Mango Winning Strategy

Key Takeaways •  Mango strategy is to focus on Accessories and Jeans, with a stronger assortment share in those categories compared with competitors Zara and H&M •  Mango communicates more and more on its sustainable collection. What is behind sustainable fashion for Mango?  • Besides what one’s may think, Mango’s pricing strategy is closer to […]

Nike vs. Adidas : Are Performance Shoes More Expensive than Lifestyle ones?

In the activewear space, the fierce battle Nike vs. Adidas is on everyone’s lips. On the one side, the American giant Nike and, on the other side,  historic German brand Adidas combined generate more than 35% of the activewear industry’s total revenue.  Vanguards in the activewear arena, the two companies’ contributions to the forecasted $547 […]

Gucci’s Strategy: What Does it Take to Be #1 Hottest Brand?

Key Takeaways   • Gucci’s strategy to be the hottest brand is to promote inclusivity: appealing to everyone, rather than a specific gender. To that end, the Italian luxury house offers its customers more ready-to-wear to best capitalize on fashion trends. • Gucci balances its assortment by dividing its offerings: 40% trend-oriented articles and 60% […]

Victoria’s Secret vs. Competitors : How Can The Brand Regain its Splendour?

Key Takeaways: • Victoria’s Secret competitors have drastically fewer articles than the American brand. With struggling inventories, Victoria’s Secret number of articles should soon decrease drastically. • While Victoria’s Secret Competitors embrace size inclusivity, the American brand has yet to follow the movement. Victoria’s Secret assortment still offers little XXS and XXL sizes compared to other […]

Zara Home Strategy: How to Compete against Home Decor Brands

Key Takeaways • Zara Home’s strategy starts with focusing more on the Home Textile department. The category is relatively underrepresented in competing brands so that Zara Home can leverage synergies with their apparel line. • Zara Home follows a traditional fashion calendar, unlike other native furniture brands. • Zara Home’s strategy uses a low level […]

When The Luxury Industry Meets Streetwear: Balenciaga Retail Strategy

Key Takeaways • Balenciaga’s assortment shows that the “less is more” ethos is in full effect for the fashion house. The French brand carries three times fewer articles than its competitors. • Balenciaga’s footwear category holds a higher importance for the company than footwear does for its competitors. The fashion house allocates 18% of its […]

Zara Lingerie: is it a good Strategy?

Key Takeaways • Zara lingerie collection puts a lot more attention on nightgowns as compared to its competitors. • The number one retailer in the world proved once again that timing is essential. Indeed, Zara launched its first lingerie collection when nobody focused on this segment, standing out from its competitors. • More premium fabrics […]

Decathlon: How the Sports Retailer Stands Out from its Competitors

Key Takeaways • Decathlon competitors‘ strategies are a lot different than the French brand. Its goal is to offer sportswear to everyone. To achieve that, the French brand has a broad portfolio of more than 40 brands. •  Part of Decathlon’s strategy is to focus its offering on its brands solely. However, recently, an increase is […]

Petit Bateau – The Premium Kidswear Brand

Key Takeaways • Petit Bateau gives a lot of importance to its underwear and sets’ category of products. These categories are almost three times more represented at Petit Bateau than the market average. • The French brand offers a wide range of kidswear of all age groups; from crib to middle school. It has the highest […]

Jacquemus: How the Fashion House Out Shadows the Luxury Industry

Key Takeaways •  Jacquemus brand offers luxury fashion at a premium price, with a high focus on clothes rather than accessories • Natural fabrics, as part of his brand heritage, is essential for Simon Porte Jacquemus. Still, the brand does not label itself as sustainable. • Size inclusivity and romantic colors are what stand out […]

Boohoo Clothing: the Big Player of Digital Fast Fashion Era

Key takeaways :  • Boohoo clothing is a digital fast-fashion player that puts a lot of importance on size inclusivity and has more than 13% of its women’s assortment dedicated to Boohoo plus sizes. • Boohoo has several new arrivals that exceed the thousands per week and accounts for almost 5 times more products and […]

Zara’s Owner: What Makes The Spanish Fashion Group Different?

• Category mix: Does it reveal the targeting strategy of the Inditex brands? • Price positioning: where does Zara stand compared with its sister brands? • Is Zara cheaper in Spain compared with other countries? • Time-to-market: The Secret of Zara’s Success • Sportswear: which brand has the assortment within the Inditex group? ⠀  WHO IS INDITEX FASHION […]

Uniqlo Strategy – The Differences with Competitors H&M and Zara

After a great success in its home country – Japan, Uniqlo quickly adapted its strategy to expand worldwide. Being the third-largest retailer in the world requires a particular strategy. « From Tokyo to the world »… How will Uniqlo become the first largest retailer by 2020? Using RETVIEWS, we analyzed Uniqlo’s strategy to understand what makes this […]

Why did Maus Frères Group acquire The Kooples

The Swiss group, Maus Frères has recently officialized its acquisition of the rock-chic brand The Kooples. The retail holding company has also made other investments in the fashion industry in the past, including Aigle, Gant and Lacoste. This acquisition reveals the strategic direction of the group: creating a portfolio of premium luxury brands. But why […]

Zalando: The Assortment Strategy of Fast-Growing Fashion Business Leader

Zalando was founded in 2008 by two German university friends, Robert Gentz and David Schneider. The platform was initially launched as the European clone of the American e-commerce company Zappos. Today, the Berlin-based company has come a long way to become Europe’s leading online fashion platform. Zalando generates over €4.5 billion which is comparable to […]