Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2006

Abstract

The article focuses on Zara store, which was opened in La Coruña, in Northwest Spain. The stores of Zara had a selling area of 811,100 square meters in 56 countries. Zara had become the best-known fashion brand in Spain and the flagship brand of 5.7 billion euros holding group Inditex, with sales of 3.8 billion euros in the financial year 2004. Among the keys to the success of Zara is its approach to the supply chain. Half of the garments of Zara is sourced around from third parties in low-cost manufacturing locations, including Asia. Basic collection items or wardrobe "staples," with minimal fashion content, such as T-shirts, lingerie and woolens, and where there is a clear cost advantage are also available.

Keywords

Clothing industry, supply chains, fashion design, marketing, Zara

Discipline

Marketing | Sales and Merchandising

Research Areas

Marketing

Publication

Business Strategy Review

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

80

Last Page

84

ISSN

0955-6419

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

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