Industry insider’s share their thoughts.
We’ll be building on the success of Hugo Boss and Armani with more doors and [shop-in-shops] to create lifestyle destination areas. Without Prejudice goes from strength to strength and will be expanding into an additional five doors. Ted Baker and Paul Smith continue to perform and are delivering exciting offers.
We will be moving forward with the majority of our existing brands. Primarily they have demonstrated successful sales and desirability. Customers can look forward to representations from brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Belstaff and Valentino alongside UK exclusives from Ports 1961 and Berluti.
We’ve gone forward with our current brand list and added Our Legacy. We had a great season with the likes of Norse Projects, Folk, Oliver Spencer and Universal Works and keep to our ‘authentic heritage’ ethos with the classics such as Barbour.
Burberry Brit goes from strength to strength for us, and this season’s smart-casual styling will perform very well. At the other end of the market, I really liked YMC’s collection for spring 13. Other key brands for us which we’ve had an uplift on for spring 13 include Vivienne Westwood, Acne and McQ.