Ann Taylor Bought by Ascena: Thoughts

Most people who care probably have already heard the news, which was all over the business pages on Monday – Ann Inc., which owns Ann Taylor and LOFT, was purchased by Ascena, the company that owns Lane Bryant and Dress… Continue Reading

Coach Buys Stuart Weitzman for $574M: My Thoughts

This was announced earlier this week, but I guess that’s what you have to do when you want to be more relevant.  I mean, I haven’t bought anything from Coach in probably a year or more.  I don’t dislike the… Continue Reading

Highlights from the MESH Conference 2014

The MESH Conference has become quite an institution in the city of Toronto.  As far as tech and marketing go, it’s the place to be at.  This year was choc-a-bloc with information including 3D World Wide Web to Cyborg Artists… Continue Reading

Canadian Mall Brand Jacob Calls it Quits

I am honestly not surprised at this.  The Montreal-based brand has had issues for years, and bad PR plus the lack of “style” is what caused the Jacob’s downfall.  They’ve slowly eliminated brands (they had a girls’ line back in… Continue Reading

Saks at Yonge and Queen? Really?

UPDATE: It seems that the Yonge/Bloor spot has been abandoned (for now, anyway) and the Queen Street store will be 150,000 square feet – half the size of the originally planned Yonge/Bloor store.  It is going to be very interesting!… Continue Reading