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Empty Oxford Street 2020

From “contactless deliveries” to cashless payments: how retail practices are changing...

As the UK and Ireland creep closer towards a coronavirus lockdown, non-food retailers are struggling with an alarming drop in consumer demand. Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

The Interview: Sian Evans, Jewellery Designer & Founder, Sian Evans

Sian Evans is a British jewellery designer, from Dorset who has studied jewellery design, silversmithing and goldsmithing and has won multiple design awards for...
Pitti Uomo JAN 2020

Pitti announces intention to keep June dates despite coronavirus crisis

Italian trade show organiser Pitti Immagine has today announced that it is “working hard to open June’s fairs on the dates announced,” with menswear...
Consumer confidence Retail sales High street, independents, retail

Independent retailers: how are they bearing up amid COVID-19 crisis?

As the UK and Ireland creep closer towards a coronavirus lockdown, independent retailers are already struggling with a slump in footfall and a drop...

Can fashion really tree-plant its way to sustainability?

At the recent Stella McCartney AW20 show in Paris guests were gifted a sapling. Wrapped in paper and tied with string, a note was...
AW20 Trends

AW20 Trends: Knit Picking

Knits were big news on the AW20 runways of London in particular and it was interesting that one of the key trends was almost...
Coronavirus

Make It British Live! sourcing trade show postponed due to coronavirus

Following the WHO declaration that the Covid-19 outbreak is now a pandemic, Make It Britain Live!, the UK sourcing trade show has...

The Interview: Greg Gregoriou, Managing Director, Esperus

Esperus is a software house which designs and develops software business solutions for the clothing and footwear industries within retail, wholesale distribution and manufacturing...
AW20 Trends

AW20 trends: Tailor-made

Tailoring didn’t make the biggest impact the London runways but we saw plenty of slimline pantsuits and there really was something for almost everyone....
AW20 Trends

AW20 trends: Party time

Those with long memories may remember a time when London Fashion Week was largely about eveningwear. But while the city’s labels have been making...
AW20 Trends

AW20 Trends: Colour Stories

Blue was a dominant story in New York and this continued into London, securing its place as a key colour direction for AW20. Once...
Business rates

Government launches another business rates review – but will this one...

Larger retailers were left disappointed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget today, since it provided no business rates relief for them. Small businesses, in properties...