Fashion Retailers' Reliance on Design, Production

Three articles focus on sources of competitive advantages for fashion retailers. For one set of retailers, management's renewed attention on design could allow for a competitive advantage in the marketplace. For another set of retailers, the production schedule provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

  • Ikea is launching a set of products designed to fit younger Americans move to smaller spaces.
  • Gap's new CEO is adding black jeans and other new designs to restore the brand's financial luster.
  • Korean, and Mexican immigrants create a Los Angeles garment district that allows the fast fashion industry to exist.