Despite the difficulties created by the Coronavirus pandemic, contemporary Los Angeles-based fashion brand Rails has been very actively broadening its reach. It’s currently running pop-up stores in Paris and in Selfridges in London, and it opened flagship stores in New York in autumn 2020 and San Francisco in spring 2021.
Based in Newcastle, sisters Charlotte and Sophie Wilson launched their YANA Active brand, “combining comfort, performance and high-end style” in December 2019, working on it at every available moment while still holding down full-time jobs.
Ahead of sharing his best advice on utilising data insights to understand customers and minimise business costs as a key speaker at 10am tomorrow morning, 20 May, as part of Vodafone Group’s #ThoseWhoDare week-long virtual event which began on Monday to help support SME’s, Orlebar Brown founder, Adam Brown, gives an insight in to his business, how it’s grown and how it has fared during the pandemic.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ahead of the long awaited and much anticipated opening of the new four storey 9,149 sq ft Browns flagship shop, in a Grade II* listed building at 39 Brook Street in the heart of Mayfair on 12 April, Browns Chair Holli Rogers talks through the landmark relocation from the retailer’s famous South Molton Street boutique, which opened its doors 50 years ago last year.
While Charles Tyrwhitt made an £11m cash profit in the year pre-pandemic, in its last year accounts – which had six months of pandemic trading – CEO Luke Kingsnorth said the company “made a small loss.”
Sisters Alice and Maisie Jones started up their Sisters & Seekers label from their garden shed in North Wales in 2017. Every year since then they’ve had to relocate to larger premises – growing to a team of 15 as well as creating a menswear "brother brand" called Brother + Kin in the height of the pandemic.
UK-based global licensing company Brand Machine Group’s acquisition of heritage US outdoor clothing brand Penfield in December, 2020, signalled a shift into brand ownership for the group. Former Commercial Director at Lyle & Scott, Tom Duncan, has been brought in as Group Brand Director, along with other new additions to the team, to lead the new strategy and the Penfield brand relaunch.
From tearing apart families to crippling friendships, jobs, education and people's mental health, the harmful toll of the Covid-19 virus on lives and livelihoods cannot be overstated.
We are joined by Jace Tyrrell, who will play a pivotal role in the renaissance of the West End. We talk VAT, business rates, Crossrail and just who or what might fill those empty spaces on Oxford Street.
Formalwear has taken a particular battering during the pandemic, with venues closed, events off and occasions massively restricted, but is there a brighter post-Covid-19 future ahead for smart dressing and formalwear sales?
In this episode we speak to the Global Retail Director, and Liverpool Store Manager at British-based, ethical beauty retailer LUSH.
2020 was a disaster for many brands and designers. Though, for some, it has been the impetus to strike out and do their own thing. For those individuals who were made redundant, or had a previous business disappear, it has been an opportunity to start afresh, optimistic about the future.
This week saw Fred Perry, or rather Fred Perry Holdings – part of parent Japanese company Hit Union - acquire long-standing Northamptonshire footwear brand George Cox for an undisclosed sum.
Whering, an app designed to allow users to easily digitise their entire wardrobe, resulting in a streamlined, curatable and accessible online styling tool, was officially unveiled to the public last week.
We take a deep dive into the world of Marketing Science with Kevin McSpadden, founder and CEO of More2. Kevin works with retailers at board level to get them focused on the right measures and actions that will ensure their future success.
Ex-Coggles CEO Mark Bage has launched a premium sneaker platform called Sneak in Peace after spotting a gap in the market for people who want premium sneakers from some of the finest designers and brands in the world - curated with a real eye for every detail.