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UK retailers “cautiously optimistic” about Christmas trading with online sales boost

UK retailers are upping their online capacity and plan to offer greater discounts as they prepare for an uptick in festive holiday spending, despite...

IN PERSPECTIVE: Identifying your brand’s purpose

One of the most important elements of a brand/business success can easily be overlooked. This element is PURPOSE. The reasons for overlooking, are often in...
Black Friday

Black Friday set to lead sales charge in year of unprecedented...

This year’s Black Friday event on 27 November will remain the biggest shopping event of the 2020 holiday season, as retailers continue to trade...
Philip Start Mr Start

The Interview: Philip Start, owner, Mr. Start

Men’s contemporary tailoring and knitwear from Mr. Start is gaining greater visibility once again, with a concerted presence on Instagram and Facebook. Brand owner...

How will fashion look when it emerges from its deep sleep?

Hibernation, coma, mothballed; however you want to label it, fashion will have been in a very deep sleep before all of this is over....

PODCAST: ONLOAN Founders Tamsin Chislett & Natalie Hasseck

Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series "In Conversation" where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders.  ...
Oxford Street

In Pictures: Oxford Street draws small groups of last minute shoppers

As the UK's second lockdown looms, the last day of non-essential retail saw a lacklustre surge in shoppers in central London today. Oxford Street presented...
Neal Heard

The Interview: Neal Heard, Creative Director, Meyba

Neal Heard’s name will ring a bell with those who remember his old White Riot label, the first proper and iconic book about "Trainers"...
Christmas online shopping

Christmas during COVID: three tips for marketing in a year of...

The countdown to Christmas has begun. And with Coronavirus having shaken up the industry, the holiday shopping season — like most other retail events...

IN PERSPECTIVE: The Influencer relationship – the right way to authentically...

As consumers we want to be surrounded by people and brands that are like us and share our beliefs. Companies that clearly and convincingly...
Men's Fashion Weeks

London Fashion Week announces February 2021 dates, opening to all genders

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today announced the next edition of London Fashion Week will take place from 19-23 February 2021 – with...

The Interview: Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman, co-founders Cucumber Clothing

Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman, whose backgrounds are in fashion and advertising, were friends for 20 years before they decided to take the plunge...
Gap

Gap: why did Britain fall out of love with this American...

Last week Gap announced it was considering the exit of company-owned retail in the UK and Europe, which was a sad but nonetheless not entirely...

The Interview: Tom Holmes, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Wax London

Last month saw Wax London open its first ever store at 28 Foubert’s Place in Carnaby’s Newburgh Quarter. A bold move in such challenging...