RedEnvelope – I Think She’s Ready To Pass On Now

RedEnvelope has been struggling for a year now. Their stock has plummeted 97.2% and now Wells Fargo is tired of bankrolling them. I think she’s ready to pass on now. Sitting here it looks like RedEnvelope was a solid business so I’ll be curious to find-out just what went wrong. If you have any ideas …

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Wilsons Leather – The Beginning Of The End

It’s amazing how much one can tell by simply looking at a retailers ecommerce site. Over the months I’ve severely criticized Wilsons Leather (here and here), and now, the company is finally admitting failure. This morning Chain Store Age (login required) reported: Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. will close the majority of its 260 mall …

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A new way to buy (presently only for women)

Personal shopper (personalshopper.com) is a great idea and I believe the concept has potential to grow into a significant retail disruptor. Unfortunately, as of now, the site is still very primitive. But watch this space. Very soon they or another similar idea will take off. The missing ingredient is strong editorial. What the retail world …

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