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Crocs

In-depth: Just how did Crocs become so cool?

The Marmite of footwear, the humble Croc has suffered much derision since its inception in 2002. Over 600 million pairs later, its fugly cool has struck the right lockdown note with sales booming. The latest global figures for 2020 reveal an incredible 69 million pairs sold, full year sales of $1.386 billion and a 12.6% revenue increase in 2020 vs 2019. So, how did Crocs get it so right?

The Interview: Sam Jones, founder and creative director, Raíz Atelier

Sam Jones has had a long and illustrious career in footwear buying and now, fuelled by a passion for sustainable fashion and 70s style, she has launched her own brand Raíz Atelier.
Garry Wall

The Interview: Garry Wall – Global General Manager, Quiksilver

In March 2021, outdoor clothing brand Quiksilver launched a new sustainable clothing collection called Made Better, manufactured using eco-friendly processes to reduce carbon emissions, use less water and energy and drive a positive change to the fashion industry.
Eric Musgrave

In My View by Eric Musgrave: Service not included

The phrase I have heard most often from business leaders I have interviewed in the 40-plus years I have worked in the industry is: “We pride ourselves in giving great service.”

In-Depth: revealing the male lingerie trend

Underwear sales have flown during lockdown and a new trend has emerged in men’s under garments - lingerie. Brands such as SDL intimates, Moot and Exterface are catering for this new demand and promoting a fresh male image.
Trade show

PREMIUM and SEEK trade shows cancelled for second year

The PREMIUM GROUP in Berlin has cancelled its PREMIUM and SEEK trade shows for this summer season, as well the FASHIONTECH conference.

In Focus: Connected, comfortable, omnichannel – reigniting a love of physical...

Customer-obsessed innovator Hazel Morton leads the UK marketing team at Critizr, the business behind Europe’s leading Customer Interaction Management platform. Named in CX Network’s 30
Adidas

In-Depth: Horti-couture – how will the gardening/fashion crossover trend grow?

When did getting dirt under your finger nails become so de rigueur? While Capability Brown sounds like a colour by Farrow & Ball, according to IMRG, The UK's Online Retail Association, home and garden sales soared 74% year-on-year in 2020. 
Scoop X Pure

Scoop and Pure relocate to the Old Truman Brewery for September...

London trade shows Scoop and Pure London have relocated to The Old Truman Brewery, in Shoreditch, for their next edition, which takes place from 7-9 September.
Pitti Uomo JAN 2020

Pitti confirms dates of physical trade shows in June

Pitti Immagine has confirmed the dates for its Filati, Uomo and Bimbo physical trade shows in Florence following the Italian Government's decision to green light the staging of international fairs.

Crocs sales soar on the back of celebrity endorsements and this...

Crocs are enjoying a revival in popularity on the back of major celebrity endorsements with sales of the customisable plastic clogs soaring by 63.6% to $460.1 million in its first quarter.
Primark

Major fashion names from ASOS to Primark sign up for Textiles...

Major fashion names, including ASOS, Next, Primark, Marks & Spencer and Boohoo, have signed up to the Textiles 2030 action plan, which has been described as "the most ambitious ten-year programme for clothing and textiles in the world".

In-Depth: What does a department store-less town look like?

Department store chains have come and gone before. Many stores’ names became amalgamated, swallowed up and disappeared thanks to the larger chains’ lofty expansion ambitions during the 20th century. However today, many mid-size British towns and cities are facing a completely department store-less future for the first time in living memory.
Oxford Street

Retail sales boosted as shoppers buy new outfits ahead of lockdown...

Retail sales in March beat expectations, with shoppers spending more in fashion in anticipation of being able to socialise again, as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Independents on how trade has been since non-essential retail reopened

It’s been just over a week now since retailers were able to reopen their stores on 12 April and fashion independents have now got the first weekend of trading since Lockdown 3 under their belts. The mood has been positive, with customers enjoying being out to get their retail “fix” after so many months stuck inside, or out with nowhere to go. Here’s what some independents have experienced so far back on the
Shoppers in London

In Pictures: Shoppers brave the weather to shop at London’s popular...

Despite intermittent rain and clouds, shoppers returned to central London today, visiting popular tourist destinations including Seven Dials, Covent Garden and Carnaby Street.
Foot Locker

In-depth: Dropshipping – what is it, how does it work and...

As a retailer, how do you increase your product range or brand selection without tying up money in inventory, warehousing and delivery costs? The answer could be dropshipping.

Carnaby and Soho retailers react to reopening

Assessing the first day of reopening of non-essential stores that was Monday, 12 April, 2021, brands and retailers in and around Central London’s Carnaby Street and Soho give their verdict on how it was on the West End frontline

TheIndustry.fashion LIVE: Shoppers descend on Oxford Street as non-essential retail reopens

TheIndustry.fashion visited London's iconic Oxford Street to see how shoppers reacted to non-essential retail reopening for a the first time this year, with beauty and

The Interview: Hanushka Toni, Co-owner, Sellier Knightsbridge

Sellier Knightsbridge is the luxury consignment store and online platform for pre-loved luxury fashion founded by Dina Ibrahimova and her daughter, Hanushka Toni, bringing together trusted re-sellers with a discerning customer base.