Carol Spieckerman's latest Retail Wire weigh-in, Gap's loss of Larsson will be Ralph Lauren's gain.
Carol Spieckerman tells Chicago Tribune reporter, Corilyn Shropshire, that Sears is beginning to leverage their physical scale to new advantage in urban markets.
Article by Corilyn Shropshire for Chicago Tribune, 02/13/13.
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Here's what she had to say..
It's nice to see Gap departing from its insular past by snagging a real fast-fashion maven (let's hope that he brings, not just the fast, but also the fashion). Gap had a window of opportunity when Uniqlo was playing wait-and-see. Hopefully it won't be too little too late as Uniqlo puts pedal to the metal in the U.S. (with designs on world domination).