Retail concepts

Burberry’s cultural commerce



3 Burberry makers house february 2017
No sooner had yesterday’s Burberry show ended than emails started pinging into my inbox from Matches Fashion and Selfridges. New-in within seconds were the voluminous-sleeved lace blouses, asymmetrical cut-out sweatshirts, Portrait bags and deconstructed cable knits.

Not far from the show venue, in the Regent street flagship store, a similar scenario was underway. DRG’s retail editor Alison Bishop WhatsApp-ed me with a video clip of VIP clients shopping up a storm, swarming around the bags and trench coats. (more…)



Can Gap’s 90s redux make it relevant to a new generation?



Gap I Am Gap 90s redux

So even though I liked the Gap normcore campaign, it turns out the public didn’t. But that hasn’t stopped Gap trying to channel its normcore heritage one more time to engage a younger generation of customer.

This time it’s youthful 90s normcore which makes much more sense. (more…)



Is this your perfect-match foundation?



Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation

As far as matte finish foundations go, the Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation is pretty good. Matte and velvet foundations aren’t really my bag (I prefer dewy) but this goes on beautifully, doesn’t sink into my dry cheeks and has great staying power. (more…)