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TRP Travel Retail Style Index: November 2020



Alison Farrington travel retail news

Welcome to our travel retail column for DRG by Alison Farrington aka The Retail Planner (TRP)

As global travel slowly picks up, we look at the business and shopping trends of the travel retail world. In recent weeks we’ve seen a spike in beauty sales in Hainan, China; K-beauty going global and a luxury brand experience with phygital appeal. (more…)



[UPDATED] Shop the post: Uniqlo +J by Jil Sander is back



Jil Sander is back designing for the high street

[UPDATED – It’s launched! Click to shop below…]

I was brutally critical of the last Uniqlo X Jil Sander collection. I tried on a few pieces in store, found the cut and quality lacking and didn’t give it a second chance. That was 11 years ago. Now it’s time for Uniqlo +J mark two.

The men’s and women’s collection launches just launched in stores and online on 12th November and looks flawless. Prices range from £24.90 to £299. My standouts are the Hybrid Down Short Coat* (£159.90) and Hybrid Down Jacket* (£109.90), the Cashmere Blend Collarless Coat* (£199.90), the Fine Gauge Cashmere Crew Neck* (£89.90) and the Supima Cotton Stand Collar Shirt* (£34.90). The trousers sound promising but I can’t see them properly on the model.

Interesting, but not altogether surprising that there’s no athleisure or ‘bleisure‘ (business-leisure) wear included, as while they may be Covid-relevant, sweats were never a Sander thing. But overall it looks timeless and well made and should chime with the current ‘elevated basics’ zeitgeist.

Shop the U.S site here* and the UK site here*. Or shop directly using the grid below.

Jil Sander is back designing for the high street

Uniqlo +J by Jil Sander
Uniqlo +J Jil Sander
Uniqlo +J Jil Sander

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Uniqlo +J by Jil Sander
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Five-buck Byredo candles are coming (*kind of)



Ben Gorham X Ikea Byredo Osynlig candles

This has to be one of the most genius post-Covid launches I’ve seen.

Byredo’s Ben Gorham has teamed up with IKEA to produce a line of scented candles in rustic-chic ceramic holders, which will sell for as little as £5. If there’s one thing we cherish now, it’s things that make our homes feel secure and comforting. Candles were one of the unsurprising successes of lockdown, with Perfumer H reporting an uptick of its hand-poured cult candles at the height of the pandemic and start-ups like Good Candles popping up out of nowhere. (more…)



Buy it now: Japanese Cleansing Cloud solid balm



Japanese Cleansing Cloud solid cleansing balm

It’s a super exciting day today.

Jane Cunningham, aka British Beauty Blogger is launching her first skincare product. And it sounds brilliant. Japanese Cleansing Cloud is a cloud-shaped solid balm bar (£12) that she describes as the tipping point between a cleansing oil and a soft solid balm soap. It can be used ‘everywhere’, from the hands to face to body. (more…)