The DRG retail index: Nyden’s tribes, H&M’s modestwear, Jigsaw’s new destination, Zara’s robots



Fornasetti display at The Shop at Bluebird concept store Covent Garden

Here’s our latest monthly retail round up celebrating experimentalism and innovation on the high street. From the latest social campaigns to exciting new collections and retail formats, we’re watching – and shopping.

/NYDEN’S INFLUENCER DESIGN ROSTER

Nyden Dua Lipa

Just when you thought influencer-commerce had had its day, something new comes along.

H&M’s newest ‘streetwear’ brand, /Nyden had a soft launch (on social media anyway) back in February, with email teasers sent out to early adopters talking about ‘tribe building’ and rewards for your community. Now we see why. With seasonless drop-culture at the heart of the influencer-slash-celebrity themed collection, H&M is pitching /Nyden as a community brand. Via collaborations with music or sports talents (more…)



Positive fashion: For Days zero-waste tees



For Days sustainable closed loop t-shirts

I like the sound of this ‘closed loop’ T-shirt company that works on a subscription model – with a difference. You sign up to get one, two or three tees a month and when your tee is looking worse for wear, you can return it in exchange for another one. The old tee gets broken down into pulp and upcycled into new stock. (more…)



In the bathroom with Dick Page



Dick Page The Coveteur

I’m a sucker for Top Shelf-style beauty features. The Top Shelf interview is still the main reason I visit Into The Gloss; its format of first person narrative with real life-style flash photography launched an entire movement of beauty confessional storytelling. It’s made it completely acceptable to snoop in people’s bathrooms and makeup bags and arguably boosted the beauty industry with its resulting #fomo shopping splurges. (more…)



It’s the little things



Rossell lingerie ss18

How hard can it be to find a simple, tailored triangle bra? One that’s not too sporty or clingy and has adjustable straps? My usual go-to for A-cup bras is American Apparel; their casual triangle bras have served me for years and I love a sporty stripe. But sometimes you want something more grown up, especially if it might be a bit visible under a dressy blouse or top.

My PR friend introduced me to Rossell bras a while ago and I immediately liked the sound of them. Made in Portugal in silk and cotton, with supportive boned seams and elegant old fashioned S-fastenings, they’re so simple yet gently engineered. (more…)