ABOUT ME

Jessica Ramirez is a retail research analyst at Jane Hali & Associates an investment research firm that provides proprietary and customized research for investment professionals across the consumer discretionary sector.

Jessica has 10 years of international retail experience spanning trend research, e-commerce, digital and retail analytics. She has presented industry research with a new perspective to view the retail, apparel and footwear space.

Prior to that, she was a trend and data analyst with WGSN and has worked in various client engagement, trend reporting and marketing roles. Before that, Jessica worked for luxury brands including Burberry and Ted Baker.

 

Jessica grew up on the border of El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chih. Mexico. She moved to London to study fashion and there, started her trend career (obsession). After five years in London, she moved to New York City. Her interests outside of the fashion/retail space are art, music and traveling.

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(Reuters) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO.N) will start selling cannabidiol (CBD)-infused personal care products in the United States later this year, entering a market that has seen booming demand among the apparel retailer’s core younger customers.

Kurt Geiger, one of the most bought and sold companies in the business, could soon be changing hands again.

New York consumers will soon have to find another alternative to their usual carryout shopping bags.

(Reuters) - Shares of yoga-pants specialists Lululemon Athletica Inc rose 15 percent on Thursday, with several Wall Street analysts raising their price targets for the company after a blockbuster fourth quarter.

Retailers are slowly starting to adapt a playbook for rolling out plus-sized collections that more closely mirrors that of their other product lines. 

When Kohl’s unveiled EVRI, its new plus-size private-label brand, last week, the company’s design director for its women’s plus section said in a corporate video that the goal for the new line was to give its plus-size customers the “same trends, same colors, same wonderful print and patterns” that were available in other women’s lines. And when Anthropologie released its first-ever plus-sized collection earlier this month, the collection was praised for what would be considered table stakes for other types of apparel collections: that it had pieces with “bright colors and prints, trendy cuts, and fun details,” rather than the historical plus-sized collections from traditional retailers whose “offerings don’t expand much beyond neutrals and basics.”

Nike Inc reported quarterly revenue that failed to beat Wall Street estimates for the first time in over a year, as sales fell short of expectations in its biggest market of North America, sending its shares tumbling 5 percent on Thursday.

Levi Strauss & Co. returns to the stock market this week. The 165-year-old company is hoping to sell more than $500 million in shares, which it will invest in broadening product offerings and appealing more to young people. 

Spurred by the success of companies like Target, which has seen its store sales rise as it increases its assortment of private-label products, more big-box retailers are accelerating their private-label push, launching brands in multiple, wide-ranging categories.

Dick’s Sporting Goods One Year After Gun Ban: What Analysts Expect Now

Wedbush Securities analyst Christopher Svezia and Jane Hali & Associates, LLC analyst Jessica Ramirez both held their neutral ratings on Dick’s ahead of tomorrow results — each citing weakness at Under Armour among other concerns. (In August, Dick’s CEO Edward Stack called out Under Armour for contributing to the retailer’s slipping same-store sales, which fell 4 percent during the second quarter.)

From Priyanka Chopra to Lady Gaga: Ralph Lauren’s name-dropping, special collections are drawing a younger audience

Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Lupita N’yongo and Hugh Jackman. These are some of the big names that Ralph Lauren Corp. says gave the brand celebrity shine during the most recent quarter and drove it to better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter results.

Digital Day discounts draw in consumers

Amazon’s third annual Digital Day officially launches on Friday — though some discounts have already been spotted on the website. The company is offering deep discounts on content — digital books movies and games — the sort of thing you can use on its Kindle, Fire TV and Echo devices. The race to get you to buy proprietary content after the holidays is in full swing.

Perché Raf Simons che lascia la direzione creativa di Calvin Klein ci mancherà e cosa succederà a febbraio?

Quello di Raf Simons per Calvin Klein è stato uno dei debutti più cool e clamorosi degli ultimi tempi: il suo approccio arty, haute (couture) e ricercato a servizio di un brand di moda globale e pop segnava l'inizio di uno degli esperimenti più interessanti del fashion system. Era agosto 2016 quando la casa di moda americana lo annunciava come nuovo direttore creativo e febbraio 2017 quando la sua prima collezione per il brand sfilava sulle passerelle della New York Fashion Week. A meno di due anni, e a 8 mesi prima della scadenza del suo contratto, il designer belga lascia la direzione creativa di Calvin Klein e chiude il 2018 con un grande punto interrogativo nel mondo della moda. Cosa succederà, dunque, in Calvin Klein il prossimo anno? Secondo quanto scrive Business Of Fashion, una cosa pare certa: a febbraio Calvin Klein non allestirà nessuna sfilata. Né durante la New York Fashion Week, né altrove.

Quello di Raf Simons per Calvin Klein è stato uno dei debutti più cool e clamorosi degli ultimi tempi: il suo approccio arty, haute (couture) e ricercato a servizio di un brand di moda globale e pop segnava l'inizio di uno degli esperimenti più interessanti del fashion system. Era agosto 2016 quando la casa di moda americana lo annunciava come nuovo direttore creativo e febbraio 2017 quando la sua prima collezione per il brand sfilava sulle passerelle della New York Fashion Week. A meno di due anni, e a 8 mesi prima della scadenza del suo contratto, il designer belga lascia la direzione creativa di Calvin Klein e chiude il 2018 con un grande punto interrogativo nel mondo della moda. Cosa succederà, dunque, in Calvin Klein il prossimo anno? Secondo quanto scrive Business Of Fashion, una cosa pare certa: a febbraio Calvin Klein non allestirà nessuna sfilata. Né durante la New York Fashion Week, né altrove.

PVH falls short of revenue estimates on softness in Calvin Klein

(Reuters) - Apparel maker PVH Corp (PVH.N) reported quarterly revenue on Thursday that missed Wall Street estimates for the first time in at least two years, due to weakness in its Calvin Klein business, sending its shares down nearly 8 percent after-hours.​  

Nike profit tops targets but margins disappoint some

(Reuters) - Nike Inc (NKE.N) topped first-quarter profit on Tuesday, but a small rise in gross margins and no change in its 2019 forecast despite the launch of a successful ad campaign was not enough for some investors, sending shares down 4 percent after hours.​ 

Nike just did it and made Colin Kaepernick the new face of its iconic ad campaign

It's a simple ad, just a picture and a couple lines of copy. But the way people are feeling about it — not simple at all.

Lingerie brand Aerie's expansion to hit American Eagle profit

(Reuters) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO.N) forecast third-quarter profit below expectations on Wednesday, as the retailer spends more on wages and advertising to support the expansion of its popular Aerie line of lingerie.

TJX beats estimates as big discounts attract young shoppers

(Reuters) - TJX Cos Inc (TJX.N) reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly comparable-store sales on Tuesday, topping analysts’ estimates as big discounts attracted more younger shoppers and generated the off-price retailer’s 16th consecutive quarter of customer-traffic growth.

Skechers' underwhelming forecast, results send shares tumbling

(Reuters) - Skechers USA Inc (SKX.N) missed estimates for quarterly profit on Thursday, hit by a drop in sales at its domestic wholesale business and international distributor unit, sending the shoe maker’s shares down nearly 27 percent after market.

Nike needs ‘real’ people — not just Serena Williams — to sell to women

Nike Inc. sees opportunities to grow its business with women, but will need to change its approach to reach them, relying less on athletes and more on “real women” and “microinfluencers” to gain share.​

Nike shares hit record as investors cheer North America rebound

(Reuters) - Nike Inc’s (NKE.N) shares jumped 12 percent to their all-time high on Friday after the world’s largest shoe maker saw a major sales rebound in its North America business and forecast strong growth for 2019.

How Coach is applying its brand restructuring strategy to Kate Spade

Tapestry is taking what it’s learned from Coach’s turnaround efforts and applying them to Kate Spade.

5 ways Amazon influenced the fashion industry this year

Tapestry is taking what it’s learned from Coach’s turnaround efforts and applying them to Kate Spade.

Nike's North America weakness to weigh on current-quarter revenue

(Reuters) - Nike Inc (NKE.N) forecast on Thursday muted current-quarter revenue growth, highlighting the world’s largest footmaker’s struggles to regain market share in North America from a resurgent Adidas (ADSGn.DE).

Calvin Klein is spending another $20 million to market its Amazon partnership

PVH Corporation, the company that owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, is adding an extra $20 million to its marketing budget for the holiday season, and the majority of that money will be spent on fostering its close relationship with Amazon.

Tapestry wants to use its customer database of 120 million to drive growth

Tapestry, the newly rebranded Coach, Inc., wants to become America’s first luxury conglomerate. To do so, it’s uniting the global customers of the company’s three brands — Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman — into a combined database to drive growth.

Analysts See Better Execution From Brands in U.K. Versus U.S.

Improved product curations as well as “design-led” sportswear and activewear offerings were some notable observations of the London retail scene by analysts from Jane Hali & Associates LLC in the firm’s most recent research report.

Foot Locker stock plummets as customers spurn latest high-end sneakers

NEW YORK -- Foot Locker shares plummeted nearly 28% Friday as the sneaker retailer blamed languishing sales on fickle consumers who aren't lighting up when it comes to the latest high-end athletic shoes.

Nike’s high-tech denim suggests the next trend in jeans will be function over fashion

The next denim trend won’t be determined by color or hemline but by performance, experts say, with high-tech fabrics being incorporated in the tried-and-true format of jeans.

The winners and losers in a Coach-Kate Spade acquisition

With reports swirling that Coach’s acquisition of Kate Spade is imminent, what would a merger of two of the leading American handbag brands look like?

Bankrupt American Apparel could help Gildan grow overseas

Gildan Activewear Inc. believes there’s potential for international business growth in the bankrupt controversial brand American Apparel, and so do analysts.

Chic clothier BCBG Max Azria files for bankruptcy, citing online trends

BCBG Max Azria Group, the once-glamorous retailer that has dressed the likes of Drew Barrymore and Kate Winslet, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday.

Michael Kors’s turnaround is on the right track, but the brand may be boring consumers

Analysts think Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.’s efforts to reduce merchandise promotions are good moves for the company, but some wonder whether consumers are a little bored with what the brand has to offer.

American Apparel rapidly grew its retail footprint. Did that strategy contribute to its collapse?

American Apparel opened its first stores in 2003, with locations in Echo Park, New York and Montreal. Within three years, it had mushroomed into a global chain with more than 140 locations in 11 countries. By 2009, that figure had doubled to 281 stores.

With sale to Canadian firm, American Apparel will be American no longer

With edgy marketing, an audacious founder and quality clothing sewn in Los Angeles, American Apparel was held up as a rare success story in U.S. manufacturing at a time when many in the garment industry were racing overseas.

© 2019 By Jessica Ramirez

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