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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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The Brand Power of Celebrities

It seems obvious, but the first step is to hunt for a celebrity who fits with your band.

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How Retail Weathers Summer

We cannot control the weather, but we can control our reaction to it by responding early and positively impacting our businesses. Fact is, in retail, the weather can have an all-compassing effect ..Read more…

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.

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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

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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…

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Dealing with Difficult Customers & Clients

As we are all aware, our biggest difficulties and frustrations tend to come from people rather…

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Your Network

There may be times when you feel stuck. Sometimes you’re missing a vital piece of the…

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Image Management

The corporate environment tells us that performance is important. We have performance targets, performance reviews and…
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Career Management – Making Your Movie

Are you pondering what to do with your own career ? Here is a fun exercise…

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Office Politics

Politics is not just about elections. For senior executive and junior administrator alike, the workplace is…


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Conflict Management

Workplace conflict is common. With the increasing complexity of projects, products, marketing, strategy, policy, leadership, etc.…

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Workplace Stress

Stress at work appears to be one of those issues that never quite goes away. A…

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Motivating Others

Motivation often comes down to individuals and circumstances and what works today may not work tomorrow,…

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Project Management – Basic Principles

Project management is a key business skill for today’s executive. However, a whole industry has sprung…

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Workplace Assertiveness

Business depends on good communication. In order to work together, Production must understand Design; Marketing must…

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Training & Development – Who is Responsible?

Training and development (also labelled as “learning and development”) is always acknowledged as crucial to the…

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Staff Opinions – What Are Your People Thinking?

For the average senior executive (if there is such a thing) the larger the organisation in…

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Leading through Change

These days the theme of organisational life is change. Your teams are constantly subject to alterations…


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Your image – what does it say?

Your image can be positive or negative. There is ‘self-image’ (how you see yourself) and ‘public…


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Presentation Skills

It’s a well-worn cliché that the brain never stops working, until the moment you stand up…


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Working through Change

If you work within an organisation, you are subject to change. Of course, this is true…


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Team Dynamics

People are not the same – obvious perhaps, but true – and in any workplace team…


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