Tag Archives: Jigsaw
1. JIGSAW PROFITS END THE YEAR ON A HIGH
Nice news to end the year on for Jigsaw. The FT reports that sales and profits are up at both Jigsaw and DRG fave The Shop At Bluebird (where sales up up 39% this season –wowza). According to the FT, the uptick is thanks to better product, quality and customer service. I haven’t paid much interest to Jigsaw in recent years but there’s been lots to love in their winter coats and cashmere knits this season. And The Shop At Bluebird continues to delight in its offer of, well everything to be honest, that store bricks-and-mortar heaven for me!
2. LOUIS VUITTON EMBRACES AIRPORT FASHION
In time for the mass exodus of the 1% to warmer climes, Louis Vuitton has opened its latest store – at Heathrow Airport terminal 5. Crucially, this store isn’t just aiming to push the usual fare of small leather goods, watches and sunglasses. It’s a serious store selling ready to wear in recognition of the fact that the airport has become as much a shopping mall as any high street. (In Korea, ‘airport fashion’ is a major thing where people dress up to stalk celebs in the departure halls.) Cue the Cruise collection of Ghesquiere’s porthole sweaters and maritime flares, in addition to all the travel goods you could wish for.
3. INTO THE GLOSS 2.0
This has been quite the year of Into The Gloss, Emily Weiss’s blog-turned-site-turned-beauty-brand. In a recent interview with WWD, she talked about the success of her product line, Glossier, promising us colour cosmetics soon (and hopefully some European distribution)…
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Jigsaw has opened a mini department store dedicated to what it calls ‘social shopping’, putting the 3D back into retail. DRG contributor ALISON BISHOP takes a tour with CEO Peter Ruis
“Retail brands have the authenticity to create something unexpected, at Jigsaw we like shops to be slightly off-pitch,” CEO Peter Ruis told me at the launch for Jigsaw’s Duke Street Emporium in Mayfair.
The Emporium name comes from the idea that Jigsaw’s new multi-label, multi-concept two-floor store is like a journey of discovery. “It’s a bit of fun, it’s a bit of curating, the rooms are like catacombs of discovery,” says Ruis. “You can travel through the store finding new products and displays, it’s intended to be very fluid and you can spend as much time as you like going from room to room. They are quite small and merchandise is not overloaded so you can always find things to be inspired,” he says. Continue reading
Welcome to the DRG STYLE INDEX, a weekly ranking of brands that have caught my attention. On my style radar this week…
1. IT’S KENZO TIME
I first got wind of Kenzo’s foray into watches six months ago at the Black Frame press day. Now we’re close to the launch of Kenzo timepieces, which are being produced under license but with creative direction under the watch (no pun intended) of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. Continue reading