In the fashion industry everything is about change and changing trends. It is a fast-paced business with short product life cycles and immediate customer response.
H&M and Zara are well known for delivering the latest designs to customers, partly in collaboration with famous fashion designers, at affordable prices. Both H&M and Zara are famous for their ‘fast fashion’—their ability to respond quickly to changing market trends with new collections—in a manner that appears to be different to the rest of the industry. Their success in this industry can be seen to rest on their strategic positioning and specific strategic and threshold capabilities