Crew Clothing slips into the red following online investment. Barbour: From farmers and fishermen to fashion royalty. Image copyright Rex Features/PA Celebrating its 120th year, Barbour's clothes have seemingly never been more fashionable.
But just how did a company whose brand was aimed at farmers, fishermen and the 'country set' become such a success story? "Whenever I see anybody of celebrity status in one of our jackets it's a buzz," says Helen Barbour, sat, cuppa in hand, in the rather grandly named Brand Room of the firm's South Shields headquarters. Framed pictures detailing key points from the company's past cover the walls, while gleaming glass cabinets showcase some of its familiar coats. Then there is the huge dark wood table that appears to stretch into the distance. At the far end, hidden behind painted wooden shutters, lies the archive - a treasure trove of jackets and catalogues from years gone by which today's designers can raid for inspiration. Image copyright Barbour. Barbour. TJMaxx.com Launches Beauty. October 3, 2016 @ 2:45 PM You might have to make room for yet another website in your post-work, de-stressing, and all around soothing Internet surfing sessions.
Well, if you have a habit of buying beauty products online, you’ll definitely want to open up a time slot. TJMaxx just expanded their website with an entire section dedicated to beauty, which is pretty big news if you consistently find yourself leaving the brick and mortar with at least one product in hand—you know, in addition to the new shower curtain, sneakers, and workout top you had to have. Jeremy Corbyn documentary reveals the failure of his 'new' politics - The i newspaper online iNews. Clothing firm Jack Wills pays pretty British students to party in glitziest resorts. Imagine a job that's stand-out requirement is speaking with a British accent?
And partying. For a gang of British students being employed by UK clothing firm Jack Wills this summer on America's east coast, that was the very glamorous reality. High-end High Street - Linney Overview. Andy Murray's wife Kim wears Ted Baker dress to cheer on Wimbledon quarter-finals match. High street strength sees fashion retailer Ted Baker post sales jump. By James Salmon for the Daily Mail and Jonathon Hopkins Published: 10:06 GMT, 10 June 2014 | Updated: 12:21 GMT, 10 June 2014 British fashion retailer Ted Baker has notched up a 17.9 per cent jump in group sales for the first three months of the year, driven by growth from its core retail division.
The firm, known for its classic designs and hard wearing suits, said that retail sales rose 15.8 per cent in the 19 weeks to June 7, helped by 48.1 per cent growth in its online business. Despite a squeeze on consumer spending and heavy discounting on the High Street, Ted Baker has enjoyed strong demand in the UK, while sales overseas have also grown following a big expansion across Europe, the United States and Asia. Retail expansion: Ted Baker opened two new stores in Glasgow and Heathrow Terminal 2 and also continued its international expansion in its first quarter. In March, the company posted a 26.7 per cent rise in profit to £38.9million for the year to January 25. How high-end fashion went virtual at Ted Baker. Brands the world over are facing a tech dilemma.
“Omni-channel” is the buzzword du jour in retail and fashion, bridging the offline with the online experience for the customer. The problem arises when brands and retailers have carefully crafted their physical stores and showrooms to deliver their brand experience, but for their online presence find themselves confined to the trappings of a 2D product catalogue. This isn’t to say that the e-commerce catalogue is a bad thing, only that there are obvious limitations to selling products (particularly in the luxury and lifestyle spaces) via a 2D product catalogue.
The High-End High-Street Brands To Luxe Up Your Wardrobe. As much as we love a good bargain, sometimes it’s nice to really splash out on a proper investment piece and for this, we turn to the higher end of our Great British High Street.
So here’s the lowdown on our fave high-end high-street brands who really spruce up our otherwise thrifty wardrobes. Whistles One of the most luxe brands on the high street, Whistles’ collections always feature right at the top of our wish-lists. After Jane Shepherdson totally revived the brand back in 2008, there has been no stopping the store in delivering fashion-forward and great quality pieces that make us swoon as soon as we walk in. Although you can pay up to £1,500 for a sheepskin coat, some of the pieces are really reasonably priced and will last you for years. Kate Middleton went from high street chic to elite fashion according to new accounts. She was once hailed ‘Queen of the High Street’ for championing mid-range clothes within reach of the average woman’s budget.
But the Duchess of Cambridge has been re-crowned the ‘Designer Duchess’ after replacing her trusted Zara dresses and Topshop bargains with haute couture. Once a reluctant style icon, Kate –who famously wore a £50 blue Zara dress the day after her wedding – is now almost exclusively choosing high-end gowns, coats and shoes. And the 34-year-old’s new tastes do not come cheap. Much of her working wardrobe is paid for by the Prince of Wales, who funds William, Kate and Harry’s official activities. Royal accounts published last week show Charles’s ‘other expenditure’, which includes money spent on Kate and his sons, rose 9.5 per cent in a year to £3.2 million – although aides refused to specify how much of that went on Kate’s wardrobe.