Outlet malls are considered fast fashion as well. The companies make it out to seem like we are getting a “deal” on these products that didn’t sell in the actual store but digging deeper many outlets will produce items at lower quality simply for the outlet malls to trick consumers.
I ended up feeling neutral about the experience. Half of the store was lingerie, and about a quarter were dildos and vibrators with a collection of porn in one corner. There seemed to be a greater number of items geared towards women than there were for men. I was also surprised that there was only one fetish that was really represented. There were several items for sadomasochists, but none to speak of for any others. It seemed as though the BDSM items were probably recently added after Fifty Shades of Grey took off, as many of the items referenced the book or movie. I was also surprised by the people who were there when we arrived. There were only four people there, and two were only interested in the lingerie. The other two were women who only looked at the dildos. One woman did come up and ask the cashier if she remembered her, which caught me off guard. It made me wonder if they have a more set clientele or if they tend to have more newcomers. I was going to ask, but there was only one person working and she wandered off before I could get the chance. Finally, I was really surprised by how many gag gifts there were there. I understand that many of them were vulgar and that many other stores would not sell these kinds of items, but it reminded me of a Spencer’s. There were several items that were not for pleasure, just for entertainment value for bachelorette parties and the like. I did not expect there to be as many items
Concussions are they bad? Concussions are bad for you to receive but not as bad as other brain injuries, from my experience coming home from just playing in a football game I was hit by another car going 60mph to the driver side. I sustained a brain bleed which is worse than a concussion, but I can tell you what a concussion is like having to go through all of the therapy/ recovery. Concussions are one of the most world's leading injury. Concussions are fairly common every 21 seconds it's estimated that there is someone with new trauma to the brain in the U.S.
Pointing and sprinting from store to store, bags in hand and wallet held tight. The sounds of screaming, laughing, and talking fill the space. Cash registers beaming and cards being swiped. There’s just no other place like this; a shopping mall. Today, buying clothes or items of interest is highly popular. All of one’s favorite stores feet away from each other, this ritual is composed of elements that might not seem very evident without looking close enough. At the International Plaza in beautiful Tampa Florida, I conducted observations and my own experiences as well to analysis this ritual as a cultural phenomenon. Through this research, we can understand the true meaning of a shopping mall.
Marshall Field’s designed a personal shopper assistance program called Tip to Toe shop (107). These assistances helped put together an entire outfit, with pieces collected throughout the store (107). Shoppers didn’t even have to be in the store to benefit from this program (107). One customer was so pleased with her shipped ensemble, that she invited her personal shopper to her husband’s inaugural ball (107). The staff would also help customers with a short budget, find good quality attire that was not couture (105). In result, shoppers benefitted largely from the staff at Marshall
Abercrombie & Fitch stores designs it retail stores from a multi-sensory point of view to get consumer’s to buy there products. Abercrombie & Fitch stores typically is known for its dim lighting, loud background music, and it ambient scents to enable a more youthful clientele and a fresher image. In the store, there are mannequins for both genders that usually runs from the storefront through the middle of the store, which showcases key trends and ideas for the current season. Also, there collections are merchandised to inspire the customer and showcase how pieces can be mixed together.
Urban Outfitters is a popular clothing and accessory store that was founded in 1970, and generates success from the type of merchandise it retails, as well as through the contemporary culture and ethos that it promotes to its customers. The store has stated that it is targeted towards a specific audience that ranges from eighteen to thirty years old, who are well “educated, [and] urban-minded” (“Urban Outfitters”). Urban Outfitters offers a specific shopping experience that is unique to its store, because it focuses on a well-defined audience that is attracted by its modern environment and trendy clothes. Many individuals are unconsciously lured into the store first by the placement of the store itself, then by what the consumer can see in the front windows, and lastly by the specific and well thought out placement of the store’s merchandise. It is evident that the theories regarding retail geography defined by Paco Underhill, including the stores location, the decompression zone, the invariant right, destination items, the
In the early fall September of 2014, I remember walking in this store that is one of the biggest names anyone can name which is Versace. Versace is a well-known Italian fashion company that you can see from well-known celebrities wearing down on the red carpet for award shows or down the streets of making an outfit statement. Going inside the store is golden which has a mix of vibrant color that you feel like a movie star while paparazzi flashing you drastically.
“We use the power of fashion and fun to help our girl express her individuality and fit in—while standing out. We always listen closely, keep it real, and offer our product at a great price.”
For this assignment, I decided to visit Target while I was in New Braunfels to examine how they use adjacencies within both their women’s and men’s clothing section. As well as, seeing the career wear section for both sexes and how it is merchandised for the shopper. The retail industry is the kind of business that has a very high level of competition. Knowing this, retailers realize the importance of these attributes and why they are needed in order to create an ambience that will attract the market they are targeting. Merchandisers have strategically placed items together in hopes that shoppers will choose to grab that cardigan because it would go perfectly with the lace top that is placed next to it or that pair of leggings because it
According to the CDC, 20 percent of falls cause a serious head injury. Millions of people have neck injuries from serious falls, and 2.5 million senior citizens seek treatment in emergency rooms after a fall.
As a clothing store which is focusing on local designed and European designed clothes, our products are going to be high-end, fashionable, green and unique.
“Outlet shopping is perhaps luxury’s greatest ploy to get its goods into the hands of anyone and everyone,” (Thomas, Pg. 246). “But outlet shopping is the antithesis of the flagship, the antithesis in fact, of luxury itself.” (Thomas, 2007. Pg. 247) Columnist Karen Heller explained to Thomas after visiting Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in New York, “The clothes were marked down, picked over and repeatedly pawed, the opposite of how they were originally displayed. Their power to enchant seemed minimized, even at a third the price, smashed together like produce in a storage hold.” Thomas explains how luxury merchandise is purely just that, leftover “luxury” products: overproduction. No longer does luxury embody the experience of pampering nor does it signify class and wealth. Some
It shows different ways to wear an outfit or what piece of apparel can go with another piece of apparel. It is a magazine that is like a guide to fashion around the country.