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    Alan Bilzerian Retail

    August 3rd, 2015

    Alan Bilzerian, fashion retailer, founded 1967 by Alan Bilzerian in Worcester, USA. During the 1960’s, a time of change and liberation, Alan Bilzerian decided to provide New England with a fashion that matched the time. His first store “Body Shop” in Worcester offered hip designer clothing including printed corduroy and velvet shirts. Quickly he caught the attention of many artists and musicians, and became a household name amongst the fashion forward crowd. Bilzerian later opened a second boutique in Boston, where he sold some of the most modern European and Asian designers such as Issey Miyake, Giorgio Armani and Comme des Garcons next to his own collection of suits, shoes, knitwear and accessories for men and women. Alan Balzerian continues to be a go-to address for the most fashionable Boston population and visitors and has sold garments to many celebrities including Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Madonna.
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    Bill Hallman Retail

    August 3rd, 2015

    Bill Hallman, fashion retailer, founded 1990 by Bill Hallman in Atlanta. Hallman was a designer before he was a retailer, and sold his designs to various US-department stores. In 1990 he decided to open his own store that sold his designs in addition to vintage clothing and other high-end designs. The aim was to provide Atlanta shoppers with a selection of the newest and best apparel, accessories and shoes. Later “Inman Park” was added to the store, a department that offers customized shopping, with women choosing their dresses’ fabrics and men getting bespoke suits tailored.
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    Isetan

    August 3rd, 2015

    Isetan, Japanese department store chain, founded 1886 by Tanji Kosuge in Tokyo, Japan. Isetan has for centuries been the largest and most important department store in Japan. The store was created, by merging the two already famous department stores “Isetan” and “Mitsukoshi”. Isetan offers everything shoppers might look for: from high-end fashion, over food, to traditional Japanese items such as pottery, artwork and kimonos. The store is also known for having debuted many European designers on the Japanese fashion market. The group has been expanding with stores in Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Vienna, to list a few, and plans to further expand in the future.
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    Linda Dresner Retail

    August 3rd, 2015

    Linda Dresner, fashion retailer, founded 1983 by Linda Dresner in New York. In a minimalist space of marble and concrete Linda Dresner’s boutique offers high-end New York shoppers a highly edited selection of designer clothes, including garments by Chloé, Balenciaga and Narciso Rodrigues. The staff is trained to provide an incomparable service and helps customers with their selection and private shopping appointments. Linda Dresner offers suits, handbags, dresses, sweaters, blouses and other accessories. The store was designed by the renowned designers Jay Smith and Michael Gabellini.
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    Maxfield

    August 3rd, 2015

    Maxfield, concept store, in Los Angeles. Maxfield is one of Los Angeles go-to addresses when it comes to high-end fashion. Men’s and women’s luxury clothing is offered in a highly modern, boxy and minimalist concrete building, including designer labels such as Rick Owens, Chanel and The Row. The store also offers a selection of vintage and new fashion, photography, art, music and design books and some vintage accessories and bags by Hermès.
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    American Apparel (AA)

    Dezember 9th, 2013

    American Apparel, American fashion retailer, founded 1989 by Dov Charney. American Apparel started off as a wholesale textile company selling work clothing and uniforms to big companies. In 2003, AA established their retail business and has been since one of the fastest growing companies in the US and internationally with over 270 stores worldwide. AA produces all its clothing in Los Angeles and is against poorly paid sweatshop labor and a strong supporter of immigration rights. The retailer used to be known for basic wear such as t-shirts and underwear but has expanded to a broader offering. In October 2015, the fashion retailer filed for bankruptcy since it has been struggling with mounting debts and precipitous fall in sales for the last few years.


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    Brick-and-Mortar

    November 28th, 2012

    Brick-and-Mortar businesses are physical locations of retail stores, boutiques and department houses. In other words: anything retail but online.
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