Have you stepped into a Dress Barn lately? There are never any customers.
How about a Lane Bryant? No customers. Even the targeted demo doesn't want to be seen inside a Lane Bryant. It's an insult to a girl to ask her if she shops at Lane Bryant. Lane Bryant is a toxic brand that's become a joke, and it's one of their better known brands.
But, good luck.
Retail space is out of favor now because of recent BK filings and store closings from many retailers. Big retailers like JCP and SHLD are not doing well, and there is a big concern in the market whether Sears can survive.
ASNA is a good speculative play, and the big risk is see is its 1.5 billion debt in this very tough retail environment.
People will eventually get sick of ordering clothes online that don't fit and start filling up the department stores once again. because millennials love everything online these days and the trajectory does seem to be heading online.
are you aware of how many different businesses have mistakenly thought that they could overcome the online competition, thought it was just a fad and became toast? A s***load. the trend is way, way deeper than just change of habits due to millennials. amazon began its' ascent in 1994 before millennials were even in the game. right now amazon looks totally unstoppable. even if they can be slowed there is no sign that it will be done by brick and mortar.