primarily engaged in the distribution, merchandising, and sale of garments
to consumers. Apparel retailers include department stores, mass
merchandisers, specialty stores, national chains, discount and off-price
stores, outlets, and mail-order companies. A relatively new development is
the rise of electronic forms of retailing such as interactive TV and
on-line shopping services. Some retailers who sell their own private
labels go beyond their traditional role as distributors and become
directly involved in the design and sourcing of garments from
manufacturers and contractors.
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additional information about Apparel, Fashion or Clothing.