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Has the Apparel Retail Bubble Burst?

Bubbles of “irrational exuberance” have occurred before in such retail segments as computers, music, video, electronics and, recently, sporting goods. The next one, unfortunately, is apparel based on evidence from store closures, bankruptcies, booming sales at Amazon, and data from an unreleased Gartner/RIS study. Apparel retailing is not going away, but that sound you hear in the distance is the popping of bubbles for many iconic brands.