Retail concepts

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CONNOLLY, AESOP, MIH JEANS, DRIES VAN NOTEN



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. THE CONNOLLY COMEBACK
Connolly England
I suspect many brands would like to be considered ‘the English Hermès’, but Connolly seems to be the closest thing (more…)



Glossybox X Wendy Rowe The Edit



GlossyBox Wendy Rowe edit

I don’t subscribe to any subscription boxes, it’s not like I don’t have enough make-up! But I do think they can be good for testing new brands and launches, plus who doesn’t love miniature products? I especially like all the collaboration boxes. This approach makes lots of sense and it must be so much fun to choose what gets included; I know British Beauty Blogger’s boxes with Latest In Beauty are hugely popular (heads-up: there are more coming next year).

Glossybox has one of the first subscription box services on the block and its Wendy Rowe box is outstanding. (more…)



What can save Marks & Spencer?



Marks & Spencer store closures

In the UK there’s a huge furore around the news that Marks & Spencer is shuttering stores and streamlining its clothing offer. M&S is a national treasure to the Brits, so we naturally panic at such news, but I’m being optimistic. (more…)



Super normal



Jasper Morrison Super Normal store - photo by Anton Rodriguez

If, like me, you’re into ‘super normal’ design that looks good but more importantly has built-in long-term performance, then you need to check out the quietly hidden Jasper Morrison shop/showroom in Kingsland Road. (more…)