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By Barry Lipsett, President After 16 months of planning, you’d think we thought of everything in the book as we prepared to open our first ever retail store at Charles River Apparel. However, we learned this past weekend that some things are just out of our hands. For the first time in almost 40 years, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup. We were excited. We were proud. We were ready to celebrate…. then we heard the Bruins were planning their victory parade for Saturday, June 18th, which just so happened to be the day The Store @ Charles River... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Charles River Apparel
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Searching for the hottest trends this spring? Then look no further than to Charles River Apparel's Trendsetter- our quarterly update on all things trendy! Taking our que from the runway, we take a closer look at this season's hottest fashion and show just how easy it is to incorporate these style tips into your everyday wardrobe. Stay in style this spring with these go-to items from CRA! Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Charles River Apparel
By Barry Lipsett, President & Owner The big topic in the apparel industry right now are prices from overseas, especially China. Cotton prices alone surged nearly 10%, reaching their highest since records began back in 1870 with the creation of the New York Cotton Exchange. “I’ve seen a lot of big moves, and this exceeds everything,” said Sharon Johnson, Senior cotton analyst at First Capital Group. “It’s not something you’re going to see again in your lifetime.” Floods have damaged the cotton crops in Pakistan and other cotton-producing countries reducing the supply and driving up the price. However the main... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at Charles River Apparel
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By Barry Lipsett, President & CEO Distributors… you’ve had this happen before, you have a client who wants advice on picking the right color for their employees jackets. So what do you do? How do you know if a bright color or a more traditional dark color is best for them? Bright colors in apparel - from polos to jackets – have been popping up everywhere these days. Here are a few tips that can help guide you in recommending the right color. The first question you should ask your customer is “What is the purpose of the garment?” Really... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Charles River Apparel
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