Eastbay: from Catalog to Online

Posted on September 3, 2015January 7, 2016Leave a commentPosted in Canada, Clothes, Men's Clothes, Shoes, sports clothes, Women's clothes

[wp-review] 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 […]

Canada’s Sport Chek online adds more flexibility.

Posted on August 24, 2015August 28, 2015Leave a commentPosted in Canada, Clothes, Department Stores, sports clothes

With retail stores all over Canada, Canada’s largest retailer of sporting clothing and sports equipment, Sport Chek, has established a successful online component to its business, providing flexibility for shoppers and the company itself. [wp-review] Background Sports Chek’s parent company FGL Sports Ltd operates under various banners including National Sports, Atmosphere, Intersport and others. PGL Sports accounts for […]

The secrets to buying Reebok online

Posted on July 21, 2015October 22, 2015Leave a commentPosted in Canada, Clothes, Men's Clothes, Shoes, sports clothes, Women's clothes

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

Posted on July 19, 2015July 27, 2015Leave a commentPosted in Clothes, Shoes, sports clothes

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. [wp-review] Wearing Converse as […]

How Puma are kicking goals

Posted on May 14, 2015August 14, 20153 CommentsPosted in Clothes, Men's Clothes, Shoes, sports clothes, Women's clothes

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).   [wp-review] Product […]

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

Posted on April 12, 2015August 14, 20159 CommentsPosted in Baby Clothes, Beds And Bedding, Clothes, Department Stores, Health and Wellbeing, Men's Clothes, Shoes, sports clothes, Women's clothes

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. [wp-review] Products As a department Store Macy’s sell a huge range of products from home, bed&bath, clothing, handbags and accessories, to […]

Sears online shopping portal a winner

Posted on August 15, 2014October 22, 20154 CommentsPosted in Baby Clothes, Canada, Clothes, Department Stores, Men's Clothes, Shoes, sports clothes, Women's clothes

Sears is the fourth-largest American department store chain and the 12th largest retailer in the United States. It’s sister company Sears Canada (51% owned by Sears Holdings) operates Canada’s largest online retail website sears.ca. Information on the Canadian website is at the bottom of this review. Background Sears, Roebuck & Company (Sears) was founded in 1893 as an innovative catalog mail-order company.  By […]

Road Runner Sports

Posted on July 27, 2014February 3, 20152 CommentsPosted in Clothes, General, Shoes, sports clothes

Road Runner Sports (RRS) is an American retailer specialising in mens and womens running shoes, running apparel and other accessories. Founded in 1983 in San Diego, California, RRS has expanded to 38 stores in 11 states across the country. Their online shopping portal roadrunnersports.com attracts around 1.5 million visitors every month. Products RRS claim to be the […]

ASOS review: beyond UK

Posted on June 30, 20141 CommentPosted in Baby Clothes, Clothes, General, Men's Clothes, Shoes, sports clothes, Women's clothes

ASOS.com is one of the largest and most successful international online fashion and beauty stores. Established in the UK in June 2000, the company’s phenomenal growth has seen it expand throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Their website attracts more than 20 million unique visitors a month and in 2013, they turned over more than […]