Are Fast-Fashion Retailers Just A Flash In The Pan?

by MR Magazine Staff

Savvy shoppers can spot the difference between clothes from Gap Inc., Ralph Lauren Corp. and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. right away. But according to the stock market, they’re all the same—and equally unattractive. Their share prices have fallen 30% or more this year as these onetime trendsetters struggle to find their place in a new retailing environment. Fast fashion is now king, and stores such as H&M and Zara rule shopping districts and malls worldwide, leaving investors with a tough choice: Do you chase the trendy stocks or bet that the unfashionable laggards will make a comeback? Read more at The Globe and Mail.