Tricker’s, Northampton’s oldest footwear manufacturer of top-end Goodyear welted English shoes, celebrates its 190th anniversary in 2019, and is reissuing a special “190 Tramping Boot” hand lasted by its master craftsmen. The brand also features heavily in the BBC2 series ‘Made in Great Britain’ today (on Friday 14 December at 9pm). Managing director Martin Mason gives an insight into what makes Tricker’s so special.
Contemporary womenswear tradeshow Scoop has partnered with the V&A to create the visual identity of its AW19 edition taking place at the Saatchi Gallery in February.
Luxury brand names were once a signifier of quality and craftsmanship. In the race to grow and hit those billion dollar turnovers many luxury fashion brands have diminished their quality to a point where you can no longer tell the difference between a real or fake product.
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has said the company faces “significant challenges” turning House of Fraser around, as profits took a hit from the department store acquisition.
Mike Ashley has claimed Debenhams is on the brink of collapse as he urged the struggling retailer to accept his offer of a £40m loan to avoid a Christmas disaster.
Womenswear chain Bonmarche has seen its shares crash after warning it could slip to a £4m annual loss amid “unprecedented” tough trading conditions.
Sustainability-focused British menswear brand Natural Selection has opened a new flagship 500 sq ft shop at 40 Berwick Street.
Contemporary men’s and womenswear trade show Jacket Required is upping its eco-friendly brand line up for the next show at The Old Truman Brewery on 23-24 January 2019.
Trouva, the online marketplace for independent retailers, has expanded further into Europe and appointed an ex-Uber executive as its new chair.