A strong selection of brands, interesting new formats and a buzzing atmosphere across the Danish trade shows CIFF and Revolver, plus a busy fashion week schedule, made for a successful autumn 18 season.
Serene Scoop delivers quality product and buyersSubscription
Horns blared on west London’s King’s Road on Sunday as traffic built up as a result of the weekend roadworks, but inside the nearby Saatchi Gallery, premium womenswear trade show Scoop was its usual oasis of calm.
When we asked retailers at the end of last year for their predictions for 2018, there were a few recurring themes: uncertainty around Brexit, the importance of product and the increasing need to offer exceptional customer service.
Men’s and women’s wear trade show Jacket Required opened its doors in east London this week, drawing UK and international independent retailers and multiples to the Old Truman Brewery on 24-25 January.
Amid a series of departures at designer labels, rumours are swirling about who will replace Christopher Bailey at the top of the British label
It’s only the third week in January and the people moves merry-go-round is already spinning at full speed.
Comment: Squeezing suppliers is short-termistSubscription
Arcadia Group’s latest demand for a discount from its suppliers
The Christmas trading results continue to flood in this, week bringing welcome news of sales uplifts at a disparate group of retailers, including JD Sports, Shop Direct, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, Matalan and, perhaps most surprisingly, BHS.com.
It hasn’t been a happy start to 2018 for some retailers, but there are still many reasons to celebrate.
Comment: Pitti autumn 18 packs a punch Subscription
The new buying season kicked off with the first international trade show Pitti Uomo last week (9-12 January), as menswear buyers from across the globe flocked to Florence to see the latest collections.