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…


Condé Nast walks away from, Farfetch steps up

So Condé Nast has finally thrown in the towel with 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 after Condé Nast announced a new partnership with the firm to fulfil the ambitions it had hoped to satisfy with…

H&M Conscious Collection

H&M goes big (that’s even bigger) on sustainability

Now this is interesting. H&M has consistently shown itself to be the most sustainability-focused of the big-league retailers and now it’s gone a step further with a commitment to using 100% recycled or other sustainable materials by 2030 as part of its declared aim to be “climate positive” throughout its supply chain by 2040.