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How men shop

It doesn’t take a genius to identify that the shopping habits of the female of the species differ from the male. We’re socialised with different attitudes towards consumerism which clever retailers have tapped into. That covers everything, store layouts to product merchandising, signage to the approach of sales staff, all have been considered in the gendering of retail space.…

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Sports luxe – why now is the time to go for gold

Sports luxe has been skirting the edges of mainstream awareness for a couple of seasons, with subtle references in shape or fabric usage. But it is only now the theme has percolated through to all levels of the market that the trend has become a surefire hit.

The SS12 shows were swimming with glammed-up sports gear, as referenced in the key looks in our Season Round-up Report and discussed back in September on this blog.  …

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Retailers = Publishers.

Half a decade ago, blogs like Style Bubble and The Sartorialist realised the art of making a pastime into something professional.

In the years since, retailers have observed that eye-balls are gold-dust for sales. Delivering daily content updates to support their product offering, retailers can inspire customers editorially and engage with them at a deeper level.…

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Denim Trend Report: Dare to flare?

Our latest free-access report looks at trends in the denim industry. We investigated sentiment and buzz towards flared and skinny jeans and compared alongside sales data and pricing structure. Skinny jeans have become a staple in the majority of retailers’ ranges and in turn, our wardrobes. Flared jeans on the other hand, were pitched as the next big trend in denim, but did they take off?…

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Do direct-to-buy or die

With the SS12 shows complete, appetites for the latest trends have been thoroughly whetted. Retro, underwater, florals – we all know now which trends are going to be big. Yet we have to wait six months before the first garments drop. Highstreet retailers like Zara are quick to fill the gap with lower priced versions, but it seems the luxury market is really missing a trick.…

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5 brands that cashed in on the return of sunshine

The unexpected Indian Summer of the past week saw glorious weather in the UK, with temperatures rocketing beyond those in Africa over the weekend. The earliest warnings of the Autumn swelter appeared in UK press the previous weekend; but did retailers act speedily enough to cash in? Or were they so caught up in pushing new season product that they missed the opportunity to clear their summer sale stock?…

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