Retail Round-up

It's September! Fashion's January, a lot has been happening in the fashion retail industry here's just a bit of retail info...

  • Spanish company Zara are ready to unveil their transactional website allowing customers to purchase items from their collections; womens, mens, kids and home for the first time. 

  • American lingerie giant Victoria's Secret are getting ready to launch their company (later this year) this side of the pond- making it a lovely deal for us Brits-meaning we no longer have to pay hefty delivery charges! It'll be interesting to see if companies like La Senza will be able to ride out the competition battle. However- if it were possible to whisper into the ears of the VS HQ I'd love them to make their bras in sizes above DD otherwise girls (like me) will have to stick to Freya (not that it's a bad thing, mind). 
Another American company migration Forever 21 is opening here in the UK later this year , I saw the store being constructed in Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre(not sure if this is the first one)- I think it's safe to liken them to Miss Selfridge in the US, heavily trend led, young and fresh.

  • Gucci have spent the last 18 months re-working/re-designing their new transactional website which sells their latest collections and accessories even though they've had one since 2002. 

  • Henne's and Mauritz's 8th designer/mass market colabo is nearing the stages of release, with Alber Elbaz, creative director of luxury label Lanvin. Promoting it via youtube videos and selling some of the pieces online (in Sweden, I believe-its the only country with a H&M transactional site- after all it is the company's home country), it's sure to be another sold out gig with smiles and heartbreak for many. Available 23rd November.

Pictures courtesy of google.com 

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