The ties that bind

It’s not only geography that ties J. Jill and Talbots. J. Jill was founded in 1987 as DM Management by George Burman, a former senior vice president for Talbots’ direct business. With financial backing, Burman acquired women’s apparel catalogs J. Jill, Nicole Summers, and The Very Thing in the late ’80s; later adding Carroll Reed in 1994. After a weak women’s apparel market, rising postal rates, and low response rates, Burman was ousted as chairman in 1995. Enter Gordon Cooke, a former Bloomingdale’s by Mail executive, in 1996. Cutting redundancies, Cooke merged The Very Thing into Nicole Summers and discontinued Caroll Reed. J. Jill closed the Nicole Summers brand in 1999.

Partner Content

Hincapie Sportswear Finds Omnichannel Success in the Cloud - Netsuite
For more and more companies, a cloud-based unified data solution is the way to make this happen. Custom cycling apparel maker Hincapie Sportswear has leveraged this capability to gain greater visibility into revenue streams, turning opportunities into sales more quickly while gaining overall operating efficiency. Download this ecommerce special report from Multichannel Merchant to more.
The Gift of Wow: Preparing your store for the holiday season - Netsuite
Being prepared for the holiday rush used to mean stocking shelves and making sure your associates were ready for the long hours. But the digital revolution has changed everything, most importantly, customer expectations. Retailers with a physical store presence should be asking themselves—what am I doing to wow the customer?
3 Critical Components to Achieving the Perfect Order - NetSuite
Explore the 3 critical components to delivering the perfect order.
Streamlining Unified Commerce Complexity - NetSuite
Explore how consolidating multiple systems through a cloud-based commerce platform provides a seamless experience for both you, and your customer.