Category Archives: Retail

Total Retail for Total Recall

Posted by Michael

Image Source LSN Total Retail is the latest buzzword whizzing around the industry. It’s a new way to described the old ‘omni-channel’ concept and aims to show that  brands have to now project their messages and identity as much offline … (read more)

London Fashion Week Pop Ups

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Selfridges Selfridges London Fashion Week started over the weekend. Whilst buyers, bloggers and fashion press have been racing around the capital in search for the latest styles, our weekend fashion agenda was to explore what is happening in … (read more)

Values Driven Valentine Retail

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Selfridges Just a couple of weeks back, I was popping to Selfridges to visit the gifting hall. I was greeted with two displays of cards. One display presented beautiful Valentine’s cards. The neighbouring display however was full of … (read more)

Retail’s Future is Female

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest The future is female is a social movement that has dominated consumer conversations, and has exploded across the Internet and social media. Later this year, Wonderwoman will hit the screens. Wonderwoman was conceived with expressed cultural significance. … (read more)

Retail Travel Guide: New Delhi

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Image Source Frieze Inspired by an Frieze editorial piece on Art in India, we have compiled a New Delhi retail guide.  It is a fascinating, chaotic, tantalising melting pot of a city! Jan – Feb is a great time to visit … (read more)

Behind The Project: Kat Von D Beauty

Posted by Kevin

“I want to LIVE inside the Kat Von D Beauty shop inside Sephora France!” We couldn’t ask for higher praise – that comes from Kat Von D herself, the creator and inspiration behind the brand. That was our intent from … (read more)

Retail Is Courting Chatbox Commerce

Posted by Alice Bodkin

According to World Retail Congress, 2017 is the year of Ultra Personalisation. Whilst personalisation is nothing new in retail, technology and social media has enabled experiences to become increasingly more tailored. With The National Retail Federation’s annual Big Show taking … (read more)

New York Restaurant Week

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With winter in full swing, the best place to turn to is food. NYC knows this and has lots of delicious events on offer for the coming months. NYC Restaurant week will run from Monday, January 23, 2017, through Friday, … (read more)

London’s New Design Museum

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Following the relocation and transformation of the Design Museum from its home of 27 years in a former banana warehouse in Shad Thames to the old Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, the Design Museum is now ready to welcome the … (read more)

Retailers Must Find Their Long Tail To Survive

Posted by Michael

Image Source LSN Global The New Year has started well for the UK’s big retailers. M&S, Morrisons, Tesco, Primark, Debenhams, Supergroup, JD Sports, John Lewis and Sainsbury’s all enjoyed good Christmas sales. There were a few black spots. Next announced … (read more)

Is social media the new retail?

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source LSN Global The term omnichannel is by no means new. However, for a long time the worlds of social media and retail have been viewed almost as two separate entities. Whilst we are experts of retail, our contemplation … (read more)

Could shopping be the new lycra?

Posted by Michael

Image Source Pinterest As a new year approaches, it is commonplace to spend time reflecting on the last twelve months that defined 2016. And what an interesting time it has been. Of course, arguably there are circulating opinions that the … (read more)

Retail City Guide: Manchester

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Image Source Pinterest As one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the UK, there are many great things to do in Manchester. With an array of venues and a rolling calendar of art exhibitions, concerts, markets and theatre, … (read more)

Should retail get political?

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Stylus At the beginning of December, the Strategy team attended an event hosted in collaboration with Stylus in London called Unbound. The event explored retail, fashion, popular culture and one key topic was ‘should brands engage in politics’. … (read more)

London’s Christmas Windows

Posted by Alice Bodkin

London is at its most magical at this time of year. It is a pleasant sight walking around the streets to and from the office, viewing all the decorations that have found a festive home for the month. From holly … (read more)

2017 Retail Predictions

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Elemis As we approach the New Year, we reflect on the key insights that have driven retail in 2016 and what will become more prominent in 2017. Fast and Slow Strategies Due to the break away of traditional … (read more)

Contemplating the Consumer Journey

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source LSN Global Working in retail design and delivering new store spaces for clients, our strategy team spends a significant amount of time understanding consumer behaviour and how this corresponds within a purchasing journey. However as we develop our … (read more)

Retail Travel Guide: Antwerp

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest With its cobbled streets filled with cafes, tourists will travel all throughout the year to enjoy Belgium’s second largest city. With its quaint architecture, Antwerp is as charming as it is cool. Our in house Interior Architect … (read more)

Commoditising Culture in Retail

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source: The Barbican Culture is now paramount when driving sales and brand engagement within retail experiences. With a democratisation of travel, the rise of consumer tribes such as the sixth continent, coupled with the accessibility of social media, the … (read more)

New York, New York

Posted by Michael

Overseas visits are an opportunity for us to check out different retail landscapes and see what is new. I’ve chosen to mention five very different stores as I believe their diversification demonstrates how we can think differently about what shops … (read more)

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