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Eric Musgrave

The times they are a-changin’ – and we ain’t seen nothing yet

18 December 2014 | By

When the history of fashion retailing is written, 2014 will be seen as a momentous year in which the accepted norms of business practice were challenged on several fronts and we saw a structural shift across many areas of the sector.

Eric Musgrave

The season’s bad tidings bring joy to those who take pleasure in misfortune

11 December 2014 | By

There has been an unfortunate outbreak of schadenfreude in the past week.

Gemma Lessinger

Own label helped us win by a convincing margin

10 December 2014

Gemma Lessinger is a buyer at lifestyle independent Ann’s Cottage, which has nine shops in Cornwall.

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It’s time retailers got up close and personal

10 December 2014

Andreas Pouros is co-founder and chief operating officer of digital agency Greenlight.

Eric Musgrave

Have you heard the news? The British love a bargain!

4 December 2014 | By

My overfilled inbox has been assaulted over the past week by endless emails containing analysis of the sales done on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the weekend in between.


Bank or Bust?

28 November 2014 | By

It was no surprise when JD announced on Tuesday (November 25) that it was offloading loss-making fashion chain Bank, with many in the industry saying it should have happened “years ago”.

Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.


Review of the year 2014: Trends and trade shows

19 December 2014 | By

From the appointments of Richard Nicoll at Jack Wills and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, to the Kimye US Vogue cover, here are the fashion stories that got everyone talking this year.


Fashion Team Favourite: Burlington & Oi Polloi launch 'Canned Socks'

5 December 2014 | By

Burlington’s socks and Manchester indie Oi Polloi have come up with a novel way to entice customers this Christmas.

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Remembering Oscar de la Renta Video

21 October 2014 | By

The fashion designer died today at the age of 82.

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Fashion Team Favourite: Hunter Original’s AW14 video campaign Video

7 October 2014 | By

Hunter Original has released its autumn 14 video campaign after the clothing line launched in February at London Fashion Week.


Fashion team favourite: Edit

2 October 2014 | By

Easy to wear, oversized silhouettes are the premise for new Hong Kong womenswear label Edit.

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Fashion team favourite: Woolmark winner Rahul Mishra hits Harvey Nichols

2 September 2014 | By

International Woolmark Prize 2013/14 winner Rahul Mishra today launched his exclusive winning capsule collection at London department store Harvey Nichols.