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Zara Gap: Stop Fighting for Nickels, Start Collaborating for Dollars

Earlier this year, while no one was looking, Amazon launched seven private labels without pomp or circumstance and panic quickly spread throughout the retail industry.

Four of the brands—Lark & Ro, North Eleven, James & Erin, Society New York—are women’s; Franklin & Freeman and Franklin Tailored are geared toward men; and Scout + Ro is childrenswear. The clothing is generic, similar to what’s available at any mass-market chain store, and most items are priced under $100.

Indeed, the online retailer now sells more clothing than electronics, and suddenly last summer’s prediction by Cowen and Company that it would be the number one apparel retailer in the U.S. by 2017 doesn’t seem so farfetched.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.