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 William Shakespeare - “I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.”  
 Charles Perrault - “However, Cinderella, in spite of her mean apparel, was a hundred times more handsome than her sisters, though they were always richly dressed.”  
 Virginia Foxx - “China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.”  
 Johann Arndt - “Nor is he solicitous about fine and fashionable apparel aspiring rather after robes of divine light, and the raiment of glorified bodies.”  
 Thomas Fuller - “God makes, and apparel shapes but it's money that finishes the man.”  
 William Shakespeare - “The apparel oft proclaims the man.”  
 William Shakespeare - “Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy rich not gaudy for the apparel oft proclaims the man.”  
 Audrey Wallace - “I want the best apparel, I want the best field playing surface, I want the best coaches. I just want the best for these kids, as I would for my own child.”  
 Chris Harris - “They weren't even using a composite, like we have in The Chase. They use a Bill O'Neill image of a bugling elk on their apparel and blankets. We never licensed or told anyone they could rip it off.”  
 David Dwyer - “The Gap ( GPS Research , Estimates ) is a very interesting one. A lot of apparel manufacturers have a problem selling to independent retailers, a real channel conflict. The Gap has an exclusive brand that they sell through a proprietary distribution channel. They can really focus the Internet on that - on that exclusive chain.”  
 Eric Gordon - “The apparel industry has for years failed in its old role as a fashion leader, so they've run up the white flag. They're saying, 'Well, at least we're the leader of the old stuff. Won't you come back and see us again”  
 Eric Gordon - “Apparel companies are tired of getting their face beat in when they try fashion leadership so they're going back to the old stuff. It worked 10 to 20 years ago.”  
 Bob Williams - “There has been a never ending quest for the next Michael Jordan ever since Jordan came along. The fact is there isn't another Michael Jordan out there. But the companies are hoping they find that in James. Kobe Bryant may be the best player in the NBA, but he's shown from the standpoint of selling shoes and apparel that he's not in same league as Michael Jordan.”  
 Brandon Steiner - “Once the apparel line gets rolling and you have a couple other major endorsements her earning could reach US30-40 million a year. There is such a shortage of women in the market place.”  
 Brandon Steiner - “Once the apparel line gets rolling and you have a couple other major endorsements her earning could reach 30-40 million dollars a year. There is such a shortage of women in the market place.”  
 Deborah Weinswig - “I think what you're seeing is they're continuing to steal share. They're continuing to sell better food, they're going into pharmacy and increasing apparel and home furnishings.”  
 Floyd Hall - “Kmart's sales for November were slightly below plan due to continued warm weather, which slowed sales of seasonal apparel. Categories showing particular strength for the month included home appliances, seasonal goods, home decor, jewelry, consumables and pharmaceuticals.”  
 Floyd Hall - “Sales increases in our pharmacy, home fashions, health and beauty care, consumables and apparel areas, together with a substantial lift in gross margin rate, enabled Kmart to more than triple earnings per share in the quarter before the non-recurring charge.”  
 Floyd Hall - “Despite the soft overall March performance, we saw gains in selected areas such as home related products and apparel which were affected by favorable weather and improved merchandise offerings.”  
 Fazlul Haque - “I will urge India if our apparel quota could be increased. I will also seek Indian investment in our local textile, clothing and knit sectors.”  
 Evan Steinberg - “All of the founders are huge sports fans. So we grew up wearing sports apparel, since athletes are celebrated quite a bit in our society. Why not honor historical and literary figures in the same way It's really not that foreign a concept.”  
 Gary Muto - “It's an opportunity for us to grow our market share with women over 35. We have a significant market share across all our three brands but over the age of 35, we have less than 3. Why would we want to have customers who grew up shopping the Gap brand leave us, and why not provide them with great apparel in a great environment and fulfill their needs”  
 Gabrielle Kivitz - “It's a smart decision to franchise if you want to grow a brand globally. It's especially hard for an apparel retailer -- few have been successful going outside of their home market.”  
 Tracy Mullin - “We are still suffering the effects of the change from traditional business apparel to casual apparel. Those (casual apparel brands) carry much lower price points and people still haven't figured out what casual is. There's no real direction for fashion. People don't know what direction it's going, and for women this is a big issue.”  
 Tracy Mullin - “There's been kind of a general malaise in apparel over the last couple of years. We are still suffering the effects of the change from traditional business apparel to casual apparel. Those (casual wear) carry much lower price points and people still haven't figured out what casual is. People are waiting to see how it's going to shake out. Where a woman may have bought a 100 skirt in the past, she's now buying a 20 skirt.”  

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