China is to become the first country in the world to see e-commerce sales outstripping sales through physical shops with a new prediction saying e-tail should account for 52.1% of all retail sales (by value) this year.
Reviving old-fashioned or forgotten brands requires a set of certain skills – patience, respect for DNA, deep-pockets and real affection for a marque, which for some reason Italians seem particularly good at doing.
Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
French Connection said on Friday that it has received more than one takeover approach. It’s considering a sale of the retailer, which has been struggling for several years and has seen its share price plummeting.
Few Scandinavian brands have had as much impact of late as Ganni, which just staged a double-header in this February’s edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week. We met the husband and wife CEO and designer to find out more.
One brand that appeared to be gathering momentum is the house of Alaïa, which profited from haute couture week in Paris to present its latest ideas, many mined very literally from the house's unique archives.
Retailers and brands have been including a lot more photos from real people on their social channels and websites in recent periods and it seems that this is a good move as a new study shows that shoppers like this.