Over knee l to r: Prada, Esteban Cortazar, Isabel Marant, Nina ricci, Dior, Saint Laurent AW17

AW17 trend: Big boots bounce back

Has the ankle boot had its day? No, of course not. But designers don’t seem to be as fond of its as they once were and the recent catwalks were a powerful example of that. It was as if they’d all got together to wage some kind of anti-ankle boot campaign. As if C.R.A.B. (the…

Store rail. Picture courtesy My Theresa/Chloe

Retail service: It’s the little things that count

For someone who writes a lot about retail, I don’t go into stores to shop (rather than observe) that often. The global store that the internet has become is more my thing, which does little for my bank balance and my waistline, but is refreshingly low on human interaction But whether I’m shopping online or…