Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack

NORDSTROM is an American upscale fashion retailer with over 250 stores located across 36 states.  Their online portal nordstrom.com receives over 20 million visits each month making it one of the largest and most successful online shopping sites in the world. In addition to their main site, Nordstrom also sell online through nordstromrack.com, a relatively new site offering…

Eastbay: from Catalog to Online

Products Eastbay retails athletic footwear, apparel and sports equipment through mail order. They sell most major brands as well as a range of their own in-house branded apparel. Website Eastbay.com is slick, easy to use and with all the standard features that good online portals have; including product picture zooms and extensive customer reviews. We really liked…

The secrets to buying Reebok online

There was a time when Reebok really were cool. Back in the 1980’s, Reebok dominated the sneaker market, leading the US market for three years in a row from 1987-89. The 1980’s was bookended by innovations with the 1982 release of the Reebok Freestyle aerobics shoe – the first athletic shoe designed for women and the 1989 Reebok Pump…

Converse online buying guide

The makers of the world’s first ever basketball shoe, Converse, have had a turnaround in their business since their narrow escape from insolvency in 2001.  Since being bought out by Nike , Converse have repositioned their brand with clever marketing and, backed by their parent company Nike, greatly expanded their retail presence. Wearing Converse as a…

Saks Fifth revamps online business with Saks First

Product Saks Fifth Avenue retails designer clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, beauty and other products.  Saks reputation is forged on the back of the quality of its product lie and their sensitivity to fashion trends. The sister store – SAKS Off Fifth – is the discount off-shoot. Shop online now at saksoff5th.com! Website Saks.com was launched in 2000…

How Puma are kicking goals

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands specialising in footwear, apparel and accessories.  Their online store puma.com attracts around 2 million unique visitors per month  which places it behind rival Adidas and well behind market leader Nike. Since 2007 Puma has been part of French group Kering (formerly known as Pinault-Printemps-Redoute or PPR).   Product Line…

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s – online portals worthy of the brand

Macy’s is the largest US Department store (by retail sales) in the US. They operate around 840 stores in 45 states, the  District of Colombia, Puerto Rico and Guam.  As well as the Macy’s brand, they also operate Bloomingdale’s. Products As a department Store Macy’s sell a huge range of products from home, bed&bath, clothing, handbags and accessories, to jewellery,…

shoebuy

Shoebuy was launched in 2000 and is one of the largest online retailers in the world of footwear and related apparel and accessories. In 2006, Shoebuy was acquired by IAC/InterActiveCorp (also known as IAC) – an American media and Internet company, with over 150 brands across 100 countries. Product Range Shoebuy offers a staggering 1,000,000 plus products from over 1250 different…

Nike – a small tick for their online store

Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops and manufactures    footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. It is the largest brand involved in sports business with the company famous for its lucrative marketing contracts with sports stars throughout the US and the world. In addition to their own brand, Nike operates Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike+, Air Jordan, Air Force…

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