Fashion Consumer Products Insights in the Media

Members of the E.A. Hughes team are citizens of the fashion consumer products and other industry sectors we serve. And, with more than 50% of our searches at the CEO/COO/President level, we have a unique understanding of the people who make up the industry’s senior management teams. As such, not only do top retail sector companies reach out to us as business partners, industry and business media regularly seek us out for candid comment and insight on the changes and challenges facing the global marketplace.

Claiborne, Designer Part

Excerpt from online.WSJ.com – October 9, 2008

“Mr. Rodriguez’s brand, known for sleek, body-hugging dresses that sell for $2,000 and up, “didn’t fit into the Liz Claiborne model,” said Elaine Hughes, chief executive of E.A. Hughes & Co., an executive-search firm. “It was a square peg in a round hole.”

 

Claiborne, Designer Part
Article by Rachel Dodes

Aeropostale Gets Grounded

Excerpt from CrainsNewYork.com – September 19, 2008

Elaine Hughes, co-president of retail consultancy Grayson/Hughes, cited the company’s resilient denim business and consistent promotions. “The past couple months, they’ve been hitting the numbers,” said Ms. Hughes. “There’s going to be a sales deceleration across the board, but no more here than elsewhere.”

 

Aeropostale Gets Grounded
Article by Adrianne Pasquarelli

Warnaco Suited for Success

Excerpt from CrainsNewYork.com – July 13, 2008

“We’re all talking doom and gloom, but there are bright spots out there, and Warnaco’s one.”

 

Warnaco Suited for Success (paid subscription to CrainsNewYork.com required)
Article by Adrianne Pasquarelli