BUSINESS COACHING ARTICLES
Panel discussion with Managing Director of Silk & Cashmere, Ferhat Zamanpur
A major concern in the luxury goods sector is the ability to verify authenticity. In 2016, retailers were busy fighting in-store fraud with the release of EMV chip cards before they released they had much bigger, large scale problems in the form of…
While technology in luxury stores might be increasing, so is the idea of frictionless style of shopping. Customers are becoming increasingly demanding and expect to get what they want, when they want it….Read more
Luxury Push Notifications
A recent survey by Luxury Institute showed that 67% of affluent smartphone uses shop for luxury goods through their devices. So, the first stage in cementing a relationship between consumer and brand is…Read more
On Point Operations
To become an agile (not to mention efficient) luxury brand, you have to become faster than your competitors. To do this, luxury brands have to invest in electronic inventory control systems, some types of central database, point of sales systems and an automated forecasting system.. Read more
Tech Changes That Will Transform the Face of Luxury Fashion
The luxury fashion industry, including luxury boutiques and department stores, have been undergoing a massive change caused by the digital revolution. True, the influence of the likes of AI, blockchain and virtual reality is penetrating every industry ….Read more
Designer Childrenswear Brings In The Bucks
If you are considering launching a designer range for children, you’d be in good company. After all, Chloe has a ‘Bebe’ range, Little Marc is the baby of Marc Jacobs while Burberry and Missoni put their names to junior ranges…Read more
How To Expand Your Product Range Effectively
Expanding a product range is a type of growth strategy that is used to increase market share or revenue. Types of product range expansion include newer versions of existing products, upgrades to current products or totally new products…Read more
Lessons From Harrods That Every Brand Should Know
Harrods has hit new records, reporting annual sales in 2017 as £2bn. This is a stark contrast to reports surfacing just 10 years ago which speculated that the family-owned business was in trouble. What Harrods did to emerge triumphant is a lesson many retailers…Read more
Revive and Rebrand!
It’s been a whole year since Maria Grazia Chiuri took the reins at Dior. During that period, the fashion house has undergone branding on a very subtle level…Read more
All You Need to Know About the Ethical Designer Fashion Movement
The media are continually reporting on the state of ‘fast fashion’ but designer brands also come under pressure to invest in sustainable methods of production as consumers become more and more aware of their footprint on the planet… Read more
The Importance of Visual Merchandising
The purpose of visual merchandising is to enhance the aesthetics of a product with the purpose of generating sales. When it comes to enhancing a product’s appeal
The Real Cost of Fashion Weeks
Not only are the Fashion Weeks an opportunity for designers to unveil new collections but they also form a mighty powerhouse with a huge economic impact.
The Artificial Intelligence Future of Design
Amazon isn’t internationally recognised with designer fashion (yet) but the company looks set to lead the way when it comes to AI fashion creators.
The Rise of Out-of-Town Designer Discounters
Savvy shoppers know there is only one place to head to for designer goods that won’t break the bank and that’s designer village outlets.
Is the Activewear Market Worth Tapping into?
If you are a dedicated follower of fashion, you might have noted a particular trend infiltrating the catwalk and penetrating the high-street. We’re talking about the rise of activewear as daywear…
Millennials Are the Future
A Millennial is defined as anyone born between the early Eighties, an era that predates the mobile phone, to the early 2000s, crowned as the Internet age.
5 Secrets Behind Successful Fashion Brands
Whether you’re a multi-national company or a newbie designer crafting from your living-room, the path to success is the same.
The Brand Power of Celebrities
It seems obvious, but the first step is to hunt for a celebrity who fits with your band.
When It’s Time To Launch Your Business
Antonio Marsocci we’ve met so many people who’ve fallen victim to lost opportunities.
How retailers sell a new season
Transition collections sounds like the miracle solution for in-between season but the logistics behind the model is more complex than it may first seem.
Luxury Brands Bite Back Against Brexit
Just yesterday, it was reported that total UK retail sales in May 2017 fell to levels on par with growth seen in 2013. The cited reason behind this? Brexit..Read more…
The secrets behind the Italian’s success
The movers and shakers of Italy’s fashion industry get together to give the nod to the trends we can expect to penetrate mainstream
How Retailers Can Leverage Profits Through Customisation
Credit Levi Strauss & Co who put the customer in control of product customisation back in 2004 with a consumer based system that derived at a ‘personalised pair’. Today,…Read more…
The Fashionable Met Gala
On the first Monday in May, which just so happens to be May Day, a major event is celebrated in America – one that is even bigger than …Read more…
Think Positive in your Work
Do you remember a time when you were more enthusiastic in your work? Even passionate? When…
Dealing with Difficult Customers & Clients
As we are all aware, our biggest difficulties and frustrations tend to come from people rather…
There may be times when you feel stuck. Sometimes you’re missing a vital piece of the…
The corporate environment tells us that performance is important. We have performance targets, performance reviews and…
Career Management – Making Your Movie
Are you pondering what to do with your own career ? Here is a fun exercise…
Politics is not just about elections. For senior executive and junior administrator alike, the workplace is…
Workplace conflict is common. With the increasing complexity of projects, products, marketing, strategy, policy, leadership, etc.…
Stress at work appears to be one of those issues that never quite goes away. A…
Motivation often comes down to individuals and circumstances and what works today may not work tomorrow,…
Project Management – Basic Principles
Project management is a key business skill for today’s executive. However, a whole industry has sprung…
Business depends on good communication. In order to work together, Production must understand Design; Marketing must…
Training & Development – Who is Responsible?
Training and development (also labelled as “learning and development”) is always acknowledged as crucial to the…
Staff Opinions – What Are Your People Thinking?
For the average senior executive (if there is such a thing) the larger the organisation in…
Leading through Change
These days the theme of organisational life is change. Your teams are constantly subject to alterations…
Your image – what does it say?
Your image can be positive or negative. There is ‘self-image’ (how you see yourself) and ‘public…
It’s a well-worn cliché that the brain never stops working, until the moment you stand up…
Working through Change
If you work within an organisation, you are subject to change. Of course, this is true…
People are not the same – obvious perhaps, but true – and in any workplace team…