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David Coles

Brixworth, Northants


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  • Comment on: Lord Rose backs Brexit deal

    David Coles's comment 18 October 2019 1:48 pm

    So true lord rose and Hina, 'realism, pragmatism and respecting democracy' as Lord Rose summarises. We absolutely need to move forward and start working within a new framework. The infighting & division has to stop. Then we can start solving some of the real issues that our sector faces.

  • Comment on: Brexit fears fuel worst-ever September

    David Coles's comment 9 October 2019 1:26 pm

    As I have mentioned previously Brexit plays its part but there are much wider issues facing our industry. Changing shopping habits and priorities, lack of product innovation and over supply all play a significant part. There are still successful brands and retailers out there... they understand their consumer, market the product and excite !

  • Comment on: US tariffs 'catastrophic' to UK-made fashion

    David Coles's comment 7 October 2019 5:24 pm

    Gut feeling is that the value is well over the £35m quoted, in other times this would be a major news story and concern for our industry , but I suspect that the focus on Brexit has let this creep in without big protests.

  • Comment on: Editor’s Comment: the Karen Millen store cull was hard to watch

    David Coles's comment 4 October 2019 3:40 pm

    Hi Kirsty, understand your sentiments, and KM is not alone. L.K.Bennett was another.... pioneering and successful in their time.. but the market is rapidly changing and brutal if the 'story' isnt perfect. The change towards a much more casual product has finished a number of brands. The message as always is to stay relevant and know exactly who you consumer is.

  • Comment on: Boohoo buys Karen Millen

    David Coles's comment 9 August 2019 2:20 pm

    Sorry am I missing something from the previous comment, Boohooo....a growing profitable business and and just reduced supplier payment terms to 14 days.... I’d be queuing at the door!

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