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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…)



Book signing: Meet me at Anthropologie



Anthropologie books

I love a proper bookshop as much as the next person but sometimes – especially during gift season – it’s nice to buy your books in a lifestyle environment. And for that, where better than Anthropologie?

Anthro has a knack of picking the most beautiful art, travel and photography books and placing them just so alongside their gorgeous stationery, accessories and trinket trays homewares. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: HELMUT LANG, SHISEIDO, SHU UEMURA, ANTHROPOLOGIE, KENZO



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

1. HELMUT LANG ARCHIVE
Helmut Lang ad campaign
Helmut-heads, diarise November 15th! That’s when Resurrection is hosting a sale of iconic Helmut Lang pieces from the 90s to 2005. HELMUT LANG: ARTIFACTS will be available in-store and online at Resurrection Vintage. (more…)



Retail round up: first look at Apple’s new retail vision for Regent Street



Apple Regent Street

Call me old fashioned but I love a physical store. But the role of the high street is shifting from purely transactional to a multi-functional experiential space. Apple is spearheading this change with its stores; having unveiled its prototype San Francisco store in May, it has now unveiled its vision for Apple Regent Street. (more…)