Department stores are already beleaguered by decades of encroachment by specialty and off-price retailers in their previously stalwart categories, including furniture, home goods and beauty. Over the years, they filled those departments with apparel and more apparel, helping fuel a glut that has everyone struggling to drive traffic and sales. Now, Amazon, the great yellow retail eater, seems poised to begin to take even that safety net away from them as well.
Amazon selling apparel is nothing new, they have been doing so for several years now. What is new however is their foray into the world of private label clothing. And with a 10% increase in the number of shoppers purchasing clothing on Amazon over the past year it seems that once again Amazon are set to disrupt the whole scene.
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