industry that has experienced can be something that is highlighted by a retailer such as Nordstrom carrying some of local haute couture designers.

 

Alexander McQueen brand to open Dubai boutique

By Salma Awwad

January 5, 2014

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/alexander-mcqueen-brand-open-dubai-boutique-533573.html

Summary: The British based designer will be opening a boutique in the Dubai Mall of the Emirates on February 14, 2014.

Relevance: This type of high-end fashion designer boutique will be major competitors and will have to be matched in the types of styles that they bring to sell in the region.

 

 

 

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