Are These the Surprising Saviors of This Industry?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

The recent economic hardships have caused many businesses to do a self-analysis and question their business models. Male shoppers are increasingly becoming big profit drivers for many clothing companies. This untapped population is fickle, though. Many retailers are realizing selling to men requires more than just making men's products. Watch the video below to see which companies have figured it out, and which ones haven't.

While it's great to see companies expanding their product lines to include more male-focused items, as mentioned in the video, success in this arena is far from guaranteed. Instead, you could always look at an essential broad-line retailer that both men and women already enjoy shopping at. We've uncovered one that we're so excited about we've dubbed it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012." We've created a special free report for investors to uncover this soon-to-be rock star. The report highlights a company that is revolutionizing commerce in Latin America, and you can get instant access to the name of this company by clicking here to download it now.

At the time this article was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Coach and Lululemon Athletica.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendCoach and Lululemon Athletica. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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