Find out what’s selling now in the world of mainstream fashion
Joseph ribkoff spring 17
Tracy Morrice Manager of New Arrivals in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Robell is performing well for us at the moment – particularly the full-length or cropped trousers with fringe detailing (£45-£55), which come in a range of different colours and patterns. Dresses from Joseph Ribkoff (£200-£250) are always very popular among our customers. Barbara Lebek coats (£125) are also flying out of the shop because they’re affordable.
Betty barclay spring 17
Sarah Millet Owner of N Shelley of Billericay in Essex
Roll-necks and knitwear in pastel colours from Repeat Cashmere (from £200) are doing well. Light sweaters and tops from Betty Barclay (£45-£75) are another bestseller for us at the moment. Joseph Ribkoff is always a favourite pick among our customers when they’re looking for dresses (£200). Occasionwear in general is strong, as we’re fast approaching the wedding season. At the moment, we’re seeing a real trend for colour: pinks, corals and blues are flying off the selves.
Lisa kay london cat & saint sky blue suede
Maxine Thornton Partner at Ragdoll of Pudsey in Leeds
We’ve had a truly amazing start to the year. Joseph Ribkoff (£200-£250) has been an absolute bestseller for us and both Elisa Cavaletti (£180-£280), and Frank Lyman (around £150) have also performed well. Our customers love Olivier Philips separates (from £120) for casual day looks in lovely pastel colours. Lisa Kay bags (from £20) and accessories from Dante (from £12) are also very popular.
Mandy Dawson Owner of Amanda in Ashtead, Surrey
We have lots of loyal customers who come to us for classic, everyday looks. Smart Michele trousers (£115) are a very popular options, because they’re very comfortable, and are versatile enough to fit any woman’s style. When it comes to knitwear, our customers go for Rabe (£75) or Emreco (£45), and tops from Olsen (£55). We’ve been noticing a trend for lighter hues, such as turquoise, lilac and pink.
remus uomo ss17
Declan Hore Assistant manager at Hore’s Stores in Wexford, Ireland
Customers often choose shirts and knitwear from Eddy Monetti (£50-£75), and Remus Uomo suits (£235) continue to strike a chord with our customers. For more casual pieces, they tend to go for Wrangler – especially the chinos (£45). This season, there’s a trend for lighter colours – such as lilacs or pinks – for knitwear and shirts.
Leah Pilbury Customer advisor at Javelin in Bury St Edmunds
Business has been great – Rains jackets (£75) are leading the way of our most popular items. Our customers absolutely love the entire spring 17 collection from Ted Baker (from £49). When it comes to shoes, Farah plimsolls (£45) and Toms (£45-£55) rope-sole shoes are selling out. The general mood has been full-on spring: corals, pastels and bright yellows are performing well across the board.
John Robbins Director at Mewes in Sunningdale, Berkshire
As we approach the summer anything bright is selling well, especially in casualwear. Our customers are showing a great interest in short-sleeved shirts from Gant and Ralph Lauren (both £75-100). Chinos are proving really popular for spring: Bruno Saint Hilaire (£110) has been most customers’ brand of choice.
Joe McNab Store manager at John Cahill Menswear in Rathfarnham, Ireland
Five-pocket summer cotton chinos from Bugatti (£60) are really popular, especially as we move closer to the summer. Our customers also like Meyer trousers (£89), and for crisp white shirts they trust Casamoda (£25). Baumler is performing well in our suit department (£300), as is Digel (£250). The rich blue shade known as Kennedy blue is our bestselling colour.