Despite companies from Slowear to Hermès expanding their global retail presence during the upcoming year, bricks-and-mortar boutiques will face steep competition in 2011 from the e-commerce industry.

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Despite companies from Slowear to Hermès expanding their global retail presence during the upcoming year, bricks-and-mortar boutiques will face steep competition in 2011 from the e-commerce industry. With sales having increased by 11.4 per cent over the first two weeks of November 2010 alone, e-commerce is one of the fastest growing sectors in retail. And, this year it’s the men’s market that will see the greatest change.

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