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Description: Corseted into a size 18 white denim dress, wearing heels that made her about 6-foot-2, Gwen DeVoe, a former model and fashion-show producer, stepped onto a runway in Manhattan this week and made a pitch to retailers for the plus-size woman.

Source: NYTimes.com
 
Date: 06/18/2010

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/19/business/19plus.html?ref=business

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the reasons for the growth of this segment of the fashion market?
  • Would you approach the marketing to this segment of customers differently from the way other segments are handled?
  • Do you believe brands are as significant to this market of customers as they are for other segments?
  • How would you handle the cost/price issue for these clothes?

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