Can we please stop fashion-bashing

If I hear one more person saying “we shouldn’t be buying fashion at a time like this”, I think I’ll scream. Try saying that to the thousands who’ve lost their jobs at Oasis, Warehouse, Cath Kidston, Animal, Laura Ashley, Harpenne and other brands, plus the millions with no means of support in supplier factories in…

Gen Z shopaholics: what they want, how they feel

Gen Z consumers are emotionally fragile; addicted to (but also concerned about) spending time on social media; directly affected by what influencers think, say, do and wear; and love spending time in physical stores. It seems the old idea of ‘retail therapy’ is still alive and well for them but less as the indulgent splurging…

Dior couture: Can Maria Grazia Chiuri really cut it?

Before I start, just to let you know that my answer to the question in the headline is yes, she can cut it. But that doesn’t mean everyone will agree and opinion does still seem to be divided on Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure at Dior. I still can’t quite make my mind up about her…

Farfetch

Condé Nast walks away from Style.com, Farfetch steps up

So Condé Nast has finally thrown in the towel with style.com after a spend of $100m and after the business fell far short of expectations. Essentially what we’re now left with is a much-strengthened farfetch.com after Condé Nast announced a new partnership with the firm to fulfil the ambitions it had hoped to satisfy with…